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  1. The transformation of the old 18 story GMAC Tower has been coming on strong recently per the Winston-Salem Journal. Prominent Business leader Don Flow and Grubb Properties of Charlotte partnered up on the project back in 2017 to redevelop the tower and adjacent site into a business center with apartments and retail extending to W. Fourth Street. The property was purchased for $6.15 million, with a pledge to spend $10 million on upgrades to the building, including a recently completed street level lobby space. Teall Capital Partners, a private equity firm led by local entrepreneur Ben Sutton, the founder of sports marketing firm ISP which later became IMG College which is currently located on N. Trade Street Downtown. Sutton left his chairman emeritus role at IMG College in 2016 to establish Teall which invests in various businesses. Teall is taking over the over 18,000 sq. ft. 12th of the building to serve as a base of operations for their various businesses. Also announced recently is that Flywheel, the local provider of co-working innovation and community spaces for startups, consultants and freelancers that is currently housed in the Center for Design Innovation in the Innovation Quarter will be taking over the entire 18,035 sq. ft. 8th floor of the building in October, thereby doubling their operational space for their 135 membership entities including non profits, services, educational, corporate and startup companies. The number of employees involved range from 1-16. Their new location will triple their private office count with larger offices, increasing their co-working area by 25%. The startups involved with Flywheel that are expanding and adding jobs include OrbitalRX (software integration for hospital pharmacies); Leading Role (VR content development platform); Amporgee (operational excellence for production workers); Fluree (blockchain database platform); MedXoom (healthcare payment identify) Threadsketch (cybersecurity); One Donation ( charitable giving platform); and Wellnicity (actionable insights for self insured benefits plans) Winston Starts, a non profit group that aims to accelerate the growth of startup businesses. It is providing space to 12 tenants on the 4th and 5th floors, taking in 36,000 square feet. Other tenants previously installed in the building include: Center for Women in Entrepreneurship and Business (Salem College), Center for Private Business (Wake Forest), Kenan Institute (UNC School of the Arts) and Forsyth Country Day School on the 3rd Floor and Grubb Properties along with a 5,000 sq. ft. fitness center on the 2nd. The Flow Automotive Companies is the anchor tenant, taking in floors 14-18 and about 90,000 sq. ft. of space for its workforce of about 140. Plans are advancing forward with the residential portion of the project that will be facing W. Fourth Street. Grubb has worked out a deal with the City of Winston-Salem of having a portion of the units set aside for affordable housing.
  2. The transformation of the old 18 story GMAC Tower has been coming on strong recently per the Winston-Salem Journal. Prominent Business leader Don Flow and Grubb Properties of Charlotte partnered up on the project back in 2017 to redevelop the tower and adjacent site into a business center with apartments and retail extending to W. Fourth Street. The property was purchased for $6.15 million, with a pledge to spend $10 million on upgrades to the building, including a recently completed street level lobby space. Teall Capital Partners, a private equity firm led by local entrepreneur Ben Sutton, the founder of sports marketing firm ISP which later became IMG College which is currently located on N. Trade Street Downtown. Sutton left his chairman emeritus role at IMG College in 2016 to establish Teall which invests in various businesses. Teall is taking over the over 18,000 sq. ft. 12th of the building to serve as a base of operations for their various businesses. Also announced recently is that Flywheel, the local provider of co-working innovation and community spaces for startups, consultants and freelancers that is currently housed in the Center for Design Innovation in the Innovation Quarter will be taking over the entire 18,035 sq. ft. 8th floor of the building in October, thereby doubling their operational space for their 135 membership entities including non profits, services, educational, corporate and startup companies. The number of employees involved range from 1-16. Their new location will triple their private office count with larger offices, increasing their co-working area by 25%. The startups involved with Flywheel that are expanding and adding jobs include OrbitalRX (software integration for hospital pharmacies); Leading Role (VR content development platform); Amporgee (operational excellence for production workers); Fluree (blockchain database platform); MedXoom (healthcare payment identify) Threadsketch (cybersecurity); One Donation ( charitable giving platform); and Wellnicity (actionable insights for self insured benefits plans) Winston Starts, a non profit group that aims to accelerate the growth of startup businesses. It is providing space to 12 tenants on the 4th and 5th floors, taking in 36,000 square feet. Other tenants previously installed in the building include: Center for Women in Entrepreneurship and Business (Salem College), Center for Private Business (Wake Forest), Kenan Institute (UNC School of the Arts) and Forsyth Country Day School on the 3rd Floor and Grubb Properties along with a 5,000 sq. ft. fitness center on the 2nd. The Flow Automotive Companies is the anchor tenant, taking in floors 14-18 and about 90,000 sq. ft. of space for its workforce of about 140. Plans are advancing forward with the residential portion of the project that will be facing W. Fourth Street. Grubb has worked out a deal with the City of Winston-Salem of having a portion of the units set aside for affordable housing.
