More businesses opening near South Elm Street in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A new brewery and restaurant are set to open in South End. The businesses district south of the railroad tracks on South Elm Street has seen a number of new businesses in recent years with Gibb's Hundred Brewery set to open Thursday night and Spice Cantina Friday night.

"The South End of Greensboro has been seen as almost the other side of the tracks for a long time," said Ruth Weening with Gibb's Hundred which renovated a former blacksmith shop turned laundry mat, turned antique store into the brewery. "We really do feel like a part of the revitalizations of this area."

Wednesday night the brewery made their first batch of pale ale called "The Blind Man's Holiday."

Just a few steps away Spice Cantina, a Tex-Mex restaurant, will open in a former hatchery and ice house.

"When we bought this the appraiser said here is your appraisal and we said, 'Well what's the building worth?' and he said, 'Oh zero. You need to knock them down,’" said Nick Piornack with Spice Cantina.

Piornack and his business partners said they saw past the aged building when they bought it six years ago on a feeling South End would come back to life.

"We've got so much going on here. The community theater is now in full swing and great shops, a lot of great antique shops and boutiques a lot of neat things. Park in once spot and eat, shop, drink."