Restaurant Bulldozed In Name Of Revitalization

A Jamaican restaurant the city of Kinston says was a magnet for crime was torn down Tuesday.

The Stop One was bought by the Pride of Kinston last year. The property was purchased as part of a revitalization plan in Kinston to improve the look of South Queen street and cut down on crime.

The Stop One had seen multiple shootings over the years, including one that injured seven people.

When we spoke to the operators of the restaurant in December they said they were devastated by the demolition.

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  • by Baker Location: Williamston on Jan 20, 2010 at 07:50 AM
    Now where will I get my stewed fish heads and yam pie? Bayhka!!
  • by Drew Location: Greenville on Jan 20, 2010 at 04:32 AM
    and when you get done in kinston, come bulldoze some of the same buildings in greenville.
  • by Ugh Location: Greenville on Jan 20, 2010 at 03:48 AM
    There's plenty of places in Greenville that are long over due bulldozing. Lets take our city back! Rid the filth. Rid the trash. Rid the thugs.
  • by Co Res Location: Lenior on Jan 20, 2010 at 03:13 AM
    Can someone tell me what the "Pride of Kinston" organiztion is that bought this building? How to contact them ? Very interested in knowing ?
  • by roxxy Location: kinston on Jan 19, 2010 at 08:48 PM
    glad to see it go.
  • by Al Location: Greene co on Jan 19, 2010 at 07:30 PM
    There are a lot more places on that stretch that need to be done the same way. Starting at the back of Simon Bright and out to Queen street and up and down just past the Court house towards the river. Nothing but Crack heads and dealers and junkies and thugs. I will not drive through there at night unless I have my gun and then I am praying the lights don't stop me. at least it is not Rocky Mount. Kinston has come a long way and gonna go a lot more now that they have a new Republican Mayor! Go BJ! GO!

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