Mar 14, 2018

Marina Grill Opens Today At Port City Marina

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 14, 2018

It was announced in January that Wilmington-based USA InvestCo LLC had dissolved its partnership with Charlotte-based BlackFinn Ameripub and the restaurant, located at the Port City Marina, would be replaced by a new concept, Marina Grill. Now, less than two months later, Marina Grill is opening to the public today.  Rob Lanphier, chief operating officer of food ...

Mar 14, 2018

Steak N' Shake Still Aiming To Establish Wilmington Presence

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 14, 2018

Steak 'n Shake, recently ranked as the No. 1 chain in Money magazine's list of the top 25 casual dining restaurants for your money in America, is still expected to establish a presence in Wilmington. Steak 'n Shake is an Illinois-based retro style chain specializing in “steakburgers” and hand-dipped milkshakes. In 2016, the Nekillim Foodservice G ...

Mar 14, 2018

Tails Brings Style, Song To Downtown Wilmington

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 14, 2018

Tails Piano Bar and Lounge celebrates its official opening today at 115 S. Front St, the former home of Aubriana’s.   The space has been transformed into a lounge that brings together vintage and modern décor, reflecting the turn-of-the-century style of top hats and tails. The space glistens with crystal chandeliers while the ivory piano, a 1924 Sohmer ...

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Karen Durda
Century Accounting and Tax Services, Inc.

Keeping Good Records, Bookkeeping and Knowing the Difference

Posted Mar 6, 2018
The hardest distinction by far for many of my new business clients - and sometimes tax clients - is the difference between keeping records and having bookkeeping in place.
We do these things throughout the year, but never do we put a name to the task. And, if you ever have had the IRS or state agency audit you, you find out quickly what is or is not missing.< entire article
Mar 14, 2018

Off The Beaten Path, These Cafes Are Worth Special Trips

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 14, 2018

While these Wilmington-area spots might be slightly off the beaten path, they each offer the cozy charm of a true cafe, along with a unique menu.   Porches Cafe, located at the River Bluffs community in Castle Hayne, offers fresh, local and organic eating. A true farm-to-table café, all menu items are locally sourced, many picked fresh from the River Bluffs f ...

Mar 7, 2018

Temptations At Hanover Center Gets A New Look

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 7, 2018

Following a change in ownership, Temptations Gourmet Cafe at Hanover Center, formerly Temptations Everyday Gourmet, closed briefly last week for some updates and renovations. Owners Janet and Bert Lamport purchased the business from James Snyder last October, and until now have made very few changes. The Lamports said it was important to them to maintain the rep ...

Mar 7, 2018

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar founders Matt Piccinin and Sean Cook have closed the downtown location, 109 Market St., in preparation for a move to 127 N. Front St, while the owners of a Leland franchise of the eatery held a soft opening Monday.   The owners said they had been looking at potential sites downtown for about a year, having outgrown their original spac ...

Mar 7, 2018

Wingstop Flies In To Wilmington

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 7, 2018

Dallas, Texas-based Wingstop, a franchise specializing in chicken wings and fries, celebrated the grand opening Saturday of its Wilmington location at 341 S. College Road, Suite 12, in University Commons. This is the second franchise location for owner Kirk Jeter, who gave away five free wings to guests while they enjoyed live music and door prizes during the grand open ...

Mar 7, 2018

Market For Makers And Growers Continues To Grow Itself

By Jessica Maurer, posted Mar 7, 2018

A new market that's been popping up around town over the past few months, the iLm Local Makers & Growers Market is a local co-op of artisans, growers, printers, painters, bakers and builders that have come together to sell their goods at various locations thought the city.   The goal, according to organizers, is to provide the Wilmington area with high-quali ...

Feb 28, 2018

Rebellion Bar And Restaurant Coming To Front Street

By Jessica Maurer, posted Feb 28, 2018

Following the closure of Buzz’s Roost at 15 S. Front St. in December, the building was leased Jan. 1 to Rebellion, a Washington D.C.-based bar and restaurant whose owners plan to open next month.   Founding partner Brian “Wes” Westlye said Rebellion was born from a love of American history and great cocktails, named for the Whiskey Rebellion, a tax ...

Feb 28, 2018

The National Restaurant Association has released its report on the State of Restaurant Sustainability for 2018, aimed at highlighting sustainability efforts by restaurant operators nationwide.   The report provides the latest trends in environmental practices in the restaurant industry, along with consumer insights. It aims to help restaurant operations of all types ...

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