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  1. Pholicious Set to Open in Uptown Greenville

    Greenville, NC—Pholicious will bring healthy food options to Uptown Greenville. Pho is a Vietnamese rice noodle soup acclaimed for its flavorful broth and nutritious, healthy ingredients. We asked the owner, Jason Tran, about the new restaurant.   UPTOWN: Why do you love this company? TRAN: I love this company because of the healthy menu options.... [Read More]

  2. University PC Care Comes to Uptown as InMotion Partner

    Inmotion, the area’s leading analog-to-digital media transfer service company, and University PC Care, a full-service IT service company and one of the only Apple Authorized Service Providers east of Raleigh, have entered into a partnership to serve their eastern NC customer base better.   Starting in May 2017, Inmotion’s digital media transfer customers can conveniently... [Read More]


    SMASH WAFFLES TO OPEN MID-SUMMER IN UPTOWN GREENVILLE  GREENVILLE, NC-  “Like a party in your mouth,”  are how many fans describe Smash Waffles, Greenville’s newest delivery sensation. Locally sourced ingredients and imported delicacies are combined to create a specially formulated, one-of-a-kind recipe that inspires to give fans a “Heaven on earth” experience.  Just in time... [Read More]


     MOXIE POP is a pop-up studio, gallery and event space for art, wellness, and dining. Owner Kelly Boutilier says it will open May 2. “We strive to offer our community a unique space for pop-up events at an affordable price,” Kelly says. MOXIE POP is a small space, but has huge potential. The 330 square foot space located at 106... [Read More]

  5. Luna Brings Neapolitan Pizza to Uptown Greenville

    LUNA BRINGS NEAPOLITAN PIZZA TO UPTOWN GREENVILLE GREENVILLE, N.C. — Made-from-scratch dough, topped with locally sourced ingredients and baked in an 800-degree brick oven — Luna is set to open late this summer. “We’re trying to elevate pizza to a degree that people aren’t used to,” says owner Richard Williams. “The idea is for people... [Read More]

  6. SpazzFest Pitch Competition

    SpazzFest Pitch Competition Saturday, 3/25 3pm– 6 pm | ECU Willis Building GREENVILLE, NC-  Spazz Fest VIII will kick off with a Pitch Competition on Saturday, March 25 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at The Willis Building (300 East 1st  Street, Uptown Greenville, NC). Every business has a story to tell, and it is essential to be... [Read More]

  7. Paint the City Green for St. Patrick’s Day

    Uptown Greenville to Paint the City Green for St. Patrick’s Day GREENVILLE, N.C. – Greenville’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations will kick off Saturday, March 11 at various locations in the Uptown District. Attendees are encouraged to don their green and gold and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Uptown style. The festivities begin with a Science Expo... [Read More]

  8. PirateFest announces headliner!

    PirateFest will return for its 11th annual festival this spring with music braiding everything from international roots to southern rock. The festival will take place on April 7th and 8th at Uptown Greenville’s riverfront park, the Town Common. Acoustic fusion band Rusted Root will headline the main stage on Saturday, April 8th at 5pm. More... [Read More]

  9. State of the District: Pardon Our Progress

    State of the District Plan to join the region’s most influential arts, business, government and community leaders as we celebrate our city center.  On Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 5:00-7:30pm Uptown Greenville’s will host its annual meeting, The State of the District at The Martinsborough on 330 S. Evans St.  This will be a time to celebrate the... [Read More]


    WHIRLIGIG STAGE SET TO OPEN IN UPTOWN GREENVILLE Whirligig Stage, a new center for performing arts, is coming to Uptown Greenville. The venue for theatre performances and training is located at 628 South Pitt Street. Jason Coale, executive director, says performances are scheduled to begin in December, with classes for all ages to follow. “There’ll... [Read More]


    Operation Gratitude takes over the Veteran’s Day Freeboot Friday. The November 11th event will welcome Greenville musicians, Dauntless, to close out the last event of its 17th season. The event will also boast special Military Appreciation programming. Dauntless rocks venues all across eastern North Carolina! Loaded with pirate fans, this ensemble has over 50 years... [Read More]


    Experience culture in Uptown Greenville this Friday, November 4, from 5-8pm for the November First Friday ArtWalk. The November ArtWalk will host an Available Properties Tour where property owners will open their doors for a peak of available leasable spaces in Uptown. The Available Properties Tour will include, 718 Dickinson Ave., the former Bissette’s building,... [Read More]

  13. Courtyard Cinema: The Lorax!

    GREENVILLE, NC- Bring your blankets and chairs for this adorable, open-air film! This week’s Courtyard Cinema will feature The Lorax. Join us in watching Zed go on a mission to save the Truffula trees. The movie will start at 7pm in the courtyard located behind Fire American Tavern (113 East 5th Street). If rain occurs,... [Read More]


    Calling all lassies, mateys and swashbucklers! Join us in your pirate garb and walk the plank at Freeboot Friday! Freeboot Friday, the official pep rally of home football games, kicks-off the ECU homecoming weekend on Friday, October 28 at 5:00pm, at Five Points Plaza. The event features the East Carolina University Homecoming festivities, Halloween Express... [Read More]

  15. Road Closures for Clinton and Halloween Events

    10/25 ROAD & LOT CLOSURES – BILL CLINTON: Bill Clinton will be visiting Greenville tomorrow night at Five Points Plaza at approximately 7pm. Below is a list of lot and road closures. • The 5 Points Lot closed today at 1pm, Monday.  Parking will not be permitted in the lot tomorrow, Tuesday, 10/25 • Evans... [Read More]

