Thursday, October 21, 2021

New look at Sweet Potatoes with the help of artist Leo Rucker

Congratulations to Sweet Potatoes on their new look at the front of their building.  Prominent artist Leo Rucker ( )was the artist and pictured below.  Check out his instagram page here -

Storefront prior to new wall signage and awnings

After the new signage installed

Progress photo halfway thru

Artist Leo Rucker in the process of his very talented painting

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Nationwide Marketing Group brings new life to historic buildings at 609 N. Liberty Street

Welcome to downtown Winston-Salem Nationwide Marketing Group, which recently relocated from Stratford Road in Winston-Salem.  Click here to learn more about there 50 year history.   They occupy the entire building at 609 N. Liberty (the building on the left - northernmost) and the 2nd floor of the corner building, 601 N. Liberty Street. 

Click here to read the Triad Business Journal article written by John Brasier on May 5, 2020.

The building was acquired in 2017 by the GBX Group and was restored utilizing historic tax credits and a preservation easement.  The property developers included Tom and Jeff Prioreschi, principals of Capitol Places from Columbia, South Carolina, who have had a long relationship with the GBX Group and who have been responsible for multiple developments that helped rebuild downtown Columbia. 

Listing for the remaining leasable space at 601 N. Liberty Street -

Photo taken on 10/13/2021 of the exterior of the building

Exterior photo of buildings prior to acquisition by GBX in 2017

Building exterior after acquisition but prior to construction beginning

1st Floor main area

1st floor meeting area facing Liberty Street

Basement of 609 - break room

Common space in the basement with 2 roll up door facing parking lot and Main Street

Training Room in the Basement

Media Production facilities

2md Floor Meeting Room in 601 Building

Preserved elevator doors put to a new use

Stairwell from 2nd floor to ground floor in 601 Building

Hallway on 2nd floor of 601 Building

Office space overlooking Liberty street from 2nd floor of 601 Building
Rooftop space with eastern view overlooking the Innovation Quarter

View to Northwest

View to the North


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Welcome to Downtown Winston-Salem Blanco Tackabery


#DTWS is pleased to welcome Blanco Tackabery to the Sentinel Commons Building.  They were kind enough to allow us to take some photos of their new workspace to share these with the downtown community.  The law firm has 26 attorneys and an overall workforce of around 60.  

To learn more, here is a link to a Winston-Salem Journal article dated March, 22, 2001 about the move.  Interior design and architecture was completed by Lambert Architecture & Interiors and construction was handled by Frank L. Blum Construction.

Wall Signage Facing Marshall Street Traffic at 5th Street at the top of the Sentinel Commons Building

Front Entrance at 404 N. Marshall Street

Interior Lobby

List of Attorneys and Counsellors at Law in the lobby

Preserved front entrance

Small Conference room

Interior Hallway

Conference Room

Common Area

Break Room

Conference Room

Interior Hallway with legal books and historical photos

Friday, July 30, 2021

Artreaux: the next residential development by DBJ

DPJ Residential - has started site clearing and demolition on their 3rd project in downtown Winston-Salem, which will be called Artreaux and will consist of 242 residential apartments in the heart of the Industry Hill district.  

DPJ has developed two other downown projects:

"Artreaux" - Rendering at 9th and Oak at dusk

Demolition and Site Clearing Photos taken Friday, July 30, 2021

News coverage of Artreaux


Thursday, May 27, 2021

Recent Big announcements at Sentinel Commons

Conceptual Rendering of Marshall Street frontage of Sentinel Commons Project

Link to the Sentinel Commons website  -

We are excited to have Arden Homes and Blanco Tackabery moving to downtown Winston-Salem.  The join other tenants in the building, including Lambert Achitecture, Parks Cos. and the Winston-Salem Journal.

News Articles that share some of the most recent announcements at Sentinel Commons

  1. Winston-Salem Journal Article by Wes Young from June 18, 2019, "Journal building redesign planned"
  2. March 21, 2021 Article in the Winston-Salem Journal by Richard Craver, "Business Law Firm Blanco Tackabery commits to move into downtown Winston-Salem"
  3. May 24, 2021 - Arden Homes to locate HQ to Sentinel Commons from the Greater Winston-Salem Inc. website

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Current Coworking opens up at 210 W. 4th Street

I had the opportunity to visit one of the newest business in downtown Winston-Salem today and met Jason Clubb and Renee Clubb the folks who have brought us Current, a new Coworking space at 210 W. 4th Street. 

Renee and Jason Clubb inside Current at 210 W. 4th Street

Located on Fourth Street Right next to Linville Team Partners offices.

One flight up to the 2nd Floor and you can use elevator or steps. 

One photo from the inside of the Current Coworking space.  Click on the link below to see many more interior photos and for more info.