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Boylan Heights homeowners unhappy with events at neighborhood gallery

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Homeowners who live near Rebus Works on Kinsey Street say they are tired of wrestling matches and food trucks causing traffic snares. Homeowners who live near Rebus Works on Kinsey Street say they are tired of wrestling matches and food trucks causing traffic snares.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

What started as a simple farmer's market has turned into a popular weekend hangout with food trucks and concerts in the historic Boylan Heights neighborhood in downtown Raleigh.

Homeowners who live near Rebus Works on Kinsey Street said they are tired of wrestling matches and food trucks causing traffic snares in their otherwise-quiet neighborhood, saying the events are a safety hazard.

"Emergency vehicles can't get into the street, the street is literally blocked," said Brenda Corbin, a Boylan Heights homeowner.

But Rebus Works owner Shonna Greenwell, who organizes the events in front of her shop, said they are family and business friendly.

"My storefront is not in a high-traffic area," Greenwell said, explaining the events bring needed attention to her gallery.

Greenwell said the food truck and wrestling events happen about four times a year, but that's still too often for some in the neighborhood.

"I guess there will always be people who don't want the inconvenience of traffic in their neighborhood," Greenwell said.

Greenwell said she has received mostly positive feedback from those who attend the events and is now requesting a city permit to block her dead end section of Kinsey Street for future Saturday events. But neighbors aren't thrilled with the plan.

"I'm handicapped. I have trouble getting in and out of a car," said homeowner Carolyn Register. "Not finding a parking place near my house is very difficult."

The city will have the final say if the events, including the farmer's market, can continue. City Council members are expected to take up the issue next month.

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