  16. Useful Links and Evacuation Information

    Useful links and Evacuation Information  Flood Information Road Closures  Flood Information Flooding is beginning in earnest at this point – there will be significant road and bridge closings over the next few days. A list is available here – significantly, ALL river crossings are expected to be closed in the next 24 hours or so.Mandatory evacuations... [Read More]

  17. Portion of Fourth Street Closing During Construction

    Portion of Fourth Street Closing During Construction GREENVILLE, N.C. – The City of Greenville will soon close a portion of West Fourth Street due to the construction of the Gather Uptown student housing project. Beginning Thursday, October 6, the section of West Fourth Street between Pitt Street and Greene Street will be closed until August 2018.... [Read More]

  18. Courtyard Cinema launches this FRIDAY

    Courtyard Cinema brings FREE Movie Series to the heart of the City! UPTOWN GREENVILLE, NC– What’s better than watching a movie on Friday night? Watching a free movie under the stars, of course! Grab your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy this open-air, fall film festival beginning Friday Oct. 7 at 7:30pm. Thanks to a... [Read More]

  19. Taft Development Group hosts Open House 

    Taft Development Group will unveil its newest development in the heart of Uptown Greenville, The Dickinson Avenue Lofts. Management and locally involved vendors will be onsite to offer guided property tours. Two loft style apartments and three commercial spaces are hitting the market. Please join us in welcoming the Taft Development Group’s latest project to... [Read More]

  20. Uptown Greenville announces Freeboot Friday, plus Sup Dogs Game Day Shuttle Service.

    NOTE: SEPTEMBER 2 EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE HERMINE Uptown Greenville announces Freeboot Friday, plus Game Day Shuttle Service.   GREENVILLE, N.C.— Uptown Greenville, with the generous support of Wells Fargo, is set to continue the popular pre-football game celebration, Freeboot Friday, beginning September 2, 2016 at 5:00pm at the Five Points Plaza. In correlation... [Read More]

  21. Fire American Tavern is set to open mid-September

    GREENVILLE, NC – Soon there will be a new choice when deciding where to dine in Uptown Greenville! Uptown Restaurants, LLC will be opening a new restaurant at 113 East 5th Street. Fire American Tavern is set to open mid-September and will feature burgers, sliders, wings, crispy flatbreads, salads and more.  In addition to a delicious food... [Read More]

  22. Caped Crusader Brings Pedestrian Safety Campaign Uptown

    Uptown Greenville and Greenville Police Department are coming together at Five Points Plaza for our 3rd annual National Night Out Street Food Festival. This is a national campaign to make neighborhoods better places to live through fostering police-community relationships and neighborhood camaraderie. In addition to the region’s best food trucks – think Chinese dumplings, Greek... [Read More]

  23. Request for Qualifications: Mill Credit Project, Export Leaf Tobacco Building (Haynie)

    Find attached ECU’sRFQ for the Export Leaf Tobacco Building (Haynie) renovation along with two adjacent contributing buildings utilizing NC Historic Mill Tax Credits. Timeline: RFQ Release: August 1, 2016 Written Response: September 12, 2016 Developer Selection: January 30, 2017 Please review the RFQ and consider participating or sharing this fantastic opportunity within your network.

  24. Permit granted for MXU student housing

    Plans to build a new student housing development on 10th Street near Uptown’s Krispy Kreme can move forward after Greenville’s Board of Adjustment approved a special-use permit during its monthly meeting on Thursday. The board unanimously approved a special-use permit request from Taft-Ward Investments to construct the planned $54 million Campus-Edge student housing project at 10th and Charles... [Read More]

  25. Tapping into resources: Brewery receives $60K grant

    Something is brewing in Uptown Greenville… or will be brewing as soon as the Uptown Brewing Co. opens for business. The brewery at 418 Evans St., scheduled to open in the fall, will be the first full-production brewery in Greenville. “We are planning to have a soft opening in October,” co-owner Benjamin Self said. “We will start... [Read More]

  26. For the LOVE of Street Food

    For the LOVE of Street Food! GREENVILLE, N.C- Calling all chefs! Uptown Greenville, working alongside of the Greenville Police Department, is recruiting the region’s most talented chefs, bakers, picklers, barbequers, sandwich specialists, juicers and confectioners to the 3rd Annual National Night Out Street Food Festival. National Night Out is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood... [Read More]

  27. Beauty Brows Brings Gifts, Services, to Greenville

    The university and the Uptown district brought the Singh family to Greenville from Wilson, and nowthey have opened their own storefront on Evans Street. “We had been coming to Greenville since 2004, and when my son joined ECU in 2010, the visits became biweekly,” said Kunwar Singh. “We loved theUptown with its shopping and dining, and found it so... [Read More]

  28. Preservation NC Eastern Regional Office Moves to Uptown Greenville

    Preservation North Carolina has moved its Eastern Regional Office to Uptown Greenville. The office, previously located in Edenton, will be run by new Regional Director, Maggie Gregg, and is located at 315 Evans Street. From her office in Greenville, Gregg will work to protect and promote the preservation of historic properties for 31 counties in... [Read More]


