Retail

Feb 1, 2019

Retail Changes Expected To Continue

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 1, 2019

Two iconic national chains closing their Wilmington locations in January prompts the question: Who might be next in the local market?   Fashion retailers J. Crew and Eddie Bauer have left their spots on Main Street in Mayfaire Town Center, the shopping complex built on Military Cutoff Road in 2004. Mayfaire has been credited with luring national chains away from Ind ...

Dec 18, 2018

Half United Opens Its First Retail Location

By Johanna Cano, posted Dec 18, 2018

Wilmington-based Half United opened its first brick-and-mortar store in time for the holidays to feature its products and those of other local businesses, one of the founders, Carmin Black, said Tuesday. Half United creates and sells jewelry, shirts and leather bags, and for every item sold, the company donates money that becomes seven meals for someone in need. The ...

Dec 14, 2018

Top Stories No. 10: Changes In Local Retail Landscape

By Cece Nunn, posted Dec 14, 2018

Good times and bad times hit Wilmington’s retail scene this year. For the local industry, some of the good news was revealed in March when the owners of Independence Mall, which is expected to eventually be rebranded The Collection at Independence, unveiled renderings showing how they plan to transform part of the mall into an outdoor shopping center. A grocery ...

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Nov 13, 2018

After more than two decades, Star Sosa is getting out of the retail business. The owner of Spectrum Fine Jewelry, Sosa has closed her store at The Forum on Military Cutoff Road and is preparing for a going-out-of-business sale that starts Thursday. "For over 21 years, my team and I have had the privilege of being part of your many special celebrations -- birthda ...

Oct 17, 2018

Area Firm's Product Makes The Good Morning America Cut

By Cece Nunn, posted Oct 17, 2018

A product made by a Wilmington resident's company will be featured Thursday on Good Morning America on ABC. Tom Dean, owner of Coastal Carolina Cutting Boards by The Dean Company of North Carolina, said the product, which he's not allowed to reveal until after the show airs, will be part of the 7 to 9 a.m. program's segment Deals & Steals with Tory Johns ...

Oct 8, 2018

While many have been up and running again in the past few weeks, some retailers and businesses in the Wilmington area continue to feel the effects of Hurricane Florence four weeks later. Among them is a national electronics retailer. Best Buy remains closed after its roof was damaged during the storm in September, causing significant water damage inside the store at 309 ...

Sep 19, 2018

In support of Hurricane Florence relief efforts, grocery store chain Harris Teeter announced a pledge of up to $125,000 to the American Red Cross, which supports affected communities by providing relief supplies, emergency response units and support for reconstruction.  Harris Teeter will match customer donations, up to $125,000, made at Harris Teeter stores t ...

Sep 15, 2018

Some Stores Begin To Open Despite Road Hazards

By Cece Nunn, posted Sep 15, 2018

Hundreds of people were flocking to Wilmington Harris Teeter stores on Saturday searching for open locations, despite hazardous driving conditions and warnings from officials, including Gov. Roy Cooper, to stay off roads as a result of what is now Tropical Storm Florence.  "We always want to make sure that we are giving our communities access to food and medic ...

Sep 10, 2018

Stores in Wilmington have been increasing their supplies to meet the demand of pre-hurricane shopping as people and businesses prepare for Hurricane Florence, which had strengthened to a Category 4 as of Monday afternoon.  Lowe’s Home Improvement launched an emergency command center for around-the-clock preparations for the hurricane, according to a news rele ...

Jul 31, 2018

BMW Of Wilmington Redesign Adds Space, Employees

By Johanna Cano, posted Jul 31, 2018

BMW of Wilmington’s new reconstructed and redesigned facility tripled the dealership's size and resulted in additional sales team members, according to a news release. The Baker Motor Co.-owned dealership is 34,000 square feet and has an increased inventory of new and used vehicles. BMW of Wilmington and Porsche Wilmington, both owned by Baker Motor Co. and lo ...

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