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Published monthly by the Niche
Publications Department of the
418 N. Marshall St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
study shows need for a new central library 336-727-7293
By Jason Thiel
Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership President Editor
ecently, there 21st-century library. Below is a list of some of the
has been com- issues that were raised in the report. Layout and Design
munity discussion " The building lacks functionality and flexibility. Karen E. Liparulo
about the need Too many load-bearing walls impede the ability to
for a new Central Library. enlarge areas and create more open and flexible
Forsyth County, which spaces.
operates the area libraries, " The facility is inefficient and costly to operate Kyle T. Webster
initiated a feasibility study and maintain due to its age.
on a new Central Library " The building cannot accommodate wiring Advertising Account Executives
location that was pre- needs for expanded technologies for public use Charlene Brown-Farris
pared in August 2008 by and staff efficiencies. The current wireless access
Jason Thiel 336-727-7494
Providence Associates, a in the building is inconsistent and unreliable.
prominent library-planning " There are roof leaks throughout the building. James Hastings
consulting company. The study says that since " More meeting space is needed to match 336-727-7403
the early ’90s, there has been a renaissance in the community needs.
the construction of new central libraries in the " The low main-level ceilings and the
downtown areas of major U.S. cities across “chopped up” arrangement of the building is inflex- Downtown: The Heart of
the nation. It also highlights the reconstruction ible and confusing for the public. Winston-Salem is produced by
progress of many libraries in North Carolina and " There is too little space for the library’s col- the Niche Publications Department
South Carolina. lections, especially special collections such as of the Winston-Salem Journal in
According to the report, some of the regional local history.
association with the Downtown
libraries that have completed construction are: " There are no study rooms for the public.
Richland County Public Library in Columbia, I bring these issues up because I recently Winston-Salem Partnership.
S.C. (1993), Spartanburg (S.C.) County Library was asked by the Friends of the Central Library Rence Callahan, Chairman
(1997), Greensboro Public Library (1998), to sign a petition in support of their efforts to Jason Thiel, President
Greenville (S.C.) Public Library (2002) and High advocate for a new Central Library. Of course Justin Gomez, Director of
Point Public Library (2008). Chapel Hill Public I signed the petition and decided to joined the Marketing and Operations
Library entered the construction stage this year, Friends of the Central Library. You can also
and the Main Library in Durham County entered become a member of the Friends of the Central
Mary Charlotte Hinkle, Project
the planning stage in 2008. The Public Library Library for as little as $5. Manager
of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County is in the
visioning stage. For more information, contact the Friends of 305 W. Fourth St., Suite 2-E
The study also points out the current build- the Central Library at P.O. Box 21431, Winston- Winston-Salem, NC 27101
ing’s challenges that negatively impact Forsyth Salem, NC 27012. Or you can call 336-703-
County’s Central Library’s ability to serve as a 3018.
Downtown: The Heart of Winston-
Salem is published monthly and
copies are distributed throughout the
downtown area in select racks and
boxes, ZIP zoned into the Winston-
Salem Journal, direct mailed to
Winston-Salem Partnership members,
and inserted into The Chronicle.
April 30, 2009 Page 3
The railroad line from Greensboro to
Winston-Salem was completed in 1873. The
town needed a train station, and an effort
to fund a station was headed by the Young
Men’s Business Association. The new pas-
senger station was built on a pie-sliced
piece of land surrounded by businesses on
Chestnut Street, between Third and Fourth
streets. The new station opened May 9, 1904,
and was designed by Frank Milburn. Milburn
also designed the second Forsyth County
Courthouse. The Chestnut Street station
served the city until a new station was built in
Image courtesy of Molly Grogan Rawls, the author of Winston-Salem in Vintage Postcards
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music t ser
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get Alive a
By Michael Huie
Special Sections Writer
ay Stephens has given local bands
a place to play in Winston-Salem for
As the owner of Ziggy’s, the legend-
ary club that closed in November 2007, Stephens
helped make Winston-Salem an important music
destination. This year, he’s applying his booking
acumen to one of the Downtown Winston-Salem
Photo courtesy of DWSP
summer music series.
