A local Thai restaurant has relocated and has a new look. Here’s what you need to know.

By eliza / July 11, 2023 /

Allison Ballard Wilmington StarNews It’s been a big change for the longtime Thai restaurant in Carolina Beach. In recent months, the owners have been wrapping up business at 304 N. Lake Park Blvd. and planning to move to a new location in Beau Rivage Marketplace in Monkey Junction. Now, they’re ready to welcome diners at 5920…

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The ladies who rock: This all-woman band is heating up Wilmington’s music scene

By eliza / May 17, 2023 /

John Staton Wilmington StarNews click here for full article     During a recent dinner at midtown Wilmington restaurant Johnny Luke’s Kitchen Bar, a woman who appeared to be in her 50s randomly approached a table of eight other women, all of whom were of a similar age. “I enjoyed you guys so much the…

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MoMentum Companies helps several new business owners!

By eliza / May 3, 2023 /

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Kelli Jordan, owner of Studio Three Architects and president of the Downtown Business Alliance, stands outside The Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington, where upcoming potential changes could have a major impact. (Photo by Madeline Gray)

Building Up Downtown: Several Projects Present Growth Opportunities

By eliza / March 1, 2023 /

BY JENNY CALLISON, POSTED FEB 17, 2023 Several projects coming into focus in and around Wilmington’s Central Business District have the potential to further elevate downtown as a nexus for business, tourism and residence. Wilmington’s Gateway Project and the prospect of the city buying the Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. building have the potential to build upon…

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Latin Fusion Restaurant In Works At Pier 33

By eliza / October 19, 2022 /

MIRIAH HAMRICK, POSTED OCT 17, 2022 A vibrant Latin fusion eatery and cocktail bar will join the spate of apartment complexes in the newly developed northside of downtown Wilmington’s riverfront. Bonita Latin Fusion & Cocteleria plans to offer a menu of fusion dishes and cocktails that celebrate the diverse culinary traditions of Latin American countries. Owners…

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Downtown Restaurant Gets New West Coast Owners

By eliza / September 7, 2022 /

Wilmington Biz Journal 9/7/22 Rumcow Restaurant now has new owners. The downtown restaurant, at 121 Grace St., opened in 2018.  The restaurant’s founder, Joseph Sena, opted to sell the business in order to have more time with his family. Sena also founded and sold two other Grace Street businesses: Taco Baby and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.…

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Small Towns, Big Flavor: Yelp Names 2022 Foodie Cities

By eliza / September 1, 2022 /

Brenae Leary June 29, 2022 Full YELP article Looking for inspiration for your next summer travel getaway? We’ve compiled a list of the top trending destinations for foodies across the United States. This year, Asheville, NC and the Hawaiian Islands top the list alongside cities like Charleston, SC, which is home to Michelin-starred and James…

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Raleigh Brewyard To Open Location In Soda Pop District

By eliza / August 5, 2022 /

Raleigh-based Bowstring Brewyard will open a new brewpub in Wilmington in the Soda Pop District.  The founders of Bowstring Brewyard operate out of a historic renovated building in Raleigh and plan to do a similar upfit to the building at 1002 Princess St. A major renovation on the block is being orchestrated by Parastream Development,…

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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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