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Jul 27, 2020

At least two more national chains, hampered by ongoing retail woes and the effects of the coronavirus, are the latest to announce they are closing their stores at Mayfaire Town Center on Military Cutoff Road. At the same time, Mayfaire Town Center owner CBL & Associates Properties Inc. is preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to a report recently published by& ...

Jul 17, 2020

A new store on Oleander Drive is expected to open next week. Practical Magic, which offers gemstones, crystals, handmade candles, essential oils, jewelry and more, is scheduled to begin welcoming customers at 10 a.m. Monday, said one of the owners, Carly McDonah. Customers will be socially distancing and using masks at the store at 5740 Oleander Drive, which wil ...

Jun 3, 2020

Oak Island was one of two places Wednesday where new Publix stores opened after the grocery chain halted such openings because of the coronavirus pandemic. "We had previously made the decision to pause on new store openings during COVID," said Kimberly Reynolds, community relations manager for the Charlotte division of Publix Super Markets, in an email Wednesd ...

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May 26, 2020

Shoppers lined up over the weekend at Pier 1 imports locations in Wilmington, where signs advertised going-out-of-business sales. For Wilmington, the Pier 1 wind-down means large, prominent retail spaces could be available soon at Hanover Center on Oleander Drive and Mayfaire Town Center (pictured below) off Military Cutoff Road. At Hanover Center, the 11,000-square- ...

May 18, 2020

Grocery Store Opening In Southport This Week

By Cece Nunn, posted May 18, 2020

Lowes Foods, a Carolinas-based grocer, opened its new store at 8 a.m. Wednesday at 5011 Southport Crossing Way in Southport. The new store features the Lowes Foods To Go service with an expanded number of pick-up locations to accommodate increased shopping during peak seasons, a news release stated.  “Our new Southport store was designed to serve the large ...

Mar 3, 2020

The Athleta store coming to Mayfaire Town Center is expected to open March 17, according to a Mayfaire announcement on Facebook and its website. New to Wilmington, the Athleta store will be located at 6807 Main St. in the former J. Crew space, next to Brixx Wood Fired Pizza. Gap Inc. owns Athleta, a women's casual and athletic apparel brand that has bee ...

Feb 17, 2020

A layouff count filed with the state by soon-to-close organic grocer Earth Fare shows nearly 800 layoffs at eight stores, not including Wilmington. The stores listed in the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) released by the state Monday are in Asheville and Fletcher, as well as five in Florida and one in Virginia. While only eight stores were listed ...

Feb 3, 2020

Earth Fare plans to close all of its specialty stores, including the Wilmington location, according to an announcement Monday. The Wilmington store of the Asheville-based chain opened a little over a year ago at Renaissance Market, 943 Military Cutoff Road. "All of our other tentants are doing very well," said Raiford Trask III, of Wilmington-base ...

Jan 13, 2020

An Athleta store is on its way to Mayfaire Town Center, according to a job notice on Gap Inc.'s hiring website. Mayfaire officials confirmed the upcoming store in an announcement Tuesday, stating the Athleta is expected to open at 6807 Main St. in the former J. Crew space, next to Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, in the spring of this year. “We are excited ...

Dec 17, 2019

Air Force veterans who recently moved to Wilmington have opened a store at The Cotton Exchange. The new tenant for the collection of shops in historic structures in downtown Wilmington is The Coastal Farmhouse Home Decor, 364 Nutt St. The owners are Jennifer and Glenn Parker, who both served in the Air Force and moved to the Port City from Tennessee. A ribbon-cutt ...

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