Simplified is Stephens booked this summer’s lineup for the
Alive After Five series, which begins May 21 and
16 as part
continues through July 30. The Thursday-night
of the Alive
After Five concerts will be held at Corpening Plaza at the
series. corners of First and Liberty streets from 5:30 to
This is Stephens’ first year programming the
series. Considering his background as a concert
promoter, booking this series came naturally.
“I’ve got a laundry list of bands,” he said. “I just
went to my Rolodex and started calling my favorite
The bands that Stephens brought to this year’s
Alive After Five are a varied bunch, ranging from
country to rock to reggae.
The series kicks off May 21 with Andy and
Marty’s FM Gold Party Duo along with The
Downtown Band. Stephens says Andy and Marty
play solid-gold hits from the ’60s and ’70s, with a
sound that combines their own instruments over a
DJ spinning records.
There are a few other bands Stephens is also
excited about bringing to the series.
Matt Stillwell (June 18) is a country performer
from Sylva. Stephens compares Stillwell to Kenny
Chesney and says the young performer is on
the rise. Stillwell has had several hits on country
radio, including one song that made it to the Top
10 of the Great American Country chart. His lat-
est album, Shine, is available on iTunes and at his
Web site [www.taacc.org].
On the opposite end of the spectrum is the
reggae of Selah Dubb Sounds (June 4). Originally
from the Netherlands, the group’s singer has a
April 30, 2009 Page 5
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a mix of rock, country and soul. Stephens
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genres. “They’re a jazz-jam band with a bit of
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people are developing a taste for downtown
By Michael Huie
Special Sections Writer
hen Steve Lane worked for Reynolds Tobacco For Smith, one of downtown’s best selling points is its
Co. in the 1980s, downtown Winston-Salem was diversity. She says when you eat downtown you see a
a very different place. In his mind, there is one cross-section of the Winston-Salem population.
reason for the current revitalization: restaurants. “You see all kinds of people downtown. Other parts of
Today Lane, and others like him, come from the city are fairly homogenous, but downtown is quite differ-
Kernersville, Clemmons and all over Forsyth County to eat ent,” she said.
downtown. The eateries that make up restaurant row on Fourth The difference in downtown since the surge in restaurant
Street, along with those in the Arts District and the rest of openings is apparent to John Melchior, a Saturday regular at
downtown, have loyal customers. According Hutch and Harris. He moved to Winston-
to them, the selection of restaurants down-
town is one of the area’s main selling points. I think we just like going Salem five years ago, and says the
change in downtown growth since then
Irv and Helen Keck are retired and live in is dramatic.
Clemmons. At least once a week they drive
downtown and eat at Sweet Potatoes on
downtown. We like the “It’s night and day,” he said.
For Melchior, who is working on his
Trade Street. When they first decided to try
downtown dining a few years ago, they heard atmosphere down there. PhD, the restaurants mean that more
is going on downtown. Even if it’s a
the naysayers. weekend when there are no special
“We listened to all the old-timers that said
[downtown] was dead, and went anyway,” Irv
We like the people and we events happening such as the RiverRun
International Film Festival or the Salute!
“I think we just like going downtown. We like the food. Wine Festival, business at the restau-
rants keep downtown hopping.
like the atmosphere down there. We like the “It’s good for business, but it also
people, and we like the food.” gives people something to do. Like last
Lane wishes Hutch and Harris had been open when he night, there was nothing really going on down here, but
worked for Reynolds. He loves the free hors d’oeuvres the there were still no parking spots left,” he said.
pub at the corner of Fourth and Spruce serves right after work Jan Allred lives in Ardmore, but loves to eat downtown at
from 5 to 7 p.m. He says the unique atmosphere of downtown 6th and Vine in the Arts District as well as Hutch and Harris.
restaurants adds a lot to the experience. In his mind, the variety She enjoys the downtown ambience and being able to walk
and quality of restaurants has made downtown come alive. down the street, shop and then duck in somewhere for a
“If it wasn’t for places like this [and other restaurants], you bite to eat.
