©2012 Ken Carey
Greene Street Nightclub is once again in the epicenter of a storm in downtown Greensboro. A few well healed residents of the recently completed downtown condominiums in the Center Pointe high rise objected to the late night roof top activities at the nightclub less than a block away to the south. This latest controversy takes the form noise complaints form the condo residents. In a rush to appease these affluent downtown residents City leaders are in the process of writing an new noise ordinance that if enacted would place onerous new restrictions on both the Greene Street Nightclub and everyone else engaged in activities in Greensboro's thriving downtown entertainment district. This discussion will no less than determine whether an active music and arts scene
will continue to drive business and residents to downtown Greensboro with the tapestry of sounds that accompanies it or if local residents will once again have to leave town to seek entertainment elsewhere and leave us with a downtown that is largely boarded up and derelict like it was a few scant years ago. The very thing that helps make Center Pointe a great modern urban residence, a vibrant and active center city, is in danger by regulation. Let's hope the citizens of Greensboro resolve this controversy amicably before downtown looses its character and a whole lot those working downtown loose their livelihood. Join the discussion.Click here to read entire article.