Tyrone Greenes dream comes tumbling down

caines | 1/10/2013, 4:30 a.m.

Will Greene fight or move on?

Greene says its wrong that a landmark in the community has been destroyed and disputes the decision that the building was unsafe. The judge said I could stay there until May 2014 when the lease was set to expire, he said. There was nothing wrong with the building. But they wanted to get me out of there. The police and demolition crew came like robbers in the night to kill and destroy my familys dream. They wanted to make the statement that they were Goliath but remember what happened to him. But not everyone in the community supports Greenes stance. Its not just about the family business and that history the whole building looked like hell and it was time for it to be torn down, said Rev. Nathaniel Wilcox, executive director, P.U.L.S.E. Its time for the 7th Avenue corridor to be built up and while Tyrone and I are friends, I think that he was holding the community back. Retha Boone, director, M-DC Black Advisory Board, says she empathizes with Greene. That business was an institution and I know it was difficult to see ones life dream be torn down, she said. But just because the building is gone doesnt mean the business has to go. Our board will be meeting on this issue and we hope that Mr. Greene will remain interested in seeking ways to keep his business going. By D. Kevin McNeirkmcneir@miamitimesonline.com