Summer 2020 SCR - GJCS VIRTUAL workshop

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Tim Burson, Professor of Economics, Queens University of Charlotte Zac Zielinski, undergraduate student, Queens University of Charlotte

The Brooklyn Collective (embryo)

Jason Wolf, a successful businessman, was the owner of the former Grace AME Zion Church and two adjoining properties in what was once known as the Brooklyn neighborhood in Charlotte, NC. Wolf had decided to sell the properties, and had a number of offers from groups who wanted to turn the properties into a day care center, an upscale restaurant, or even a dance hall. However, Wolf ultimately decided that the properties should be turned into a museum which would focus on the history of the church and the Brooklyn neighborhood. Wolf needed to do a thorough feasibility study to determine whether the Charlotte arts community could support another museum, if there was a market for this product, how an operating company should be structured, and even if Jason Wolf, a white businessman, was the right person to spearhead this effort. Chair: Richard Peters, Discussant: Neil Tocher, Discussant: Sushil Paudyal, Scribe: Stefani Milovanska-Farrington,