Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fourth Street Art & Frame at Fourth and Burke

Welcome to Downtown Winston-Salem!  Fourth Street Art & Frame is located at 846 W. Fourth Street at the corner of Burke Street and Fourth Street. 



Also, I encourage you to check out the remarkable story behind this beautiful building which was constructed in 1892 and how the construction of Burke Street impacted it. 

Friday, February 7, 2014 at 5:00pm
Craig Brannon, owner of the new business (above), has been framing for 12 years for a local frame shop in Winston-Salem. 
Interior of the new shop.

This is where he works with you to decide materials and approach to framing your items.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Yoga Gallery relocates to 534 N. Liberty Street - Grand Opening Celebration Saturday, January 18th at 7PM

Congratulations to the Yoga Gallery!  They have completed their move to Liberty Street. 

They are going to have a Grand Opening this Saturday, January 18th from 7pm - 9pm. 
Go to the Yoga Gallery homepage for all of the event details - http://www.yogagallery.net/

Also, on Sunday, January 19th from 10am to 5pm they will have free yoga all day.  This is a great chance to try out their classes and meet their teachers.  Please bring canned goods to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Link to the Yoga Gallery Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/YogaGallery

The Yoga Gallery has a new home in the Raiff Block (built in 1924) Building at 534 N. Liberty Street. 

Front Door of the new Yoga Gallery

In the space next door, Mr. Walter Roy Little is nearing completion of construction of 4 apartment units on the second floor of the building next door at 528 N. Liberty Street.  Mr. Little owns and operates a barber shop on the ground floor of the building.  Here is a link to a Winston-Salem Chronicle Story written by Layla Garms on April 26, 2013 - http://wschronicle.com/2013/04/downtown-sees-housing-boom/

The space has two major yoga spaces.  The space on the northern side (picture above) of the building has a large yoga wall.  The space on the southern side (pictured below) of the building will be the "hot" yoga room.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

K. Leigh's Collection

K. Leigh’s Collection opened in April 2013 and celebrates/ empowers plus size women of all ages. They have sizes 14 through 28 with fun and trendy clothing for all shapes, heights, and personalities. They have both gently used and new name brand and designer clothing. Some popular brands in the boutique include: Talbots, Jones New York, Ann Taylor, Calvin Klein, Tahari, Ralph  Lauren, and Liz Claiborne.

Krista has accessories and jewelry as well as a comfortable dressing room to try on everything!

Find K. Leigh’s Collection at 843 Burke St, Winston Salem, NC, 27101 or on Facebook at facebook.com/kleighscollection or online at K.LEIGHS.COLLECTION@AOL.COM OR BY PHONE AT (336) 565-6407.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Free Lunch & Learn Program this Wednesday, Oct. 16!


Wake Forest Innovation Quarter invites the public to a free Lunch and Learn program to explore the changes in downtown Winston-Salem’s food environment throughout the decades and hear about the challenges the shift has caused within the surrounding neighborhoods and African American community.

Led by Margaret Savoca of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention at Wake Forest School of Medicine, the program will feature a film and photography exhibit entitled “The Making of Foodways & Roadways” which combines the voices of those who have lived in the downtown area throughout the years with photos of youth and archival and present day images.

The exhibit is a joint project between Wake Forest Translational Sciences Institute and Wake Forest University Documentary Film Program.

Those interested to participate in the Lunch and Learn program may click here to register.  

Wednesday, Oct. 16 from noon to 1 p.m.

The Atrium at Wake Forest Biotech Place in Innovation Quarter
575 N. Patterson Ave.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Free parking will be available in event parking Lot A on the north end of Biotech Place and can be accessed at the intersection of Patterson Avenue and 6th Street N.E.

Media contact:
Chad Campbell, chacampb@wakehealth.edu, 336-713-1652.

