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Local Chef To Bring Gourmet Pizza, Sandwiches To North Fourth

By eliza / April 21, 2021 /

BY JESSICA MAURER, POSTED APR 14, 2021 Wheelhouse Pizza, a collaboration between chef Mark Milner and Port City Holding Co. owner Kent Tomaselli, will soon be open on North Fourth Street for carryout pizza, salads and sandwiches. Located in a 360-square-foot, red-roofed building from the 1930s, the restaurant is just large enough to hold a kitchen…

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New Owner Seeking Tenant For Parchies Space

By eliza / April 21, 2021 /

BY JESSICA MAURER, POSTED APR 14, 2021 Dave Wishon, a Wilmington native and owner of longtime Port City restaurant Parchies, said in a recent report that the restaurant will be closing April 23. Efforts are already underway to find a new tenant. Wishon has operated Parchies, known for its barbecue, fried chicken and other favorites, at the corner…

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Why You Should Plan a Trip to Wilmington, North Carolina

By eliza / March 10, 2021 /

You can witness the beauty of Wilmington, North Carolina, any time of year, but especially in spring. The city’s North Carolina Azalea Festival, held every April, features parades, street fairs, home tours, art shows, concerts, and of course, its namesake blooming bushes in vivid shades of purple, pink, and red. These bold flowers are indicative of…

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Downtown Grocery Store Founders Share Details

By eliza / January 27, 2021 /

The founders of a new grocery store are hoping to bring their concept, Better Basket, to downtown Wilmington in about four months. Joseph Allen and Frank Christopher Meares are teaming up to bring farm fresh produce and gourmet prepared foods to the space at 143 N. Front St., which was formerly occupied by Farmin’ on…

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$2.5M Project Nears Completion For Dentist, Medspa In Former Serpentarium

By eliza / December 22, 2020 /

Renovations to the former serpentarium in downtown Wilmington are nearing completion for a longtime dental practice and new medical spa.  The certificate of occupancy was recently received for the building located at 20 Orange St., said Terry Espy, president of MoMentum Companies, the brokerage firm that handled the property sale and conducted turn-key development for the project.…

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MoMentum Companies, Inc. welcomes newest protégé Drew Espy!

By eliza / December 17, 2020 /

Welcome and Congratulations Drew Espy: Drew Espy is the youngest of three sons of Terry Espy, owner of Momentum Companies, Inc., and he is now the second to pass brokerage requirements to join the firm.  He has been involved in the family business peripherally for some time assisting in a general capacity but has now made…

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Selling a House During Winter Holidays: Tips, Pros & Cons

By eliza / December 15, 2020 /

How to sell a home in the winter Winter is not the peak real estate season, but winter home sales are becoming more common, as home sales increase across all seasons. According to Zillow research, 23 percent fewer homes are sold in winter than in spring, and homes listed for sale in the winter stay…

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Classic Christmas movies being screened at Thalian Hall — tickets available now

By eliza / December 4, 2020 /

A  Wilmington tradition returns to Thalian Hall with the 10th annual screening of Frank Capra’s iconic holiday film “It’s A Wonderful Life” showing Dec. 21-23. Cheryl M. Whitaker Wilmington StarNews WILMINGTON — The main lobby of Thalian Hall is being transformed into a holiday wonderland, which will include displays of Tony Rivenbark’s famous toy collection. The theater…

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Citrus Salon an exclusive Aveda salon to open in River Place in Downtown Wilmington

By eliza / December 2, 2020 /

Wilmington NC. December 2nd, 2020 – MoMentum Companies is proud to announce that Citrus Salon has finalized their lease for their new space at River Place in Downtown Wilmington” “With a grand opening scheduled for late spring 2021 owner, Alex May, knew downtown Wilmington was her destination and she is excited about being a part…

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In Downtown Wilmington, Ruth’s Chris Steak House Plans To Open In River Place

By eliza / November 19, 2020 /

A prominent restaurant in downtown Wilmington has ordered up a new location. Ruth’s Chris Steak House is moving south down Water Street from the Hotel Ballast to River Place, a 13-story mixed-use project overlooking the Cape Fear River.  Officials with River Place developer East West Partners and commercial real estate and development firm MoMentum Companies…

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