The Shoedio and Bulldog Taproom/Social are inching closer to their openings in South End. Both will be at The Winston, at 222 West Blvd.

The Shoedio’s first brick-and-mortar store opens on Aug. 19. The 1,100-square-foot space is focused on custom sneakers, with customizable options down to the laces available. It also will offer DIY workshops.

Bulldog Taproom/Social is in the final stages of building out its 4,000-square-foot taproom and patio. It is moving three blocks from its current space on Winnifred Street to make way for an apartment complex there.

Expect a wide lineup of craft beers — with some of Bulldog’s own offerings as it debuts a brewing system. Owner Rob Johnson has said the space will provide the same look, feel, sounds and even smells as Bulldog’s previous South End location. There will be two bars and a mezzanine, with the familiar half-barrel tables, plenty of TVs, dartboards and plans for music.

It is targeting a September opening. Foard Construction is the general contractor.

Bulldog recently announced it was expanding with a NoDa location. It purchased the assets and lease for Room & Board, a neighborhood restaurant, bar and entertainment venue at 3228 N. Davidson St.

Shoedio and Bulldog Taproom/Social join Beard Papa’s, Urban Sweets and The Coterie Concept at The Winston, on the corner of West Boulevard and South Tryon Street.

Collett Capital purchased the six-story property that includes 132 apartments for $48.5 million in October 2022. It was rebranded as The Winston, from Centro Square.

Source: Charlotte Business Journal