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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A proposed bill would allow open containers in downtown areas, Wilmington businesses support the move

By eliza / May 11, 2021 / By Michael Praats| May 10, 2021 at 1:55 PM EDT – Updated May 10 at 8:27 PM WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Taking a drink outside of a bar or restaurant’s property in North Carolina — for the most part — is not allowed; however, a new bill that is making its way through the state House…

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Commercial Real Estate Award Winners Announced

By eliza / April 30, 2021 /

BY CECE NUNN, POSTED 4/29/21 Area real estate projects, leadership and other achievements were recognized Thursday at a ceremony at the Wilmington Convention Center. Cape Fear Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) presented its 2021 Awards of Excellence during an in-person event. The awards focus on the area’s rapidly growing commercial real estate sector. Thursday’s event was led…

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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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