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 Post subject: Winston-Salem Wish List
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:16 am 
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This is the thread to think creatively and to think big for the City. IF possible, explain your concepts, prospects, dreams, and desires and respond to others' ideas.

1. Downtown Arena: Having a downtown arena would automatically inject new life into center city for a large percentage of the year. It would also spur ancillary development, such as bars and clubs that would further enliven the city core.

2. Entertainment District: City Council is already exploring the possibility of creating a downtown entertainment district that would have the bulk of the city's clubs, bars, and night life.

3. Downtown Major League Soccer Stadium-The state's most Latin city should seek a major league soccer team, and downtown is the only place it should go.


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 10:00 am 
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Entertainment District: I am not particularly sure what area is included in the proposed entertainment district but I believe that Liberty Street could become the heart of the district. Slightly differentiated from the gallery space on Trade Street, Liberty has the available space and land to create something very different and unique.

This area could become the more clubby nightlife venue which would slightly differ from the more casual bar appeal of Trade Street's nightlife. I would like to see a modern, artsy boutique hotel on the corner of 6th and Liberty where the old brick building stands. A place with great artwork and design, with a chic lobby bar with hip music and a New York vibe. The hotel wouldn't have to be very tall, but it could have underground parking since the land slopes down to Main St. While imagining, a rooftop bar and pool would be awesome.

On the opposite corner where the Greenspot is, another midrise building with office space for creative companies full of young urbanites. A really stylish restaurant could be on the main floor that would provide lunch/dinner during the day and become a hotspot at night. Somewhere like:
Vapianos http://www.vapianointernational.com/vapiano/
Ketchup http://www.dolcegroup.com/

These developments would potentially spark development and interest to this street and bring people over from Trade and attract new restaurants, bars and clubs. I really wouldn't want to focus residential on this street because this place could become very crowded and noisy at night. Apartments and condos should be located at the ends of Liberty or on neighboring streets. Creative companies and businesses could inhabit the area by day.


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 10:47 am 
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I like your entire premise, Winston's finest with the exception of the location of the boutique hotel. If you are suggesting that the brick bldg. on the NE corner be torn down for the hotel, I would like to counter that with leaving that bldg. to be re-developed into restaurant/clubs with some office space upstairs and consolidate the hotel into a larger/taller mixed use bldg. on the Greenspace lot that incorporates hospitality & office. They have torn down the lawyers office facing Main as well as one of the bldgs. further south on Liberty so there is plenty of room to get something going.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:27 am 
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I love your ideas and vision, Winston's Finest!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:51 am 
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The building at the NE corner of Liberty & Sixth is the Harrison Building, constructed in 1925. It housed a string of nightclubs (Mahogany Lounge, Rolls Royce Lounge, etc.) in recent years. It's ornamental limestone and brick front parapet, inscribed "Harrison 1925" was a casualty of the infamous storm of May 5, 1989.

This could be recreated with the aid of photographs. The building also needs restoration/replacement of its second floor wooden windows and storefronts. Given the huge number of vacant lots, there is no justification, save for fire or structural failure, to destroy another building of this vintage. Having suffered the loss of virtually every 19th-century structure, the handful of those dating to the 1920s is about all Downtown has left.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:03 pm 
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-Relocate Krispy Kreme from Knollwood to 4th Street.

-Accept Civic Plaza as a failure and develop the lot with new mid-high rises

-Pursue a House of Blues or Live Nation venue

-Expand TCQ with convention/hotel space at 5th and Trade

-Develop Main Street

-Consider rebuilding demolished structures
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:00 am 
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How about Krispy Kreme in a cleverly remodeled Pepper Building.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:00 am 
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For those who may not recognize the view: The bottom photo (above) shows the old R.J. Reynolds headquarters at Fifth and Main built in 1911 and demolished for a parking lot in 1972. The Charles Building is at left.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:02 am 
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yadkinv wrote:
How about Krispy Kreme in a cleverly remodeled Pepper Building.


How about Krispy Kreme in a cleverly designed skyscraper next to an authentically restored Pepper Building?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:04 am 
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The Possum wrote:
yadkinv wrote:
How about Krispy Kreme in a cleverly remodeled Pepper Building.


How about Krispy Kreme in a cleverly designed skyscraper next to an authentically restored Pepper Building?


Next to a beautifully landscaped and fountained Civic Plaza :yahoo:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:06 am 
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The Possum wrote:
For those who may not recognize the view: The bottom photo (above) shows the old R.J. Reynolds headquarters at Fifth and Main built in 1911 and demolished for a parking lot in 1972. The Charles Building is at left.


Looking at that bottom photo, makes my stomach turn. To think of all the possibilities :(


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:35 am 
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How about Krispy Kreme in a cleverly designed skyscraper next to an authentically restored Pepper Building?
Even better!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:34 am 
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Purchased by the City of Burlington in 1948, this 1910 Dentzel Carousel in the Burlington City Park has been beautifully restored. The ride is accompanied by a genuine vintage band organ.

Civic Plaza needs one of THESE!


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The park also has a miniature train as well as several other "kiddie" rides:
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There is no park in Winston-Salem that can hold a candle to this place. . .


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:53 pm 
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Kingsport, TN CAROUSEL PROJECT:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:50 am 
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Here's a great idea . . . the RJR Smokestack Kaleidoscope Project !

Journal article:
http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/ar ... 0f31a.html

Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/RJR-Smok ... 8475284740


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