Taste of Coney Island to land downtown
August 29, 2012By Liz Biro
Downtown Wilmington is buzzing with exciting restaurant news this week, right down to the recent closing of Drifters Bar & Grill near Cape Fear Community College.
The 108 Walnut St. spot is finished, but its owner, Jack McCann, is moving forward with a spot that will bring the Port City a taste of famous Northeast shoreline boardwalks.
McCann said he and partner Todd King are developing The Boardwalk on Front in the former Marrz nightclub, 15 S. Front St., between Market and Dock streets.
The “coming very soon” business will feature authentic memorabilia and boardwalk planks from some famous boardwalks, including Coney Island, according to information at The Boardwalk’s Facebook fan page.
Traditional boardwalk food, including cotton candy and saltwater taffy, will join sandwiches and healthy selections in the bar and dining room. King has been sampling various dishes including fried Twinkies and Snickers. A mezzanine will host a full arcade including pool, skee ball, Hoops Fever and classic boardwalk games.
“Boardwalk is a revolutionary concept that offers a variety of atmospheres and a snapshot of history,” the complex’s Facebook page boasts.