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Apr 4, 2019

Hendrick Automotive Group has again partnered with Stevenson Automotive Group to operate Stevenson Mazda, now known as Stevenson-Hendrick Mazda Wilmington, according to a news release Thursday. The Mazda dealership at 6115 Market St. will have a newly renovated facility scheduled to open by the end of 2021. Plans for the facility are expected to be submitted to the c ...

Mar 8, 2019

Two New Retailers Coming To Landfall Area; Artisan Shop Relocates

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 8, 2019

Two new boutiques are coming to the Landfall area this spring, while a locally owned artisan shop has found a new home in Mayfaire. Hilton Head Island-based boutique Spartina 449 has leased a 1,200-square-foot space in Lumina Station, 1900 Eastwood Road, Unit 30, with plans to open its retail shop sometime in April, according to Jessica Maples, marketing and c ...

Mar 7, 2019

More National Chains Closing Stores In Wilmington

By Johanna Cano, posted Mar 7, 2019

More national retail chain stores have recently announced closures. Charlotte Russe, which has a retail store at Independence Mall, will close its remaining 416 stores and conduct going-out-of-business sales, according to a Thursday news release by SB360, a liquidation company that purchased Charlotte Russe’s inventory and other assets after the store filed for ba ...

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Posted Feb 22, 2019
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Mar 7, 2019

A longtime Wilmington business has a new owner. Wilmington native Teddy Davis bought Farmers Supply Co., 2025 Oleander Drive, for an undisclosed amount from Les and Anne Turlington. The Turlingtons still own the property, which Davis is leasing and which includes an 18,000-square-foot store that sells lawn and garden supplies, plant and grass seeds, soils, pet and an ...

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 ...

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 ...

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