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Jul 8, 2024

Sheetz Opening In Hampstead

By Staff Reports, posted Jul 8, 2024

Sheetz is opening its first-ever location in the Wilmington area this week, according to a news release. The gas station and convenience store chain will begin welcoming customers Tuesday to its location at 17000 U.S. 17 in Hampstead. According to the release, grand opening festivities will begin outside the store at 9 a.m. with prizes awarded. The store’s offi ...

Jul 5, 2024

National Firm Acquires Audio, Video Retailer In Wilmington

By Beth A. Klahre, posted Jul 5, 2024

Audio Advice, known nationally for expertise in home theaters and smart home systems, recently announced the acquisition of The Audio Lab, one of the longest-running specialty audio-video retailers in Wilmington. As part of its growth strategy, Audio Advice had been assessing several markets for expansion or acquisition. CEO Scott Newnam spearheaded the initiative with ...

Jun 14, 2024

Mayfaire Town Center is expanding with new tenants and major upgrades for existing stores, according to a news release. Clothing stores Free People and FP Movement are expected to open this fall. National athletic wear retailer lululemon, which opened a pop-up in 2021, is set to relocate and expand into 5,200 square feet along Main Street, the release stated. “ ...

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Mar 7, 2024

Two Wilmington Companies Expand To International Markets

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 7, 2024

Early this week, two local companies announced major expansions of their export activities and unveiled new international websites to facilitate sales abroad.   Monday, End of Days Distillery released information touting www.eoddistillery.eu, which will enable Europeans to order the company’s spirits directly from EOD’s representative in Berlin. The webs ...

Jan 19, 2024

This year, Mayfaire Town Center enters its 20s. The mixed-use development on Wilmington’s Military Cutoff Road marked the opening of its first anchor tenant – the department store Hecht’s, today Belk – in March 2004. Two months later, Mayfaire hosted its own grand opening. Over two decades, Mayfaire has evolved and grown, adding new phases and si ...

Dec 22, 2023

Mayfaire To Mark Milestone In 2024 After Busy 2023

By Cece Nunn, posted Dec 22, 2023

This might make you feel old: In 2024, Mayfaire is turning 20. The mixed-use development on Military Cutoff Road in Wilmington marked the opening of Mayfaire Town Center’s first anchor tenant, department store Hecht’s (now Belk), in March 2004 and its grand opening in May of that year.  To celebrate its 20-year milestone, Mayfaire is holding a yearlo ...

Nov 14, 2023

Reeds Works Toward Bigger, Modern Flagship Store In Mayfaire

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Nov 14, 2023

Could you imagine hanging out at your local jewelry store after work? That is what Reeds Jewelers, a national jeweler headquartered in Wilmington, is hoping to provide for the community by expanding its Mayfaire location into a flagship store. The multi-million-dollar upgrade to the property at 926 Inspiration Drive will include interior Rolex and David Yurman stores an ...

Nov 3, 2023

Niche Booksellers Read The Room

By Cece Nunn, posted Nov 3, 2023

The owners of The Roasted Bookery built a following through pop-up bookstores at Wilmington markets, filling their stalls with stories about people of color and members of the LGBTQIA community. Banking on that momentum, Jerry and Erin Jones turned the page to trying a tiny storefront, opening The Roasted Bookery’s Book Nook recently in a shipping container off 16 ...

Oct 6, 2023

Motorcycles Branching Out In New Ways

By Lynda Van Kuren, posted Oct 6, 2023

The motorcycle industry is undergoing a sea change in both its ridership and its products, and Wilmington is embracing both. “Wilmington has a large market,” said Richard Smith, owner of Hard Knox Cycles. “There’s such a wide variety of people in the area. We have the beach, nearby military bases and college kids. There are different bikes and di ...

Sep 21, 2023

An opening date is set for retailer Anthropologie’s store at Mayfaire Town Center in Wilmington, while a popular sports bar, Fox and Hound, has closed its doors and construction continues on a Westin brand hotel.  Anthropologie’s 8,200-square-foot store is under construction and is expected to open Nov. 22, according to Mayfaire’s website. The May ...

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