04/03/13 128 W, 1 I - + 4 - 1 Rebuilding Capital Boulevard Corridor Begins

As this WRAL story reports, the rebuilding of the Capital Boulevard corridor has begun with the demolition of the AMF bowling alley. It was purchased last year by the city, and will be part of a project to create a park around the nearby Pigeon House Creek. Look for the Milner Inn and the infamous Foxy Lady to also fall to the wrecking ball. (No more pink neon as you exit the city. How times change.) Once the flood-prone area is beautified, city leaders anticipate commercial interest in the area. And hopefully the transformation of what's presently an appealing mix of old and empty buildings. Here's a city press release on the subject, and a study document (PDF) from March 2012.

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