Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Lot 63 in Old Salem brings some new excitement to S. Main Street and Old Salem

 We had a great visit this morning to "Lot 63" which just opened in Old Salem.  Check out our photos and captions below along with links.

Instagram Link to Lot 63

Go-To Winston-Salem Insta Post 

Lot 63 just opened on February 17 at 612 S. Main Street in the heart of Old Salem.

This space used to be occupied by the Moravian Bookstore which has relocated and the building is owned by the Salem Congregation.

Current hours are 7am to 3pm but will soon be expanded to stay open until 10pm on weekdays and 11pm on Weekends with a taproom for beer and wine.

Lot 63 is the business name and is co-owned by four people:  Ned Erickson (everyone knows Ned), Andrew Craver (Moravian Pastor), Chelsea Wilkerson (Wilkerson Bakery), and Alan Fox (Native to Winston-Salem currently residing in Houston, TX)

Lease was signed over the summer and required building renovation began.  

Given its location in the middle of Old Salem, this will be a place where many folks form a first impression of Winston-Salem.  

This is a place to hang out in Old Salem without requiring a museum ticket.

Table was custom made my an amish friend of Ned's

Historic photographs of the space from 150+ years ago provided by Moravian Archives

Moravian Archives Photos of facade

Photos from the Moravian Archive

3 Floors of space, about 2,500 SF each.  1st Floor is the coffee house and tap room.  Upstairs is office space.

Downstairs will have a retail outlet for Camel City Goods and Wilkerson's Bakery Products along with some other Moravian items such as stars.

Outdoor Patio Space

Proximity to free parking on the south end of the building

Cool old maps provided by the Moravian Archives

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

The "CMPND" is a community resource for creatives located in the heart of #DTWS

Click on Logo above for Link to website

Instagram Link 

Located at 231 W. Fourth Street on the 2nd Floor, right above the Hungry Palate.  

We had a great visit to the CMPND last week and encourage you to share this new community resource with your friends and family.   

Images provided by CMPND, click on each to enlarge

Staff (L-R) Spencer Aubrey, Alec Robinette, Monty Lemon

Community Space

More Community Space

Design Studio


Music Studio

Music Studio


Link to News Story in WS Today on 12-8-23

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

"The Crest" is opening soon

"The Crest" Logo

Social Media Links - 



"The Crest"  at 102 S. Cherry Street, downtown Winston-Salem's newest destination for events is soon opening.  This historic home was purchased by Spear Properties  in October 2018 (see Winston-Salem Journal news article about the purchase).  

This beautiful Victorian home was built in 1885 and is known formally at the James Mitchell Rogers House.  You can view more information about the history of the building with some of the links below.

This photo is credited to Alexandra Scott Photography, Dress from Bellissima, Hair and makeup by The Beauty Tribe, florals by Rhonda Hicks, the photoshoot put together by Ashley Murray of Charming Carolina.

The photo is credited to Ellie Mckinney Photography, hair and makeup done by
hiphiphairraye, dress by CassB Design, florals done by seeded events and design.

The photo is credited to Ellie Mckinney Photography, hair and makeup done by
hiphiphairraye, dress by CassB Design, florals done by seeded events and design.

Construction photo from January 2023 

Photo from 2007

Carriage House Elevations - building is currently under construction on the NW side of the property, see the site plan below.  

Site includes historic house, parking lot, carriage house, and a nice tree canopy.


Monday, June 26, 2023

Two Cities Church Under Construction

Two Cities Church  is well under construction on the new 48,000 SF home on 8.5 acres of property on Patterson Avenue between 10th and 12th street.

Photo dated June 23, 2023

Location of the new
Artist Rendering 


Monday, April 10, 2023

Eurofins USA @ 411 West Fourth Street

You may have walked by Eurofins CRL on Fourth Street and wondered about what they are.  Eurofins CRL offers low risk personal care product and cosmetic assessment for safety and efficacy, with the help of participating volunteers, by simulation of real-life as part of the last steps prior to those products reaching the shelves for everyday consumers to purchase and use at home. If you or anyone you know would like to take part in a study, all studies offer various levels of compensation for your participation. 

Check out their website @ or contact Jennie Schwartz at 336.725.6501 or enroll to take part in a study at

 Eurofins CRL is proud to contribute to consumer product safety for your family and ours.

