Restaurants

Jan 19, 2022

Cugino Forno To Open In Soda Pop District

By Scott Nunn, posted Jan 19, 2022

Greensboro-based Cugino Forno is bringing its take on Neapolitan pizza to Wilmington’s Soda Pop District, moving in beside what might be an ideal match for its wood-fired pies – Hi-Wire Brewing.   Featuring a distinctive round corner, the L-shaped building at 1020 Princess St. goes back to the 1940s when it was home to an automobile dealership. The build ...

Jan 19, 2022

Ponysaurus Brewing Works On Opening Wilmington Location

By Scott Nunn, posted Jan 19, 2022

With more breweries/eateries announced seemingly every day in Wilmington, owners have gotten creative in finding a location. The Eagle’s Dare is planned for a mid-century modern former service station on North Third Street; Cugino Forno Neapolitan Pizza is opening in a 1940s-era auto dealership at 11th and Princess.   Now Durham-based Ponysaurus Brewing Co. is ...

Jan 19, 2022

Midtown Lunch Spot Shuts Its Doors

By Scott Nunn, posted Jan 19, 2022

When the owners of The Lunchbox closed the lid on the Midtown eatery Dec. 30, it not only left patrons yearning for its classic sandwiches such as the Tidewater Club and the Reagan, it also left a hole at a busy shopping center with more food outlets than retail shops.   Located at Shipyard Boulevard and 17th Street, the modest Cornerstone Shopping Center was once & ...

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Posted Jan 6, 2022
I think it is fair to say that most small business owners are not trained in accounting, bookkeeping, or financial analysis. Yet, once you own a business, you must be all three.
 
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Jan 19, 2022

Front Street Brewery To Reopen Feb. 1

By Scott Nunn, posted Jan 19, 2022

After closing for a month for renovations, downtown landmark restaurant Front Street Brewery is on track to reopen Feb. 1, officials said.   Owner Tom Harris said most of the changes customers should notice will be restoration work on the facade and floors of the 157-year-old building, which has been a Front Street staple for 26 years and was one of Wilmington&rsquo ...

Jan 12, 2022

As the North Fourth-Brooklyn Arts District (BAD) area continues to experience a rebirth, most of the food-and-drink businesses remain on the south end of the upstart corridor, closer to the traditional downtown commercial district. That’s not the case for three10, an eatery that recently opened at North Fourth and Swann streets, closer to the Isabel Holmes Bridge tha ...

Jan 12, 2022

Bitty & Beau's Opens Location At NCino's Mayfaire HQ

By Scott Nunn, posted Jan 12, 2022

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee keeps brewing up new locations. The Wilmington-based company that “reinvented the coffee experience” has opened another of its unique shops, this one at nCino’s world headquarters, 6770 Parker Farm Drive at Mayfaire. Amy and Ben Wright opened the first shop in 2016 with the goal of changing the way people with disabiliti ...

Jan 12, 2022

Market Street Restaurant Adds Banquet Facility

By Scott Nunn, posted Jan 12, 2022

The owner of JohnnyLukes KitchenBar has added a banquet facility at the popular restaurant at 5500 Market St. in Wilmington. “We have the giant kitchen bar and then we have the upstairs patio loft,” John W. Jackson said. “And now we're adding a private dining space for banquets, business meetings and other events.” The space seats abo ...

Jan 5, 2022

Large New Bar Helps Bridge Downtown, Brooklyn

By Scott Nunn, posted Jan 5, 2022

Another new business has landed in downtown’s Northside, helping bridge the gap with the city’s traditional commercial district.   Joe Apkarian, the owner of downtown’s Pour House and co-owner of Taco Baby, is opening The Eagle’s Dare, a cocktail bar and beer garden, at 420 N. Third St.   “We are shooting for Memorial Day,” ...

Jan 5, 2022

Ruth’s Chris Sets Opening Date For New Location

By Justin Pope Williams, posted Jan 5, 2022

Wilmington’s Ruth’s Chris Steak House is on the move later this month.   The restaurant’s opening on the third floor of the River Place building in downtown Wilmington is slated for Jan. 24.   The relocation to the mixed-use building on Grace Street is close to its previous location inside Hotel Ballast, a spot the restaurant has operated fr ...

Jan 5, 2022

For Next Location, Popular Eatery Looks South

By Scott Nunn, posted Jan 5, 2022

Another homegrown business has joined the lineup at The Crossroads at Independence.   Live.Eat.Surf Restaurants is opening a K38 Baja Grill location at the Harris Teeter-anchored shopping center being built at Carolina Beach Road and Independence Boulevard.   K38 joins Wilmington-based Port City Java at Crossroads, whose completion has been slowed due to the ...

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