I'm going to sound really judgmental when I say this but I have yet to find a restaurant in Greensboro that "has it all." By "all" I mean: memorable. Every place I have been to has some sort of glaring problem...and none of them seem to be as well-rounded and delightful as those I have visited in various cities up and down the East Coast. And I really care about that - Greensboro is a beautiful town with LOTS of people that work, live and play there. It should have more to offer in terms of dining experiences. I've noticed that the nicer restaurants feel more like Disney Land because the environment (and pricing) is so overblown and stereotypical of a "nice" restaurant. I know enough about the industry to know those places aren't offering a higher quality steak than what I can get at my neighborhood butchery. It also just seems so 2005 to bow down to the grand linen-table cloth restaurants and steak houses.
I'll stop tearing Greensboro dining a part. I want to simply say that I (and I believe other millennials would agree) crave quality, consistency, locally-sourced ingredients when possible, beautiful presentation, simple/well designed spaces, and neighborhood-centric experiences. When we go out to eat we need a variety of options so that if our month of freelancing hasn't been as flush we can still feel like we "belong" at the cool places.
I tried four different restaurants for our case study assignment and ended up using one from Greensboro and one from Saxapahaw. The Greensboro restaurant took us 2 hours. For lunch. The interesting concept seemed applicable to the type of restaurant I imagine for our 112 W. Lewis tenant, so it stays. Both places offer some sort of market/retail and both have a variety of price point options.