Front Entrance of Eurofins on Fourth Street at 411 W. Fourth Street, directly across the street from Recreation Billiards

Clinic space inside

Interior lobby

Evaluation area

lab space


Saturday, December 10, 2022

Art Installation by Lyman Whitaker Comes to Merschel Park in Downtown Winston Salem


"Balancing Act" is located closer to Fourth Street

"Ring around the Rosie" is located closer to Third Street

Art Installation by Lyman Whitaker Comes to Merschel Park in Downtown Winston Salem

 WINSTON-SALEM, NC (December 8, 2022) — The public is invited to view the latest art installation by renowned sculptor Lyman Whitaker. Merschel Park is located at the junction of Fourth and Trade streets in downtown Winston Salem. The installation, featuring 16 wind sculptures honoring Wanda Merschel’s 16 years of service on City Council, was made possible thanks to a generous donation from the Millennium Fund.

 Lyman Whitaker is known for his stunning wind sculptures, which are designed to harness the power of the wind to create mesmerizing visual displays. His sculptures can be found in public and private collections around the world, and we are thrilled to be able to bring his work to Winston Salem.  Link to the artists website -

 The installation will be a permanent feature in Merschel Park which is named for former City Council member Wanda Merschel and dedicated to all the women of Winston Salem.

 A special “thank you” to Alfred Adams who has worked tirelessly on this park and was also responsible for bringing Lyman Whitaker’s work to our city.

 The park is scheduled for completion in mid-February.




Downtown Winston-Salem Foundation: A nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve downtown Winton-Salem and provide support to the initiatives of the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership. The Foundation administers the Meade Willis Revolving Loan Fund, which provides assistance to those wishing to open a business downtown and the Street Level Improvement Matching (S.L.I.M) grants.

Link to City of Winston-Salem Facebook page with renderings of Merschel Park

Media Questions can be sent to:

Jason Thiel
(336) 354-1500



Thursday, December 8, 2022

DWSP Installs Christmas Tree at SE Corner of Sixth and Liberty

For the last 10 years, the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership has installed a Christmas Tree at Fourth and Trade.  Due to the construction of Merschel Park, we located the tree to 6th and Liberty Street.  Doug Rice, the talented photographer, shared this photo of the tree on Facebook recently.

Photo by Doug Rice Photography 
link to photo

We want to thank the following folks who assisted with this effort.  John & Amy Stinnett, Adam Andrews, City of Winston-Salem Vegetation Management, DWSP Staff, Downtown Clean Team, and the DWSP Board. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

New business at 511 N. Liberty Street - Pupcessories Crafts

Andrew and Amber Laudicina have a newly opened storefront called Pup-Cessories Crafts at 511 N. Liberty Street.  Andrew is a 1st generation U.S. citizen whose family emigrated from Sicily to New York.  Amber is a native of Ocala, Florida and they met thru work in their previous jobs.  They married and settled in Florida until moving to North Carolina during the pandemic. In 2014, while living in Florida, Amber endured several years of serious health challenges which required the assistance of a trained service dog to assist and mitigate her disabilities in many amazing ways. Andrew, who has lifelong experience in Creative Design Leadership is Amber's partner in this new business which started when Amber wanted to purchase custom accessories for her service dog but was unable to find anything that suited her needs.  She learned to sew and build custom dog/pet gear and now specializes in custom orders for owners with working dogs. However, their products are also for all dogs/pets. Some of their favorite work is when they build custom harnesses for military veterans who need the assistance of a service animal, some involving the veteran’s uniform to make it more unique and special which can include their ranks, awards including the Purple Heart.  

Most of their work orders are on-line, however, Amber and Andrew would like to be a visible member of the Winston-Salem community and encourage customers to "walk-in" to their store and visit them.  They love living in North Carolina and consider themselves "halfbacks" (transplanted notherners moving out of Florida to mid-south states).  

Links to learn more about this new downtown business

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·                     Facebook Link -

·                     Instagram Link -

·                     Etsy Shop -


Andrew and Amber Laudicina with their two dogs, Eva and Koda.

511 N. Liberty Street is the new storefront for PupcessoriesCrafts

Workstation at 511 N. Liberty Street

Sewing station

Sewing machinery for customized work

Example of custom vest for a service dog

custom accessories for a Great Dane 

More custom vests

Custom vest example