    MARKET @ COASTAL FOG BRINGS GATHERING PLACE TO UPTOWN DISTRICT GREENVILLE, N.C. — Coastal Fog, a homewares and design studio that offers custom finishing and creative workshops in the historic Blount-Harvey building on Evans and Fourth streets, is adding a food and kitchen market aimed at providing a gathering place for Uptown patrons. The Market... [Read More]

  30. Umbrella Market Brings the Bacon

    Umbrella Market Brings the Bacon If you’re anything like us, you’ve sat at the table admiring your bacon thinking, “This is good bacon. But is it really the best bacon?” Well, you can put your bacon cogitations to rest by coming to Uptown Greenville’s Umbrella Market at Five Points Plaza this Wednesday, May 25, at... [Read More]

  31. Road and Lot Closures

    As part of 10th St Connector roadway improvements – 10th St between Evans and Dickinson will be closed.  Closure of this section of the road will begin on or about May 27th, 2016.  This roadway will remain closed for the remainder of the project.  Detours will be posted.   For further information, please contact NCDOTs resident... [Read More]

  32. Vendor Recruitment Underway for the 2016 Umbrella Market

    The Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market is coming back to Five Points Plaza for eighteen glorious weeks of fresh, creative, local fun, and is recruiting vendors for the 2016 season. This annual open-air market is held each Wednesday evening from May 4 through August 31 and is located at Five Points Plaza, at the corner of 5th... [Read More]

  33. Sail into PirateFest with Barefoot Movement and All-You-Can-Ride Wristbands

      The Americana folk and bluegrass sounds of Nashville-based band, Barefoot Movement, will fill the streets of Uptown Greenville on Friday night, April 8, during the PirateFest Buccaneer Bash. A young band on the move, Barefoot Movement is a quartet of talented musicians from North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee who meld Americana-folk influences with... [Read More]


    Dave Mirra, global BMX legend and Greenville hometown hero, once rode a gold-plated bike for the X-Games, and this year at PirateFest, riders from Protown BMX will honor his memory by performing on bikes with the pedals painted gold. “Dave was one of my closest friends,” said Protown BMX founder Mike Mancuso. “He was a... [Read More]


    UPTOWN MEETING NOTICE: PARKING   Date: Tuesday, March 29 Time: 3:30-5pm Location: Sheppard Memorial Library, Meeting Room A   Potential Discussion items:  – Overview of existing parking programs E-tag Leased and metered parking Parking deck On street parking (Dickinson and Evans) Other – Overview of next steps Metering program goals Loss of parking (Dickinson per employee... [Read More]

  36. Trillium Health Resources brings headquarters Uptown

      Trillium Health Resources brings headquarters Uptown Local MCO signs 10-year lease for former Bank of America Building   GREENVILLE, NC – 1st Street Investments has finalized a 10-year lease with Trillium Health Resources to consolidate and relocate its headquarters in a facility occupying an entire city block in the Uptown Greenville district. Trillium’s relocation... [Read More]

  37. Innovative Business Ideas and Craft Beer on Tap for Spazz Fest VII

    Spazz Fest VII continues the tradition of a multi-day, multi-venue festival dedicated to celebrating the live music and creative arts community, along with Greenville’s established and growing music, art, and entrepreneurial scene. This year the five-day event will be Wednesday March 16th – Sunday, March 20th in various locations throughout the Uptown Greenville District. Again Spazz Fest,... [Read More]

  38. St. Patrick’s Day Festival Line Up

    Greenville’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration will take place in #UptownGreenville on Saturday, March 12, starting at 11:00am. Full line-up below! 11:00AM-1:00PM / Color Vibe 5K GREENVILLE, TOWN COMMON It’s going to awesome and crazy colorful! Kids 12 and under run for FREE! Click here to register: 1:00-5:00PM / ST. PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL, FIVE POINTS PLAZA 1:00pm / Bill Redding... [Read More]

  39. Love What You Eat During Greenville’s First Ever Small Plates Tour

      Get ready for the Greenville Small Plates Tour happening Wednesday, March 9th – Saturday, March 12th hosted by Uptown Greenville and the Independent Restaurant Association of Greenville. With so many wonderful independent restaurants across Greenville serving up delicious dishes daily, Uptown Greenville and the Independent Restaurant Association of Greenville have teamed up to help showcase the creativity and variety... [Read More]


      Game Theory Group, an innovative local company geared toward student-athletes, athletic departments and employers, is moving around the corner from one Uptown Greenville location to another vibrant new space. GTG will make its new home at 220 Cotanche St. “The new space is going to be a great reflection of the technology company we... [Read More]

  41. Crossbones Tavern Taps Into Uptown Energy

    “It’s Eric’s menu,” says Mark Munoz, general manager of Crossbones Tavern, located at 114 East Fifth Street in Uptown Greenville. “He’s the mastermind behind it all.” Mark, his brother David and Chef Eric Pooley make up the core team behind the restaurant. Each brings his own experience to the table — Mark has worked at... [Read More]

  42. We’re hiring: Director Events and Branding

    Uptown Greenville seeks an experienced event producer to create and execute multiple events & placemaking activities. The ideal candidate must be flexible and able to adjust to accommodate multiple tasks.  Good writing and communications skills are essential.  Candidate will be required to work some weekends and holidays.  Should have extensive experience with event production, fundraising,... [Read More]

