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A special meeting re: Coe Plaza will be held this Friday at 4pm. Wanda Merschel has doubts about the city's involvement with financing the $10 million project. Details in today's journal.

http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2010/sep/08/080100/some-unsure-about-plans/

5th Street view

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-Units would be very affordable starting in the upper 700s a month.

-US development is planning to bring 1,000 residential units to downtown W-S over the next 5-10 years! There are other historic properties they are considering for restoration.

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A special meeting re: Coe Plaza will be held this Friday at 4pm. Wanda Merschel has doubts about the city's involvement with financing the $10 million project. Details in today's journal.

http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2010/sep/08/080100/some-unsure-about-plans/

5th Street view

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-Units would be very affordable starting in the upper 700s a month.

-US development is planning to bring 1,000 residential units to downtown W-S over the next 5-10 years! There are other historic properties they are considering for restoration.

You guys are lucky to get the Prioreschi's from Columbia. They are two of the principals of US Development and have forever changed the city of Columbia, SC. They have brought living to city center when nobody else thought it could be done. They are responsible developers and were crucial component to bring Mast to Main St Columbia.

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You guys are lucky to get the Prioreschi's from Columbia. They are two of the principals of US Development and have forever changed the city of Columbia, SC. They have brought living to city center when nobody else thought it could be done. They are responsible developers and were crucial component to bring Mast to Main St Columbia.

I love their portfolio and their bullish attitude for downtown Winston-Salem has me excited. Several key properties have sat empty for years without any developers showing interest in adaptive re-use.

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Updates

Friend these guys if youre on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/District-Bar-Grille/172403732797560

New project under construction behind Breakfast of Course in the Arts Disrict. Grand opening set for this Spring!

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FB update:

"To all of our new fans on facebook, the DB&G team would like to thank you for your support. This is going to be a spectacular building, great food and a very unique atmosphere for everyone."

interior demolition photos taken 2 weeks ago:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=172681232769810&set=a.172704326100834.28076.172403732797560

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more renderings:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=27870&id=172403732797560

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New Ziggy's grand opening set for May 19,2011

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slightly different site plan.

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Taken in late December

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The District Bar and Grille has several photo updates, a video and a couple new renderings on FaceBook. They also have a photo of the added outdoor seating area for neighboring Breakfast of Course.

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see here: http://www.facebook.com/DistrictBarandGrille

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Ziggy's is finally going vertical! The new opening date is pushed back to June 2011.

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FaceBook photo update:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=144940282220171&id=125422324171967&aid=25766

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Much success to Ziggys. I know NC has been waiting for long time for its rebirth.

A Yes!Weekly article featuring a couple who installed a baseball mural at BB&T ballpark mentions that another anchor is planned for Trade. Jim and Alisa Keegan plan to renovate the former 13,000 sf Western Auto store into an arts village. The largest tenant will be a upscale seafood restaurant. The top floor called 'The Mermaid Lounge', will feature a performance venue, studio space for film production, and art gallery. The couple is going green with construction with sustainable materials, skylights and solar panels. The whole construction process will be documented through film.

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http://www.yesweekly.com/triad/article-12248-ufffddreamsufffd-captures-spirit-of-the-city-of-the-arts.html

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great news! Ziggy's has always been a great venue and its good to see it opening back up. It will lead to more entertainment options coming downtown.

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Mast General Store has confirmed that it will create a new store in the Art's District in the old Coe Plaza building along with apartments on the upper levels.  This deal was made possible with a $2.3 million incentives package from the City, including a $250,000 direct grant, a $500,000 low-interest loan and $250,000 in public infrastructure improvements. As part of the public infrastructure piece, the city will upgrade an alley that runs between Cherry and Trade streets to give people who want to shop on Trade Street more direct access to the parking deck across the street from the Benton Convention Center.  The store is set to open in Spring of 2015.

http://www.yesweekly.com/triad/article-15359-%5Bbidness%5D.html

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The building has been gutted, still quite aways to go for Mast, work is continuing on the upper level apartments, but progress has been very slow. Especially in comparison with Plant 64 where the pace of construction has been astonishing to view.

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Fran Daniel/Winston-Salem Journal:

City Plaza LLC and Mashburn Construction will open today a model apartment at Village Lofts above the future Mast General Store. Village Lofts plans to have 48 new apartments ready for move-in by mid-November. The complex at 511 N. Cherry St. will offer studio, one- and two-bedroom units. Amenities include high ceilings, granite countertops and secure entry. Prices range from the $700s to $1,300 a month.

Tim Mclendon, a designer who has been on HGTV, selected the finish package and designed the model apartment.

For more information, visit www.village-lofts.net.


These aprts are ideally situated in the heart of the arts district. Work continues downstairs on the new Mast General Store location.

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Lynn Felder/Winston-Salem Journal:

The City of Arts and Innovation will soon have its first art park, appropriately situated between the Downtown Arts District and Wake Forest University’s Innovation Quarter, Derwin Montgomery announced Thursday at the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership’s annual luncheon. Montgomery represents the East Ward on the Winston-Salem City Council. Art for Art’s Sake (AFAS), a nonprofit group, is spearheading the creation of an art-themed public park, ARTivity on the Green. It will cost about $2 million, according to Harry Knabb, AFAS chairman and chief executive. Ground will be broken Dec. 1, with completion expected by May 2015, Knabb said.


The location and design of the park are intended to create a vibrant and entertaining link between Innovation Quarter and the downtown Arts District, and will incorporate a variety of features. Red lines will be potentially set into the sidewalks around the green space to lead visitors into the park. The red lines will meander to create raised setting elements and raised entry portals for art displays. Located at the center of the park, the red lines will converge to thrust upward 50 feet, and create 13 masts that will periodically emit vapor to create illuminated fog formations — a visual nod to the city’s industrial past. Other features planned for the park are an “artist performance shelter,” sculpted from silvery steel bands, and a concrete mural wall designed to serve as a constantly evolving canvas for local artists.


http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/city-to-get-first-art-themed-public-park/article_de0b9f11-b555-5e8a-be26-a9c3904f53aa.html?mode=image&photo=1

 

I am really pleased to hear the creation of this parks space. I think it is great that there continues to be the creation of these urban parks throughout the Downtown. With the existing Winston Square Park, Corpening Plaza, Grace Court & the park behind the old Targacept Bldg, the addition of this N. Liberty St park along with the development of Bailey Park in the IQ and Merschel Plaza in the heart of downtown on W. Fourth will have green space just a couple of blocks from people regardless of where they are Downtown.

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Here's a nice story, with beautiful photos, about the impact of the arts on Winston-Salem. 

"Around Towns - Winston-Salem - Camel City turns its eyes to Art" by Jen Tota McGivney, Charlotte Magazine, February 2019.

The Art Deco sign for The Cardinal in Winston-Salem is one of many architectural features to see downtown.

The Art Deco sign for The Cardinal in Winston-Salem is one of many architectural features to see downtown.

PHOTOGRAPHS BY LOGAN CYRUS

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LOGAN CYRUS

The old mill that the Sawtooth School is housed in makes it a one-of-a-kind space, celebrating Winston-Salem’s textile past.

Link to Charlotte Magazine: http://www.charlottemagazine.com/Charlotte-Magazine/February-2019/Around-Towns-An-Evolving-Winston-Salem/

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