College Hill’s priciest rental is still empty after four months, plus news of the mattress store, the T-shirts and more pot busts

four college hill residents posing at festival

Neighborhood association volunteers /T-shirt salespeople at Sunday’s Tate Street Festival, from left: Clara Kelly, Arlen Nicholls, David Hemm and Lynn Gagnier. We’re now sold out of medium-size shirts. L and XL are still available. Click here for details. And click here to tell us you want one.

817 rankin place, seen from the streetCollege Hill’s one executive-type rental property has now been on the market for four months. 817 Rankin Place, the relatively new house built in 2005, is going for $2,000 per month with a $2,000 deposit. “Qualifications include credit score over 600, verified income of 3 and 1/2 times the rent monthly, and no prior evictions. No co-signers.” Don’t have to worry about that one turning into a frat house. …

The mattress store at Spring Garden and Mendenhall doesn’t seem to be open any more. A sign has been on the door for months directing customers to its other location, the gloriously named Al Sedgefield’s Discount World of Sleep, down Spring Garden Street on the other side of UNCG. … Are you sure you don’t need an office in College Hill? The Presbyterian Church of the Covenant still has one available. …

Coming attractions: The Havana Cuba All-Stars, Carolina Theatre, Sunday September 25; opening Thursday September 29, UNCG Theatre presents Caroline or Change, book and lyrics by Tony Kushner, Taylor Theatre; “Basie Meets the Duke,” a performance by the two UNCG jazz ensembles, Friday October 7, in the Recital Hall of the Music Building.

Current inventory at the Little Free Library at College Place UMC includes The World According to Garp, War and Remembrance and The History of Film. The kids’ collection features a Calvin and Hobbes anthology. If you have a book or two you’d like to give away, that’s the place to leave them. …

Neighborhood Watch note: Pot busts

The Greensboro police say they’re not making a special effort to make marijuana arrests, but pot smokers are just making it too easy. In the last three months, there have been five pot arrests in College Hill, 12 more on campus and at least 15 in other neighborhoods near UNCG.

In almost all cases, people were stopped for traffic violations or other matters and police smelled marijuana. The state Supreme Court has ruled that the smell of marijuana is probable cause for searching a vehicle, so that’s all it takes. If you smoke weed, don’t do it while driving or walking around in public. The police aren’t going to ignore it.

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