Camino Bakery moving to 4th Street location
When Camino Bakery moves into its new location later this month, devotees of the baked goods shop will have a place to sit and enjoy delicacies created by owner Cary Clifford and her staff of professional bakers. Camino’s storefront will be located in the 300 block of West 4th Street in downtown Winston-Salem, sandwiched between the Mellow Mushroom and Kernel Kustard. The bakery will seat 33 indoors and a fair amount outdoors, Clifford said.
For the past three years, Camino Bakery has operated out of the basement of Krankies Coffee off 3 rd Street, providing all the baked goods, sandwiches and European breads for Krankies, Krankies Airstream, Java by Jeff at Baptist Hospital and the farmers market at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds. In its new location, Camino will serve breakfast and lunch, featuring counter service only. In the evenings, Camino will transform into a wine bar and its menu will offer10 varieties of wine by the glass, 30 different wines by the bottle and 14 craft beers.
The wine bar will complement the baked goods emerging from Camino’s ovens daily, including an assortment of muffins, scones, croissants, Danishes, cakes and pies. When Clifford started the business three years ago, she was a staff of one. At her new location, she will have a staff of 15, including bakers, baristas and a store manager. Clifford said she’s always loved to cook, and the success of Camino has taken her by surprise. — KTB
High Point Road Ham’s in Greensboro to reopen
Greensboro entrepreneur Rocco Scarfone has purchased the High Point Road location of Ham’s from Bank of North Carolina. When Scarfone initially bought the chain out of bankruptcy he was not able to obtain the High Point Road restaurant. The acquisition more or less brings Scarfone’s control over the chain to completion. Last August, Scarfone purchased the other nine restaurants that were open at the time. He has since closed restaurants in Sanford and Shelby. The remaining eight restaurants include Lakeside on Cone Boulevard and Brassfield in Greensboro; and the Palladium and North Main Street in High Point; along with locations in Kernersville, Hickory and Danville, Va.
Scarfone said contractor Gary Wolf is handling interior renovations at the High Point Road location, and he is making changes to the audio-visual system. The restaurant will likely reopen in late July and employ 50 to 65 people, he said.
The location that is perhaps most significant remains closed. The Friendly Avenue location, now owned by developer Marty Kotis, was the original Ham’s. Scarfone said he has considered buying it from Kotis and resurrecting it.
“It’s got a lot of nostalgia value, but we’ve got to make the numbers work,” he said. — JG
Tie-dye studio opens in Greensboro
Parties to Dye 4, a tie-dye studio, holds a grand opening for its new location on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. The studio is located at 2717 Battleground Avenue in Greensboro. — JG
Children clothing retailer coming to Greensboro mall
PS Aeropostale, a specialty retailer of casual and active apparel for boys and girls ages 7 to 12, opened a new store at Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro on June 3. — JG