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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Hoots Beer Co./Roller Bar, Sutler Spirits, and 918 Bridge Street

I believe they signed the lease sometime ago and have been renovating the space for awhile but Hoots Beer Co. hopes to open Hoots Roller Bar in the former Hoots Roller Mill at 918 Bridge Street off Northwest Boulevard between Reynolda and Cherry. You know, that little warehouse section back-dropped by the steep-kudzoed hill and book-ended by Bob's Big Gas and the folk/outsider artist Sam "the Dot Man"?

Praise be, on August 27th, Ryan Pitts, Eric Weyer, and Eric Swaim the owners/founders reached their Kickstarter goal of $20,000 and I assume that means full-speed ahead. If you read this article fellas, please provide an update. This is an article that previously appeared in the Winston-Salem Journal about them.

In other news, according to this Winston-Salem Journal article, Scot Sanborn a (former?) model is applying for permits to become the North Carolina's 14th distillery as Sutler's Spirits which will also be housed in the former roller mill. And finally, Claire Calvin inspired by the Hoots Beer Co.'s success on Kickstarter (she contributed to their campaign), is trying to raise funds of her own to expand her Dinners on the Porch concept "family-friendly meals prepared the day they are delivered"*with real estate all its own. Contribute to her success here.

*Claire if you read this, it is a little long but I think that should be trademarked

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

New Five-Story Office Building to be Built at Fourth and Broad

The building will feature 55,000 sq. ft. of Class-A office space including a roof-top conference room. It is 60% pre-leased which the developer John Reece II, of Commercial Realty Advisors believes is a good sign for the market generally. Construction is set to begin in June and is estimated to be completed by mid-2014.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Winston-Salem Cycling Classic!

Don Flow and Co., the group that brought professional tennis to the Twin City through the Winston-Salem Open, is now doing the same with cycling through the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic. The race will be an official USA Cycling event.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Wake Forest Innovation Quarer

The Piedmont Triad Research Park has been re-branded:  Wake Forest Innovation Quarter (this is a link to the new website.) Distilled from talking heads, the idea behind the re-branding seems to be 1) distinguish its from Research Triangle Park (PTRP v. RTP), 2) to leverage Wake Forest's brand, and 3) broaden appeal away from biotech to include IT and other high-tech industries.

Other Articles on the New Quarter:
 - The Winston-Salem Journal
 - The Triad Business Journal
 - Press Release from Wake Health

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Pepper Building

 The Pepper Building located at 104 Fourth St., has been purchased by a joint venture between U.S. Development and local developer Michael Coe. Local architect David E. Gall will design the project while McCrory Construction is to complete the work which is scheduled to begin immediately. Plans include moderately priced apartments ($800/month) with retail on the bottom floor. According to the Triad Business Journal, a Brazilian steakhouse has already been secured as a ground-floor tenant.