wouldn’t have a downtown,” he said. In fact, she’s so fond of Hutch and Harris that she held
Ruth Smith moved to Winston-Salem in 1981. Back then her parent’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration there. Not
she wasn’t so interested in coming downtown, but now she long after, Allred got married. When it came time to choose
PHOTOS CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Mellow leaves her Kernersville home at least once a week to eat at a restaurant for an informal, post-wedding meal, she looked
Mushroom (photo courtesy of DWSP); Hutch one of her favorite downtown restaurants. She frequents Sweet back to downtown.
and Harris (photo courtesy of DWSP); Finnigan’s Potatoes along with Downtown Thai on Fourth Street and “We just thought it would be good luck,” she said, smil-
Wake (Journal photo by Bruce Chapman); and Finnigan’s Wake on Trade Street. ing.
Sixth and Vine (photo courtesy of DWSP).
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Photos by Allie Brown
carries a well-
mix of items.
In Good Spirits
visitors find a sense of peace at new age shop
By Michael Huie
Special Sections Writer
rci Edwards doesn’t really see the people who “I want to facilitate people on their spiritual path, whatever that
come into her shop as customers. But Kindred is,” Arci said.
Spirits is much more than just a store. Kindred Spirits began as a booth in the old Cook’s Flea Market
The New Age shop on Trade Street in the off University Drive. Then, the store was called The Brass Tree, and
Downtown Arts District is more of a gathering place or safe specialized in brass items. Cook’s was sold to The Home Depot,
haven for its dedicated clientele. Arci (pro- so Arci and Howard decided to look for another
nounced Archie) says Kindred Spirits very location. She says downtown was the obvious
often becomes a shelter for people when choice.
they are going through difficult times in “I just happened to turn up Sixth Street and
their lives. saw the mural on the side of the building, and it
“I hate calling them my customers, had a Shiva [a Hindu god] on it. So I was like, ‘OK,
because that’s so ‘business.’ People this is where I need to be,’ ” she said.
come in here when they don’t want to The store opened on Sixth Street in 2001
buy anything. They come just to feel in the space now occupied by Sixth and Vine.
good. Usually, they feel better when they By that time, the business had morphed into a
leave,” she said. general New Age store. Three years later, Arci
Arci co-owns the store with her hus- discovered she would have to move the business.
band, Howard Fawley. Their devotion to She and her husband considered shutting down
that community continues even after the entirely, but the store’s loyal following pleaded with
store is closed. Twice a month, they hold them to find another home.
Sunday love feasts at their house. Arci With the help of the Downtown Winston-
cooks an informal vegetarian meal for any-
one in the Kindred community who might I want to facilitate “ Salem Partnership, they found a temporary space
on Trade Street. before moving into their current
want to drop in. people on their spiritual path, location near Chelsee’s Coffee Shop and Sweet
Kindred Spirits is about community, but
it’s also a unique shop in Winston-Salem, whatever that is. Potatoes restaurant. Today, Arci credits her cus-
tomers with the store’s survival.
selling a range of New Age items includ- Arci Edwards “The community wanted us to stay. They made
ing clothing, jewelry, books, statues and it happen,” she said.
incense. Arci says what sets the store She and Howard divide the business work.
apart from others is its well-rounded mix of eclectic items. She handles the day-to-day at the store, while he handles the
“It’s a spirituality-based shop. It promotes wellness on all bookkeeping at home.
levels. I try to have something for everyone. If a family of three When you walk into the shop, it’s easy to see why some would
generations comes in, each one of them will be able to find come there for comfort. The color of the walls and the decor pro-
something,” she said. mote a sense of peace. Arci says she’s very pleased with the
Part of that diverse selection includes items for people of all store’s current location.
faiths. If you’re Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist or “I can’t imagine being anywhere else, and I wouldn’t want to be
Wiccan, chances are there is something for you. anywhere else. I love it here. I love the community.”
April 30, 2009 Page 13
from page 5
Grateful Dead concert isn’t easy. But that’s exactly what the Pranksters will try
to do July 2. The band, which has a history of playing in the area, plays music
from virtually every period of the Dead’s career. According to the band’s Web
site (pranksters.net), they cover “fan favorites from 19 classic albums” spanning
1967 through 1987. They might also throw in an Allman Brothers or Pink Floyd
cover as well.