  3. And so you've admitted that you set it up as a comparison. I rest my case with the jury
  4. The point is if I were you with your history, I wouldn't compare. If you feel you're being misconstrued, then shut up about any comparison and no one can twist your words.
  5. Says the Master of Deflection AlmaPinnix, there's no big fuss whatsoever. Just setting the record straight. One would think that a poster that has been identified by multiple posters over several years as being somewhat provocative regarding such contrast & compare tactics regarding neighboring cities would catch a clue & refrain, but no such luck. The point is that this Galyon station thread didn't need any mention of Union Station in order to be a fully informative post. That's the simple truth of the matter.
  6. Unfortunately the Boi is incapable of not succumbing to resurrecting a city vs city debate because he cannot overcome his passive aggressive posture toward the Camel City. People who have not been active followers on this site for the last 8-9 years cannot truly appreciate the full & complete dialogue that has occurred regarding his exhausting need to have GSO be front & center regarding all aspects of this site as well as other sites. He had a perfectly informative post on his city's train station and even incorporated earlier stations in GSO as part of the dialogue. It was fully complete and was something that you, jthomas, as well as others could have enjoyed and found informative. But he just had to set up a compare and contrast situation with Winston's Union Station and to make sure to infer it to a smaller size, when the fact of the matter is that the Winston station is 3 stories in height, had part of its original structure destroyed when it was decommissioned as a train station and thus is not that much "smaller" than the Galyon station. And then when it is brought up, he gets all indignant & gets a persecution complex. It truly is sad. I too was bewildered by the photo dump of the Elm Street storefronts. Those should have been set up as a separate topic IMO to allow posters to weigh in on the particulars of that topic. Could have been a pretty vibrant thread. It's great that both cities have invested in their vintage train stations and have them in a position to maximize the transportation potential sometime in the future.
  7. Now is the first time I have had the opportunity to respond to this post that you have revised numerous times from your original comment, which again long time posters to this space as well as City Data will be all too familiar with. I can assure you that I too have had quite a few PMs from people over the years that don't agree with you and also don't want to get caught up in your manufactured drama . For the record, there have been plenty of posters from places other than Winston that have publicly called out your behavior, Raleigh, Charlotte & even Wash. DC posters come to mind. So the questioning of the motives behind your supposedly "innocuous" comments have been pointed out from across the land. The actual true point of the matter is there was no general negative reaction in this thread other than you took a statement from another site that was never written on Urban Planet; a statement that I myself found a bit too strong and inserted in this thread in order to purposely resurrect a feud of your own making that dissipated quite sometime ago to once again passive aggressively take a swing at people that you harbor a grudge that are not participants on this site. It's unfortunate. I've seen snarky comments between RDU & Charlotte posters regarding the oneupsmanship of their respective cities and have noticed that no one seems to take as thin skinned a reaction as you tend to do. It is indeed puzzling and you should just try harder to leave the your perceived slights out of the public domain. My recommendation is that you should rest in the comfort that there are many great things happening in your favorite Triad downtown and there will be more to come. God Bless!
