Greenville Uptown Walkable Social

Greenville hosted their first ever Uptown Walkable Social Thursday evening on Evans Street. Allowing community members to take a look at what they could start to expect.

Organizers say it was the first of many walkable socials they plan to have in uptown Greenville.

Allowing folks to meet and see new people and businesses in the area.

All of this is in an effort to boost the Greenville economy according to executive Director of Uptown Greenville Denise Walsh.

Several people showed up for the event to welcome three new businesses to the uptown area.

Some other events that are held in uptown are Free Boot Fridays and Wednesdays umbrella markets.


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  • by Cheryl Location: Greenville on Aug 27, 2010 at 10:48 AM
    I was on Evans street yesterday and saw a trolley driving down the road towards downtown....was this part of the walkable social? When did we get a trolley service downtown? I think it was red and white...or am I loosing my mind?
  • by Tim Location: Greenville, NC on Aug 27, 2010 at 08:01 AM
    I guess you'll always have negative cynical people in any area. (aka - I fought the law, and Citizen) You guys can just stay in your houses and go to strip malls instead. No, Uptown is not perfect, but it is a great piece of our community that is improving. You should ask yourself what you can do to help.
  • by I Fought the Law on Aug 27, 2010 at 06:58 AM
    Yeah right Tim, if you can get there without getting mugged first.
  • by Tim Hassett Location: Greenville, NC on Aug 27, 2010 at 06:45 AM
    Actually, the term Uptown Greenville has been used for over 10 years, and the term is used throughout the US in cities like Chicago, Charlotte, Houston, and Dallas. No rebranding here. Just a great community making positive strides. You should come to Uptown Greenville and check out Freeboot Friday, The Umbrella Market, and the dozen independent delicious restaurants.
  • by Jay Location: Greenville on Aug 27, 2010 at 06:37 AM
    Would you rather them do nothing and let it become a stink hole for rats? I applaud the city for what they are doing. These types of events do promote a better environment for the area as well as promoting the local businesses. A better environment means better clientele which would mean less crime in the area. Keep up the good work!
  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Aug 26, 2010 at 07:11 PM
    Hrm... uptown huh? Is this the new branding of the downtown area after all the crime that has taken place there for so long?
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