by Sam Hieb
Meanwhile, in tony Fisher Park, Deep Roots Market—beneficiary of a $100,000 loan from the City of Greensboro—is in financial trouble. A message from the board of directors doesn’t sugar coat things—he’s pretty much describing a full-blown money hemorrhage.
I reported on Deep Roots’ first attempted relocation 15 or so years ago —-it didn’t go well and a developer was stuck with a building specially upfitted for a small grocery store. So I was skeptical, but in recent years the intersection of Battleground and Eugene streets (which is as awkward as the Cornwallis intersection) has come along nicely, with new apartment buildings, a restaurant and two new brew pubs. (And the Deep Roots board wonders why the locals wish they’d sell—-gasp—Tylenol.)
Right now they’re busting concrete in front of Deep Roots for —you guessed it— the $26 million greenway. That was a big deal in Gboro, you know—people riding their bikes to the health food store. I dare say the greenway’s less attractive if the health food store’s not there. And the city can’t have that….