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New Owners Announced For South Front Street Restaurant

By eliza / May 24, 2022 /

Wilmington Biz Journal 5/23/22 A longtime downtown Wilmington restaurant has new owners, according to an announcement Monday. Rachel and Jason McGhinnis recently purchased Little Dipper Fondue, 138 South Front St., from co-founders Pete and Kristen Gruodis, who have operated the downtown eatery since 2005. The Groudises decided to sell the business because they wanted to spend…

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Another deal brokered by MoMentum Brothers!

By eliza / April 21, 2022 /

The MoMentum brothers and son’s of owner Terry Espy have collaborated together to bring a cool new cocktail lounge to downtown Wilmington’s Cotton Exchange. Listing agent on the deal representing the Cotton Exchange  Kennan Espy, and his brother Drew Espy who first met the Browns at a music concert knew this was the perfect “Vibe”!…

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Firehouse with Soul! The renovation of Castle Street’s firehouse

By eliza / March 4, 2022 /

MARCH 1, 2022 By: BETH A. KLAHRE, Photography by: MADELINE GRAY WILMA Magazine The historical building’s story continues to be updated through renovations and starring roles. TERRY ESPY, commercial real estate broker and president of MoMentum Companies in Wilmington is a passionate hands-on advocate for the revitalization of Wilmington’s downtown districts.  “Early in my life I…

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Could South Third Street be getting more traffic lights?

By eliza / February 15, 2022 /

Emma Dill Wilmington StarNews Star News link Some living in Wilmington’s historic district want more traffic lights added along South Third Street, one of the city’s main downtown thoroughfares. An online petition asks the N.C. Department of Transportation and the Wilmington City Council to consider installing traffic lights at South Third Street intersections between Castle and Market streets to limit property damage and…

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The George On The Riverwalk Under New Ownership

By eliza / February 10, 2022 /

The George on the Riverwalk is under new ownership. (Courtesy of The George on the Riverwalk)   BY SCOTT NUNN, POSTED JAN 26, 2022 When George Coffin decided it was time to sell his namesake restaurant at 128 Water St., it wasn’t because business was bad. Even in the shadow of the pandemic, 2021 was…

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Sneak Peek into Castle Streets newest endeavor!

By eliza / February 10, 2022 /

Join us for a sneak peek at the Castle Street Kitchen! All of downtown Wilmington and especially the Castle Street District are eagerly awaiting the big opening!!

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Saved from demolition: Historic home becomes restaurant Three 10, to open in Brooklyn Arts District next month

By eliza / September 8, 2021 /

By Shea Carver -September 7, 2021 WILMINGTON — Owning and operating a restaurant has been on Jennifer Concklin and Matt Walker’s radar for a decade now. It wasn’t until they decided to make the move from Austin, Texas, to Wilmington, North Carolina, that they began realizing their dream. Little did they know it would also become…

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Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Amphitheater brings more business to Downtown Wilmington

By eliza / August 10, 2021 /

  Locally owned boutique hotel The Hive had just one suite left as of late July in advance of Miranda Lambert’s performance in Wilmington on Aug. 7. And during the sold-out Widespread Panic show last month for the debut of the city’s new Riverfront Park and amphitheater, The Hive not only hosted the band, but…

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What’s Next For The Cape Fear Toll Bridge Proposal

By eliza / July 7, 2021 /

BY CHRISTINA HALEY O’NEAL, posted July 2, 2021 The idea that a toll bridge could replace the aging Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will be the topic of discussion at the next WMPO board meeting this month. The board of the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has placed the topic on the agenda of its July…

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Fourth of July free events hosted by the City of Wilmington

By eliza / June 25, 2021 /

Fourth of July Celebrations. The City is hosting two free public events downtown on Sunday, July 4th, and you’re invited!   Afternoon: Riverfront Park Grand Opening Celebration, 10 Cowan Street The park will be open to the public from 1 pm until 8 pm. This is a free event and tickets are not required. This…

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