Although not as in depth as the actual minutes, here is an overview of the topics that were discussed during the last South End Advocacy League meeting on July 26th.
The majority of the discussion was centered on the plans to support a South End District event that will coincide with the National Folk Festival. Several businesses have already pledged to support some of the funding of the event and include: Vivid, Gibb’s Hundred Brewing, Greensboro Distilling, AZ Development, The Bearded Goat, and Wet Willies. The event is being organized by the South End District and Arts Greensboro. Marketing will be included alongside the advertising of the National Folk Festival. The venue will also be included in the “app” that is being produced for the National event. Specifics on timing and participating performers is still on going but both Arts Greensboro and Jeff Yetter (who is undertaking the planning for the South End District) are optimistic on the outcome.
Outside of the event, there was a interest in encouraging further membership with the organization. No formal plans were set for membership outreach, but if you or your business is interested in joining the South End Advocacy League, please contact us at SouthEndDistrict@gmail.com.
Developments in some of the projects occurring in the South End District were also brought forward at the meeting. Boxcar Barcade is on schedule to open late summer, early fall. Andy Zimmerman said progress on the deck and overall building should be seen soon. As for the 532 Building, renovations are nearing completion. The W on Elm is slated to have one of the first floor spaces and will serve light food options (catered from their main establishment on Elm). Additionally, they plan to have a flora shop to support their catering/event business. As a side, they will have fresh cut flowers which they will place in containers out front when possible. Along side the flowers, they will also have a small selection of fresh fruits and vegetables. Looks like we might actually get the feel of an “urban market”.
Table 16 is under new ownership as mentioned in a previous news release. There are some large renovations occurring and hopefully we will see their doors open soon fro both lunch and dinner.
If you know of other news regarding the District, or have questions we might be able to help answer; please contact us at SouthEndDistrict@gmail.com.