Kinston streets a picture of
An early July morning unveils a downtown Kinston that’s downright placid….with the occasional car or truck on the streets, a few people out stirring about getting ready for the day, a bright sun peeking over the eastern horizon, a heavy dew coating grass and trees.
Strolling around the city’s business district at 7:00 am is like watching slow motion movies: some scenes featuring a few aging stars, some who are already making it big, and several new talents on the horizon.
Some who have had better days
Up and coming talents
The photographic illustrations embedded in this newsletter are examples of achievements as well as opportunities for private and public investors in downtown Kinston. In addition to those shown here, there are other examples along our streets of “aging stars,” “matinee idols” and “up and coming talents.”
Kinston’s downtown is changing for the better right before our eyes. Homegrown entrepreneurs are making it happen. Some, like the Stadiem family, have been around for 100 or more years. Alfonza Driggers at Tops-Bottoms-Soles has served customers for nearly 40 years. Others, like Suzanne Gallagher, are new on the streets of Kinston.
The 2014 Sand In the Streets Concert schedule is our strongest summer program yet! Be a part of the excitement - be a sponsor. Become a General Contributor or put your name in the title of the whole summer series.
Find out more about the opportunities to partner with Pride for this much-anticipated and well-attended concert series for another successful summer. Click here for details and sign up today!
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