Open on Mondays: Retro Art Ware (R.A.W.), 608 N. Trade Street. Beautiful tie-dyed art to wear by shop owners Sara Knott and Susan Moore. Visit their Facebook page!
Walking up the street a little ways, there’s Earthbound Arts at 610 N. Trade. Just like the name of the store says: earth and nature-inspired art and craft, much of it created by the owners Lucy Duncan and Gordon Jones. Many photos of their work can be found on their Facebook page.
Finnigan’s Wake Irish Pub and Kitchen is open every day serving lunch, dinner, and late-night fare; also brunch on the weekends. Plus, they offer 36 beers on tap!! When the weather is cooperating, you’ll find a row of cafe-style tables out front along the sidewalk. Sit here and you have a front-row seat smack-dab in the middle of the lively 600 block of Trade Street.
Just beyond Finnigan’s you’ll find Miller’s Variety Store, a downtown icon that has been around for well over 80 years. Here you’ll find men’s clothing and accessories as well as vintage clothing. Nathan Miller, proprietor.
Next door to Miller’s Variety is Miller and Associates, Realtors. That’s Richard Miller (Nathan’s little brother….). He owns several of the buildings along this end of Trade Street. Also, there is a parking lot adjacent to his office, where customers of Finnigan’s, Miller’s Variety, and Miller and Associates may park free of charge. If you want to know anything about the history of these beautiful old brick buildings, and of Winston-Salem in general, just ask Richard. If he doesn’t know the answer, it probably didn’t really happen.