Wrangler headquarters has been in Greensboro for years, but now we’re getting something a bit more interesting. Wrangler is going to put a pop up store in the old Miller Furniture Building at 314 S. Elm St. The store will open on Dec. 1 and the plan is for it to be open two months. But if it works out that could be a lot longer.

Wrangler sells jeans practically everywhere, but it only has two actual stores – one in Denver and one in Dallas. This could be the third.

There will be a lot of specialty jeans and items that won’t be sold anywhere else in the area.

Rumor has it that Downtown Greensboro Inc. President Zack Matheny was so enthusiastic about the new opportunity that he was seen mopping the floors in the old Miller Furniture Building, which has been closed for 10 years.

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The word is that the Toyota-Mazda automobile plant site selectors have narrowed their choices to two states – North Carolina and Alabama. Even if North Carolina is chosen, it doesn’t mean it will be the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite. There are four megasites in North Carolina, but some say that Greensboro-Randolph is the front-runner.

But whether the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite is chosen by Toyota-Mazda or not, it’s a great sign to be in the running. That means the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite is on the radar screen of site selectors, and if Toyota-Mazda goes somewhere else then we have a much better shot at the next one. It’s a huge hurdle to get over to be considered.

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Some people are questioning the rates the Rhino Times charged City Council candidates for campaign advertising. In accordance with the state law on political advertising, the Rhino Times charged all candidates the same price for ads. The rates are available on the Rhino Times rate card and if any candidate has a question about what they were charged, we’d be happy to provide them with the rate card.

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It’s refreshing to know that both the NCAA and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) that accredit colleges and universities agree that academics take a back seat to revenue producing sports.

The SACS has agreed with the NCAA that there is nothing wrong with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill having fake classes for athletes in premier sports. It’s good to know that the organizations agree that the athletes in revenue producing sports are not at the university to get an education but to make money for the university, and it’s easier for them to do that if they don’t have to be bothered with going to class and studying.

At least the governing institutions are all on the same page.

 

 

Parisian Promenade at Bicentennial Garden