Focusing On The Good Things In Uptown Greenville

In response to recent violence in uptown Greenville, the Young Professionals of Greenville and Pitt County organization is trying to bring more attention to the good things that are going on.

The group has planned an event for Thursday, July 23rd from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m at L.A. Lounge. It will feature Greenville business owner Don Edwards who will try to focus on the positive plans for uptown.

Allen Smith of the Pitt County Greenville Chamber of Commerce says there's a lot of great places to eat and shop, and more plans are in the works for uptown Greenville that he wants people to be aware of.

They'll talk about those plans at the July 23rd event. Anyone who is 21 to 40 years old can stop by. There will be free food and drinks.

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  • by Dan on Jul 15, 2009 at 03:57 AM
    I guess they don't want the City Council, Mayor or other over the age of 40 crowd at this event. Sorry Rose, but this is a young professionals event.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 15, 2009 at 12:46 AM
    Sorry, but I can't find much good about Greenville these days. :-(
  • by Wilma Location: you know where I am on Jul 14, 2009 at 09:26 PM
    I say this with utmost respect......When it comes to Greenville lately, you simply can't "polish a turd". Due to thug life, lack of discipline, and a system that protects the bad guys, we have become a place that nobody wants to move to or live in. This doesn't even take into effect all the parents that refuse to send their kids to ECU now because of all the problems. Uptown or downtown, it's still Greenville, and it needs DRASTIC CHANGE in order for this city to improve to acceptable standards.
  • by Dave on Jul 14, 2009 at 07:11 PM
  • by to cactus Location: greenville on Jul 14, 2009 at 06:11 PM
    I'm guessing that there is an age limit since the organization is called the YOUNG professionals
  • by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2009 at 06:02 PM
    Don Edwards is over 40. Can he not attend his own event? Don has done a lot of good for Greenville, but his pursuit of saving Uptown is self serving. He is soley protecting his investments there. Too bad he is going to suck a lot of small business people in and they eventually will lose it all.
  • by ostrich Location: nc on Jul 14, 2009 at 05:56 PM
    The town can add new attractions and focus on the positive, which is great, but the fact that this area is blocks away from a crime-infested area can not be ignored. I am between 21&40, but I agree with Cactus. Why is there an "age cut-off"? People older than 40 would like to have things to do as well.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jul 14, 2009 at 04:57 PM
    Is this just limited to 21 to 40 year old? Is that not discrimination? How 'bout us old farts?

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