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Construction continues at the new HanesTowne Village shopping center on Stratford Road. The center is located on the site of the former Hanesbrands plant.

Hickory Tavern will open a neighborhood restaurant and sports bar in HanesTowne Village, a mixed-used development off Stratford Road.

The chain hopes to open a 6,500-square-foot location by late summer at 206 Harvey St., between Ricks Drive and Hanestowne Avenue.

This will be Hickory Tavern’s first location in the Triad. A city building permit lists the value of the project at $300,000.

Also, Lyndhurst OBGYN has applied for a building permit to go in HanesTowne Village. The practice will construct a building on 4.05 acres at 111 Hanestowne Court on the Northeastern section of HanesTowne Village. The value of the project is $5.5. million, according to a city building permit.

Hickory Tavern, based in Charlotte, has 17 locations in North Carolina and South Carolina.

The chain’s varied menu has standards such as chicken wings and burgers, but it also offers such items as lobster rolls and crab legs.

Thom Perez, a spokesman for Hickory Tavern, said that one of the chain’s most popular offerings is “Build Your Own Salad” and its children’s menu.

“We also have Skinny Plates, which are for those of us who worry about our waist line a little bit after the holidays,” Perez said.

Hickory Tavern’s restaurants have a fully stocked bar, including wine, liquor and more than 100 beers. They typically feature about 50 TVs.

“We really do appeal to everyone, whether you’re going out for drinks with the girls after work, or you need a business lunch or you’re taking your family out to dinner,” Perez said. “We are very kid-friendly.”

He said that having a Hickory Tavern in Winston-Salem made perfect sense because the company currently has 11 locations within 20 minutes of Charlotte, and Winston-Salem was the next logical place to go.

“It’s just an exciting area with a lot of density and great people who really understand dining.” Perez said of Winston-Salem.

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