  43. Holy Ghost Tent Revival to Headline St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

    Greenville’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration will kick off Saturday, March 12, at 11:00am in Uptown Greenville. The festivities begin with a Color Vibe 5k starting at the Town Common at 11:00am. Runners will get covered with vibrant colors while running the Uptown District. Uptown Greenville’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival will go live at 1:00pm at the Five Points Plaza,... [Read More]

  44. Uptown Greenville Launches #LoveGVL Campaign

    This week, Uptown Greenville, working alongside of the City of Greenville, launched a Love Greenville campaign designed to inspire Greenville citizens to love where they live. The campaign kicked off with a visit from urban activist, Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love of Cities and Love Where You Live. Kageyama is an internationally sought-after... [Read More]

  45. Crave Wins Uptown Storefront Decorating Contest

    Uptown Greenville is pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Uptown Storefront Decorating Contest: Crave Uptown Restaurant and Bar. Storefronts were voted on by the public through an online voting tool hosted on Uptown Greenville’s website. Voters were encouraged to consider originality, light displays and overall appearance. Crave will receive a $250 cash prize... [Read More]

  46. Celebrate the Holidays Uptown in Holly Jolly Style

    Uptown Greenville invites you to embrace the start of the holiday season with Holly Jolly celebrations kicking off Uptown beginning on Friday, December 4. Five events will take to the streets of Uptown Greenville throughout the weekend of celebrations: Uptown Greenville’s First Friday ArtWalk, Greenville Gives Christmas Tree Lighting, Holiday Market, and the Greenville Jaycees Holly... [Read More]

  47. Class A Office Space – 2nd Floor of The East Group

    A new office space is available in Uptown Greenville! Up-fit renderings can be created based on tenants desired final layout. Location:              324 Evans Street (2nd floor of The East Group) Building Size:      3080 sq.ft. Lot size:               N/A Zoning:                 CD. Downtown Commercial Price/SF:              $10.00/SF as-is.  More if build-to-suit renovations are included in lease.  Plus, flat utility expense of $450/month.... [Read More]

  48. Uptown Greenville Announces Store Front Decorating Contest

    GREENVILLE, N.C. – Uptown Greenville is overflowing with holiday spirit and is hoping to inspire a brighter and more decorative holiday season in the Uptown District, with a holiday store front decorating contest. Participating businesses are encouraged to create a window display and decorate the outside and inside of their store, incorporating holiday decorations, such... [Read More]

  49. A Time for Science Expo in Uptown Greenville

    Featuring celebrity survivalist EJ Snyder of the Discovery Channel’s “Naked and Afraid” GREENVILLE, NC – Experience a fun fall day of exploration and discovery at the A Time for Science Expo Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 10am – 2pm at Five Points Plaza in Uptown Greenville! Admission is FREE! Bring your children out to enjoy the over 40 exhibitors featuring interactive... [Read More]

  50. Bojangles’ BMX Fest Returns To Greenville for Fifth Year

    The festival welcomes BMXers from across the globe on Saturday, November 14 November 5, 2015 (Greenville, NC) – The Fifth Annual Bojangles’ BMX Fest presented by Maxxis Tires and Hilton Hotels will take place at Five Points Plaza at the corner of 5th Street and Evans Street in Uptown Greenville on Saturday, November 14 between 10am and 7pm. Featuring the final... [Read More]

  51. Last Freeboot Friday of 2015 / Pirate Club & Military Appreciation

    GREENVILLE, NC— The November 6 Freeboot Friday will welcome Caroline Dare and Psylo Joe to close out the last event of its 16thseason in the running. The event will also boast special Pirate Club and Military Appreciation programming. Caroline Dare, a 14-year-old country, pop and rock singer/songwriter, will open for the event at 4:45pm. Caroline has been recognized by the... [Read More]


    Swashbucklers of all ages will converge on the banks of the Tar River, a paradise located in Uptown Greenville, for the 10th annual PirateFest on April 8 and 9, 2016. PirateFest begins Friday, April 8 with a live music concert, Buccaneer Bash, from 5 to 9 pm.  On Saturday, April 9, PirateFest begins at 10am. The... [Read More]

  53. The Fabulous Bel Airs Take the Stage for Homecoming Freeboot Friday 

    On October 16, Freeboot Friday will welcome live music from The Fabulous Bel Airs and a special line up of programming to kick off the ECU Homecoming weekend celebrations. The Fabulous Bel Airs, a Motown 60’s and 70’s group from Fairfax, Virginia, came together in 1991 and have been rocking the stage for nearly 25... [Read More]

  54. Weekend Full of Local Fall Fun: Umbrella Market Fall Farm Tour!

    GREENVILLE, NC—Take a tour around Eastern North Carolina and visit the farms of Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market. The Fall Farm Tour will take place from Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11 with the following six farms participating: Renston Garden Market (Winterville), Simply Natural Creamery (Ayden), Parnell Farms (Williamston), Raised in a Bar Farm (Chocowinity), Brock’s... [Read More]

  55. From Clicks to Bricks: Greenville Native Wins Uptown Retail Challenge

    Erin Barfield, Greenville native and winner of the Uptown Retail Challenge, has fulfilled her dream of being able to open a storefront location in the Uptown District. The Uptown Retail Challenge, an incentive program and showcase of business owners from Greenville and surrounding areas, was designed to award one promising startup with a $15,000 incentive... [Read More]