  8. Classic Passive Aggressive Boi Behavior. You could have taken that position several posts back. RichardC gave a personal opinion regarding the aesthetics of the Carrroll SOB project. You offered a different point of view. Check/CheckMate. Yet you could not pass up the opportunity to disparage/denigrate bloggers from Winston-Salem from a totally different forum that's not even a part of this dialogue. This project has not even been a topic of discussion there. Someone WHO LIVES IN CHARLOTTE referenced this project in a post of a different topic. You apparently have been a pretty busy Peeping Tom over there. You chose to use that one off comment to yet again further perpetuate this False Narrative of your own creation that bloggers from Winston have this overarching "Hatred" and "Envy" of GSO which is ridiculous. Long time observers of Urban Planet as well as City Data have experienced your history of transference, gaslighting & expertly playing the victim. You among all the posters on these sites seem to have the most issues with a good number of other posters. At some point I believe most people would take a moment or two of self reflection to ponder why that is. But not you. With regards to the Carroll SOB, it has the earmarks of a good project. I agree the tower portion of this iteration is much improved over the previous tower although if the tower remains at 180,000 square feet @ 20 stories, that going to be a pretty thin 9,000 sq. ft. per floor plate. Love the ground floor retail.
  9. The finishing touches to the new Central Library are currently being completed. A grand opening date should be forth coming. Exterior Photo courtesy of J. Silkstone Photography Interior photos courtesy of General Contractor Frank L. Blum Construction Co.
  10. This will be the Triad's first location of CycleBar, an indoor cycling fitness center. It will be going into one of the three retail spaces in the Twin City Lofts Bldg. at Fourth & Marshall. It represents at least a partial return of a fitness center to the site since the entire ground floor retail space was previously the location of a Gold's Gym before their lease was bought out by the condo developers. CycleBar has concierge-level service and amenities for riders. It's described as being like a rock concert, with an amazing sound system with DJ booth, custom lighting, and massive video screens in CycleBar’s CycleTheatre. Cyclists have access to playlists from the classes on their CycleBeats system. They also have a CycleGiving program to support local causes and they have meetups at restaurants, bars, and area events. https://cyclebar.com/
  11. Here's the Winston-Salem Journal's photo gallery of pictures from the ribbon cutting of the newly remodeled Benton. There is still some ancillary work on the exterior on the N. Cherry Street side that remains to be finished. It turned out beautifully. http://www.journalnow.com/gallery/benton-convention-center-ribbon-cutting/collection_db7dc55c-73b4-11e7-87f5-1b4087aaaa4f.html#3
  12. Bookmarks, the organization that has produced one of the largest book/literary festivals in the Southeast opened a couple of weeks ago in their new 4,600 sq. ft. headquarters and bookstore at 634 West Fourth Street directly behind Foothills Brewery. This new space incorporates Bookmarks' offices, a meeting and conference room, and a nonprofit independent bookstore. There is a entrance alleyway directly from W. Fourth as well as off street parking on Holly Avenue. with direct access to the store. Foothills will be opening up an adjacent 5,400 sq. ft. cafe'/event space with the capacity of handling up to 300 people. It looks to become one of the most unique gathering spaces in Camel City. The floor plan to the left reflects the bookstore. The shelving is on wheels so that the space can be re-configured to meeting space with the capability to host up to
  13. Construction has recently commenced on yet another large downtown apartment project that consumes an entire city block! West End Station will consist of 229 residential units, with two courtyards, swimming pool & other outdoor amenities as well as underground parking. Its location just west of Broad Street & below West Fourth will further knit the West End District tighter into the Brookstown District at the BB&T Ballpark thereby enlarging the downtown urban grid. Here's the architect's comments on this reported $40 million project: Green Street elevation. West End Station West End Station is a 229-unit apartment project in Winston-Salem, NC. Developed by Charlotte based DPJ Residential, the building is designed on a site with significant topography at the edge of downtown. The primary front, along Green Street, is a 3-story façade, stepping a full story toward the rear of the site and Brookstown Avenue. A podium garage, accessed from the lower side of the site carves beneath the building, with 4 full levels of apartments resting above and addressing the Brookstown edge. A large pool courtyard and amenity plaza tucks behind the split portion of the Green Street arm of the building, flanking one of two elevated passive courtyards over the parking garage. Construction is expected to begin summer of 2017.