The rest of the summer’s lineup promises bands and performers just as
diverse as those mentioned above. Stephens says being outdoors is a perfect
summer experience for audience and artist. The venue is great and, with no
admission charge, the price is right.
“Corpening Plaza is a very inviting, family-friendly environment. It’s a great
venue and the sound’s always good. Bring out a blanket. It’s just a really nice
spot,” he said.
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WHATDO TO For a complete listing of Downtown events, please visit
www.dwsp.org and click on the “Events Calendar.”
May 2009 (a partial list of happenings)
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 First Friday Gallery Hop; 2 Taste of the Town, Derby
7–10 p.m., Arts District, 6th & Trade Style, 4 p.m., Benton Convention
streets, free, www.dadaws.org Center (301 W. Fifth St.), $10–$20,
Opening Reception, E.O. Hill and thetasteofthetown.blogspot.com
Holly Wilbur, 7 p.m., Artworks Gallery Afro-Modern Dance Class,
Gallery (564 N. Trade St.) www.artworks
4 p.m., Golden Flower TaiChi
Center (612 Trade St.), $12,
Hop >> Bob Malone w/local host Ken
Mickey, 8 p.m., The Garage (110
Live Music, 10:30 p.m., Foothills
W. Seventh St.), $10, www.the- Brewing (638 W. Fourth St.), www.
3 ½ Price Wine & Sunday 4 Monday Night Specials, $2 5 Sangria Tuesday, 6th and 6 Open Mic Night, 8 7 Spring Dance Concert, 8 8 SALUTE! “Winemaker Din- 9 SALUTE! NC Wine Celebra-
Brunch, 6th and Vine (209 W. Sixth Yuengling Draught Beer, Recreation Vine (209 W. Sixth St.), www. 6th p.m.–midnight, The Garage (110 W. p.m., The Ste.vens Center (405 W. ners,” all winemaker dinner pairings tion, noon–6 p.m., Fourth Street,
St.), no cover, www.6thandvine.com Billiards (412 W. Fourth St.), www. andvine.com Seventh St.), call Dan at 336-924- Fourth St.), $10–$12, www.ncarts. are posted at www.salutencwine.com $20–$25, www.salutencwine.com
Blues-A-Palooza, 1 p.m., recreationbilliards.com Idea Exchange, 5:30 p.m., 5332 on Mondays after 4 p.m., www. edu Live Music: The Love Lan- SALUTE! After Party Featuring
Downtown Arts District (6th and Trade Free Appetizers, 5–7 p.m., Center for Design Innovation (301 the-garage.ws Retro Night w/ DJ S.K., 9 guage, Cakes Of Light, Terrance Throwback Band, 6–10 p.m., free,
streets), www.theafasgroup.com Hutch & Harris (424 W. Fourth St.), N. Main St., Ste. 2105), Free, www. p.m., 6th and Vine (209 W. Sixth St.), And The Tall Boys, 8:30 p.m., www.salutencwine.com
www.hutchandharris.com centerfordesigninnovation.org www.6thandvine.com Krankies Coffee (211 E. Third St.), $7,
Free Music to Live By, 7:30 Trivia Night @ Foothills, 9 p.m., www.krankiescoffee.com
p.m., Krankies Coffee (211 E. Third Foothills Brewing (638 W. Fourth St.),
St.), www.krankiescoffee.com no cover, www.foothillsbrewing.com
10 ½ Price Wine & Sunday 11 Monday Night Specials, $2 12 Sangria Tuesday, 13 Open Mic Night, 8 14 Retro Night w/ DJ S.K., 9 15 Arthur’s Play Time, 6–8 16 The Time is Now! Motiva-
Brunch, 6th and Vine (209 W. Sixth Yuengling Draught Beer, Recreation 6th and Vine (209 W. Sixth St.), p.m.–midnight, The Garage (110 W. p.m., 6th and Vine (209 W. Sixth St.), p.m., The Children’s Museum (390 tional Symposium, 2 p.m., Benton
St.), no cover, www.6thandvine.com Billiards (412 W. Fourth St.), www. www.6thandvine.com Seventh St.), call Dan at 336-924- www.6thandvine.com S. Liberty St.), www.childrensmus Convention Center (301 W. Fourth St.),
Mother’s Day Celebration, 1 recreationbilliards.com Idea Exchange, 5:30 p.m., 5332 on Mondays after 4 p.m., www. Trivia Night @ Foothills, 9 p.m., eumofws.org $10–$15, www.investinginme.org
p.m., Downtown Arts District (6th and Free Appetizers, 5–7 p.m., Center for Design Innovation (301 the-garage.ws Foothills Brewing (638 W. Fourth St.), Live Music: Vel Indica, 10 p.m., Live Music: 10:30 p.m., Foothills
Trade streets), www.theafasgroup.com Hutch & Harris (424 W. Fourth St.), N. Main St., Ste. 2105), free, www. no cover, www.foothillsbrewing.com Finnigan’s Wake (620 N. Trade St.), Brewing (638 W. Fourth St.), www.
