Print
Real Estate - Commercial

In Downtown Wilmington, Port City Java Reopens On N. Front St.

By Cece Nunn, posted Dec 18, 2018
The Port City Java at 21-A N. Front St. in downtown Wilmington has reopened after Hurricane Florence damage forced its temporary closure. (Photo courtesy of Port City Java)

Port City Java coffee is flowing again at 21-A N. Front St. in downtown Wilmington.

The coffee shop had closed before Hurricane Florence struck the area in September, reopening Tuesday morning after extensive repairs that were needed because of storm damage.

"The roof came off the building and it rained into it for a few days, caused a lot of water damage to the entire interior, including us," said Port City Java CEO Steve Schnitzler of the multi-tenant Front Street building. "We had to replace the ceiling and the floor."

After the hurricane drenched the area, it took a while for the whole building to be dried out, he said.

The 8 to 10 employees of the North Front Street location were sent to other Port City Java coffee shops in the area. The company also has a location at Cape Fear Community College's Union Station downtown. 

Of the North Front Street space, Schnitzler said, "We’ve had a lot of people very happy to see us again. We’re very happy to be open."

The Port City Java at 300 N. Front St. closed earlier this year, replaced by a Clean Juice, and its Lumina Station shop closed in September. On the Lumina Station closure, Schnitzler said it was the end of a lease, but the firm continues to look for location around the Mayfaire area.

"We are definitely looking at some spots," he said, but it's too early to announce them because the firm has not signed any lease agreements yet.

Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Fredheadshot 5119113348

5 Ways to Ensure Long-Lasting, Quality Window Treatments

Fred Kumpel - Strickland's Home
Chris coudriet

Thank You, New Hanover County Employees

Chris Coudriet - New Hanover County Government
Deedee gasch

Ten Questions with Laurie King, Vice President, Director of Corporate Relations at MCO Transport, Inc.

Deedee Gasch - Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP

Trending News

Hello Again, Henrietta: New Dinner Cruise Boat Floats Into Downtown Wilmington

Cece Nunn - May 21, 2019

Wheelz Pizza Aims To Revolutionize Pizza Delivery

Jessica Maurer - May 22, 2019

On Park Avenue In Wilmington, Developers Plan One-bedroom Apartments

Cece Nunn - May 21, 2019

Brother And Sister Team Up To Serve Family Soul Food Recipes

Jessica Maurer - May 22, 2019

Online Platform For Real Estate Investors Takes The Surfboard At CEA Awards Event

Jenny Callison - May 22, 2019

In The Current Issue

Preparing Homes For Hurricane Season

Hurricane season begins June 1, and with it comes the need for residents to prepare themselves and their homes as much as possible for poten...


Battleship North Carolina Unveils Its New Dock

A new dock will give Battleship North Carolina visitors a fresh angle to experience the World War II vessel, moored at 1 Battleship Road....


MADE: Churning Out Profits

All the company’s handcrafted sandwiches are made in Wilmington, starting with homemade cookies and small-batch ice cream....

Book On Business

The 2019 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`
Transporting the Future - Power Breakfast 3.12.2019
Health Care Heroes 2018