Ziggy’s owner Jay Stephens chose High Point as the location for his new live entertainment venue and bar.
Ziggy’s will open April 1 at 1547 West English Road in an outdoor location that is part of the Cohab Space campus owned by John Muldoon. On its website, Cohab states that it “aims to drive change by serving as a hub for creativity, craftsmanship and leadership.”
Stephens leases a total of 45,000 square feet in Muldoon. In addition to its 1,500-seat outdoor venue, Stephens will open Space, a nightclub and craft cocktail bar, which will seat 150 people.
“It’s basically a courtyard,” Stephens said of the outdoor space. “We have a real big stage.”
He develops the space for private parties.
Ziggy’s began as White Horse Pub on Deacon Boulevard in Winston-Salem in the 1970s. After the venue changed to the Ziggy’s name and was on Baity Street in Winston-Salem, Stephens purchased Ziggy’s in 1989 from its principal owner , Scott Yingling. But the place closed in December 2007.
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Then Ziggy’s operated from 2011 to 2016 at 9th and Trade streets in Winston-Salem, which is the current location of the Ramkat.
Stephens said he chose to restart Ziggy’s in High Point because of Cohab Space, a former factory.
“Cohab Space is so unique and the energy around it,” he said. “It was the setting of the place that attracted me to this region.”
At the new location, Ziggy’s retains its old logo – “Roots, Rock, Reggae”.
We offer all kinds of music, all genres,” Stephens said.
He added that the venue will have a family environment.
“It takes 18 and over to enter, but if you have children and they are accompanied by their parents, you are always welcome,” he said.
For most events, doors will open at 6 p.m. and shows will end at 11 p.m.
Stephens said the “Ziggy family” helps make this reopening possible.
“All the support from the community, friends and family who have helped build the brand. They are all going back to work,” he said.