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NC Museum in Greenville being relocated to make way for 150-unit apartments

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As part of the Dickenson Ave. project for economic growth in Greenville, the city has agreed to relocate the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, in order to make way for a 150-unit apartment complex.

The museum currently sits at the corner Dickenson and Ficklen Street, but will be relocated to the Cupola Building on 8th Street within the next year.

Executive Director Emily Jarvis said she and her team are really excited about the move.

She said the new location will give them access to classroom space to be able to teach classes in the future.

Jarvis said the Cupola Building is one of the most historic buildings in Greenville and said this will be more attractive to visitors.

She said the new museum will create a place where visitors want to come on a daily basis.

“Honestly, when you compare the buildings from the street, many times people still pass us here on Dickenson Ave. not realizing that we’re an actual museum and if you’ve driven by the Cupola Building, it is very museum like, it’s a very inspiring structure and it looks a lot like other museums that you see in bigger cities.”

Jarvis said the art lab attached to the museum will also be a part of the move.

NC Museum in Greenville being relocated to make way for 150-unit apartments
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