Print
Hospitality

Blockade Runner Beach Resort To Remain Closed Until At Least Spring Of Next Year

By Cece Nunn, posted Oct 10, 2018
Blockade Runner Beach Resort, a Wrightsville Beach landmark for 55 years, announced today it will remain closed at least until the spring of next year because of damages sustained from Hurricane Florence. 

“We made the decision following several weeks of analysis and assessments with engineers and experts,” said Mary Baggett, co-owner and operator of the resort with her brother William Baggett, in an announcement Wednesday evening. “The target date for re-opening is early spring 2019.”

Hurricane Florence made landfall Sept. 14 near Wrightsville Beach, damaging numerous homes and businesses in the Wilmington area with wind and rain, including the Blockade Runner, 275 Waynick Blvd. in Wrightsville Beach. 

At one point, resort officials had hoped to open the property by Nov. 1, but that plan has now changed as extensive renovations are underway.

“The major cause of damage was the loss of the roof on the Balcony building and more limited roof damage on the Tower,” said Nicolas Montoya, Blockade Runner general manager, in a news release. “In the areas penetrated by heavy rain, operations shift from cleanup to restoration.”

Mary Baggett said her family has owned and operated the Blockade Runner for half a century.

“Over the years, we were honored to host thousands of weddings, vacations, getaways, meetings, conventions, fundraisers, and major events," Baggett said in Wednesday's release. "We look forward to renovating and improving the Blockade Runner and resuming operations in the early spring.”
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Mike stonestreet 300x300

Play it Safe When Planning Summer Celebrations

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services)
Burrus rob headshot 300x300

Information Systems, “Mad Money” and NASA: How Are They Connected?

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington
Corey61

The Toughest Job There Is

Corey Lewis - Cape Fear Jobs

Trending News

GE Hitachi Plans To Acquire Nuclear Decommissioning Firm

Christina Haley O'Neal - Dec 10, 2018

In The Current Issue

Retiree Groups Maintain Work Ties

Retirement special section: Being retired doesn’t always mean leaving a profession behind completely. Clubs and associations tied to certain...


Live Oak Bank Earns USDA Lending Kudos

Although it has made its name primarily as an SBA lender, Live Oak Bank has expanded into the realm of U.S. Department of Agriculture loans....


Removing More Digital Banking Barriers

Online and mobile banking isn’t convenient if the processes don’t work well. That reality prompted the development of a new component for nC...

Book On Business

The 2018 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2018 Power Breakfast - Dishing on the Restaurant Biz
2018 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch with Eric Dinenberg, Rouse Properties
2017 Health Care Heroes