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WStoday: Dutch Light bar coming soon to Bailey Park
Dutch Light bar coming soon to Bailey Park | Photo by Dutch Light Bar via Instagram
From your favorite restaurants to retail stores, we’ve gathered a list of exciting development happening in the Twin City. Get ready to shop, eat, and socialize at these new spots.

🗓️ Coming soon

Every time we look around, it seems like something new is popping up in the Twin City. Whether you’re looking for your next coffee shop destination or a new public park to stretch your legs, we’re rounding up a few things coming soon to Winston-Salem.

Community

Salem Parkway Multi-Use Path West, Downtown Winston-Salem | Opening date TBD | The new pathway connection between Peters Creek Parkway and Truist Stadium to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist will have pedestrian-friendly roads to encourage walkability.

La Barberia Social Club, 5583 Robin Lark Circle | Spring 2024 | More than just a haircut or a trim, customers will have access to pool table, video games, and more to keep themselves entertained before their appointment.

WStoday: La Barberia Social Club space rendering coming to Winston-Salem

This new barbershop is taking it to a whole new level, offering a space for people to socialize in between appointments.

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Photo by La Barberia Social Club via Instagram

Dining

Sushi Rose, 247 E. 5th St. | Opening date TBD | The Japanese-Latin dining experience comes with cocktails and wine — menu items include signature torched jalapeños, crispy rice tuna, nigiri, and sashimi tiradito.

Dutch Light Bar, 450 N. Patterson Ave. | Summer 2024 | The craft cocktail bar features a greenhouse-style design environment on the second level at Bailey Park.

Dive Bar, 1131 Burke St., | Early April 2024 | The arcade bar experience will be geared toward 21+ adults.

WStoday: Simply Sonya's restaurant coming on Peters Creek Parkway

Simply Sonya’s serves Southern comfort foods + hosts various events weekly.

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Photo by Simply Sonya’s via Facebook

Dream Kreams, 102 3rd St. W., Unit 102 | March 2024 | The new store location will serve different ice cream flavors, including vegan almond amaretto, non-dairy pistachio cloud, and non-dairy strawberry crunch cake.

Simply Sonya’s, 985 Peters Creek Pkwy. | Spring/Summer 2024 | The restaurant’s menu includes wings, oxtails, banana pudding, and peach cobbler.

✅ Now open

If there’s one thing we love more than looking ahead to the future, it’s enjoying the present at one of Winston-Salem’s newest spots. Check out this list of recently opened establishments in the Twin City.

Business

Vecino Center for Language and Culture LLC, Mobile locations | October 2023 | The center provides a social hub and environment to learn new languages and explore different cultures through intensive classes and workshops.

The CMPND, 231 W. 4th St., Ste. 201 | December 2023 | The creative space provides tools and resources for musicians to further pursue their craft and manage their business.
 
Asked
 
How many new openings did we help you discover?

A. Barely any — I’m the first to know everything
B. There were a few I hadn’t heard of
C. Most of them
D. These were all news to me
 
 
Events
 
Thursday, Feb. 29
  • Living Legacies | Thursday, Feb. 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Rd., Winston-Salem | $10 | Keynote speaker Maya Brooks will discuss Black culture and heritage through contemporary visual arts + talk about legacy building in Winston Salem.
Friday, March 1
  • “The Breakdown” | Friday, March 1 | 7:30-10 p.m. | D.O.S.E. Art Collective, 606 Trade St., Winston-Salem | Free | Join the live electronic music jam sessions with other artists — bring your instrument if you’d like.
Saturday, March 2
  • Jeeps N Java | Saturday, March 2 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Be Kind Coffee Co., 3560 Clemmons Rd., Ste. B, Clemmons | Free | Bring your fur babies and make new friends over coffee + listen to some jams — Nada Mas Empanadas food truck will be on site.
  • Winston-Salem Vintage Show | Saturday, March 2 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Wise Man Brewing, 814 N. Angelo Brothers Ave., Winston-Salem | Cost of purchase | Shop from more than 20 vintage vendors + enjoy live music and food trucks.
Plan Ahead
  • Community Open House at Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center | Saturday, March 9 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center, 1750 Kernersville Medical Pkwy., Kernersville | Free | Get a first look at Novant Health’s brand new birth center and meet doctors, get to know the facility, and enjoy family-friendly activities.*
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News Notes
 
Community
  • Hear city leaders discuss the underlying causes of the housing crisis in Winston-Salem. Join in the conversation at Centenary United Methodist Church (646 W. 5th St.) Sunday, March 3 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Arts
  • Be part of Culture Winston-Salem’s first public art collaboration. The group is looking for volunteers to help paint several murals at Liberty Plaza. The first project is scheduled for Sunday, March 10 — RSVP to volunteer.
Plan Ahead
  • Walk, stroll, and roll at The Piedmont Triad Elder Abuse Awareness event on June 15 at Triad Park (9652 E. Mountain St., Kernersville). Registration and a vendor fair will start at 9 a.m. — the opening ceremony and walk kicks off at 10:30 a.m.
Award
  • An East Forsyth High School sophomore is the first champion of North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s state wrestling championship women’s division. Taylor Williams won a gold medal in the competition and hopes to wrestle in college.
 
 
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Still open in our memories
WStoday: Trade Street shops in Downtown Winston-Salem
Fancy Groceries is coming soon on North Trade Street. | Photo by WStoday
Gone but never forgotten. While we’ve seen an influx of new businesses in recent days, we’ve also had to say quite a few goodbyes.

Here are places WStoday readers said they wished would return:

“Pig Pickings just had the best barbecue, hotdogs, pork skins, fish —I haven’t seen a restaurant around here like that in a while.”

“Chars — No one else can do a footlong special as good as theirs. Come to think of it there aren’t many places that still serve footlongs.”

“Four Seasons Drive In — I haven’t had a good souvlaki or burger in a basket since they closed.”

“Allen’s Dairy Treats”

“Dom’s, Mooney’s, and Crafted. It is increasingly hard to find excellent protein-heavy vegan options!”

We also posed the question on Instagram and here’s how some of you responded:

“Fabian’s” — @a_senseofnostalgia

“Athena” — @synergywsnc

“Irie Rhythms - the best Jamaican food I’ve ever had. I’m still searching for Jamaican/Caribbean food as good as that. Johnny & Junes 😂 Just kidding. Sort of.” @msmorgan07
 
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The Wrap
 
WStoday: Kellina Wanteu Today’s edition by:
Kellina
From the editor
I’d love to see the Harvest Market co-op grocery store come back. I’m a big advocate for health and promoting sustainable ways for our community to buy produce at affordable prices. I hope the store reopen sometimes in the future.
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