Retail

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 ...

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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 ...

Nov 7, 2017

Retailer Anthropologie will feature a Wilmington resident's line of handmade beaded leather sandals online and in its stores and catalogs starting later this year, according to an announcement this week. Caroline Fisher, creative director and founder of Seeded Hand Sown, said the deal with Anthropologie is a game-changer for her brand. Seeded Hand Sown is a wholesal ...

Oct 16, 2017

The newest tenant at Mayfaire Town Center opened Monday. Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, a franchise with locations elsewhere in North Carolina and throughout the U.S., offers massage arts, skin care and hair removal. The Mayfaire location, Suite 115 at 840 Town Center Drive near the Regal Mayfaire Stadium 16 movie theater, is inside one of the town center' ...

Oct 3, 2017

Cape Fear Formal Wear Transitioning To New Owners

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 3, 2017

Cape Fear Formal Wear Inc.'s president and CEO announced Tuesday that the company's retail formal wear services are in the process of being transferred to a new, locally connected business by the end of the year. In addition, Cape Fear Formal Wear's wholesale operation will transition to a different company, a news release said. The longtime Cape Fear For ...

Jul 17, 2017

Polka Dot-themed Printing Company To Move From Wrightsville Location

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 17, 2017

PrintWorks, “The Polka Dot Printer,” is moving from its Wrightsville Avenue location, where the boutique print shop has held its themed storefront for more than a decade. PrintWorks recently announced the acquisition of Ship & Mail Plus in Canterwood Centre at 2316 S. 17th St., according to Joanna Puritz, owner of PrintWorks. The company will be moving f ...

Jul 14, 2017

Toy Story Continues With New Owners

By Cece Nunn, posted Jul 14, 2017

When the Hobsons decided to move to a place where they could one day retire, they didn't know their plans would turn into a real-life toy story. The former Massachusetts residents chose the Port City as their new home in 1995, opening a Learning Express toy store franchise that has steadily grown in customers and revenue over the past two decades. This week, the ...

Jun 23, 2017

Downtown Bookstore Changes Hands

By Cece Nunn, posted Jun 23, 2017

The new owner of Two Sisters Bookery left her position as a hospice nurse to become an independent bookseller in Wilmington. Christine Greer bought the business, signing a three-year lease to continue occupying the store’s current location at The Cotton Exchange, for an undisclosed amount this week. Katie, the store’s popular calico cat, will continue to ...

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