Hall of Fame Inductee – Lynell Bynum – The Legacy of a Grandson

The day I sat across the table at the Central Cafe from Chris Falk, Lynell Bynum's grandson, I felt teary. (You know how I am.) This handsome, young man, articulate, bright, whose company I was keeping for a few hours, is one of the richest legacies his grandfather has left us. In a few days, Lynell … Continue reading Hall of Fame Inductee – Lynell Bynum – The Legacy of a Grandson

Economic Development in Downtown Rocky Mount -The Official Opening of Station Square – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

BEN BRADDOCK WELCOMES YOU TO STATION SQUARE There have been historical accounts of ribbon-cutting ceremonies since the end of the 19th century. City officials and neighboring business owners are invited to help celebrate a new venture. We have all seen a large ribbon ceremoniously cut by one or more important figure with speeches to follow. … Continue reading Economic Development in Downtown Rocky Mount -The Official Opening of Station Square – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Station Square – Lynell Bynum: Are You Committed to Downtown? – Part 2

"In my opinion, cities have got to be committed to downtown if they are going to save it.   If they aren't committed, they can't expect other people to be."              -Lynell Bynum                                   … Continue reading Station Square – Lynell Bynum: Are You Committed to Downtown? – Part 2

Telling The Station Square Story – Mr. Lynell Bynum -Part 1

Why would Mr. Lynell Bynum, (1924-2002) decide in the early 1970’s to buy up an entire block of buildings in downtown Rocky Mount NC? How is this connected to real estate investor and general contractor, Ben Braddock, and his business partner, who have purchased from Chambliss and Rabil Commercial Reality, Station Square, a 65,000 square … Continue reading Telling The Station Square Story – Mr. Lynell Bynum -Part 1