We're moving forward #WinstonStrong. Visit our Community Updates page for information on how to stay connected with your Innovation Quarter community.

With vaccine distribution and temperatures on the rise, we are excited to invite more community members back into our spaces—from Bailey Park, Long Branch Trail, and the Coal Pit at Bailey Power Plant to our restaurants and retailers. Check out this latest update on our iQ community to stay informed on ways to support, socialize and enjoy the sunshine.

Are you an iQ tenant and don’t see your organization listed here? Email Lindsey Schwab, director of community relations, at l.schwab@wakehealth.edu. We’re here to help.

How to Support Innovation Quarter Retail Tenants

Offering a variety of quality retail and restaurant options is central to creating the vibrancy found in the Innovation Quarter. Here’s how you can help our tenants as the weather warms:

Bailey Power Plant

  • Cugino Forno – Open at 50% capacity for indoor dining, with outdoor dining, delivery and takeout still available. Face coverings required when not seated.
  • Incendiary Brewing Company – Open at 50% capacity. Face coverings required when not seated. Trivia is back every Wednesday at 7:30 pm.
  • Alma Mexicana – Alma Mexicana will reopen this June!  In the meantime, you can continue to support its owners and employees by ordering from its sister restaurants The Porch Kitchen and Cantina and recently reopened Canteen Still Life for coffee, cocktails and snacks.
  • F45 Training Winston-SalemF45 studio is now open at 30% capacity. They continue to offer an assortment of classes and to expand upon class offerings. Face coverings now required when people are exercising. Stay tuned for outdoor offerings this spring.

Bailey South

  • Black Mountain Chocolate – This aromatic chocolate shop is now open with limited capacity indoor seating and takeout available in a beautiful new space. Face coverings requested when not seated. Visit to check out their sweet new cocktail bar serving up craft cocktails!

Link Apartments® Innovation Quarter

  • Cycle Your City Cycle Your City – These expert mechanics are open and ready to tune-up your bike before you get back on it this spring.
  • DeBeen Espresso – The newest coffee shop in the iQ is now open for limited indoor seating and takeout orders. Serving up delicious baked goods and coffee and smoothies and don’t forget to grab a “puppaccino” for your furry friend.
  • The Butcher’s Block The Butcher’s Block, located at Link Apartments® Innovation Quarter, is now open for business. Stop by for gourmet cuts of beef, chicken, fresh fish and seafood.


  • Lotus Yoga Lotus Yoga is now offering in-person studio classes at 50% capacity and online classes for those who prefer to continue their practice at home. Visit their website for the full schedule.
  • Medical Grounds – Stop by for Starbucks, snacks and meals from The Porch Kitchen and Cantina and Italian offerings from Di Lisio’s.

Krankies Block

  • Lill DipperLill Dipper will reopen on April 1 to meet all your delicious soft-serve needs.
  • KrankiesServing breakfast, lunch and baked goods Tuesday–Sunday, 8 am–3 pm for porch and patio seating and takeout. Be sure to check out Club Yeti in the gravel lot behind Krankies every Saturday from 4-9 pm (weather permitting) for more outdoor food and drink options.
  • Fair Witness – Open from 4-9 pm at a limited capacity with a rotating weekly craft cocktail menu. Hours vary, so please check social media for updates.
  • Wherehouse Art Hotel – Our neighborhood AirBnB remains closed but be sure to support talented local artists by checking out their art store.
  • Pink Rhino Beauty Parlor – Online booking available for your 2021 hair goals. Hours vary, so check out their website for more information.
  • Seven – This full-service Aveda hair salon’s hours vary, so please call 336-448-5178 to book an appointment.
Get Outside

With spring comes the opportunity to gather outdoors. Our parks and paths are a great way to socially distance while enjoying the warmer weather. Please consider us as an ideal outdoor location for your next book club meeting, drawing class, photography lesson, playdate or picnic. If your event is a gathering of more than 20 people and/or includes catering or alcohol, please visit our events page to learn more about requesting space in the iQ for your event.

Find out more about the beautiful parks and paths located in the Innovation Quarter and around our city and county: