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Jul 16, 2019

Retail store Coastal Hemp Co. has opened in Porters Neck Center offering a variety of CBD products as well as eco-friendly and organic clothing. Owner Melissa Becker and her husband, Dale Becker, decided to open the store, at 8211 Market St., after joining business partner Brian Obert. “Coming up with the model was pretty simple,” Melissa Becker said. &ld ...

Jul 15, 2019

On Oleander Drive in Wilmington, a furniture and mattress store has opened in the facillity where Lou's Flower World used to be. The new Wilmington store, in 18,000 square feet at 5128 Oleander Drive, is the fourth North Carolina location for American Freight Furniture and Mattress, according to a news release. The release stated that American Freight Furnit ...

Jul 10, 2019

Optical Boutique Joins South Front District

By Johanna Cano, posted Jul 10, 2019

Optical boutique CustomeEyes is joining the South Front District in Wilmington with a concept of offering unique frames in a relaxed setting, said owner Greg Owen. After partnering at an optical shop in Raleigh, Owen moved to Wilmington with the goal of opening his own shop and aiming to replicate the attention to customer service that made the Raleigh retailer suc ...

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Jul 3, 2019

Specialty Thrift Store Coming To Burgaw

By Jenny Callison, posted Jul 3, 2019

Tails are about to get wagging in Burgaw.   Animal Lovers' Thrift Store held a ribbon-cutting Wednesday with the Burgaw Chamber of Commerce and will open officially for business Friday.   The new venture stocks a variety of merchandise, but everything is fur-, feathers- or fin-related, said Barbara Raab, whose organization, Monty's Home, has launched ...

Jul 2, 2019

A store that features local artists and jewelers is expanding its offerings in its new Mayfaire Town Center storefront. Going Local, owned by Michelle Conely, relocated to the space that was previously home to J. Crew, 6807 Main St., before the national clothing retailer closed its Mayfaire Town Center location earlier this year.  Before that, Going Local was on ...

Jun 18, 2019

Set Free, a retail store with a focus on products made by individuals at risk or rescued from human trafficking, has opened at The Cotton Exchange at 308 Nutt St. Owner Clair Beaver said in an email that she decided to open the store at The Cotton Exchange at the recommendation of other small business owners who said they had a successful start in the location. The s ...

May 22, 2019

More Grocery Delivery Options Coming To Wilmington

By Johanna Cano, posted May 22, 2019

The Fresh Market in Wilmington will now deliver groceries to customers’ homes, joining other grocery stores in the area, such as Whole Foods and Earth Fare, that have also introduced personal shopping and delivery service to provide convenience to customers, according to a Wednesday news release. The Greensboro-headquartered gourmet grocery store has partnered wit ...

May 20, 2019

Construction is underway for the new Lidl store opening at 1445 Eastwood Road, which is expected to be complete by the end of August, according to Zach Klassen, project engineer with EMJ Construction. EMJ Construction, the building company working on the Lidl structure, started the project in February, he said. While the opening date for the store, adjacent to Cambri ...

May 14, 2019

Mayfaire Announces Opening Date Of Loft Store

By Cece Nunn, posted May 14, 2019

Women's clothing store and national chain Loft is scheduled to celebrate its grand opening at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mayfaire Town Center, shopping center officials said Tuesday. Loft will begin welcoming customers this weekend in the spot formerly occupied by another clothing retailer, Eddie Bauer, which closed in January. Loft is owned by Ascena Ret ...

May 2, 2019

Stanton Optical Opens First Wilmington Location

By Johanna Cano, posted May 2, 2019

Stanton Optical, an eye care center and retailer, has opened its first Wilmington location at 317 S. College Road, according to a news release. “We love the southeast region of the U.S. and specifically North Carolina,” said CEO Daniel Stanton. “It works perfectly for our growth strategy in the region. There is a demand for our service type in the mark ...

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