DOWNTOWN KINSTON CHANGES CONTINUE
Joe Kavanaugh, chef for the new Olvera Street Taquaria restaurant anxiously waits for construction crews to complete renovations so he can open his new Mexican restaurant at 212 W. North Street.
A for sale by owners sign is posted in the old theater’s box office window. The property is owned by the late Ted Sampley’s estate. Son Lane Sampley refers callers to his sister at the posted phone number.
Tonya Adams' renovations of the old Miller Furniture building at 118 W. North Street with plans to move her business Beauty Box from Airport Road into a large space to house the salon with complete spa, an artists' space, and a banquet/party room.
Kinston Teens, Inc. and Pride take on downtown litter
Downtown Clean Up
Pride of Kinston and Kinston Teens, Inc. have declared war on downtown litter and will join forces April 25, 2015 to adopt streets and to clean up avenues as the community prepares to host the 34th annual BBQ Festival on the Neuse (May 1-2, 2015).
Clean Up Day has become an annual event beginning in 2006 and has attracted volunteers from throughout the Kinston community, according to Pride. “Picking up trash may not seem like an elegant activity,” according to Pride director Adrian King, “but there is a direct correlation between economic development and community appearance. We are pleased to join with Chris Suggs’ Adopt a Street project sponsored by Kinston Teens, Inc.”
9:00 am: Volunteers are asked to arrive at Pearson Park at 9:00 am to register, for a briefing and assignments. Streets being adopted by Kinston Teens, Inc. and clean up areas designated by Pride will be announced at the 9:00 am kick off.
12:00 noon: A complimentary barbecue lunch will be provided to all volunteers who participate in Clean Up Day activities.
For more information and to volunteer call 252-522-8003 or simply show up at Pearson Park for Clean Up Day.
Enticing new investors
A growing campaign to highlight properties available for lease or purchase details information about each under the Invest in Downtown site on Pride’s website.
A project of Pride’s Economic and Property Development committee headed by Stuart Lindley, buildings deemed to be in good condition and available for immediate use are candidates for the enlarged promotional effort.
What Is Pride of Kinston?
The mission of Pride of Kinston, Inc., established in 1984, is to lead downtown revitalization in Kinston using the Main Street approach developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which promotes economic development within the context of historic preservation.
Pride of Kinston is one of 57 Main Street communities in North Carolina in a program coordinated by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Community Assistance. (www.nccommerce.com). For more information about Pride of Kinston, see About Pride.
Pride of Kinston • 327 North Queen Street • Kinston, NC 28501• (252)
Artist Bruce D. Ziegler has generously made available to Pride his portrait of