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Apr 15, 2021

Chef Serving Up Another New Restaurant To South Front District

By Jessica Maurer, posted About 10 hours ago

Chef Bobby Zimmerman, owner of True Blue Butcher & Table at The Forum, announced Thursday that he and his team will be opening True Blue Butcher & Barrel in the fall of 2021. The restaurant, known simply as Butcher & Barrel, will be located next to New Anthem Beer Project, 110 Greenfield St., in the South Front District.   Butcher & Barrel will st ...

Apr 14, 2021

Double Happiness Reopens Dining Rooms

By Jessica Maurer, posted Apr 14, 2021

Double Happiness owner May Chen has reopened both of her Wilmington dining rooms, having been closed for in-house dining since last March. The Wrightsville Avenue and Ogden locations reopened Monday.  Earlier this year, Chen said she would not reopen for in-house dining until all her staff felt safe doing so. Every one of her staff members chose to get vaccinate ...

Apr 14, 2021

New Owner Seeking Tenant For Parchies Space

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 of Princess and North 12th streets for more than thr ...

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There’s More To Business Than Money: Values-Based Goals

Posted Apr 8, 2021
Successful business owners often want more than just the maximum amount of money they can get. These owners have deeply ingrained values-based goals that guide why and how they do business. But many of those same owners don’t apply an appropriate amount of weight to values-based goals until it’s too late to achieve them.

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Apr 14, 2021

Nancy Jo’s Homemade Opens In Carolina Beach

By Jessica Maurer, posted Apr 14, 2021

A fixture at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh for the past 25 years, Nancy Jo’s Homemade has opened its fourth location, in Carolina Beach next to Michelangelo’s Pizza at 9 S. Lake Park Blvd.  Owner David Townsend said that while he’s been interested in opening a Carolina Beach location for the past 10 years, the company’s fourth location ...

Apr 14, 2021

Local Chef To Bring Gourmet Pizza, Sandwiches To North Fourth

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 with two deck ovens and a restroom. Customers will order from ...

Apr 7, 2021

Trolly Stop Location On The Market

By Vicky Janowski, posted Apr 7, 2021

The Trolly Stop Grill and Catering on Fountain Drive is up for grabs.   The owners of the hot dog shop and catering operation are selling off their business, with an eye toward retirement and family time.   The listing price of $150,000 includes the restaurant, three hot dog carts, three catering vans and the rest of the pieces to jump in, said Rich Walsh, wh ...

Apr 7, 2021

Vegan Restaurant Coming To Military Cutoff Road

By Cece Nunn, posted Apr 7, 2021

A vegan fine-dining restaurant is expected to open in a couple months on Military Cutoff Road. Laura Tiblier, who owns Ceviche’s with her husband, and Anastasia Worrell, of Slice of Life, have partnered on The Green House at 1427 Military Cutoff Road in the Progress Point commercial complex. The space was previously occupied by Moe’s Southwest Grill.  ...

Apr 7, 2021

On Tuesday, the Carolina Beach Road location of Biggers Market opened for the season.  “We are excited to open with our local flowers and herbs that always kick it off, as well as our local asparagus, which is my personal favorite. And strawberries are starting to come in, so we are getting back into it,” said Andrew Cameron, one of the partners in the ...

Mar 31, 2021

The Sailfish Catches Its Fifth Season, New Menu Items

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 31, 2021

The Sailfish at Marsh Creek Marine restaurant, which started out as a casual spot mainly for boaters, is now open for its fifth season, with several new menu items and a summer concert series Thursday evenings.   Charlotte Kornegay, brand marketing and advertisement manager for the marina, said the restaurant’s clientele has steadily grown over the past f ...

Mar 31, 2021

Plans Move Forward For Downtown Gourmet Grocery Store

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 31, 2021

Joseph Allen and Frank Christopher Meares continue to move forward with plans for Better Basket, a gourmet grocery store set to open at 143 N. Front St., the space formerly occupied by Farmin’ on Front.  Farmin’ on Front opened in late 2016 and was the vision of Wayne Long, co-founder of Well Care Health and Farmin' Brands. Allen and Meares hav ...

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