8 0


April 21, 2015


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.

The newest addition to Kinston’s dining spots is being patterned after the first Mexican eating establishment in the US which opened in California many years ago.

A few blocks over at 110 E. Caswell Street, Susan Colomaio has resumed her catering business, Olivia's Catering, in her new space the renovated Elks Club building. She has also resumed her popular Sunday after-church lunch service in the new space.

Another high profile property is up for sale for an undisclosed amount: the old Paramount Theater more recently known as the Platinum Club at 211 N. Queen 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.



"The vision of Pride of Kinston, Inc. is a downtown on the banks of the Neuse River that serves as the gateway to Eastern North Carolina. Our appreciation of history guides our future and promotes the magic to grow business, recreation, and the arts."

Show your PRIDE!

Order your Kinston license tag to display on the front of your automobiles. Click a plate to download a printable order form for the plate you want...

All-America City     Chartered 1762



Pride of Kinston

Subscribe to
Pride's E-Newsletter...


Newsletter Archives

April 21, 2015
Downtown Kinston Changes Continue

April 14, 2015
Downtown Clean Up Day Set for April 25, 2015

March 31, 2015
2015 Run for the River in the Record Books

March 12, 2015
Downtown Living Becoming a Reality

February 27, 2015
The Magic Mile / Herritage Landing Shopping Contest

January 30, 2015
Downtown Kinston Update (Part 1)
Downtown Kinston Update (continued)

Janaury 15, 2015
Giant American Flag Unfolded Before Freedom Classic Games

December 16, 2014
Holly Days and annual parage light downtown Kinston

November 18, 2014
The 8th Holly Day Celebreation Set to Kick Off on Dec. 2nd, 2014

August 29, 2014
Herritage Landing Businesses Welcome Customers

August 8, 2014
More Changes in the Air

July 31, 2014
Major new developments
Underway Downtown Kinston

July 21, 2014
Kinston streets a picture of past, present and future

June 27, 2014
Pride hosts 3rd Sand in the Streets And elects new 2014-2015 officers

June 13, 2014
The Embers and fans dodge rain squalls to launch Pride's 30th anniversary

May 29, 2014
Sand in the Streets to Acknowledge Prides 30th Anniversary

April 16, 2014
More Downtown Kinston News

April 1, 2014
Another Kinston Race in the Record Books

March 24, 2014
9th Annual Run for the River Poised to Take Off

March 6, 2014
Another Business Set to Open Downtown Kinston

January 1, 2014
2013 Downtown Kinston Report

Please visit our Newsletter Archive page for a listing of available older newsletters from 2006-2014.


Run for the River

2014 little bank-Pride of Kinston 8000 Run for the River

Mar. 29, 2014

Run for the River Click here for 2014 Results!


HomeHistoryIn the NewsThings to DoReal EstateAbout Pride

Pride of Kinston • 327 North Queen Street • Kinston, NC 28501• (252) 522-4676
Located in the Kinston Enterprise Center