GREENSBORO, N.C. – You can eat at popular restaurants for a discounted price - while helping revitalize downtown Greensboro! Seven downtown restaurants are offering discounted entrees and donating part of the proceeds to the construction of the Downtown Greenway.
"Restaurant Week is a way for people to help give back to a project that is increasing economic development in Greensboro. And that project, of course, is the Downtown Greenway," Dabney Sanders, Project Manager for the Downtown Greenway, said.
The Downtown Greenway is a planned walking and biking trail that will loop around downtown Greensboro.
According to Downtown Greenway Research, "Every $1 invested in greenways, parks, and open space generates $5 to $12 in private investment and positive economic impact."
"It encourages new businesses to move downtown and creates a more vibrant city life," Sanders said.
The Downtown Greenway loop is projected to be the first of its kind in North Carolina.
Sanders said the Greenway is a way to better connect the Greensboro community. She also noted that Action Greensboro planned for the trail have an emphasis on public art and promote fitness in the community.
Restaurant week runs from August 24 to August 28. Restaurants will offer discounted items for $20.18. Some include two meals for $20.18, while others include one meal with several courses.
"We picked 2018 because that is the year when we want the Downtown Greenway to be completed," Sanders said.
Participating restaurants include:
- 1816 Downtown
- Crafted Art of Street Food
- B. Christopher's
- Table 16
- McCoul's Public House
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