Closed Convenience Store Torn Down

A Greenville convenience store, one of several shut down earlier this summer, was leveled Wednesday morning.

It didn't take long for an excavator to rip apart the Greenville Stop 2 at the intersection of Bancroft Avenue and Farmville Blvd.

The Stop 2, along with the Greenville Stop One, Pitt Stop One and the Superfresh Convenience Store, were all declared a nuisance because of criminal activity that police say was going on at the businesses.

One Greenville city council member said she would like to see the other closed businesses torn down as well.

This hasn't been a good day for some, the landlards of the property say they hoped the store could be saved and rented to the church behind the store. They tell us the city would not listen to their requests.


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  • by Concerned Location: Greenville, NC on Sep 10, 2009 at 08:11 AM
    To Jim of Atlanta: Do you even live in Pitt County? If you are from Atlanta, you just need to worry about what's going on in Atlanta.
  • by tuneeeee on Sep 10, 2009 at 06:54 AM
    one down bunch to go
  • by Anonymous on Sep 9, 2009 at 11:41 PM
    jim there were at least 3 murders at that location in the last 5 years one of which was a double murder. on another note there is just as much drug activity going on inside walgreens as there is on the street. People need to learn how to take care of thier bodies and stop relying on addictive pharmacueticals or illegal drugs.
  • by Jim Location: Atlanta on Sep 9, 2009 at 08:35 PM
    This city council womans states that several murders have happened on this location....that's an outright lie. She needs to check her facts before she speaks. She just another political talkin' head looking to get re-elected. The place was a eye sore and yes it had run it's course, and needed to go, but shouldn't that be at the OWNERS descreation, and not the local politicians to decision. Love your counrty, and fear your gov't. Tax us and lead us around like sheep. Who and what's NEXT. So this council woman couldn't think of a better way to fight crime in this neighborhood with your tax $'s. How about hire more and better police to get a handle on,and fight crime in bad areas. Not spend $ to fight property owner. Vote these socialist moroons out before they blame someone else for their own ineptitude. 'Cause next time it may be you they blame for their own inactions. God help Greenville, it's obvious it's city council, and police can't.
  • by A on Sep 9, 2009 at 05:45 PM
    This will not stop the drug activity, they will just move somewhere else and bring down another area.
  • by To Ann on Sep 9, 2009 at 04:48 PM
    There is a Walgreens less than a block from this store where the items will not make children sick and you don't have to step over crack pipes.
  • by Concerned Citizens Location: Greenville on Sep 9, 2009 at 03:42 PM
    People are complaining there not being a store there but Walgreens is only a hop skip and a jump away.
  • by Paul Location: Greenville NC on Sep 9, 2009 at 01:12 PM
    The entire area needs to be leveled and started over again. Maybe we can get Pres Obama to dedicate a park or something.
  • by J Location: Gville on Sep 9, 2009 at 12:52 PM
    Maybe they can grow some green grass and have a fenced in playground for the neighborhood kids to keep them out from in front of the tv and off the streets at such ayoung age.
  • by bigfruitbasket Location: NC on Sep 9, 2009 at 11:02 AM
    Ann: your comment made my head hurt. Please, go back to school and learn some grammar. Glad the store/dump/crack house is gone.
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