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Jul 20, 2018

Mermaid Cove Opens New Store In Wilmington

By Johanna Cano, posted Jul 20, 2018

Mermaid Cove, a clothing boutique specializing in nautical-style apparel, décor and jewelry, opened its first Wilmington store last week. The store is in unit 105 at 1437 Military Cutoff Road next to P.T.’s Olde Fashioned Grille. The boutique is at the former location of Elle, a women’s clothing boutique that opened in 2016. The Wilmington location ...

Jul 2, 2018

Pretties & Co. Boutique Opening At Mayfaire Town Center

By Johanna Cano, posted Jul 2, 2018

Pretties & Co. Boutique is expected to open at Mayfaire Town Center in August, said store manager Zoey Weeks. The women’s clothing store will be located at 6866 Main St., beside Sleep Number and at the former Coastal Urge location, a retail apparel business that closed in May. Weeks said Pretties & Co. officials liked the Mayfaire location because of th ...

Jun 28, 2018

Big Sky Design Expands Into Retail

By Johanna Cano, posted Jun 28, 2018

Big Sky Design's new addition of a home design store and studio space has received a good response from customers, however, the off-the-beaten path location has required them to increase awareness of the new shop, said store manager Rileigh Wilkins. The residential and commercial design firm was founded in 1997 in Wilmington. It opened the shop and studio addition i ...

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Jun 26, 2018

CarMax Location On Market St. To Hire 60 People

By Johanna Cano, posted Jun 26, 2018

CarMax Auto Superstores is hiring 60 employees to fill full-time and part-time positions in its new Wilmington location, according to a news release Tuesday. Some of the positions CarMax is looking for include automotive repair specialists, detailers, inventory associates, sales specialists and customer specialists. CarMax is offering a bonus of up to $5,000 for automot ...

Jun 20, 2018

Three New Stores Open At The Cotton Exchange

By Johanna Cano, posted Jun 20, 2018

Three new stores have opened at The Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington, according to a news release. Kitchenmasters, Unwined by the Sea and Little Angels Boutique opened in the Dahnhardt Building, filling up The Cotton Exchange structure to full capacity, said Angi Israel, managing partner at Plan A Advertising. Israel said Kitchenmasters and Unwined by the Sea w ...

Jun 19, 2018

Stevenson Honda of Wilmington will now be operated by Hendrick Automotive Group under its new name Stevenson-Hendrick Honda Wilmington, according to a news release. The Charlotte-based auto dealer will also operate Susan Stevenson’s other dealership, Stevenson-Hendrick Toyota Jacksonville. Counting the new partnership, Hendrick Automotive Group now has three fr ...

Jun 12, 2018

Madame Meerkat's Is Opening In New Location

By Johanna Cano, posted Jun 12, 2018

Madame Meerkat’s Cabinet of Curiosities will open its new location this week at 1001 South Kerr Ave. Owner Horace Long said in an email Tuesday that this new location will allow the store to grow. Its old location in Old Wilmington City Market was 288 square feet. Its new location will more than triple the store's size with about 1,000 square feet. Madame M ...

Jun 12, 2018

A couple from Emerald Isle has opened a salon suite franchise in Wilmington, in the new retail center at 4712 New Centre Drive. The Wilmington location of My Salon Suite in New Centre Commons is 4,500 square feet with 24 luxury suites for hair stylists and others who provide beauty services. "The location is absolutely beautiful. It's a brand new building wi ...

Jun 8, 2018

An Australian company that manufactures do-it-yourself dog washing stations is celebrating the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Wilmington. Tru Blu K9000's office and K9000 showroom is located at 4305 Oleander Drive in Wilmington, and grand opening festivities are scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23 for dog owners who want to try the service (dog washing station ...

Jun 7, 2018

Downtown Wilmington Business Has New Owners

By Cece Nunn, posted Jun 7, 2018

A business in the Cotton Exchange that caters to children and tourists has changed hands. Olde Wilmington Toy & Candy Co. was purchased by Julianne Castillo and her fiance, Geoffrey Decker, after previous owner Jessica Marler decided to turn her attention to a new endeavor. Olde Wilmington Toy & Candy Co., which faces the parking lot at the Cotton Exchange, s ...

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