January 22, 2024

🍎 Ronnie's Country Store

The Go-To Winston-Salem

January 22, 2024


Local Home Transformations

Love your home's character and location, but in need of an update? Moving is not the only solution! ICON Custom Builders has completed small and large-scale projects on a variety of homes built in the early 1900s through the 1990s. Look at these beautiful local transformations by ICON!

ICON Custom Builders

~ Year built: 1995
~ Scope of work: The ICON team worked with the existing layout to create a modernized space that checked off the owner’s “must haves” - a large soaking tub, ample storage, a more spacious walk-in shower, and a serene spa-like feel. 

West End: 
~ Year built: 1920
~ Scope of work: The ICON team converted a dark, damp, unfinished basement into a usable entertaining space.

Sherwood Forest:
~ Year built: 1971 
~ Scope of work: The project involved transforming the existing garage and kitchen into a larger kitchen, beverage bar, mudroom, laundry room, and office area.

Ronnie’s Country Store Returns

Ronnie’s Country Store closed its doors in 2021 after Ronnie retired, much to the dismay of the local community. The business was one of the few spots to get groceries in downtown Winston-Salem.

Thankfully, the story doesn’t end there.

Ronnie's Country Store
  • Reopening: The Mayfair Hospitality Group purchased the business from Ronnie when he retired. On Thursday, January 26, Mayfair will reopen Ronnie’s Country Store in ROAR.

  • History: The local grocery store opened in 1925 under the name W.G. White’s Grocery. The business relocated after a fire in 1969 burned down the original location. Ronnie Horton took over operations in 1994 and ran the business for nearly three decades.

  • Details: Ronnie’s Country Store specializes in country ham, fresh fruit, and vegetables. The new location will be open 7 days a week.

YMCA of Northwest North Carolina

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Tuesday, January 23

  • Wine Tasting - Try classic wines like the Sorriso and Rosso di Montalcino at The Caviste. 4:30-6:30 PM

  • Trivia - Head to Radar Brewing Company and test your knowledge in 5 rounds of general trivia. 7 PM

Wednesday, January 24

  • Free Coworking - Enjoy a day of coworking, lunch, productivity, and networking with Flywheel Coworking's Community Day. Register today! 9 AM - 5 PM*

  • SynHERgy - Join HUSTLE Winston-Salem during one of its pop-up coworking days for a free group coaching session. 12:30 PM

  • Documentary Screening - Watch Razing Liberty Square at Forsyth County Central Library, followed by a community discussion about climate, housing, and how the two topics intersect. 6 PM

  • Cake Decorating - Sculpt a cake into a winter heart and learn how to create fondant decorations at The Canvas Cake Studio. 6:30 PM

  • Mama Mia! - Head to East of Texas for a free screening of this beloved movie. 6 PM

Thursday, January 25

  • Expand Your Talent Pipeline - Join Greater Winston Salem, Inc. for a comprehensive discussion about refugee hiring and how to create a successful experience for job candidates and employers. 2 PM*

  • Mixed Doubles - Grab a seat at Forsyth County Central Library for the first installment in a series of tandem lectures on unrelated topics. 6 PM every Thursday through February 15.

  • Poverty Simulation - Attend Crisis Control’s free simulation at the Mary Alice Warren Community Center to experience the realities faced by those living near or on the poverty level. 6:30 PM

Other News

  • Volunteering: City Lights Ministry needs volunteers for its Bed Delivery Day on February 17. Volunteers will load beds into trucks/trailers and deliver them to the homes of local children who don’t have a comfortable place to sleep at night.

  • DIY Classes: Sophisticated Florals announced its class dates from now until May - the next class takes place on January 31. Keep in mind that spots fill up quickly and each class only has room for 6-10 people.

  • Medical: Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist broke ground on the Cloverdale Outpatient Surgery Center last week. The new medical facility will be 72,000 square feet and is expected to open mid-2025.

  • Meet the Author: Bookmarks hosts its 12th Annual Moveable Feast on January 27 and 28 at Reynolds Place Theatre. Attendees will meet authors, learn about their books, and have the opportunity to have their copies signed.

  • Closures: L’Avenue Boutique will close its doors at the end of February. The boutique shop will only be open on Saturdays from now until they close. Also closing is Row House Winston-Salem, a rowing-based fitness center.

  • Travel: Is traveling outside the country one of your New Year’s resolutions? Check out the Perfect. Travel. Only. newsletter to learn about the best places to stay, things to do, and places to eat in different places across the world. Think of it as the international version of The Go-To!*

Upcoming Events

  • Spark - Discover the power of “intrapreneurship” through engaging talks, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities hosted by Intrapreneurs Forum on January 31.

  • InspireXchange - Attend a meetup for digital designers, web developers, and marketing professionals at Flywheel Coworking on February 7.

  • Leadership - Wake Forest University presents “Leading People Who Are Different From You” on February 22. The program is designed to help leaders wishing to enhance their ability to build and lead effective teams.

The Wrap


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