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Winston Salem downtown feels more urban to me than even Raleigh.  I think it is tall buildings mixed with a lot of older factories turned offices, apartments etc.  The old Forsyth County courthouse is

Upstart medical tech firm moves from Boston to downtown Winston in the incubator Winston Starts. https://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2019/11/01/musician-moves-boston-based-medical-technology.h

Proposed entertainment complex coming to downtown. https://www.journalnow.com/business/downtown-food-hall-bowling-and-golf-simulator-may-come-to/article_a8eb5fe5-3c1f-5a52-b9cb-45dc4ce2ff30.html

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www.downtownwinstonsalem.blogspot.com has updates on the next wave of restaurants coming soon to downtown.

Dioli's Italian Market is bringing their second W-S location to the Steven's Center.

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Tate's Martini Bar and a new Mexican restaurant are also ready to open on W. 4th St.

Photos of all 3 projects can be seen in this blog entry:

http://downtownwinstonsalem.blogspot.com/2010/05/things-are-cooking-downtown-pun.html

Mary's of Course is finishing up their renovation project in the Arts District. The new restaurant is being relocated from Brookstown to a historic one story building on Trade, north of 7th St. Grand opening is June 4.

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Grilled Asparagus, a new vegetarian restaurant will occupy the old Mary's of Course space in Brookstown.

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updates on a few developments...

New 4th Street restaurant, Buena Pinta, scheduled to open late summer/early fall

http://downtownwinstonsalem.blogspot.com/2010/06/buena-pinta-under-construction.html

Ollie's bakery plans to add Ollie's Kitchen next to the Marshall Street store. Restaurant should be open in October.

http://downtownwinstonsalem.blogspot.com/2010/07/business-journal-reported-in-todays.html

Club Therapy recently opened at Twin City Quarter.

http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2010/jul/07/a-place-to-relax-therapy-an-upscale-nightclub-is-s/

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I definitely would have liked a much different retailer for this space as well, but with the growing number of people living and working downtown stores like this are needed. I do wish this was on Liberty street instead, but according to other sources it is supposed to be more of an "upscale" dollar store that specializing in things downtown businesses would need and it will include a small business center with computer and printer access. Lets see what happens

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Retail Space in PTRP being renovated.

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Signs for a new Italian restaurant, Trattoria Comunale, are posted up at the corner of 4th and Patterson. This hasnt been in the news yes...just the DWSP blog.

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The Grilled Asparagus will be opening in the former Downtown Deli space on 4th.

http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2010/jul/30/winston-salem-get-first-vegetarian-restaurant-sept/

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Souphab Daoheang, owner of two restaurants on Fourth Street (Downtown Thai and Soup's Palace)is opening an upscale lounge with a "rooftop experience" opposite One Park Vista.

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News story plus a video on downtown's "booming business":

http://www.wxii12.com/money/24681055/detail.html

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The second phase of Rana Loca, Azul Lounge will bring high energy entertainment & a dancing venue to Commerce Plaza. The upper level will have a lounge & private room for business entertaining functions or private parties.

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read details here:

http://downtownwinstonsalem.blogspot.com/2010/08/azul-lounge-coming-to-downtown-soon-its.html

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GMAC adding 50 - 60 jobs to 5th St. operations.

http://www.wxii12.com/video/27348202/detail.html

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Camino Bakery and Wine Bar will be opening this June, in the former Quizno's space inside the Nissen Building. Owner Cary Clifford envisions a quiet restaurant for families.

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Buena Pinta is almost ready for business. Theyre hoping to be open early next month on 4th Street opposite One Park Vista.

Twitpic:http://twitpic.com/4a2h7b

read more about both new restaurants here:

http://www2.journalnow.com/business/2011/mar/19/WSBIZ01-business-briefs-for-march-19-ar-874648/?referer=http://downtownwinstonsalem.blogspot.com/&shorturl=http://journalnow.com/ar/874648/

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Diamondback Grill will open its second W-S restaurant in the Park Building.

http://www.smittysnotes.com/newsletter_template/Smitty's%20Notes%20March%20Edition%202011.html

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Great news for the downtown W-S office market. The regional VA office is expanding its downtown presence. 4 floors, 80,000 square feet of space will be upfitted in Wells Fargo Center. With this new tenant, the former Wachovia HQ is about 3,500 sf short of being at full capacity.

The article goes on explaining how downtown office space is filling up.

http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/print-edition/2011/07/08/veterans-affairs-adds-80000-sq-ft.html?page=2

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Separk Music is relocating to Lewisville after 70+ years of business on 4th street. Owners say most of their customers come from western Forsyth and the new location would better serve them.

Read here in Business Briefs

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Xia Lieu of Kernersville new restaurant is bringing a new restaurant to the Civic Plaza area. The old Forsyth County Register of Deeds space on the ground floor of the Liberty Plaza will be home to a Xia's Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar.

"It's going to have an eclectic New York feel," Lieu said

Expect large windows, 140 seats and outside seating. Completion date is set for mid October.

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Will Blackwell, a partner with Atlantic Coast Commercial, is also working on a deal to sign a national tenant across the hall from Xia. He declined to give a name.

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Camino Bakery will be opening soon in the Nissen Building

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New Clothing store coming to East 4th! Centennial Trade Co. will be opening in the same block as Crankies, opposite the Bailey. The store website isnt up yet, but you can get updates on twitter.

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@Centennial_NC

CentennialTradeCo. @Chadworth_ thanks for finding us! We'll be right behind Crankies Coffee. Our address will be 282 E 4th Street. Spread the word!

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CentennialTradeCo. 99% sure we've got the design for our front window set. It's a nod to RJR, the Co. that essentially built Winston-Salem. Kids Don't Smoke!

Opening is set for October

follow them on twitter:

http://twitter.com/Centennial_NC

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those photoS are from the Downtown W-S blog. I posted the link.

The restaurant boom continues for downtown with the announcement of a new 4th Street seafood restaurant. King's Crabshack and Oyster Bar is planned for a vacant space opposite Civic Plaza. Chefs Will Kingery and Norb Cooper from Willow's Bistro, plan to open the 2,400 sf restaurant this Fall. Expect a bar, 6 TVs and a relaxing, fun atmosphere.

Website coming soon.

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Livability.com ranks Winston-Salem as having the 2nd most livable downtown in the nation.

'A good downtown, whether it anchors a big city or a small town, acts a little like an addiction.

Go once and you can't resist going back for more.

In our search for the best downtowns, we considered the mix of entertainment options they had to offer, the planning that went into their design, and the beautiful architecture and green spaces that inspire interaction.

These downtowns are well thought out, walkable and easy to navigate. There's a range of flavors to be found in upscale eateries and casual cafés, while indie theaters, glossy off-Broadway productions, and family-friendly museums offer residents and visitors endless ways to spend their days. Buildings that have stood the test of time or showcase the edge of modern architecture add to the appeal, with parks and open spaces allowing a break from the city scene.

So whether you're looking to relocate in a city setting or just prefer to spend a day exploring all a downtown has to offer, this list of top downtowns is sure to have a scene that suits your needs.'

1. Indianapolis

2. Winston-Salem

3. Burlington, VT

4. San Antonio

5. Savannah

6. Louisville

7. Fort Worth

8. Chattanooga

9. Eugene, OR

10. Franklin, TN

http://livability.com/top-10-downtowns

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