Machete Restaurant opened earlier this year near Deep Roots Market next to Sage Mule in the space formerly Crafted — The Art of Street Food.
Machete is the brick-and-mortar opening of a Greensboro-based supper club by the same name that has operated since 2018.
Owner and Greensboro native, Tal Blevins said the restaurant is a reflection of what he and chefs Kevin Cottrell and Lydia Greene have been doing with the supper club dinners. Machete features simple perfection and casual professionalism that are their objectives as they aim to delight and arouse the senses without being pretentious. Their team sources the best ingredients locally and from around the world to fulfill our vision of creating distinctive, delicious, beautiful comfort food and cocktails.
Blevins explains how the name of the restaurant came about. Cottrell, also a Greensboro native, liked to roam the woods near his home when he was a child. His sidekick was a machete.
This is not a restaurant, this is our home; you are not our customer, you are our guest.
Hours for the restaurant are 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 4 to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Dinner service begins at 5 p.m. with the 4 o’clock hour reserved for cocktails and appetizers in the front of the restaurant where garage doors will be rolled up on warm days.
A call to artists have been issued for the next three art projects on the Downtown Greenway.
We are commissioning 9 benches to be created by North Carolina artists and recognizing neighborhood connections along the Downtown Greenway. Each artist will be assigned a location and will work with the appropriate neighborhood to determine the character of that neighborhood and use that for inspiration in the design.
CALL TO ARTISTS: A call to artist has been issued for the next 2 neighborhood benches on the Downtown Greenway. Click here for the call to artist for the Dunleath Neighborhood Artists Bench. Click here for the call to artist for the East Market Street Neighborhood Artists Bench. The deadline for both submissions is January 8, 2021.
There are several special features that have been commissioned to either mark an area of historical significance or to take advantage of a particular opportunity.
CALL TO ARTISTS: A call to artist has been issued for the Summit Avenue Bridge Art Project. Click here for the call to artist. The deadline for submission is January 11, 2021.
Repairs to the bridge supports were made overhead at the Morehead Park trailhead parking area on the Downtown Greenway along Spring Garden Street in 2019 and early 2020. Unfortunately all of the paint design on the bridge supports was removed as a part of that process. The Greenway Public Art Selection Panel has issued a call to artists to commission a replacement for this work. Click here for how to submit a proposal.
Submissions will be due on September 10, 2020.
Artist Thomas Sayre from Raleigh presented his proposal at an on-line Public Meeting on May 5 for the West Woods Project to be installed on Phase 4 along the rail-line on the Downtown Greenway. Installation anticipated in early 2021. Read the story in the News & Record by reported Dawn Kane. Did you miss the on-line Public Meeting on May 5? You can watch it here and view his proposal here. If you have any comments or suggestions about the plans, please email Laura Lorenz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist Thomas Sayre has been selected to create the West Woods Project on Phase 4 along the railtrail on the Downtown Greenway. Thomas is a Raleigh-based artist and architect and has constructed works of art all over the world. To create his art, he uses earth and soil from the ground where his sculptures will eventually stand to form earth casts. On-line public meeting will be planned for May to give the public the opportunity to view his proposal for the West Woods Project and to provide feedback. Click here to watch a segment from UNC-TV on the process that Thomas uses to create his art.
Corey Hillman shares ideas for making Greensboro a walkable city. What can you do to help make this dream into a reality? Click here to his read article.
Corey Hillman is a graduate of Baylor University holding a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He is a Greensboro native and a member of the Communications Committee for the Downtown Greenway. You can follow him at @GboroPhysio.
We are excited to announce that Artist RADCLIFFE BAILEY has been selected to design and fabricate the Freedom Cornerstone on the Downtown Greenway.
Radcliffe is a painter, sculptor, and mixed media artist from Atlanta, Georgia who brings an international reputation to the project and a history of telling stories of African American history and culture.
A series of Public Meetings with Radcliffe will be planned this spring to give him the opportunity to learn about Greensboro's culture and history. We anticipate design and fabrication of the Freedom Cornerstone this summer and fall, with an installation in early 2021.
Click here for samples of Radcliffe's work.
Click here to read the entire press release.
The Downtown Greenway will be a catalyst to significant economic development in East Greensboro. We can expect to see additional commercial and residential development surrounding the Greenway. Several developers have already expressed an interest in the area. East Greensboro Now has been a supporter of the initiative since its inception. A game changer for East Greensboro is now in place
Mac Sims is the president of East Greensboro NOW, a Community Development Corporation. EGN leads the economic development initiative in east Greensboro, provides a variety of support to east Greensboro neighborhoods, and conducts programs for new and existing entrepreneurs. Since East Greensboro NOW’s inception, the community has seen significant economic development totaling over $250 million in a variety of ventures, such as: shopping centers, apartments, new businesses, streetscapes, and community centers.
The Downtown Greenway is commissioning the last of the 4 cornerstones called the Freedom Cornerstone to be located at the corner of Murrow Blvd and Gate City Blvd. The theme of “Freedom” was inspired by the City’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, especially the non-violent protests of the pivotal 1960 Greensboro lunch-counter sit-ins that served as a catalyst to the larger movement. Racial justice and equity have played an important role in shaping our city and defining its identity. The selected artist will be asked to explore this history in depth as they conceive of a vision for the artwork. Over 65 artists from around the country submitted artist proposals for the cornerstone. Four artists have been selected to come to Greensboro to share their vision for the cornerstone artwork with the public.
Public meeting will be held for each of the 4 artist(s) to give presentations on their work and their vision for designing the Freedom Cornerstone if selected. The public meetings below are free and open to the public. All public meetings will be held at the Historic Magnolia House, 442 Gorrell Street in Greensboro.
October 22 from 5:30-6:30 pm for artist Radcliffe Bailey from Atlanta, Georgia.
November 6 from 5:30-6:30 pm for artists David Wilson and Stephen Hayes from Durham, North Carolina.
November 12 from 5:30-6:30 pm for artists Norman Lee and Shane Albritton from Houston, Texas.
November 21 from 5:30-6:30 pm for artists Ayokunle Odeley from Stone Mountain, Georgia and Walt Havener from Durham, North Carolina.
Click here to read the press release on the artists visits and here to read recent article in News & Record by Dawn Kane.
We are seeking artists from across the country to submit a proposal for the Freedom Cornerstone, which is the last of the 4 cornerstones to be built on the Downtown Greenway.
The theme of "Freedom" was inspired by the City's role in the Civil Rights Movement, especially the non-violent protests of the pivotal 1960 Greensboro lunch-counter sit-ins that served as a catalyst to the larger movement. Racial justice and equity have played an important role in shaping our city and defining its identity. The selected artist will be asked to explore this history in depth as they conceive of a vision for the artwork.
The deadline for submissions is August 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Click here for submission guidelines and more information. Questions? Contact Public Art Consultant, Barbara Peck at email@example.com