Elm Street Center, at 203 South Elm Street, has become quite a hub of activity over the last decade. What was once the Ellis Stone Department Store, built in 1949, has become one of downtown Greensboro's premiere event venues. The Regency and Empire Rooms can both accommodate close to 1,000 guests. The rooms are decorated tastefully and are favorites for high school proms, wedding receptions, corporate events, and other special functions.
The above photo features part of the decorations at the street-level, entrance hallway for an event held on January 27th. On the same night, there was also a life-size replica of a camel. We're not sure what event was being held that night, but the decorations created a feeling of being in the Middle East. If you look closely above the door on the left, you can see the Regency Room, and to the right, the "E" for the Empire Room. It is hard to believe that in a little over a month, the building will be gearing up for prom season!