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WStoday: West Edge mixed-used development
The shopping center features restaurants, coffee shops, and more. | Rendering by Adams Property Group
You may have noticed changes in the west side of Winston-Salem. A new shopping center and apartment complex are taking shape.

The $80 million mixed-use project, West Edge, is located at the intersection of Robinhood Road and Meadowlark Drive — just north of the Brookberry Farm residential community. Adams Property Group (APG), headquartered in Downtown Charleston, completed the 68,200-sqft shopping center earlier this year.

Currently, Publix, Dunkin’, West Edge Dental, Jersey Mike’s, and Mimosas Nail Bar have opened. The barbershop, La Barberia expected to open in the next few months. Additionally, the property group is working to attract a new Mexican restaurant and a mailing service to the shopping center.

WStoday: West Edge mixed-use development aerial view of Publix shopping center

Although the development is not fully complete, you can still shop around a few businesses in the area.


Photo by Sarah Muncy Photography

“We really work with the owners, the developers, the investors so we have the perfect fit for all of our tenants in there,” Linnell Ray, property manager with APG said.

Just across from the shopping center, The Sutton will feature studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments at Robin Lark Drive. It’s expected to open sometime in 2024. We’ve reached out to the developer and are still waiting to hear back on an opening date.

In addition to the retail space, West Edge residents can expect new amenities, including a clubhouse, dog park, car wash, and game room.
Monday, April 15
  • From The Ground Up | Monday, April 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Southern Home and Kitchen, 200 S. Stratford Rd., Winston-Salem | $72 | Learn some ideas for using ground beef in easy but tasty family-friendly recipes with instructor Michael Hastings.
Tuesday, April 16
  • Earth Day Celebration | Tuesday, April 16 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, 215 S. Main St., Winston-Salem | Free | Learn about native wildflowers + make an upcycled suncatcher at this family-friendly event — bring a recycled plastic water bottle.
  • Jazz Ensemble II Spring Concert | Tuesday, April 16 | 7-9 p.m. | Winston-Salem State University, Dillard Auditorium in Anderson Center, 601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem | Free | Watch students perform jazz and blues at a functional level with the guidance of Dr. James Armstrong.
  • Special Trivia Night: Trevor Noah Edition | Tuesday, April 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Joymongers Barrel Hall, 480 W. End Blvd., Winston-Salem | Free entry | Test your knowledge on topics related to the Emmy award-winning comedian — plus get a chance to win a ticket to see Noah at the Face to Face Speaker Forum.
Wednesday, April 17
  • Learn How to Create Eco-Friendly Plastics | Wednesday, April 17 | 5-6 p.m. | Forsyth County Central Library, 660 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem | Free | Bring your young one to this educational workshop where they will make a fun and pliable corn plastic from cornstarch.
Thursday, April 18
  • The Bad Dads Comedy Show | Thursday, April 18 | 7 p.m. | The Mayfair Lounge, 633 N. Liberty St., Winston-Salem | $15-$20 | Mark Brady and Justin Scranton, winners of NC’s Funniest Contest, will bring their hilarious live acts to the stage.
Plan Ahead
  • SummerLark featuring Barenaked Ladies | Saturday, May 11 | 7-10 p.m. | Bailey Park, 445 Patterson Ave., Winston-Salem | $45-$50 | Jam to the Barenaked Ladies and enjoy food, bevs, and whole-family fun while supporting cancer patients at this annual benefit concert.*
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News Notes
  • Today, April 15 is the last day for property and business owners in Downtown Winston-Salem to submit their application for the SLIM Grant to receive up to $5,000 to make their storefronts more beautiful. The deadline is at 5 p.m.
  • Applications are open for entrepreneurs looking to accelerate their business idea. Center for Creative Economy assists individuals in developing viable businesses during the 10-week program. The fee to participate is $1,195 — applications are due Tuesday, June 4.
Try This
  • Play chess while indulging in a side of coconut cake at the Generations Center (114 W. 30th St.) on Friday, April 26 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The free event celebrates NC Black Repertory Company’s theater production “Coconut Cake”.
Plan Ahead
  • Bust out your sneakers for the United Way of Forsyth County’s annual fundraiser gala on Saturday, June 15. Enjoy live entertainment, dinner, drinks, and a silent auction at the Anderson Conference Center at Winston-Salem State University from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. — tickets start at $75.
  • April is National Volunteer Month. If you’re looking for a way to serve, sign up to volunteer with Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks between April 21 and April 27 at various locations in the city.
Plan Ahead
  • There’s still time to grab tickets to see Trevor Noah. The award-winning comedian + bestselling author is coming to town on Tuesday, April 30. This Face to Face event is expected to be the biggest in the history of the series. Read: Tickets are selling fast. Secure your spot.*
The Buy
Seaav workout gear. Try out these trendy pieces from a brand who donates 1% of profits towards the We The Reef Foundation.
How often do you play pickleball?
WStoday: pickeball courts on a sunny day at Sedge Garden
A pickleball court is the same size as a doubles badminton court but striped similar to a tennis court. | Photo by @ws_recreationparks
Earlier this week, we shared how pickleball became the fastest growing sport in the US + a list of where you can play the sport in Forsyth County.

Here’s what some of you said when it comes to how much you play pickleball.

46% responded “No, but I’d like to”
19% said “Sometimes”
18% answered “Yes, I do it all the time”
16% of you chose “No, and I don’t intend to”

Since then, we’ve added two more places to the list. Find out where they are.
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The Wrap
WStoday: Kellina Wanteu Today’s edition by:
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I had a busy weekend enjoying my time in the Twin City. From attending the African Music Open House — which took me back to my roots — to attending Winston-Salem Symphony’s performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on Saturday. Spring and summer are my favorite seasons to explore the city.
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