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#1 StevenRocks

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 06:16 PM

I recently passed by Northside Shopping Center in Winston-Salem and I'm curious about what it used to be like before the current era. Former anchors, notable stores, when it opened, things like that.

 

#2 JerseyBoy

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:03 PM

Northside was the first shopping center in Winston Salem. It had a Roses, Mayberry Ice Cream Shoppe, Joyce and Royal Men Shop, Jewel Box, a clothing store, and lots of smaller shops. I think it opened somewhere in the 1960s and was a middle-class shopping center. As you can tell, it isn't the same today. :(

#3 StevenRocks

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 11:04 PM

It seems to be holding its own, though not grandly, these days. The location is still good, even if the tenant mix is a little less special.

I suspect there was a Thalhimers there at some point. Seems like all the shopping centers in Winston had one. ;)

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 12:22 AM

My father used to work just north of this shopping center and we would stop there frequently when we would go to his office to pick up his check. Northside was one of the places to be at the time, unfortunately North Winston didn't pick up after the shopping center was built and it fell into decline. I'll have to talk to some of my relatives about past tenants. I know there used to be a Northwestern Bank which eventually turned into NCNB. It was somewhere near a corner. I also remember a wig shop. That's all I can remember at the moment though....

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 10:49 AM

the only decent store at northside is Foot Locker. im still shocked that they decided to open a store there.

i think northside had a Maxway back in the 80's?

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 07:27 PM

the only decent store at northside is Foot Locker. im still shocked that they decided to open a store there.

i think northside had a Maxway back in the 80's?

It's got a Maxway now in what looks like an old Roses or Woolworth. The Woolworth association may be why Foot Locker is there now.

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 03:40 PM

1964 tenant list from a directory of shopping centers I own:

A&P Supermarket
Farmers Dairy Bar (later Mayberry)
Rose's
NCNB
Kay Jewelry
Northside Beauty Salon
Preston Studio
Robert's Mens
Northside Barber
Cohen-Robins Appliances
Eckerd
Kinney Shoes
Thom McAn
W.T. Grant
Colonial Supermarket
Knight Television
The Youth Center
Royal-Green Menswear
Northside Amoco
Pfaff's
Old Home Bakery
Ashburn Stationery
Gold Bond Trading Stamp Center
Homemaker Shoppe
Northside Laundry & Cleaners
Northside Shoe Repair
Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan
Pinnix Upholstery
Ruff's Florist
Staley's Northside Restaurant
Vogue Fashions

1972 tenants from city directory:


One Hour Martinizing
Ray's Kingburger
Staley's Northside Restaurant
Northside American (Amoco)
Paul Rose (Rose's attempt at a more upscale junior department store)
Piedmont Federal Savinsg & Loan
ABC Store
Big Star Supermarket
Northside Laundry & Cleaners
Western Auto
W.T. Grant
Eckerd
Kinney Shoes
Thom McAn
Robin's Womens Clothing
Pizza Villa
Northside Shoe Repair
Northside Bowling Lanes
Northside Barber
Sherwin-Williams Paint
Northside Beauty Salon
Dero's paint & Decorating
Kay Jewelers
Mister Hi Style
NCNB
Trans World Imports
Medical Offices
Rose's
Allied Radio Shop
Ashburn Stationer
Arcade Fashion Shop
Mayberry Ice Cream
Piecegoods Shop
The Youth Center
Joyce & Royal Mens & Boyswear
Dewey's Bakery
A&P Supermarket

Northside opened 30 October 1958.

#8 StevenRocks

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 12:16 AM

Thanks Otherstream! I was certain that Thalhimers was at Northside, but I guess it wasn't. Didn't know about the Paul Rose either.

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 10:50 AM

Thruway Shopping Center, the original (north) portion, was the first shopping center in W-S in the late 1950's about 5-7 years before Northside.

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 10:44 PM

Thruway is really cool. It's the only one of Winston's early shopping centers that is still attracting the same audience it did when it opened.

That's not to disparage Northside though. Northside isn't the novelty it once was, but it seems to be holding its own in that neighborehhod.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 04:09 AM

Thanks Otherstream! I was certain that Thalhimers was at Northside, but I guess it wasn't. Didn't know about the Paul Rose either.


I don't recall Thalhimers at all at Northside, of course the tenant list confirms this, but they had a location at Parkway Plaza either in the current Big Lots or Office Depot space when I was a child.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:45 AM

Winston-Salem shopping centers and anchors, 1964, from "Directory of Shopping Centers", National Reseach Bureau:

Giant Discount Center
Address: 3800 Reynolda Road
Open: 1963
Anchor: Giant Food

Northside Shopping Center
Address: 3547 N. Patterson Ave.
Open: 1958
Anchors: A&P, Rose's, Eckerd, W.T. Grant, Colonial

Parkway Plaza
Address: 1221 Corporation Parkway
Open: 1960
Anchors: Kroger, Eckerd, Woolworth's, Food Fair, K&W Cafeteria, Grant's, Collins Dept. Store, Thalhimer's

Reynolda Manor
Address: Reynolda at Fairlawn
Open: 1963
Anchors: Spainhour's Dept. Store, Colonial, Eckerd, Grant's, Reynolda Manor Cafeteria, Winn-Dixie

Robinhood Road Shopping Center/Sherwood Plaza
Address: Robinhood at Peace Haven
Open: 1961
Anchors: Food Fair, A&P, Kress, Patterson Drugs, Peebles Dept. Store

Thruway Shopping Center
Address: 300 S. Stratford Rd.
Open: 1955
Anchors: Food Fair, Woolworth's, Eckerd, Davis Dept Store, Winn-Dixie, Thalhimer's, Rose's

West Salem Shopping Center
Address: Academy and Peters Creek
No further details in the book, although I know it opened with an A&P.

There was also a listing for a proposed "Grandview Mall", with no address. It was to have been a small enclosed mall with an A&P as anchor, which was to have opened in 1964. I have a feeling it never came to pass.

Maybe if I feel especially motivated, I'll do the Greensboro listings soon as well.

Edited by otherstream, 06 November 2006 - 10:49 AM.


#13 StevenRocks

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 07:14 PM

I didn't realize Grant's had that many locations in Winston-Salem, and that Woolworth's had so few.