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Just about every city in the Piedmont is working to improve its downtown, and they all have the same challenge: How do we build on what we have, without losing what’s already here?

When a new performing arts center was proposed for downtown Greensboro, it sent a message to current organizations, like Triad Stage.

“We’re going to have to step up our games even further, because we can’t make it an either/or,” said Richard Whittington, co-founder of Triad Stage.

So imagine his relief, to hear:

“We want to do everything we can to make sure that this [GPAC] doesn’t have a negative impact on those organizations,” said Kathy Manning, lead fundraiser for GPAC.