Forget for a moment the weirdness of the fact that Hayes is a member of the museum's board of directors and Skip Alston, the real estate broker assigned to the luxury hotel project, is a cofounder of the museum.
The article quotes Hayes as saying, “This is very symbolic of what the whole movement is about.” Wireback continues with this paraphrasing of Hayes' case:
The entire Ole Asheboro neighborhood stands to benefit from the revised, relocated project. Critics are simply looking to maintain the power of a few families and monopoly interests, she said.
Hayes is a member of the neighborhood association, but I wonder if she stands to benefit from the project in a more direct and substantial way.
Lawyer Henry Isaacson introduced JCG & Associates as one of the principals in the Urban Hotel Group, the development group led by Bridget Chisholm that is a partner in the hotel project. JCG & Associates is a Greensboro construction and general contracting company owned by John C. Greene. Hayes and Greene both reside at 454 Gorrell St. in Greensboro, according to voter registration records.
UPDATE: Cone assembles further evidence of a relationship between Hayes and Greene.
UPDATE 2: As added confirmation, Guilford County tax records indicate that Hayes and Green own the residence at 454 Gorrell St. together.