  56. Ribbon Cutting & Block Party Scheduled for Uptown Greenville Superblock

    The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce will host a SUPER Ribbon Cutting for the Superblock Historic Redevelopment project on Thursday, September 24th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at 5th & Cotanche Streets. This ribbon cutting will officially welcome all the businesses and organizations that now call the Superblock home, and showcase the benefits of adaptive reuse... [Read More]

  57. The Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience at Freeboot Friday

    On September 25, Freeboot Friday will welcome a band dedicated to channeling the energy and artistry of one of the greats. Natural Wonder, the ultimate Stevie Wonder experience, is coming to town and they plan on blowing Freebooters away with hit songs from the legacy himself. “We are too excited to make some music at... [Read More]

  58. First Market Rate Residential Project announced for Uptown Greenville

     SIDEWALK DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES FIRST MARKET RATE RESIDENTIAL PROJECT FOR UPTOWN GREENVILLE Continuing the recent resurgence in the Dickinson Avenue Corridor, this development will help further the needs of the hospital and university community Uptown Greenville, NC – Plans for a $32 million mixed-use investment in the Dickinson Avenue corridor are now underway by Sidewalk Development,... [Read More]

  59. SUPER Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for Uptown Greenville Superblock

    The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce will host a SUPER Ribbon Cutting for the Superblock Historic Redevelopment project on Thursday, September 24th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at 5th & Cotanche Streets. This ribbon cutting will officially welcome all the businesses and organizations that now call the Superblock home, and showcase the benefits of adaptive reuse... [Read More]

  60. Game Day Shuttle Service

    Uptown Greenville announces Game Day Shuttle Service. GREENVILLE, N.C.— Uptown Greenville is pleased to offer a free game day shuttle from the Uptown district to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The shuttle will run three hours prior and two hours post game for each home game, including Thursday games. Bret Oliverio, Co-owner of Sup Dogs, said, “we are... [Read More]

  61. Freeboot Friday Music Announced

    Freeboot Friday Dates & Music Lineup Announced GREENVILLE, NC—Greenville’s favorite fall event is back for its 16th season as the official pep rally to home ECU football games. Freeboot Friday is Uptown Greenville’s signature fall event attracting an average of more than 4,000 attendees to Five Points Plaza every Friday night before a Saturday home football game.... [Read More]

  62. Uptown Greenville Merchant & Stakeholders Meeting

    The Greenville Police Department Center City Unit, alongside of Uptown Greenville, would like to invite Uptown Stakeholders to a meeting on Monday, August 24, from 3:30-5:00pm at Winslow’s Market and Deli. Topics of discussion at the meeting include the following: Uptown Greenville fall events, street cleaning, safety statistics, Uptown parking strategies and rates, and stakeholder... [Read More]

  63. Calling All Street Food Lovers!

    GREENVILLE, NC— Think food, hula hooping, dancing, and lots of family fun. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and public camaraderie to make our cities safer, better places to live. The 32nd annual National Night Out is being held on Tuesday, August 4, and the Greenville Police Department and... [Read More]

  64. Street Food Festival seeks vendors

    We would like to invite you to attend a Street Food Festival in Greenville, NC on August 4th, 2015!  This event will be held at the Five Points Plaza located in Uptown Greenville from 5-8pm. Uptown Greenville, the City’s downtown development organization, is working with the Greenville Police Department to celebrate our 3rd annual National Night Out Street... [Read More]

  65. Celebrate Historic Preservation. This Place Matters.

        Celebrate Historic Preservation. This Place Matters. The City of Greenville will celebrate the value of protecting the city’s historic structures and character with a day of workshops on July 30, 2015. Historic preservation is a vital tool for protecting the city’s heritage, revitalizing its neighborhoods, enhancing the quality of life, and stimulating economic development... [Read More]

  66. Commercial leasing opportunity

    Location: 114 East 3rd Street Building Size: 3,382/ft Lot size: .09 acres Zoning: CD. Downtown Commercial Price/SF: $10.95 Available: October 1, 2015 Highlights: Located in Uptown Greenville, NC, the central business district. The property is one block from the new (2015) parking deck and within walking distance to the courthouse and numerous retail and restaurant establishments. Contact: or 252.902.4869 Packet:  

  67. Weekend Full of Local Fun: Umbrella Market Farm Tour

    GREENVILLE, NC—The Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market announces the annual Umbrella Market Farm Tour will take place from Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28, with the following eight farms participating: Bennett Vineyards (Edward), Spring Run Market (Greenville), Renston Garden Market (Winterville), Simply Natural Creamery (Ayden), Parnell Farms (Williamston), Oak Wood Farm (Deep Run), Brock’s Berries... [Read More]

  68. Who has the Best Dog in the Market?

    The Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market has officially returned this summer at Five Points Plaza for fifteen glorious weeks of fresh, creative, local fun. If you haven’t been to the Uptown Umbrella Market yet, it’s not too late to join in on the fun.  This Wednesday’s June 24 market will feature a Hot Dog Throwdown! Local chefs and... [Read More]

  69. Swing Into Summer at June First Friday

    Make your way to the streets of Uptown Greenville on June 5 for First Friday, the best self-guided tour of the Uptown District. First Friday is a time when galleries, shops and restaurants open their doors wide and invite the community in to see what’s new. June First Friday will feature a 6:00-8:00pm jazz jam... [Read More]

  70. $54 Million Campus-Edge Student Housing Project announced

    Taft Development Group and Ward Holdings, two local Greenville developers announce the launch of an ambitious new $54 million Campus-Edge Student Housing project near Uptown Greenville and the main campus of East Carolina University. The five-story mixed-use facility will feature 275 apartments containing 675 bedrooms and will open in August 2017 to welcome students for the... [Read More]

  71. 15 Weeks of Summer’s Best Market Coming Soon!