About Wake Forest Innovations
Wake Forest Innovations (WakeForestInnovations.com) is the commercialization enterprise of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a fully integrated, internationally recognized academic medical center. Located in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, N.C., Wake Forest Innovations establishes and manages new business and partnerships based on the innovative products and services that arise from ideas, discoveries and the scientific research assets of the Medical Center and Wake Forest University. The enterprise’s core services include: Product Innovation & Commercialization Services - to stimulate the creation of innovation technology, products and services, and to license these to existing and start-up companies; Scientific Business Services - to structure, promote and contract the scientific research assets of the Medical Center and Wake Forest University to partners under competitive terms; and Innovation Quarter Services - to develop the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter as a hub for innovation in biomedical science, materials science and information technology.

New owners at Caffe Prada

Alex Prada and Ken Hart have sold Caffe Prada to Dana and Jim Moody.  Dan and Jim moved separately to Winston-Salem from other locations after the turn of the century and they met each here in 2006 and got married in 2009. 

They purchased Caffe Prada because they have a shared desire to own a business.  It is clear by their enthusiasm that they are going to do great things here.  They are going to maintain the Caffe Prade name and the successful pre-existing cafĂ© offerings and award winning gelato and desserts.  But they have already extended hours, a lunch menu, and special events.  The night I visited, they were having a wine tasting and live music, and the place was beginning to fill up.

Check them out! Caffe Prada is at 390 N. Broad Street (on the corner of 4th and Broad) and has a spectacular view of downtown Winston Salem. They’re at (336) 793-2468 and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Caffe-Prada-Winston-Salem/52510808216.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Small Batch Beer Company

I had the pleasure of meeting Ryan Blain and Tim Walker of Small Batch Beer Company on Wednesday in their increasingly new and shiny home at 5th and Cherry, in Downtown Winston Salem. Warm, interesting and passionate about their business, Ryan and Tim showed me around and gave me a bit of history about themselves. Coming from Florida and Brooklyn, respectively, it turns out all of the owners significant others work at Mullen, the local ad firm, which is how they met. 

The new home of Small Batch Beer Co., the old Kopper Kitchen, is looking really good. When I visited, there was an awesome new wall that had just been completed, made of different shades of pallet wood, interspersed with two chalkboards, where the beers and their descriptions will be. There will be tons of space for sitting and enjoying the signature small-batch beers, made only with local ingredients. 

The structure for the large bar was already in place and fans and downtowners will be able to see the beer actually being concocted, right from the sidewalk of 5th Street, next door to the bar. They’re hoping that construction, which is moving efficiently along, by LMI Builders, will be finished soon and they hope to open in mid-September. A restaurant serving high quality, all-organic burgers and the like at reasonable prices will be hopefully opening in early 2014. 

I got the feeling and they assured me that Small Batch Beer Co. is not going to be your standard brewery; “every time you come in, it will be a different experience and there will be something for everyone.”

We wish our new neighbors all the best and welcome them to Downtown!



Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Save The Date!

Please save the date. We will be sending out registration information very soon.

The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership Fall Meeting, presented by the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, will be held on Monday, October 21st  at the Grand Pavilion Ballroom of the Embassy Suites. The meeting starts at 11:30 am, and your ticket includes lunch. 

We will have a special keynote speaker, Jane Jenkins, the President & CEO of Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc. and an update from a representative from the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.

Bio for Jane Jenkins

Jane Jenkins is the President and CEO of Downtown Oklahoma City, Incorporated.  Previously, Jane was Executive Director of the Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District in Boulder, CO.  With over 25 years of experience in downtown revitalization and management, Jane is an internationally recognized speaker and expert on urban issues. She is a former Chairman for the International Downtown Association Board of Directors and is also active in the International Economic Development Council, Urban Land Institute, the American Institute of Architects and Rotary Club 29 in Oklahoma City.

She was recently honored by the Oklahoma Journal-Record as one of “50 Making a Difference”.   A former high school educator, Jane was named Teacher of the Year at Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas in Denton.