Thursday, January 29, 2015

333 North Greene Street

In the block surrounded by Greene Street, Battleground Avenue and Lindsay Street stands a single brick office building known as the Suntrust Building. On the front of the building facing the Marriott Hotel is a sign that says Northwestern Mutual but it wasn't always that way.

In the 1990s there stood other buildings in that block. One of them was a Firestone tire dealer and garage. No, the tire store didn't go out of business, the City of Greensboro exercised eminent domain to give the property to Greene Street Llc who later sold the property to its current owner, Johnson Properties.

Greene Street Llc was owned by the same Mr Johnson.

The owners of the tire store were daily customers of mine, I watched as the fight took place and they were powerless to stop it.

Just another story of the corruption that has ruled Greensboro for decades and why your homes and businesses-- especially those in downtown-- will never be safe here until the old guard is toppled.