    The Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market is coming back to Five Points Plaza for fifteen glorious weeks of fresh, creative, local fun. This annual open-air market begins May 20 and returns every Wednesday through August. Mark your calendars for 5-8 p.m., every Wednesday from May 20 until August 26! “To keep things interesting, there will be a feature... [Read More]

  72. Greenville Makes Top 10 on “American Cities of the Future” List

    Greenville Makes Top 10 on “American Cities of the Future” List Greenville, NC (April 16, 2015) – Greenville has once again made the top 10 on fDi Magazine’s list of “American Micro Cities of the Future-2015-16.”  Greenville made the top 10 overall, the top 3 in two other categories, and has been ranked highly on the list... [Read More]

  73. UNC Board of Governors Approve ECU’s Millennial Campus

    Meeting in Greenville, the UNC Board of Governors voted to give East Carolina University the designation they need to bridge education and innovation with new business opportunities. ECU has been granted millennial campus status. ECU’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Economic Development, Ted Morris, says the millennial campus designation means ecu can collaborate with... [Read More]

  74. Arrgh-Modelo Pub Walk!

    ARRGHHH you ready to release your inner pirate?!?! From PirateFest to PigSkin CookOut, it’s PIRATE WEEK in Greenville! Join Uptown Greenville the Center for Family Violence Prevention and Coastal Beverage Company, Inc. for the 2015 Arrgh-Modelo Pub Walk this Thursday, April 16th. Enjoy 3 stops at Uptown Restaurants in Greenville, NC. At each stop, you will... [Read More]

  75. April First Friday in Uptown Greenville!

    Spring is in the air in Uptown Greenville! It is the perfect time to enjoy a night out on the town for Uptown’s First Friday on April 3 from 5-8pm. The Greenville Museum of Art will feature Jed Watson’s Intermittent Signal, an audiovisual projection mapping installation. Watson is a BFA Candidate in Cinematic Arts and... [Read More]

  76. 2015 PirateFest Entertainment Line Up Released!

    GREENVILLE, N.C. – The winds are blowing in the east, and PirateFest is only a couple weeks away from running aground on the banks of the Tar River in Greenville, NC. This year’s PirateFest marks the 9th annual event celebrating Eastern North Carolina’s rich culture and history steeped with famous pirates. An amazing line up... [Read More]

  77. SpazzFest explodes with entrepreneurial gusto!

    SPAZZ FEST VI Explodes with Entrepreneurial Gusto GREENVILLE, NC –Spazz Fest VI continues the tradition of a multi-day and multi-venue festival dedicated to celebrating the entrepreneurial and creative arts community, and Greenville’s established and growing music. This year the four-day event will be Thursday, March 19th through Saturday, March 21nd. Spazz Fest evolved from a... [Read More]

  78. Don Your Green for Uptown Greenville’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival!

    Greenville’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration will kick off Saturday, March 14 at 3 p.m. along Evans Street inUptown Greenville. The festivities begin with Uptown Greenville’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival, which will go live at 3 p.m. at the Five Points Plaza, located at the corner of 5th and Evans Street. The event will include live music, a grog... [Read More]

  79. March First Friday in Uptown Greenville

    GREENVILLE, N.C.–Come Uptown on March 6th from 5-8pm for a wonderful night out on the town for First Friday in Uptown Greenville! Experience culture and the feast upon the visual, artistic and culinary delights the district has to offer. A reception at Uptown Art Supply and Gallery will celebrate the opening of “Broken,” a collection... [Read More]

  80. Be in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

    Uptown Greenville’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival will kick off at 3:00pm at Five Points Plaza with live music, a grog garden, food offerings, kids activites and a FIRE TRUCK. The Ancient Order of Hibernians will present the third annual Greenville St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 4 p.m. The parade will travel along Evans Street in Uptown Greenville,... [Read More]

  81. PirateFest Sets Sail on April 10 & 11

    Ahoy! Swashbuklers of all ages will converge on thee banks of Tar River, a paradise located in Uptown Greenville, for thee 9th annual PirateFest on April 10 and 11, 2015. Thanks to the event’s presenting sponsor, Minges Bottling Group, 2015 will be more “arrrgh-mazing” then ever! Alas! PirateFest begins on Friday, April 10th with a... [Read More]

  82. Report to Stakeholders

    The Uptown Annual Report is now available online! Read it at the link below. 

