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Sim Asher has caught transition on many levels and witnessed the revival of historic places. Discussed works in his portfolio include photos of the 10th Street Connector, photos in the “Greenville in Transient” exhibit, and of furniture restoration work by Daniel Peoples. Samples of his body of work accompany Wudkwych’s article.
Thanks largely to the efforts of East Carolina University alumni, an area in Greenville in need of urban revitalization can declare this decades’ long dream reality. The Dickinson Avenue area is now an appealing place to live, work, and play in the opening of new restaurants and retail stores, an art studio and apartments.
This downtown district is being restored to its former glory, thanks to business owners like the author’s parents and businesses like the Dickinson Avenue Public House. From this initiative, it provides more than college hangouts for those dining out. The town’s reputation is also changing, from one unable to offer graduates reasons to stay to one alumnus can call home.
Blount envisions Greenville’s potential fulfilled by two initiatives, once started, the other not yet being realized. His vision contains the continued development of the downtown area of Dickinson Avenue. His vision includes Greenville transforming into a residential town, also containing types of residences appealing to professionals, fledgling or experienced.