TopSea Wingz Coming To Hampstead

By Jessica Maurer, posted Oct 27, 2020
Lonnie and Autumn Mathis have plans to make wings more accessible to folks in the Hampstead area with the opening of TopSea Wingz early next year.

Located in the Harris Teeter shopping center at 201 Austin Blvd., TopSea Wingz will occupy the space formerly held by Charlie Graingers.

Lonnie, who is a deputy with the Pender County Sheriff’s department, said he found himself traveling a pretty good distance to find decent chicken wings. He said the lack of competition has also driven up prices.

“I moved here from Atlanta where there’s a lot of competition when it comes to wings,” Lonnie Mathis said. “I see a lot of seafood places here but not a lot of wings.”

The eatery will offer a simple menu of wings with nearly a dozen homemade sauces, as well as chicken tenders, cheesesteaks and fries.

Lonnie Mathis said he is confident he can offer a great product at a reasonable price.

While there will be a limited amount of indoor seating, he plans to have a covered outdoor patio with TVs and is considering applying for a beer permit.

“We were a bit skeptical about moving forward with the COVID situation, but ultimately we’ve decided to give it a try,” Lonnie Mathis said. “We will start out small but have a lot of good ideas for how to grow the business.”

The Mathises hope to open by mid-January 2021.

Have a tip for Restaurant Roundup? Email us at: [email protected].
Ico insights


Mike stonestreet 300x300

Preparing For Unexpected Large-Scale Repairs In Your Community Association

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services)
Brookeskipper saltair headshot2

How To Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

Brooke Skipper - Salt Air
Lyleheadshot2017 1251720228

How Do You Know If A Nonprofit Is Sustainable?

JC Lyle - Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry

Trending News

On 463-acre Site, Resort-style Rental Community In The Works In Navassa

Cece Nunn - Aug 2, 2021

Developer Plans $40M Cold Storage Facility In Pender Commerce Park

Christina Haley O'Neal - Aug 2, 2021

Exclusive Members-only Restaurant Planned For Wrightsville Beach 

Jessica Maurer - Aug 4, 2021

Live Oak Bank, Atlantic Packaging Leaders Named Entrepreneurs Of The Year By EY

Christina Haley O'Neal - Aug 3, 2021

Diane Durance Leaving CIE Post; UNCW To Conduct Search For New Director

Johanna Cano - Aug 2, 2021

In The Current Issue

Taking Stock Of Ncino, Live Oak

Over the past year, the stock prices of Wilmington’s two public fintech companies have followed opposite trajectories....

Affordable Housing Efforts Progress

Local officials and others have taken some steps recently to address the Wilmington area’s affordable housing crisis....

New Space Reflects A New Shade Of Blue Surf

When the owners of Blue Surf Café decided to expand to another location, they wanted it to reflect an evolution into a more full-service res...

Book On Business

The 2021 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!



Trying to Grow a Business?
2020 Health Care Heroes
2020 WilmingtonBiz 100