Davidson Craven Developing Class A Warehouse Building to House Red Clay Gourmet in Westpoint Business Park
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (SEPTEMBER 5, 2018)—Davidson Craven is developing a new building in Winston-Salem’s Westpoint Business Park that will house the corporate headquarters and production facility for Red Clay Gourmet Pimento Cheese as its first tenant. The new 115,000 sq. ft. Class A warehouse building will be located next to a Hanesbrands distribution center on Annapolis Drive at Clemmonsville Road and is projected to be finished in early 2019. Davidson Craven’s capital partner on the project is Skylark Partners of Austin, Texas.
Red Clay will occupy 21,000 sq. ft. of the new facility. Upon completion, Red Clay will move all its headquarters and production operations from its current 4,800 sq. ft. facility and office located on Blue Rock Court just off US 421 to the new location in Westpoint Business Park. Davidson Craven has selected CBRE|Triad as leasing agent for the building, which has 94,000 sq. ft. remaining available for lease.
“The west Winston-Salem industrial submarket is very healthy and has seen no meaningful development of Class A Warehouse space in many years,” said Jonathan T. Smith of Davidson Craven. “We are excited about providing Red Clay a headquarters consistent with the company’s high-quality product line and offering new best-in-class warehouse space to an area that has long served many of the most important businesses in Forsyth County.”
“This project is located on the last significant development site in Westpoint Business Park, a well-established cornerstone of the Forsyth County industrial market,” Smith added. “The west Winston-Salem industrial submarket is home to such companies as Hanesbrands, BE Aerospace/Rockwell Collins, Foothills Brewing, Salem Baking, South Atlantic Packaging, and JDL Fastrack.”
Since its beginning in spring 2010, Red Clay Gourmet has grown from a menu offering at founders Lance and Michele Sawyer’s restaurant to a full line of pimento cheeses sold at retail. Red Clay Gourmet prides itself on three main distinguishing factors—flavor, texture, and quality—and is available in four flavors: Classic Sharp Cheddar, Hickory Smoked Cheddar, Flame Roasted Jalapeño and South Meets East Sriracha.
“We are thrilled to be working with Davidson Craven to develop our new home in the Westpoint Business Park,” said Michele Sawyer of Red Clay. “We have enjoyed immense growth in recent years—Red Clay is now sold in more than 1600 retail locations across 42 states including Alaska. Our new facility will help us better serve our current customers and allow for us to have ample space to support our growth.”
Red Clay Gourmet Pimento Cheese can be found at many Triad area retailers including select Lowes Foods, Summerfield Farms Market, Let it Grow Produce, Bestway Grocery, 421 Market and Grill and Canteen Market & Bistro. Across the country Red Clay can be purchased in specialty food markets and major grocery retailers in including Kroger, Whole Foods, Earth Fare, Ingles, Central Market and Lunds & Byerlys. For more information on Red Clay Gourmet Pimento Cheese visit redclaygourmet.com.
Davidson Craven Capital is a commercial real estate investment sponsor with core expertise in investment syndication, development, and investment sales that has deal experience throughout North Carolina. For more information, please visit davidsoncraven.com