I often leave comments on the Concerned Citizens Facebook Page. Like all of us, the page has its good days and bad. Some comments have more clarity than others. I have no trouble making room for diverse opinions as long as they are well stated, no swearing or name-calling. I will admit that my reaction … Continue reading Investor, Jesse Gerstl – I’ve Seen the Super Man Cape He Wears
I want to tell you one of my many Main Street experiences. It happened this past Spring with a trip downtown to photograph some commercial buildings that Mr. Knight owns. (There is one in particular that I love and keep my eye on.) I first took these photos on July 17, 2018. Today, July 11, … Continue reading Taking The Arm of a Gentleman on Main Street
I know everyone's mind is on the results of the state audit. The impact of this opening salvo produced nary a resignation, no one took responsibility for anything, and the piece de resistance, refutable evidence was 'racially motivated and fueled by white supremacists.' One of my favorite quotations is, ”We have investigated ourselves and found ourselves … Continue reading The Secret Garden ll on Tarboro Street at Five Points Celebrating A Small Downtown Business
In the Chicago area, you will find bakeries throughout this city of neighborhoods...Greek Town, Little Italy...In Evanston where I grew up, there was a bakery on Davis Street where my mother took me. Inside the door of the bakery, delectable smells filled the shop. The glass front display cases were filled with trays of impossible choices. … Continue reading a-lt-men-taire – The French Bakery on Main Street – IMAGINE!
Woda Cooper has experienced developers, general contractors, and property managers specializing in design, construction, and management. If you google them you will find an impressive mass of work. Their online presence leaves a favorable impression of the company. Here is an example of one of the low-income housing projects they use on their Facebook header. The … Continue reading URGENT ATTENTION – PLAN B – Low Income Housing Development Partners – Woda Cooper
Where responsible city leadership welcomes private development, the results have been fantastic. By working together for ‘a yes solution’ in their dealings with private investors, downtowns are saved and economic growth is stimulated. Elizabeth City and New Bern are examples of this kind of success; revitalization at its finest. Here in Rocky Mount, it cannot … Continue reading If Responsible City Leadership Welcomes Private Development – You’ve Got A Hit Song On Your Hands