Marbles Kids Museum plans colorful gateway to Moore Square

Marbles Kids Museum has torn down an old speedometer shop next door to make way for a public plaza gateway to the Moore Square neighborhood downtown.

When completed, the plaza at the corner at South Blount and East Morgan streets will be turned into a courtyard comprised of a mural, a concrete grid and landscaping. It will be called “Color Pop Corner.”

Taylor Rankin, spokeswoman for Marbles, on Friday said the project will replace what had become an eyesore in a neighborhood that is part of the downtown revival.

“It will be more representative of the vibrancy inside the museum and of the

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