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A Bridge to Your Butcher, Your Baker and Your Beer-Maker

By Suzanne J.
  | Sep 29, 2016

newly installed pedestrian bridge at Revolution MillIt's been an exciting time at Self-Help's Revolution Mill property in Greensboro. This week saw the installation of a new pedestrian bridge that runs alongside the future site of Natty Greene's Kitchen + Market (coming in 2017), connecting the Revolution Mill campus with land on the south side of Buffalo Creek.

The Kitchen + Market aims to take customers "back to the days of knowing your butcher, your baker, and your beer maker," with locally-sourced ingredients and a location in the historic Revolution Mill District. The restaurant and market will occupy the 9,000 square-foot "Carpenter's Shop" building next to North Buffalo Creek. Plans include an open kitchen, onsite beer brewing and a 5,200-square-foot patio that will seat 100 diners.

When this project is complete, the Revolution Mill campus will have a total of seven bridges, including six legacy bridges. Throughout our development of Revolution Mill, we've tried to keep as many of the original elements as possible - like beautiful original timber beams and the property's iconic smokestacks.

iconic smokestack at Revolution Mill

Revolution began operations in 1899 as the South’s first large flannel mill, and for decades anchored a thriving community of workers and craftspeople. The decline of the textile industry led to its closure in 1982. For the next few decades, limited sections of Revolution were renovated into office space, while other parts of the property fell into disuse and disrepair.

In 2012, Self-Help assumed ownership of Revolution Mill, and is completing the property's transformation into a fully occupied, mixed-use development. The total project encompasses approximately 50 acres and the redevelopment investment will exceed $100M, making it the largest current commercial construction project in Greensboro.

Natty Greene's Kitchen + Market will be a fantastic addition to the Revolution Mill campus.

“Revolution Mill and Self-Help are ecstatic to have Natty Greene’s Kitchen and Market locating here,” says Self-Help’s Tucker Bartlett.

“Natty’s is a Greensboro institution and their restaurant concept starts an exciting new chapter in the history of both Natty’s and Rev Mill. We had always hoped for a destination restaurant that would anchor that part of the campus, and this concept certainly fits the bill. The Natty’s folks have been great to work with—we see them as partners in the continued success of this project.”

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