Encore Bank Celebrates Grand Opening in Winston-Salem

Encore Bank celebrated the opening of its full-service branch in Winston-Salem at a grand opening event held on May 3. The new office is located inside the award-winning Bailey South redevelopment at 450 North Patterson Avenue in Winston-Salem. 

“We had a great time celebrating with partners, clients and friends,” said Leigha Smith, Encore’s Market President for the Piedmont Triad. “I am grateful to each of them for their support, and I am looking forward to bringing Encore Bank’s unprecedented level of service to the Piedmont Triad where I have spent the better part of my career."

Known for its concierge approach to banking, innovative technology and experienced bankers, Encore Bank takes pride in offering a unique experience for its employees, partners and clients.

“My team and I have been blown away by the support we’ve received so far,” said Smith. “Encore’s unique approach to banking has certainly resonated within the community.”

Encore Bank has taken a prominent position in the Bailey-South building with a 4,547 square-foot space on the second floor overlooking Bailey Park. The redevelopment combines six stories of new construction with the repurposing of an existing building with a rich history.

Bailey South, designed by the Stitch Design Shop of Winston-Salem, is situated between two smokestacks, which were built in 1926 and 1946 and helped power Winston-Salem for nearly a century. The brick-and-glass building, featuring remnants of the original power plant, was recognized as Best Overall Design for all new construction projects in 2021 by Business NC Magazine, the Redevelopment Project of the Year by the Triad Business Journal in 2021, and the Best Redevelopment in the State by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, in 2021.

“We love this building and its location.” said Smith. “It is a space where the entrepreneurial spirit can be felt, and the community will continue to grow. We are excited to be a part of that growth for years to come.”

In addition to the Winston-Salem office, Encore Bank has a presence in four other markets in the Carolinas: Charlotte, Charleston, Greenville and Raleigh.

The Winston-Salem office, which is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., is staffed with experienced and talented banking professionals who are committed to providing clients with the best possible banking experience and helping them achieve their financial goals. Contact them at 336-200-8471.