a-lt-men-taire – The French Bakery on Main Street – IMAGINE!

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!

URGENT ATTENTION – PLAN B – Low Income Housing Development Partners – Woda Cooper

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

If Responsible City Leadership Welcomes Private Development – You’ve Got A Hit Song On Your Hands

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

Do You Want to Buy An $18 Million Parking Garage Available On The Rocky Mount Monopoly Board?

For the fun of it, let's play Monopoly!  On the Board, one of the things we can buy is a parking deck. A deck we are told that will be great for Edgecombe County. Consider a few of the following things before plunking your Monopoly money down. This parking deck has 700 spaces. You currently have 328 … Continue reading Do You Want to Buy An $18 Million Parking Garage Available On The Rocky Mount Monopoly Board?

The City Government Shifts Attention in Word and Deed – Downtown Incentives and Ordiances

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” Marv Levy   I've told you the story of being taken to the Shubert Theater in Chicago as a little girl to see the stage play, Peter Pan. In one scene Tinker Bell's light is fading and Jean Arthur, who plays Peter, steps to the edge of the … Continue reading The City Government Shifts Attention in Word and Deed – Downtown Incentives and Ordiances

If Historic Tax Credits Don’t Turn You On – What About Unbreathable Paint?

However, you spent this past Tuesday, it wasn't as much fun as what I got up to. I attended a Historic Tax Credit and Main Street Seminar at the Booker T. Theater. If that doesn't make you weak in the knees, I don't know what else to suggest. I mean a discussion about breathable and … Continue reading If Historic Tax Credits Don’t Turn You On – What About Unbreathable Paint?