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May 02, 2011

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Kim

Sad indeed, can't make a living selling only Lincolns from a single lot.

Billy Jones

What's really sad is that it will probably get replaced by a bar/restaurant/club that changes owners 5 times in 5 years before going belly up.

glenwoodobserver

Let me go ahead and get this out of the way...sure would be a great spot for a Trader Joe's:>

Lex

I'm not sure if the guy quoted in the article is the guy I knew or his son, but the David Brown who owned Gate City 20 years ago also served with competence and dignity on the City Council around that time.

Grant

What would John Updike say?

Kim

Same Lex, he also ran for mayor. He still goes in to work everyday, well into his seventies.

bubba

Sic transit gloria auto mundi.

Billy Jones

"Let me go ahead and get this out of the way...sure would be a great spot for a Trader Joe's:>"

But the Galloway Buick lot next door would be even better as it has adequate parking that the Gate City site does not have.

David Wharton

I live nearby, and I'm sad to see them go. They were good neighbors, and now one more building on Summit will be empty, one more parking lot will start sprouting weeds.

Billy Jones

Professor Wharton,
I feel your pain living in a neighborhood where 1-2 out of every 5 houses has been empty for years and years but that is the way the development crowd gets a foothold and is the business model they prefer.

Brian Clarey

I think the area is perfect for a museum district, not quite like the Smithsonian complex, but more like the one on Long Island. We've already got the Children's Museum, the Greensboro Historical Museum, the Cultural Arts Center and the library, use that spot and the YWCA site to flesh it out into natural history, air & space, technology... whatever. Just don't mess with the Flatiron.

Billy Jones

A motorcycle museum would be a big attraction. Both Galloway and Gate City could be incorporated.

David Wharton

Brian -- good thought. I think Action Greensboro's old plan for downtown actually calls it that. And Billy -- good idea! But who should we invite for the Grand Opening, Paul Sr. or Paul Jr.?

Axelskater

Really big ice rink next winter.....

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