RED HOT & BLUE: COMING TO FORMER GOOBER'S LOCATION
(By Fran Daniel, Winston-Salem Journal) - The corner of Deacon Boulevard and University Parkway looks a bit barren these days now that Wake Forest University has demolished two buildings in the area.
Gone are the former Coliseum Shell Service Station and Cactus Jack's Steakhouse and Saloon. They were torn down recently to make way for the university's long-term redevelopment project. The university plans to put a mix of retail shops, restaurants, entertainment and possibly residential and office venues in the area.
Kevin Cox, a spokesman for Wake Forest, said that a third building that once housed a KFC and Mexican restaurant will be torn down sometime this week.
He has said that the university will not start construction on its mixed-used development until the economy improves and that other buildings may be demolished, depending on their condition.