Greene Street Club prepares to reopen rooftop in Greensboro

by Ben Holder

The Greene Street rooftop prepares to reopen.

Raise the Roof

Rooftop entertainment will return to downtown Greensboro tonight at Greene Street. Kenny Efird, who is an owner of the night club, told YES! Weekly that the club will have a soft opening this weekend and the grand opening next weekend.Because of Greensboro’s noise ordinance, the club hasn’t hosted a rooftop event in about two years. “We have been working hard to re-open the rooftop and we expect it to be successful,” Kenny Efird told YES! Weekly.Greene Street was forced to close their rooftop club about two years ago when the city created a controversial noise ordinance. Today, the club is poised to bring back a vibrant nightlife to their rooftop. YES! Weekly will continue to follow this story.

Zack on Track

Downtown Greensboro Inc’s (DGI) search for a new president/CEO has narrowed all of the candidates down to three. One of the three finalists is Greensboro council member Zack Matheny. DGI has been the focus of several controversial stories over the past few months and there is no sign of that changing. Matheny is being considered the favorite by insiders despite being a controversial choice. DGI’s top spot became available once former President/CEO Jason Cannon resigned earlier this year. Cannon was liked by everyone it seems until he started actually coming to work. Matheny was Cannon’s biggest critic and part of the reason Cannon received an unusual settlement agreement when he resigned. Cannon threatened to sue the city and DGI because he felt Matheny caused him to have a hostile work environment. Once Cannon resigned, Matheny started his campaign for the position.Hopscotch?

Have you noticed the box like drawings on downtown sidewalks? According to City Communications Manager, Donnie Turlington, the drawings are one long hopscotch board that covers a large portion of downtown sidewalks. However, not everyone likes them. Some businesses owners, that wished to remain anonymous, aren’t very happy with the project. What do you think?