Troy Davis Cuts the Ribbon for Davis Lofts A lovely evening: Friends, family, prospective renters and curious folks gathered last Friday night to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the Davis Lofts. The few photographs I took give away my interest in the brick walls that were left exposed, the paint and plaster that honor the … Continue reading Troy Davis Cuts the Ribbon on Opportunity- The Davis Lofts on Main Street
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
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?
I'm thinking of John Jesso today. I first met him when I went to his office to inquire about starting the blog, Main Street Rocky Mount. Would I be stepping on anyone's toes? John listened to my ideas and without hesitation, said, "I would love your help in highlighting the beautiful story of Rocky Mount." 316 published … Continue reading John Jesso Remains Rocky Mount’s Codega