Edwards brings vision for Farmville Hardware building

FARMVILLE — Don Edwards has spent nearly 30 years helping to revitalize downtown Greenville. Now he believes there are similar possibilities in Farmville.

Edwards’ pitch was among a few options proposed for the Farmville Hardware building during a recent Farmville Board of Commissioners meeting. The Greenville businessman, who owns UBE, has had success adapting buildings for new uses, preserving historic structures and mixed-use development that adds jobs. He proposed $1.5 million project to turn the historic Farmville building into apartments and business offices.

The agenda included a $5,000 design services proposal from an architect willing to provide the board options for the property, as well as a presentation by Preservation North Carolina, a group willing to help the town sell the historic property to a preservationist.

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(Daily Reflector, 9/3/2016)