Spring Brings New Businesses
Winston-Salem has become an attractive place for companies to open up shop. The most recent wave of openings ranges from national brands to boutique hotels.
Probably the most notable opening is the Kimpton/PMC partnership which converted the former RJR headquarters building into The Cardinal Hotel, The
Katherine restaurant and more than 100 apartment units. The owners performed an amazing transformation to an iconic structure in our downtown. Stop by for a visit.
The newest location of SuperCuts opened in the Whitaker Square Shopping Center (near Harris Teeter and the Bagel Station) on Peace Haven Road. Lara Davenport and her partner have opened the first of several planned franchises of this successful company.
Downtown now has its own UPS store. May 12th was the grand opening of the UPS store at Sixth and Liberty streets. Located smack in between the vibrancy of Trade Street and the buzzing former tobacco factories in Innovation Quarter, this location will experience significant development in the near future, I believe.
The Publix grocery store on Miller Street has been eagerly awaited by its fans. Founded in Florida, the chain is making a big push into North Carolina and chose a challenging site on Miller Street for its first store in Winston. Unique to this area, the two-level format (with parking below and huge elevators to accommodate shoppers and their carts) is an example of creative development that works well. As more people and businesses locate within the city limits, it is this type of creativity that will allow for density to increase without negative impacts.