No Need To Drive To The Beach For Great Food And A Beach Atmosphere – It’s Here

Not everyone has an opportunity or cares that much about driving to the beach, wherever that is for you. Eating out at the local restaurants is part of the fun of going to the beach, however. What about off-season when you're dying for some fresh shrimp or you love crab legs and seafood in general? … Continue reading No Need To Drive To The Beach For Great Food And A Beach Atmosphere – It’s Here

Troy White: Progress On Howard Street

You already know that Howard Street is always on my radar screen. It suits my imagination to a tee because of its location, tucked away like your grandmother's antique ring in a satin ring box. In the light it sparkles and greatly admired.  Troy White is the wind under the sails of the two buildings … Continue reading Troy White: Progress On Howard Street

I’m in Love With Another Building – It’s a Mess, But Wonderful None the Less 216 S. Washington

Those born or raised here, leave a comment below and tell us what you know.    "I have often wondered what it is an old building can do to you when you happen to know a little about things that went on long ago in that building".Carl Sandburg When you fall in love with an … Continue reading I’m in Love With Another Building – It’s a Mess, But Wonderful None the Less 216 S. Washington

Ben Bradock, Andrew Clark, Troy Davis, Jesse Gerstl, Zack Poll, Troy White … Saving Commercial Architecture In Historic Downtown Rocky Mount – Part 1

Like beads on a rosary, I pause on each bead to add a name connected to the preservation, restoration, and repurposing of Main Street. I name the place holders like Virginia's and The Bicycle Shop, that welcome new business, and the entertainment sector: restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. Part of this litany of names includes, … Continue reading Ben Bradock, Andrew Clark, Troy Davis, Jesse Gerstl, Zack Poll, Troy White … Saving Commercial Architecture In Historic Downtown Rocky Mount – Part 1

Andre Knight’s Best Role – Saving These Wonderful Buildings!

BEFORE AFTER - 116 SUNSET I have taken photographs of this building on Main Street many times because it is one of my favorite. On life support, I've been sitting by the bedside, so to speak, keeping a close watch on the patient growing weaker.  These are classic commercial facades, and when restored to health, … Continue reading Andre Knight’s Best Role – Saving These Wonderful Buildings!

Mercy, Mercy Me – What’s Going On?

Since Usher is my favorite, we have his rendition of Marvin Gaye's song, Mercy, Mercy Me.  I know the song is about the environment, but he kept singing in my ear as I considered writing this post on the impact of crime in Rocky Mount. Click on the song link above, and you will agree that … Continue reading Mercy, Mercy Me – What’s Going On?