  83. First Friday Is Back and Better Than Ever

    Uptown Greenville announces more businesses than ever to join the First Friday ArtWalk. This rotating mix of art, food, music and culture takes place on the first Friday of every month, except for July and August. First Friday is a time when Uptown galleries throw open their doors to showcase new exhibits, often coinciding with... [Read More]

  84. 4th Street Parking Deck Opens for Public Use this Friday

    The City of Greenville’s 4th Street Parking Deck will open for public use this Friday – January 30th at 12 pm. The entrances for vehicles and pedestrians on both 4th St and Cotanche will be open for general public use.  There will however, be access and egress restrictions on the west and south sides of the parking deck while the... [Read More]

  85. Parking Meeting Notes & Uptown Road Closure Details

    Uptown Greenville & The City of Greenville hosted a public parking meeting yesterday, Jan. 26th, to discuss the revisions made to the E-Tag Parking Program, updates on the 4th Street Parking Deck, and information regarding the upcoming Evans Street road closure. Find all the information from the meeting below!   E-tag Program: –       A parking tag... [Read More]

  86. Boundary investors purchase entire City Block in the Uptown district.

    Boundary investors purchase entire City Block in the Uptown district. Uptown Greenville reached record levels of investment in 2014 with the Uptown Parking Deck, the CommunitySmith Superblock project, and The Boundary at West End development, among many others. As the dawn of 2015 breaks, investment and development in the district only continues. Ward Holdings, LLC... [Read More]

  87. Uptown Greenville 2016 State of the District

    State of the District Save the date on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm for Uptown Greenville’s State of the District. This will be a time to celebrate the growth and transformation that is taking place in the Uptown district. Plan to join us and the region’s most influential business, government and community leaders as we celebrate our city center.... [Read More]

  88. Uptown Has the Time!

    Uptown Has the Time: Tower Clocks Coming to Parking Deck! Uptown Greenville is thrilled to announce that four tower clocks will be mounted on the new parking deck at 4th and Cotanche thanks to a generous grant from the West Memorial Fund established in memory of Eugene and Vivian West. Uptown Greenville was notified on... [Read More]

  89. Uptown Lights Up the Holidays — with LED

    Uptown Greenville invites you to get in the holiday spirit this Friday, December 5 with something for everyone, and it’s all about giving. “This is a magical time Uptown,” said Uptown Greenville Executive Director Bianca Shoneman. “The Uptown Greenville First Friday ArtWalk has taken off this year with increased participation and more variety than ever before, and there is... [Read More]

  90. Uptown Storefront Decorating Contest

    Uptown Greenville is overflowing with holiday spirit and is hoping to inspire a brighter and more decorative holiday season in the Uptown District, with a holiday store front decorating contest. Participating businesses are encouraged to create a window display and decorate the outside and inside of their store, incorporating holiday decorations, such as lights, Christmas... [Read More]

  91. Shop Small in Uptown Greenville!

    Greenville’s Uptown retailers hope to cash in on consumers who want to shop local during the annual “Small Business Saturday” event to be held Nov. 29. Uptown Greenville partnered with several media channels to promote the signifance of “keeping it local.” In addition to a print media partnerships with The Daily Reflector and The Greenville... [Read More]

  92. Holiday Happenings in Uptown Greenville

    Join us Uptown the first weekend of December to kickoff the Christmas season! It promises to be a time full of holly, jolly fun and folly. See a full list of the *FREE* happenings below this holiday season in Uptown Greenville.  FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK, Friday Dec. 5, 5-8pm (Uptown District) Self-Guided tour of Uptown galleries, restaurants... [Read More]

  93. Participate in the 2015 First Friday ArtWalk Series!

    We are excited with the growth of the First Friday ArtWalk and plan to continue the series in 2015! Recruitment for the 2015 season has begun and we invite any Uptown restaurant, gallery or retailer to participate. The ArtWalk is open to businesses located in the Uptown District (located between 10th to the Town Common, and... [Read More]

  94. Uptown Greenville Announces Freaky Freeboot Friday, October 24

    Uptown Greenville, with the generous support of Wells Fargo, will continue the popular pre-football game celebration, Freeboot Friday on October 24th at the Five Points Plaza between 5-8pm, the Friday following the UCONN black-out game. The event will be spookier than ever and everyone is encouraged to wear their best costumes. Attendees should come prepared... [Read More]

  95. Vendors Needed for PirateFest 2015

    Swashbucklers of all ages will converge on the banks of the Tar River, a paradise located in Uptown Greenville, for the 8th annual PirateFest on April 10 and 11, 2015. PirateFest is a large outdoor cultural celebration offering fun, food, art, and entertainment with 35,000 plus attendees annually. It begins Friday, April 10 with a live music concert from 5... [Read More]

  96. State of the District: Uptown Greenville’s Annual Meeting

     Uptown Greenville Annual Meeting Tuesday, October 28th Registration begins at 5:00pm The Martinsborough 330 South Evans Street SEATING SOLD OUT STANDING ROOM ONLY AVAILABLE Purchase Tickets Here Ticket Prices Table Sponsor $400.00 USDIndividual Ticket $50.00 USD Name & Company Email Address Join us and the region’s most influential community leaders as we celebrate our city center.... [Read More]

  97. Retailers: We want you Uptown!

    Uptown Greenville and the City of Greenville have made it no secret that they want the Uptown District once again populated with great food, fabulous arts and interesting shopping choices. The Uptown Retail Challenge is an incentive program for merchants and aims to reestablish a robust marketplace in the central business district. “We understand the... [Read More]

  98. Announcing Regional Agrotourism: Umbrella Market Farm Tours

    The Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market announces its second annual Umbrella Market Farm Tour on Sunday, September 28 from 10am to 6pm (individual farm times will vary slightly). Six farms will be participating: Mac Meadows (Louisburg), Leggett Farm Organics (Washington), Southside Farms (Chocowinity), Parnell Farms (Williamston), Homegrown Agriculture (Bethel), and Renston Garden Market (Winterville). “I’ve always... [Read More]


