New school credited for reviving once-troubled Grier Heights neighborhood

Police said crime is down in the Grier Heights neighborhood, and things keep getting better.

A brand-new preschool is being credited as the catalyst. The school replaced a corner store that was a haven for crime.

Channel 9 anchor Blaine Tolison visited the school Monday and spoke with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department about how it is helping to transform the area.

The Learning Collaborative is teaching children to be great students.

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Preschool lands home in Grier Heights

An ongoing battle to rid the unsettled Grier Heights area of its criminal element could get a boost from newly announced plans to replace one of its troubled spots with a preschool for low-income families.

The Learning Collaborative, a tuition-free preschool, says it intends to buy and take up permanent residence in a Grier Heights shopping center that police say has long been a magnet for lawbreakers in the area.

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