Greensboro, NC-- An empty space in a Greensboro strip mall has become the hot spot for some area investors.
For years people along Phillips Avenue have hope and prayed for a grocery. The former store was a Winn Dixie which closed permanently about 15 years ago.
Last year a deal with another grocery didn't happen.
And here in 2013, three groups have put forth proposals to fill the grocery store gap in Greesboro.
One of the investors is former Guilford County Commissioner Skip Alston. Monday, Alston met with the media and presented his proposal. The plans include a grocery store, restaurant and urgent care for the space.
"It's really been an eye sore for the community," Skip Alston, a representative for the developer said. "We want to turn this into a crown jewel for the community."
Wednesday, another group, which is co-op group plans to meet at 7 p.m. to discuss plans for a community grocery store.
The meeting is at McGirt-Horton Library at 2501 Phillips Ave. in greensboro.
The organizer did not return calls to WFMY News 2 on Monday.
A third group, New Bessemer Associates is apparently interested. News 2 was unable to reach anyone with that group.