  14. Here's rendering of the finished project. I have a feeling that the Power Plant will become the epicenter of the Innovation Quarter. The first restaurant announced for B.P.P. is from Claire Calvin, the owner of an extremely popular West End restaurant called The Porch, which serves authentic Tex Mex cuisine in the West End Millworks complex. The name of the new restaurant Alma Mexicana translates to "Mexican soul." The native Texan said the new location would have a simpler, smaller menu at lunch designed to accommodate downtown workers, and a more "sophisticated" dinner atmosphere featuring shared-plate menu items and cocktails. She envisions Alma Mexicana to be an ideal, laid-back spot for Saturday lunch with the kids and a good spot to take a date at night. In addition to seating about 50 inside, the new restaurant will be able to serve another 25 on a patio below street level that she described as like a "sunken garden." The Porch has 3,000 square feet plus outdoor seating. Two bars are planned -- one geared toward lunch service with beer taps, and another orientated more toward cocktails and the night crowd. Earlier this week, additional tenants were announced: CML Microsystems, a wireless semiconductor and flash memory controller manufacturing and distribution company, will relocate its U.S. headquarters from Corporate Square Drive in Winston-Salem to occupy 5,650 square feet of a total approximate 20,000 square feet of the third floor of the main building of Bailey Power Plant. Twelve employees will conduct product marketing, sales, distribution and technical support out of the new location. “We are excited to be moving into the Innovation Quarter,” said Mark Gunyuzlu, president of CML Microsystems. “We have many capabilities in analog, mixed signal, DSP and microprocessor design, and we hope to leverage our technical depth and expertise to generate opportunities for collaboration with other companies there and so grow our presence.” Several Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center entities will occupy the fourth and fifth floors. Wake Forest Innovations and Wake Forest Innovation Quarter will relocate approximately 40 employees in 13,460 square feet of the fifth floor. Other Wake Forest Baptist entities to locate on the fourth floor and the remainder of the fifth floor will be announced at a later date. Wake Forest Innovations is comprised of the Center for Technology Innovation & Commercialization, which collaborates with industry to accelerate the development and commercialization of inventions stemming from Wake Forest Baptist, and the Center for Industry Research Collaboration, which expedites industry collaboration with faculty and staff engaged in pre-clinical and clinical research. Wake Forest Innovations personnel are currently located at multiple sites in Winston-Salem. The move to Bailey Power Plant will unite these teams under one roof and will free up space needed for the growing research activities of the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Wake Forest Innovations will implement a “hybrid office” design in its new space, aimed to facilitate collaboration among teams. The new workspaces will feature open-concept workstations, small- and medium-sized “huddle” spaces, multi-use conference rooms and sound-dampening booths for private calls or focused work. “The way people work and interact has changed rapidly over the past decade,” said Eric Tomlinson, chief innovation officer for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and president of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. “This new work space in Bailey Power Plant will reflect our commitment to collaboration and become an incubator for understanding how teams can embrace open communication and work cooperatively.” “The addition of these diverse and exciting groups to Bailey Power Plant continues the momentum that the Innovation Quarter has experienced over the last half-decade,” said Will Partin, senior director of development for Wexford Science & Technology. “Bailey Power Plant played an important role in the history of downtown Winston-Salem, and we are excited for it to continue helping energize the city for decades to come.” New renderings released by Wexford Science & Technology reflect how the outdoor spaces around the main building of Bailey Power Plant will be revitalized. For example, the south entrance of Bailey Power Plant on 4th Street, which features a historic rail line that once brought coal into the power plant, will be repurposed into an elevated rail track, reminiscent of the High Line development of former overhead rail lines in New York City. http://www.innovationquarter.com/wp-con ... 603161.jpg Canopied tables and chairs will be present along the elevated track and throughout the outdoor areas for workers, student, residents and visitors. Light fixtures will be added at the top of the chimneystacks, offering an exciting element to Winston-Salem’s skyline. http://www.innovationquarter.com/wp-con ... 606161.jpg http://www.innovationquarter.com/wp-con ... Night1.jpg
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