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May 13, 2022

New Owners Of Downtown Store Plan To Make Their Mark

By Cece Nunn, posted May 13, 2022

At around 10 years old, Kirsten Lovan discovered a downtown store that stuck with her to adulthood.  Lovan's family lived in downtown Wilmington, and her mother was a chef at Caffe Phoenix, a popular Front Street restaurant that closed in 2012. So Lovan grew up downtown, where a store in The Cotton Exchange at 313 N. Front St. grabbed her attention an ...

May 13, 2022

Amy Grant tried to find more room for her business in downtown Wilmington. "I hunted and hunted. I looked for a long time," said Grant, owner of Art in Bloom Gallery, "but it’s just booming. All the spaces that I thought we might be able to be in, they just weren’t available, which is a good sign for our economy." Grant is in the ...

Mar 1, 2022

New clothing stores are opening soon at Mayfaire Town Center, including Blush Clothier and Isa Roe Boutique. A grand opening for Blush Clothier, which offers trendy and classic teen and women’s clothing, is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Friday, while the celebration of Isa Roe, a clothing store for young teen girls, is expected to take place around the first week ...

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Jan 24, 2022

National Retailer Coming To Former Earth Fare Space

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 24, 2022

A Wilmington location of Total Wine & More is expected to open in the former Earth Fare grocery store on Military Cutoff Road. The beer and wine store is coming to the nearly 23,000-square-foot space in Renaissance Market, 943 Military Cutoff Road, with an opening expected this year. Online building permit application records show a commercial interior demoliti ...

Jan 18, 2022

Local Grocery Stores Cope With Supply Chain Disruptions

By Scott Nunn, posted Jan 18, 2022

Although there appears to be plenty of toilet tissue and paper towels on the shelves, grocery chains nationwide are being hit hard by the resurgence in COVID-19 cases, notably the supply-chain issues affecting many other large retailers. In a Friday email to customers, North Carolina-based Harris Teeter said, “We are living in unprecedented times when it comes to ...

Jan 14, 2022

The owner of an athletic shoe and gear store franchise in Wilmington is opening a second location in a shopping center at Independence Boulevard and Carolina Beach Road. Michelle Fogle, who opened Fleet Feet at The Forum on Military Cutoff Road in 2014, has leased space in The Crossroads at Independence. The center, which is currently under construction, is set to be an ...

Nov 12, 2021

Harris Teeter Fuel Center Planned At Mayfaire

By Johanna Cano, posted Nov 12, 2021

A new gas station may be coming to Military Cutoff Road. Harris Teeter is planning a gas station at Mayfaire Community Center, according to project documents submitted to the city of Wilmington. Plans show the gas station would be built at 1128 Military Cutoff Road, the former site of On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, which has been closed for several months ...

Sep 21, 2021

Mayfaire Announces Opening Dates For New Stores

By Cece Nunn, posted Sep 21, 2021

New stores, including a Lululemon pop-up that will stay in Wilmington for at least a year, are opening this week at Mayfaire Town Center, according to an announcement Tuesday. Lululemon, which sells high-end athletic gear for running, training, yoga and more, is opening Friday at 6863 Main St.  Buff City Soap is opening at 9 a.m. Thursday, the Mayfaire news rele ...

Sep 7, 2021

Popular athletic brand Lululemon, along with a women’s clothing store for sizes 10 to 24 and a Pinterest-inspired creative arts studio, are three of the latest tenants coming to Mayfaire Town Center. The Mayfaire store by Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) will be a pop-up, a temporary tenant, at 6863 Main St. next to Claire’s. The global retailer sells ...

Jul 9, 2021

New Stores Coming To Mayfaire Town Center

By Cece Nunn, posted Jul 9, 2021

An Apple service provider and reseller is one of at least three stores coming soon to Mayfaire Town Center in Wilmington. Simply Mac is expected to open July 24 at 6837 Main St., said Paige Coniglio, Mayfaire spokeswoman. The space was previously occupied by clothing stores Paisley and bevello.  A different Apple service and resale store in the Military Cutoff R ...

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