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Asked: What would you like to see in this historic building in downtown Winston-Salem?

The property was a pawn shop for decades. Now it’s for sale.

Street front of building with a metal awning. A banner is hanging from a metal awning and other for sale signs are on the building face and metal doors. A sign in green letters says "Camel Pawn Shop: Home of Low Prices."

Signage from Camel Pawn Shop is still on the front of the building.

Photo by WStoday

Can you envision what’s next for a historic building downtown? The property at 422 N. Liberty St. is currently vacant. It’s also for sale for $895,000.

The four-story building was built circa 1912. Harris Clein moved Camel Pawn Shop Fine Jewelry into the space in 1961 and later bought the building. The family business closed in 2023 after 92 years in business. (Clein’s son Ron has since opened Camel Jewelers at 3068 Trenwest Dr., Ste. 3.)

The building is 17,444 sqft., including a basement. Ceilings are 9- to 15-ft tall. You can take a virtual tour and contact Meridian Realty for more information.

The property is zoned for office, residential, and retail. What do you want to see move into the space? Share your ideas.