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Revolution Mill Hosting Media Tour Tuesday, October 20 at 10 am

Oct 14, 2015

Media Advisory

Nick Piornack, Revolution Mill, 919-259-2060 or 
David Beck, Self-Help, 919-956-4495 or

What: Tour to Update Media on Revolution Mill Redevelopment Progress
When: Tuesday, October 20, 10 a.m.
Where: Revolution Mill, 1160 Revolution Mill Drive

GREENSBORO, NC - Self-Help, owner of Revolution Mill, is hosting a tour for media interested in the latest progress on the Mill’s redevelopment. Interested media are requested to arrive at 10 am on Tuesday October 20.

Revolution Mill was purchased in September 2012 by Self-Help, a Durham-based nonprofit founded in 1980. One of Greensboro’s most significant landmarks located just two miles north of downtown, the Mill is now being fully built out as a 570,000 square foot mixed use development.  Self-Help has also purchased Olympic Mill and Revolution Mill House.  The total project encompasses approximately 50 acres and  the investment will exceed $100M, making it the largest current commercial construction project in Greensboro.

When completed in late 2016, Revolution Mill will include:

  • 142 one and two-bedroom apartments
  • 240,000 square feet of light-filled office space
  • Multiple dining options
  • Space for working artists
  • Galleries
  • A variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces for creative activity
  • A planned greenway making the campus a short  bike ride to downtown via the Latham Park trail and the Downtown Greenway.

For members of the public, people interested in a 30-minute Hardhat Tour on Monday evenings can reserve a place at

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About Revolution Mill
The Revolution Mill District is a historic textile mill campus encompassing Revolution Mill and Olympic Mill sites, with adjacent land connected by North Buffalo Creek. Located just north of downtown Greensboro, Revolution began operations as the South’s first large flannel mill in 1899 and for decades anchored a thriving community of workers and craftspeople. The facility included over 640,000 feet of working space before the textile industry decline 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 mixed-use development. For more information about the property, leasing availability and details surrounding commercial, residential and studio space visit or call (336) 235-2393. 

About Self-Help
Self-Help, a community development credit union and lender headquartered in Durham, has provided over $6.9 billion in financing to 112,000 families, individuals and businesses underserved by traditional financial institutions. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by financing homebuyers, nonprofits, childcare centers, community health facilities, public charter schools, and residential and commercial real estate projects. Self-Help’s credit unions serve over 120,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago and Florida with a full range of financial products and services.

    has a longstanding presence in Greensboro, including the redevelopment of the Self-Help Center downtown. In addition, Self-Help Credit Union, formerly known as Choice Community Credit Union, has a branch at 3400 Battleground Ave and serves 9,000 members locally. Self-Help also has been chosen by the City of Greensboro to redevelop the former Renaissance Shopping Center, which will be re-branded Renaissance Shops at Phillips Avenue. In Guilford County, Self-Help has made home and commercial loans totaling $90 million. These loans have created or maintained an estimated 2,700 jobs and 72% of the loans have been to minorities, and 66% to low-income families. Learn more at



    About Self-Help

    Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Since 1980, Self-Help has provided over $8.5 billion in financing to 150,000 families, individuals and businesses. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices across the nation. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 150,000 people in California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

    The nonprofit Center for Community Self-Help is the umbrella organization for the Self-Help family of nonprofit organizations, which includes Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending.