DOWNTOWN LIVING BECOMING A REALITY
Slowly but surely a longtime goal of Pride of Kinston to promote a center city which offers downtown living spaces is becoming reality.
The O’Neil building at 200 N. Queen – which was just voted the Peoples Choice of 2015 Great Historic Rehabilitation Project in North Carolina - contains living units for developer Stephen Hill and family.
Across the street the 3-story 1903 building (201 N. Queen) has been renovated to permit retail space on the ground level, law offices on the 2nd floor and two outstanding apartments on the third floor.
The third floor apartment on the front of the building overlooking Queen Street has been leased to Charles Baggett, vice president and general manager of the NC Business Unit, Spirit AeroSystems who moved from New Bern to his new space March 1, 2015 weekend.
Candace Skinner, owner of Echoes of Time Emporium at 103 S. Queen Street, maintains her residence above the store.
Harriet Harper, owner of South Queen Barber Shop at 407 S. Queen Street, purchased and renovated adjacent properties to create three one-bedroom apartments.
Debbie Gray, owner of 129 N. Queen, a building which once housed Abe Stadiem’s Mens store, maintains a residence above the street level.
Architect Michael Dunn at DunnDalton, 401 N. Herritage, has two apartments over his offices. Both are occupied, including the one he and wife Cynthia live in. She manages the Overland Gallery, 125 W. Blount Street on the street level.
And Susan Singer, mother of Chef and the Farmer’s Ben Knight, moved from Chicago, purchased the old Square D Tire Store at 300 N. Mitchell Street and created an outstanding living space.
MARCH 28, 2015
MARCH 14, 2015
Mother Earth Brewing Company and GI Joe’s Military Living History Museum have joined forces to present Stew & Brew, a Cook-off to celebrate a Carolina Classic: The Carolina Fish Stew, 11 am to 2:00 pm, March 14, 2015.
The competition seeks to find the best fish stew. Cook teams can vie for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes and trophies. Deadline for registering is Friday, March 13, 2015.
Mother Earth Brewing Company’s parking lot off Herritage Street will be the site for cooking the stew.
For registration and/or additional information contact:
The cook off has been organized as a fund raiser for GI Joe’s Military Living History Museum at 211 N. Herritage. Mother Earth Tap Room is 137 W. North Street.
APRIL 15, 2015
To take your mind off taxes, plan on taking a leisurely stroll through downtown Kinston in the afternoon of filing day…
Four organizations have teamed up to create a special Beer and Art Stroll 4:30 – 7:30 pm to take your mind off Uncle Sam and to embrace good feelings and good art.
Unique and original art work will be displayed and for sale at four different art locations:
For more details call 252-686-8007
PRIDE AND KINSTON TEENS JOIN FORCES FOR APRIL 25 CEAN UP DAY
Kinston Teens, Inc., organization founded by Kinston high school student Chris Suggs, has created an Adopt a Street project and will join with Pride of Kinston on April 25th when it rolls out its annual Downtown Clean Up Day.
Volunteers are asked to arrive at Pearson Park at 9:00 am for briefing and assignments.
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