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Triad Biz  Winston-Salem’s resurgent downtown is no overnight success

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Triad Next, my monthly column in the Triad Business Journal, looks at the revitalization of downtown Winston-Salem, which my radio report was based on. The full story is here on Medium.com.

Excerpt: From Krankies Coffee on the east side to Camino Bakery in the center to Moselles Fresh Southern Bistro in West End, downtown Winston-Salem – which, unlike downtown Greensboro, preserved so much of its original architecture, from storefronts to factories – is alive and buzzing and growing…Yet to truly appreciate all that’s happened and continues to happen – look at the new deluxe apartments in Plant 64, look at Mast General coming to Trade Street – it’s important to remember how desolate and dreary this huge swath of town was just a decade-and-a-half ago.