Construction of Interstate 40 in Winston-Salem in the mid 1950’s opened new area s for retail growth and provided a fast route for getting there. 

Shopping Centers began springing up near these super highways, called “thruways” in their early days.

Developers of the new shopping center near the East-West super highway called their center “Thruway” even though the highway name was later changed.

Thruway Center opened on October 13, 1955, on a former dairy farm site. 

Winston-Salem’s first shopping center continues to change with the times with an enormous assortment of impressive merchants for shopping, dining and services!

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