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Andy Zimmerman, “Greensboro is Great! And We Are About to Get Better” (June 13)
June 13, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Andy Zimmerman, AZ Development
“Greensboro is Great! And We Are About to Get Better”
Through his company, AZ Development, Andy Zimmerman works as a real estate developer, new product developer, and consultant for the outdoor industry. Previously, he was founder/owner of Legacy Paddlesports for seven years and Wilderness Systems for 15 years. Andy built and sold kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards. He holds four patents for outdoor products.
“We take old buildings and fix them up.” With that simple mission, AZ Development transforms buildings in forgotten pockets of Greensboro and inspires tenants to build vibrant centers of invention, creativity, dining and commerce. Architectural landmarks that would likely fall to the wrecking ball get new life, lend new energy to downtown and allow Greensboro’s history to live on and enrich the city’s future.
Andy has renovated buildings for the Forge (Greensboro’s Makerspace), Gibbs Hundred Brewing, Preyer Brewing, Crafted Restaurant, Fainting Goat Distillery, HQ Greensboro and DGI. He recently opened the Boxcar Arcade and Bar and is currently working on renovating The Gateway Building on the corner of South Elm Street and Gate City Boulevard and creating Studio 503, a space soon to be filled with artist, photography and music studios, as well as the Greensboro’s LimeBike facility.