Why I’m Staying in the Gate City

Last week, The Guilfordian published an article I wrote about why I’m staying in Greensboro. Here are some excerpts,  but you can read the whole thing here.

“In the past month, I’ve gone to basement shows, explored a dozen new restaurants, checked out three art openings, attended the Mix Tape movie series, visited the Natural Science Center, and explored an abandoned mill.

This weekend is Greensboro Fest and the Tate St. Festival. There’s so much going on that I’ve missed things like the gun show, the Great N.C. Beer Festival, and countless other things I didn’t even know were happening…

It’s true: there is no anarchist bookstore here, only one vegetarian restaurant, limited bike lanes, a scarcity of jobs, and a widespread reluctance to face difficult aspects of local history…

People often comment that Greensboro is a nice place to live because of its location between the mountains and the ocean. But there’s so much more in striking distance. There are countless vineyards like Stony Knoll, a drive-in movie theater in Eden, the Old Mill of Guilford, rafting at the Dan River, City Lake Park in Jamestown, and Uwharrie National Park.”


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