Wednesday, December 18, 2013
After Monday’s Dickinson Avenue workshop, I challenge residents to imagine what Uptown can be.
A local resident or visitor approaches Uptown Greenville on the 10th Street Corridor and takes the off ramp to Dickinson Avenue. There’s a flurry of activity at the baseball park where the Greenies have a home game tonight. Vendors are unloading souvenirs, hotdogs, sodas, and frozen treats. The brew pub has a raffle drawing for tickets to tonight’s game.
At Go-Science, there’s a parking lot of school buses for the hands-on “Our Part in Our Universe” event. The Scullery and Winslow’s arrive with box lunches. Let’s hope they wash their hands before the ‘hands-on’ activities begin.
The transportation hub has become so familiar few can remember why anyone objected. And the Cotanche & 5th Street parking deck the same.
At 5th and Washington, the Park Theater is highlighting the weekend performances. Emerald City Big Band is doing “Christmas in August” on Friday night, ECU’s dance students have tryouts for Dance 2025 on Saturday, and Sunday there’s an afternoon of food and film — light lunches in the foyer followed by the ECU students’ “Reel Off” film competition.
On Evans Street, Pitt County Arts Council members have displays in shops and stores with a broad range of art mediums. You can stop for a swee’ tea or beer and enjoy local artists creations.
The riverfront kayak kiosk is there to enjoy the river up close and personal. The small local cafes are supplemented by food trucks around the perimeter offering pupasas, fried rice w/egg rolls, and, of course, BBQ sandwiches.
My vision includes lots of food and drink opportunities plus arts and entertainment for the 125,000 Greenville residents as well as visitors to ECU, Vidant, and Uptown Greenville.
via The Daily Reflector.