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Sep 16, 2019

Clothing Store Desert Rose Expands Downtown

By Johanna Cano, posted Sep 16, 2019

Desert Rose, a clothing boutique started by sisters Mavis (right) and Louise Rose, has expanded downtown as a response to the growth the store has seen since opening a year ago. Previously, the boutique had a smaller space at The Hallway Shops downtown. Now, the store is at 208 North Front St., a 1,500-square-foot location that opened two weeks ago. “We were [a ...

Aug 29, 2019

The Mayfaire Town Center location of Southern Tide, a lifestyle and apparel brand based in Greenville, South Carolina, is closing. The Southern Tide Signature Store at Mayfaire, 925 Town Center Drive, advertised a 30 to 75% off closing sale this week. It's expected to close by or before Sept. 15, according to the Southern Tide Wilmington page on Facebook. &q ...

Aug 20, 2019

More retail and service options for the furry members of the family are coming to Wilmington with several businesses slated to open soon. Camp Run-A-Mutt, a cage-free dog daycare and boarding franchise at 2541 Carolina Beach Road, has planned a pre-opening party from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and its official opening Monday, according to a news release. Owners John and Lisa ...

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Aug 16, 2019

A Raleigh fashion retailer that had a store at Mayfaire Town Center has closed all of its stores in North and South Carolina. The women's clothing boutique called bevello, 6837 Main St., closed Aug. 9, according to a sign on the door Friday. A post on bevello's Facebook page from Aug. 8 said every bevello store left open would be closing that day.  " ...

Aug 7, 2019

Silverhammer Design, a retail store featuring custom-made furniture pieces and art made by a husband-and-wife team, has opened at The Cotton Exchange. The store, opened by Lorrie and Dennis Brewer at 312 Nutt St., provides a showroom for the design and build company that has been operating since 2015. Silverhammer focuses on industrial and modern styles but can creat ...

Aug 5, 2019

Wilmington-based Apache Supply Inc. and Coastal Contractor Supply have been acquired by Ram Tool Construction Supply Co., a Birmingham, Alabama-based construction supply distributor, according to an announcement Monday. The acquisition, made for an undisclosed amount, will allow Ram Tool to grow in the Carolinas, an area that has seen growth in the construction field. ...

Jul 16, 2019

Retail store Coastal Hemp Co. has opened in Porters Neck Center offering a variety of CBD products as well as eco-friendly and organic clothing. Owner Melissa Becker and her husband, Dale Becker, decided to open the store, at 8211 Market St., after joining business partner Brian Obert. “Coming up with the model was pretty simple,” Melissa Becker said. &ld ...

Jul 15, 2019

On Oleander Drive in Wilmington, a furniture and mattress store has opened in the facillity where Lou's Flower World used to be. The new Wilmington store, in 18,000 square feet at 5128 Oleander Drive, is the fourth North Carolina location for American Freight Furniture and Mattress, according to a news release. The release stated that American Freight Furnit ...

Jul 10, 2019

Optical Boutique Joins South Front District

By Johanna Cano, posted Jul 10, 2019

Optical boutique CustomeEyes is joining the South Front District in Wilmington with a concept of offering unique frames in a relaxed setting, said owner Greg Owen. After partnering at an optical shop in Raleigh, Owen moved to Wilmington with the goal of opening his own shop and aiming to replicate the attention to customer service that made the Raleigh retailer suc ...

Jul 3, 2019

Specialty Thrift Store Coming To Burgaw

By Jenny Callison, posted Jul 3, 2019

Tails are about to get wagging in Burgaw.   Animal Lovers' Thrift Store held a ribbon-cutting Wednesday with the Burgaw Chamber of Commerce and will open officially for business Friday.   The new venture stocks a variety of merchandise, but everything is fur-, feathers- or fin-related, said Barbara Raab, whose organization, Monty's Home, has launched ...

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