September 27, 2010
Last week, Sterling Events Group president and WinMock’s “please-don’t-call-me-a-developer” developer, Wayne Thomas had the pleasure of being a guest speaker at the PT CREW (Professional Triad Commercial Real Estate Woman) monthly luncheon. This month’s luncheon topic was “Repurposed Buildings: Recycling for Today’s Commercial Projects” and WinMock was used as a prime example of how today’s developers can find innovative new purposes for old structures in their communities. Nearly eighty professionals attended the luncheon, buzzing with excitement, and many left fascinated with the history of old WinMock barn and were eager to hear of the high points and hurdles in planning the transformation of its historic space.
Additional panel members and highlighted projects for this event included:
Saxapahaw River Mill – Mac Jordan, Jordan Properties (Alamance County)
The Saxapahaw Rivermill is a beautifully restored Cotton Mill on the banks of the Haw River. Located in picturesque Saxapahaw just a short drive from Chapel Hill, the Rivermill offers a unique blend of history and nature while providing for every modern necessity. Each Loft, Apartment or Townhome has its own unique architectural details and custom features.
Cutting Board – Tim Hight, Crest Construction Co. (Rockingham County)
The newly opened Cutting Board restaurant is housed in the historic, restored former Bank of Reidsville building in Reidsville, NC. The restaurant is a sister location to The Cutting Board in Burlington originally created by Biscuitville founder Maurice Jennings as The Patrician in 1969. It later changed to The Cutting Board and has become a fine-dining destination for many.
Westover Gallery – Marty Kotis, III, Kotis Properties (Guilford County)
Old warehouse facilities creatively transformed into Westover Gallery of Shops – one of the largest specialty shopping areas in the Piedmont Triad. This fine retail center offers high-end accessories, home design, beauty services, financial services and sports equipment.
While the range of projects was vast, similarities were certainly shared, and for us it was nice hearing that we aren’t the only crazy ones out there trying to make good use out of abandoned space.
We would like to thank Ellen Moore , Carol Faucette and all the other members of PT CREW for having us for this fantastic event. And we would like to extend an invitation right back to you to host one of your 2011 events with us at WinMock! We would love to have you join us.