Retail

Jun 20, 2018

Three New Stores Open At The Cotton Exchange

By Johanna Cano, posted About 12 hours ago

Three new stores have opened at The Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington, according to a news release. Kitchenmasters, Unwined by the Sea and Little Angels Boutique opened in the Dahnhardt Building, filling up The Cotton Exchange structure to full capacity, said Angi Israel, managing partner at Plan A Advertising. Israel said Kitchenmasters and Unwined by the Sea w ...

Jun 19, 2018

Stevenson Honda of Wilmington will now be operated by Hendrick Automotive Group under its new name Stevenson-Hendrick Honda Wilmington, according to a news release. The Charlotte-based auto dealer will also operate Susan Stevenson’s other dealership, Stevenson-Hendrick Toyota Jacksonville. Counting the new partnership, Hendrick Automotive Group now has three fr ...

Jun 12, 2018

Madame Meerkat's Is Opening In New Location

By Johanna Cano, posted Jun 12, 2018

Madame Meerkat’s Cabinet of Curiosities will open its new location this week at 1001 South Kerr Ave. Owner Horace Long said in an email Tuesday that this new location will allow the store to grow. Its old location in Old Wilmington City Market was 288 square feet. Its new location will more than triple the store's size with about 1,000 square feet. Madame M ...

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Jun 12, 2018

A couple from Emerald Isle has opened a salon suite franchise in Wilmington, in the new retail center at 4712 New Centre Drive. The Wilmington location of My Salon Suite in New Centre Commons is 4,500 square feet with 24 luxury suites for hair stylists and others who provide beauty services. "The location is absolutely beautiful. It's a brand new building wi ...

Jun 8, 2018

An Australian company that manufactures do-it-yourself dog washing stations is celebrating the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Wilmington. Tru Blu K9000's office and K9000 showroom is located at 4305 Oleander Drive in Wilmington, and grand opening festivities are scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23 for dog owners who want to try the service (dog washing station ...

Jun 7, 2018

Downtown Wilmington Business Has New Owners

By Cece Nunn, posted Jun 7, 2018

A business in the Cotton Exchange that caters to children and tourists has changed hands. Olde Wilmington Toy & Candy Co. was purchased by Julianne Castillo and her fiance, Geoffrey Decker, after previous owner Jessica Marler decided to turn her attention to a new endeavor. Olde Wilmington Toy & Candy Co., which faces the parking lot at the Cotton Exchange, s ...

May 3, 2018

At Mayfaire Town Center, Coastal Urge Closes

By Cece Nunn, posted May 3, 2018

Coastal Urge, a retail apparel business started in 2008 that at one time had at least four locations in the Cape Fear region, is closed at Mayfaire. Although the signs were still on the building, the store at 6866 Main St. in Mayfaire Town Center was empty Thursday. Jeoffrey Nathan, who founded Coastal Urge with his wife, Catherine, had no comment Thursday about ...

Jan 19, 2018

Local Screen Printing Shop Gets New Owners, Plans To Relocate

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 19, 2018

Snapdragon, a longtime screen printing shop in Wilmington with a focus on original art, has made some changes under new ownership. Two brothers, Zack and Tom Weaver, purchased Snapdragon last year and have been spending the past several months making some improvements and remodeling the print shop located at 1220 Dock St. in Wilmington. The business has been in the Wilm ...

Jan 16, 2018

With Mattress Firm Purchase, Marpac Seeks More Sleep

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 16, 2018

Wilmington-based manufacturer of white noise sleep products Marpac LLC announced Tuesday the acquisition of Yogabed, a direct-to-customer mattress company. Marpac purchased Yogabed for an undisclosed amount, according to a company news release. Yogabed's products and accessories line will add to Marpac’s current line of a half-dozen sound machines, expanding t ...

Jan 9, 2018

Cape Fear Formal Wear Has New Owners, Location

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 9, 2018

A longstanding men’s tuxedo shop and retail store previously located in downtown Wilmington has new owners and has relocated to the University Centre shopping center on South College Road, with plans for a grand reopening this weekend. Jason Sellars and Chuck Ogiba, partners of Coastal Tux LLC, have purchased Cape Fear Formal Wear, which had a location at 218 N. T ...

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