Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Good News For Greensboro: We Didn't Back Down

Despite the fact that the Greensboro City Council voted to give the Bessemer Shopping Center to Skip Alston and developers who have spent years destroying our working class neighborhoods selling drug paraphernalia and trading food stamps for beer and wine in run down convenience stores all over Greensboro my own Northeast Greensboro neighborhood didn't back down and because of our combined efforts none other than Bill Moyers himself has featured After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves — And They’ll Own It by northeast Greensboro resident and my neighbor, Dave Reed.

Read it and understand what it takes to get Greensboro into the media in a positive light. There has been no national attention for the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. Nor will there ever be.

Mayor Vaughan and the Greensboro City Council will try to claim this as their own but we all know the real story of the RCC is one in which they were forced to do the right thing.