www.hutchandharris.com centerfordesigninnovation.org www.fwpub.net foothillsbrewing.com
17 UNCSA Wind Ensemble, 18 Monday Night Specials, 19 Sangria Tuesday, 20 Open Mic Night, 8 21 Alive After Five, 5:30 p.m., 22 Live Music: Something 23 Live Music: 10:30 p.m.,
7:30 p.m., The Ste.vens Center (405 $2 Yuengling Draught Beer, Recreation 6th and Vine (209 W. Sixth St.), p.m.–midnight, The Garage (110 W. Corpening Plaza (corner of First and Green, 10 p.m., Finnigan’s Wake Foothills Brewing (638 W. Fourth St.),
W. Fourth St.), $10–$12, www. Billiards (412 W. Fourth St.), www. www.6thandvine.com Seventh St.), call Dan at 336-924- Liberty streets), free, www.dwsp.org (620 N. Trade St.), www.fwpub.net www.foothillsbrewing.com
ncarts.edu recreationbilliards.com Idea Exchange, 5:30 p.m., 5332 on Mondays after 4 p.m., www. Retro Night w/ DJ S.K., 9 Discount Friday Night, 4–8
½ Price Wine & Sunday Free Appetizers, 5–7 p.m., Center for Design Innovation (301 the-garage.ws p.m., 6th and Vine (209 W. Sixth St.), p.m., The Children’s Museum (390
Brunch, 6th and Vine (209 W. Sixth Hutch & Harris (424 W. Fourth St.), N. Main St., Ste. 2105), free, www. www.6thandvine.com S. Liberty St.), www.childrens museu-
St.), no cover, www.6thandvine.com www.hutchandharris.com centerfordesigninnovation.org Trivia Night @ Foothills, 9 p.m., mofws.org
Mayfest: Multicultural Music, Foothills Brewing (638 W. Fourth St.), Downtown Jazz, 5:30 p.m.,
Arts, & Entertainment, 1 p.m., no cover, www.foothillsbrewing.com Corpening Plaza (corner of First and
Downtown Arts District (6th and Trade Liberty streets), free, www.dwsp.org
24 ½ Price Wine & Sunday 25 Monday Night Specials, 26 Sangria Tuesday, 27 Open Mic Night, 8 28 Retro Night w/ DJ S.K., 9 29 4th-Year Student Film 30 Live Music: 10:30 p.m.,
Brunch, 6th and Vine (209 W. Sixth $2 Yuengling Draught Beer, Recreation 6th and Vine (209 W. Sixth St.), p.m.–midnight, The Garage (110 W. p.m., 6th and Vine (209 W. Sixth St.), Screenings, 6 and 9 p.m., Main Foothills Brewing (638 W. Fourth St.),
St.), no cover, www.6thandvine.com Billiards (412 W. Fourth St.), www. www.6thandvine.com Seventh St.), call Dan at 336-924- www.6thandvine.com Theatre at ACE Exhibition Complex www.foothillsbrewing.com
Carolina on My Mind, 1 p.m., recreationbilliards.com Idea Exchange, 5:30 p.m., 5332 on Mondays after 4 p.m., www. Trivia Night @ Foothills, 9 p.m., (1533 S. Main St.), $10–$12, www.
