Good News About Greensboro: Nick Wyatt serves up his thoughts
It’s the people and connections that make Greensboro special.
Like a lot of young men with bit of wanderlust, I thought I’d head west. I love the Pacific Northwest and thought that would be my ultimate home. But along the way, I met some great people, developed wonderful relationships and enjoyed the proximity to my family in Charlotte.
I love the balance of the small town feel with bigger city opportunities. The city has arts, culture and diversity balanced with an affordable cost of living and no traffic. It’s big enough to always meet someone new, yet it’s small enough for us to really get to know our customers. We can have an impact in our city without getting lost in the shuffle as some restaurants might in bigger cities.
After 10 plus years of working in the restaurant business with 1618’s Seafood Grille, and Wine Lounge, I’m proud to be celebrating the opening of 1618 Concept’s new downtown location, 1618 Downtown, on June 16, 17 and 18th! Check out the details here!
We decided to invest in downtown Greensboro because it has developed an energy that’s contagious to anyone walking its blocks. Downtown has become a destination within the city and attracted a diverse crowd.
I feel like the 300 block of Elm Street often goes unnoticed. But if you look closely, you’ll see some of downtown’s anchor businesses – Natty’s, The View, Gray’s, The Green Bean, McCoul’s and Cheesecakes by Alex. We’re excited to be part of this group of thriving local companies.
Downtowns are often the best area to show out-of-town family and friends what your city is like. It’s a perfect capsule experience. So, we’re excited to be a part of the central representation of Greensboro. And the people watching is also quite awesome.
I hope that the City of Greensboro can create a parklet system. It would be an excellent way to promote pedestrian activity and encourage more folks being outdoors.
Stop by and see us soon!