Damascus, the capital of Syria, has been inhabited since thousands of years BC. In Greensboro, Damascus is the name of a relatively-young Christian center off of Randleman Road. The congregation meets in a small strip mall, beside a hair salon, on Greengate Drive. The white building, reflecting in the window, is the BMW store, featured on GDP the other day.
It is not uncommon in Greensboro to have houses of worship in these small (usually) retail spaces. Historically, churches haven't been the most popular tenants in these commercial spaces because they only generate customer traffic on Sundays. However, as some of the big box and retail stores go dark, faith-based, and nonprofit real estate seems to be trending.* Greensboro has many houses of worship in buildings that formerly housed retail. Happy Sunday, however you and your loved ones decide to spend it.