Downtown Arts District (6th and Trade Free Appetizers, 5–7 p.m., Center for Design Innovation (301 the-garage.ws Foothills Brewing (638 W. Fourth St.), ncarts.edu
streets), www.theafasgroup.com Hutch & Harris (424 W. Fourth St.), N. Main St., Ste. 2105), free, www. no cover, www.foothillsbrewing.com
31 ½ Price Wine & Sunday
Brunch, 6th and Vine (209 W. Sixth
St.), no cover, www.6thandvine.com
Beach Party Sunday, 1 p.m.,
Downtown Arts District (6th and
Trade streets), www.theafasgroup.
April 30, 2009 Page 15
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! different artists every Sunday
We need energetic volunteers to afternoon in the Downtown Arts
help with the 2009 Salute! Wine District during May. Check out the
Festival. In exchange for two calendar on page 14 for details.
hours of your time, you get free
admission to the festival and a THE FORSYTH COUNTY
cool T-shirt. Contact Sarah@dwsp. HISTORIC RESOURCES
org for more information. COMMISSIOn is inviting residents
of Winston-Salem and Forsyth
TASTE OF THE TOWN will take County to participate in its “This
place on Saturday, May 2 from Place Matters” campaign dur-
4—7 p.m. This Family Services ing Historic Preservation Month
fundraiser provides a venue for in May. This Place Matters is
more than 20 restaurants to show- a photo-sharing campaign in
case their specialties. On May 2, which residents take photos of
the day of the Kentucky Derby, themselves, holding the offi-
patrons will join us in the Benton cial This Place Matters sign, in
Convention Center in downtown front of whatever places mat-
Winston-Salem to sample excel- ter to them. It can be the family
lent food, watch the derby, par- home, a church, a local hangout
ticipate in a silent auction, and or a local landmark. The pho-
view live entertainment. Tickets tos will be posted on the city’s
are available at all Winston-Salem Facebook page. The National
Lowes Foods locations for $20. Trust for Historic Preservation
started the This Place Matters
THE SCENE IN WINSTON- campaign in 2008. Participants
SALEM SCAVENGER HUNT may also upload their photos to
was a huge success! Thank you the National Trust for Historic ..
y Speciael -
to everyone who participated, Preservation at www.preserva
sponsored or volunteered for tionnation.org. Complete instruc-
Fr i d a o f Wi n
the scavenger hunt this year. It tion on how to participate, along
was a fun event and we were so with a printable copy of the sign,
happy to hear that everyone had a are available online on the city’s
good time. Sixty-eight teams ran/ Planning Department site at www.
walked/hopped around downtown cityofws.org/home/department/ ❈
on the beautiful spring afternoon. planning. Mo Lu
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DOWNTOWN’S CAFFE A NEW RESTAURANT is - 3 da
PRADA will be serving more than planned for Fourth Street. One of ida nn
1,000 portions of free Pink Ribbon the owners of Finnigan’s Wake in m Satu
Sorbetto (a special flavor created the Downtown Arts District since 0 p rday
Sa Br m
for the event) at 10 a.m. at the 2006 said he bought Cat’s Corner tur u
10 y & h
Survivor’s Tent on Saturday May 2
at the Susan G. Komen Race for
Cafe and plans to turn it into a
Mexican restaurant called Rana
300 South ❊
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the Cure. Loca, which means crazy frog. Liberty Street, ❈
CAMEL CITY CAFE is now
He said he expects to be open by
mid- to late summer. Cat’s Corner
open for lunch on Fridays. Visit Cafe’s last day was April 24. The Convenient to Old Salem. Easy access to
camelcitycafe.com for more info. owner said he will continue to Business 40. Located in the Historic Railroad
own Finnigan’s Wake with Phillip Building. Next to the Children’s Museum.
THE AFAS GROUP has “Opie” Kirby. The new restaurant Plenty of free parking.
released their 2009 Blues-A- will be open for lunch, dinner and
Palooza schedule that will feature late-night meals. 336.245.2828