Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Why Are They Painting Burton's Pharmacy?

I was in downtown Greensboro today and as I drove down Lindsay Street I noticed something rather odd. A man was painting the front exterior of Burton's Pharmacy.

What's so strange about a man painting a building, you ask?

Well it just so happens that Burton's Pharmacy located at 120 E Lindsay St is one of the buildings that was bought by the City of Greensboro in 2013 to be torn down to make room for the downtown Greensboro Performing Arts Center, aka the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts.

But why paint a building if you're going to tear it down? Well I guess that question is answered in the map I snagged from the Tanger Center website. It's not going to be torn down.

Click on the map to view full size.

Does LeBauer Park appear a whole lot bigger than was originally proposed? And who is planning on building a Carousel on the corner of Church and Friendly? And with who's money?

So from looking at the map it appears the City of Greensboro bought a building they didn't intend to tear down-- why and what does the City intend to do with it?