About Salem Creek
Salem Creek was founded in 1982 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is one of the most unique specialty retailers of its kind. The store features shoppes of quality merchandise from vendors all over the world and right here in North Carolina. The Christmas Shoppe, a year-round Christmas shoppe within the store, offers a full array of collectibles and decorative accessories for the holiday season. Christopher Radko, Old World, Department 56, Steinbach, Byers Choice Carolers and Snowbabies are just a few of the lines displayed in this holiday shoppe.
Other shoppes include the popular Vera Bradley showcase which changes each season. Handbags, accessories, luggage, beachwear, eyeglasses and stationery reflect the colors of your life. The American Home Furniture Gallery provides all the furniture and home decor you could need to update your home. With the addition of our new Gourmet Shop, Salem Creek offers a variety of goodies for you or for someone who deserves a special gift basket. Jewelry, jewelry, jewelry, who could say more! Viva Beads, Expressions by Gwyn, Story, Loribonn, Kameleon/Jewel Pop, Susan Shaw, sterling silver and fashion jewelry continually change so there is always something new for you.
Store themes change with every season. Summer features an abundance of floral stems and wreaths. Potpourris and scented candles with fragrances of the season fill the air. Gourmet foods and candies, garden rabbits, and collectibles make the season special. Fall arrives in the store in July, and this is one of the loveliest times in the store. Fall floral and potpourris, pumpkins and ghosts, Halloween decorations and gifts, cinnamon cider and various autumn food mixes make this season extra special. The Department 56 Showroom will astound you with its magnificently scary Halloween Village display.
The Christmas season opens in full swing beginning with Christmas Open House, the second Sunday in November. The store transcends to a wonderland almost overnight. Breathtaking displays with decorated trees of all shapes and sizes make Christmas the most special of all seasons. The smells and sounds of Christmas abound throughout every corner of the store. Gourmet food is a popular option during this season. Lighted village houses, collectible ornaments, special jewelry selections and calendars for the upcoming year are a sampling of Salem Creek's Holiday gift lines.
History of Salem Creek
- 1982 Salem Creek on Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem, NC opened.
This store was a meger one-room storefront with dirt floors where we sold consigned antique furniture.
- 1984 Salem Creek moved to Trenwest Street in Winston-Salem which was a 2,000 sq. ft. store. We no longer did just consignments, and began selling home decor items as well.
- 1986 Salem Creek opened a store in Roanoke, Virginia. They operated Salem Creek there until 2004 when it was sold. The new owners renamed it Steger Creek.
- 1988 Salem Creek-Raleigh was opened, which made it the third store. This store was in operation until 1991.
- 1990 In August, the current location was completed at 694 Hanes Mall Boulevard, Winston-Salem. The floorspace was approximately 16,000 sq. ft. on the ground level. The upper level was only used as office space.
- 2000 A much-needed addition was competed in December. This project added another 3,000 sq. ft. along with outside access on the second level, an 800 sq. ft. Department 56 showroom, 3 offices and covered parking at the main store entrance.
- 2012 A public elevator was added, the new Gourmet Shop was relocated and expanded, the Vera Bradley department was relocated, and a Capel Rug gallery was opened.