//What’cha Cravin’? January 21, 2021//

Is it tacos? It’s tacos, right?
Plus exciting new developments, our very own YouTube star, and sunsets!

// The Good News //

an image of downtown greensboro from the train depot with a traffic turning arrow that looks like a smile and the glint of sun off a building in the distance that looks like a winking eye

Downtown is growing, but there’s still tons of potential. This is a photo of downtown Greensboro from the front entrance of the J. Douglas Galyon train depot. The lot across the street and adjacent buildings (including the former News & Record offices) is a huge piece of land. Imagine tourists getting off the train and walking out of the station doors and seeing…??? What would you like to see in this space to lure visitors to Greensboro?

// Local Flavor //

a container with three giant tacos with cilantro and lime in front of the restaurant drive through of taco in the box

Everyday is Taco Tuesday for us! So today we sampled the Big Tacos at Taco In The Box. Drive thru only, head to 3204 E. Bessemer Ave and grab a three-pack. We loved how they grilled the cheese on homemade tortillas. Try the pork Big Tacos with a side of green sauce.

// Did You Know? //

a photo of a notebook of a pen and ink drawing by peter draws

Greensboro has a famous YouTuber? PeterDraws (aka Peter Deligdisch) has almost 1 million subscribers to his channel where he records himself drawing these beautifully intricate pen-and-ink fantasies, speeds it up, and adds commentary over it. You’ll be mesmerized by his talent, soothed by his meditation-worthy voice, and laugh at his dry rumination on whatever he’s thinking about that day, which is sometimes… leggings?

// Spaces //

a sunset view of uncg water tower from a parking deck in downtown greensboro

This week it’s… O-U-T-E-R S-P-A-C-E
Last week we took our telescope and headed to the top floor of one of Greensboro’s parking decks to catch the rare conjunction of the planetary trio Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Though we weren’t able to see all three planets, we still enjoyed a beautiful sunset and camaraderie with other planet watchers atop the parking deck. Here are some other cool space and sky events happening in 2021.

// Progress Report //

a view of the bailey village apartments development from market street toward the united house of prayer for all people

This may not look like much, but it is a very exciting development! It’s the site of the old USPS sorting facility on the corner of E. Market St. and S. Dudley St. catty-corner to the NCA&T campus. They’re moving dirt, and it’s soon to become Bailey Village at New Downtown East, a multi-use project including shops and apartments, connecting NCA&T to downtown! Interesting history about the restoration of the East Market Street corridor here.

// Parting Shot //

a view down market street towards downtown greensboro as the sun is setting the buildings are in dark profile with the sun rays spreading out towards the viewer

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