WilmingtonBiz Magazine

Mar 26, 2019

Downtown Fix

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 26, 2019

The building at 226 N. Front St. had been vacant so long, a tree had grown up inside it. That was before previous owner, Bob DeYoung, bought it and before Chapel Hill-based firm East West Partners bought the three-story historical structure in downtown Wilmington from DeYoung for $975,000 in June last year.     East West, which is currently in a public-private ...

Mar 26, 2019

History Healer

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 26, 2019

On a weekday near the end of January, James Goodnight planned to travel to Willard, a small unincorporated community in Pender County, after visiting some of his properties in downtown Wilmington.   The reason for the side trip on his way home to Raleigh: Some state officials had asked him if he  might be interested in saving an old Wilmington & Weldon Rail ...

Mar 26, 2019

Planned Communities Shape The Region

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 26, 2019

RiverLights, bordering the Cape Fear River in New Hanover County, is the latest example of development that has become increasingly popular in the Wilmington area: a planned residential community with adjacent commercial development.     Since developer Newland Communities first offered RiverLights lots for sale a few years ago, 340 have been purchased. That&rs ...

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Mar 26, 2019

Real Estate's Next Tech Leap

By Johanna Cano, posted Mar 26, 2019

Technology has changed, in many ways, what shopping looks like. Instead of piling your family in a car and driving to the nearest mall, shopping can now be done with a few clicks on a smartphone.   Technology has also been increasingly implemented in homebuying and selling, one of the largest transactions most people will make in their lifetime. Additionally, there ...

Mar 26, 2019

Home Sight

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 26, 2019

It’s hard to miss the custom-built home off Wrightsville Beach’s Causeway Drive, where construction is almost finished. Incorporating more than 170 tons of structured steel and 167 concrete bridge pilings, the house is built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane, said Chris Parker, founder and principal engineer of the civil construction and engineering firm P ...

Mar 26, 2019

OpEd: Making Retail Multitask

By Adam Jones, posted Mar 26, 2019

If you meet colleagues for dinner and spend 30 minutes discussing work projects and 30 minutes arguing about college football, is that work?   The lines between work and play are blurring just as the tenets of development and regulations are changing. The clearly defined lines between work and play are breaking down in calendar and hourly space; the physical space b ...

Mar 26, 2019

Estate Sale

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 26, 2019

The hand-painted walls of the Dudley Mansion, at 400 S. Front St. in downtown Wilmington, gleam as morning light streams through a window in the 10,000-square-foot home's front room.   The historic house, built in 1825 for North Carolina's first governor, Edward Dudley, is for sale for nearly $3 million. The listing agent is Jessica Edwards of The Carolinas ...

Mar 26, 2019

Market Snapshot: Residential Real Estate Highlights

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Mar 26, 2019

Affordability Advocate

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 26, 2019

After years of rallying to expand the area’s affordable housing, realtor Jody Wainio hopes to see some progress.   Born and raised in Panama, Jody Wainio has a unique perspective on just how important housing is, regardless of income level. “It’s a third-world country, and the affordable housing they have there is so much more substandard than wha ...

Mar 26, 2019

Turning Tides

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 26, 2019

Before Hurricane Florence hit last fall, Tidewater Brewing Co.’s partners were almost ready to open in a circa 1940 building on Princess Street. A taproom and bar area had been built, the piping system finished for the brewing equipment. Final inspections for occupancy were the only things left. But winds during Florence sheared off the roof (shown above on Sep ...

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