    This Friday, September 19, 2014, Greenville joins the global movement to transform parking spaces into public parks. The loading zone on Evans Street outside of StarLight Cafe will become an urban park, complete with benches, bistro tables, a fountain, grasses and trees, carpeting and more. “We are thrilled to see the idea of urban parks... [Read More]

  100. Game Day Shuttle, plus Freeboot Friday!

    Uptown Greenville, with the generous support of Wells Fargo, will continue the popular pre-football game celebration, Freeboot Friday, on September 19th at the Five Points Plaza with Beatles Tribute Band LIVERPOOL. Jim Foster, Market President, said “Our team at Wells Fargo sees this as a great way to compliment the Uptown revitalization efforts and all... [Read More]

  101. Renovated Uptown Venue Opens Doors for Community Events

    Uptown Greenville’s upscale night club Still Life is moving beyond the thumping, glowing premier nighttime experience and opening its doors to host a variety of events. “The open space and amenities at Still Life are perfect for holding large events,” says club owner Sharif Hatoum. “We have 2,800 square feet indoors plus another 1,000 square... [Read More]

  102. ARTWALK filled with enchantment!

    The First Friday ArtWalk returns Friday, September 5th and continues on the first Friday of each month. This week’s First Friday will showcase more live art than ever before; think music, dance and mobile art. Art Avenue will host an opening reception for Pastels, an exhibition featuring work by Angel Harker, complete with appetizers from... [Read More]

  103. Uptown Releases Commercial and New Hashtag

    In a new commercial produced by Black Tree Media Group, Uptown Greenville shows that it is more than just the blocks it encompasses. When the business owners, artists, law enforcement, restaurateurs, families, techies, retailers, musicians, students, shoppers, diners and civic leaders who work and play in Uptown Greenville come together, one thing is clear: Uptown... [Read More]

  104. Uptown Greenville Announces its 14th Season of Freeboot Friday

    This season marks the 14th year for Freeboot Friday, the official pep-rally to ECU home football games. Freeboot Friday is Uptown Greenville’s signature fall event that is free to the community and features live music from 5-8pm, crafts and inflatables for kids, a grog garden, and Uptown restaurant food for sale. It’s a great time to... [Read More]

  105. Uptown Greenville Announces the Opening of Fitzgerald’s

    Uptown Greenville is excited to announce the official opening of Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub—an American Tavern with an Irish Twist. Kevin Marcuse and Todd Milner, owners of Kennedy’s Premium Bar and Grill and Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub in Charlotte and Chapel Hill, have expanded into the Greenville market with their third Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub location. Fitzgerald’s has... [Read More]

  106. Cinnamon Indian Restaurant: New Name, Same Great Food

    Regulars to Uptown Greenville may have noticed something new on Evans Street: An awning now stretches over what was once Dale’s Indian Cuisine, one of Greenville’s gems of fine ethnic dining. But the sign doesn’t say “Dale’s;” it says “Cinnamon Indian Cuisine.” Wholesome, flavorful, natural and fresh food is what Dale’s always delivered, and with... [Read More]

  107. Uptown Greenville Launches New Website

    Uptown Greenville has launched a new website. The new, designed by Faulkner & Associates, offers not only a new and improved look but also extensive content detailing the many events, opportunities, and initiatives available for Greenville residents, investors and businesses alike. The site provides many new features to familiarize residents with Greenville city center... [Read More]

  108. Calling All (Permitted!) Food Vendors

    To celebrate the 31st Annual National Night Out on August 5 this year, The Greenville Police Department and Uptown Greenville will bring citizens from across the city together to show solidarity against crime with a Street Food Fest featuring local and regional street food, live music, fun and games. Working alongside of Uptown Greenville, the... [Read More]

  109. Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market Receives 100th NC GreenTravel Recognition

    Uptown Greenville is pleased to announce the Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market has become the 100th tourism provider to be recognized by North Carolina Department of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service’s NC GreenTravel program.  The North Carolina GreenTravel recognition program was created through a partnership between the Center for Sustainability at ECU, the NC Department of... [Read More]

  110. New Retail Incentive Program Unveiled

    The Uptown Retail Challenge makes its debut Uptown Greenville and City of Greenville’s Office of Economic Development staff revealed the Uptown Retail Challenge at the Greenville-Pitt Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. This annual event held at the Greenville Convention Center hosts an array of business owners showcasing their services and merchandise to consumers from Greenville... [Read More]

  111. Fitzgerald’s to Join Uptown Greenville Restaurant Scene

    American Tavern with an Irish Twist Opening This Summer in Uptown Greenville Residents of Greenville and students of East Carolina University should prepare themselves for a new flavor in town. Kevin Marcuse and Todd Milner, owners of Kennedy’s Premium Bar and Grill and Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub in Charlotte and Chapel Hill, are expanding into the... [Read More]

  112. Umbrella Market Applications Available

    The Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market 2014 Application is ready! And this year you can complete it online. A printable copy will also be available. Please send a message to if you would like it mailed to you! Thanks! Umbrella Market Application – View Form

  113. Request for Information (RFI) released for Uptown Theater

    Request for Information (RFI) released for Uptown Theater Uptown Greenville and the City of Greenville are asking investors, theater operators and other organized groups to share their responses on how they would restore and operate the theater. Interested respondents can download the Request for Information at the links below: Request for Information Appendix A, Theater... [Read More]

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