Old booze bottles get a new use

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by Emmett Avery

GREENSBORO — Empty liquor bottles spill out of a bin in front of the old barn in downtown Greensboro.  At first glance, you might think the residents of the property have a drinking problem.  But if you look a little closer, you’ll see that the barn is actually a high-end glassblowing studio.  And if you talk to the owner, you’ll find that the chaos of bottles is an indication of innovation rather than debauchery.

Devin Burgess is a professional glassblower, and Friday he was making wine glasses from the old booze bottles his neighbors have taken to leaving at his shop’s front door.

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