May 27, 2020

Some Area Restaurants Stick To Carry-out

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 27, 2020

While restaurants have been granted the ability to open for dine-in service at 50% capacity, some restaurant owners have chosen to stay with a carry-out only model for the time being. Danny McPherson, one of the owners of Brunches at Mayfaire Community Center and King Neptune Restaurant in Wrightsville Beach, told the GWBJ earlier this month that he did not plan on open ...

May 27, 2020

The Donut Inn Opening Second Location

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 27, 2020

The Donut Inn will celebrate the grand opening of its second location in the Harris Teeter shopping center at the corner of Porters Neck Road and Market Street on Monday, June 1. Owners Allen Renquist and Matt Anlyan said in a statement that after three years of serving locally roasted coffee, bagels, breakfast sandwiches and handmade donuts at the Military Cutoff locat ...

May 27, 2020

Locally Made Wine-water Hybrid Hits Shelves

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 27, 2020

Rosé Water, a wine and sparkling water hybrid created in Wilmington, is hitting the shelves locally and throughout the U.S. just in time for summer. Co-founders Amy and Rob Kuchar said they wanted to bring an all-natural, lower-alcohol product to the wine market. “Today’s consumer is focused on health and wellness in all aspects of their life,&rdqu ...

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Home Sweet Home - Make It Safer

Posted May 20, 2020
By-line by AARP NC Volunteer Margie Sigman

If you’ve been homebound for a while, your indoor scenery may be getting old. You’ve probably cleaned out a closet or two by now, but what about amending your home environment to make it safer?

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May 27, 2020

Burney's Sweets & More Coming To Mayfaire

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 27, 2020

Burney’s Sweets & More is coming to Mayfaire Community Center, filling the former Duck Donuts spot, a Mayfaire spokeswoman confirmed this week. The bakery, founded in Elizabethtown in 2011 by Thomas and Doris Burney, is today owned by Michael and Gina Burney, who still operate the Elizabethtown location. Since its founding, nearly a dozen location ...

May 22, 2020

MADE: Spicing Up Local Markets

By Staff Reports, posted May 22, 2020

RAWsalsa 102 Old Eastwood Road, Wilmington    No. of employees: 1   Year founded: 2017   Top local official: Rachel Ann Willoughby, owner   Company description: RAWsalsa is a local, independent maker and seller of smallbatch, fresh salsas.   Products made locally: The company makes its signature fresh tomato and fresh pineapple sals ...

May 19, 2020

Initiative Aims To Support Restaurant Reopenings

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 19, 2020

To help North Carolina restaurants get ready for reopening, the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) has introduced Count on Me NC – the North Carolina Restaurant Promise. The initiative includes a list of public health commitments to be made by restaurants and guests — along with an associated training program developed by N.C. State Un ...

May 19, 2020

Farmers Market At Poplar Grove Opens With 50 Vendors

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 19, 2020

The Farmers' Market at Poplar Grove Plantation kicks off its 13th season today, May 20, with 50 area vendors set up across the sprawling front lawn of the plantation’s manor house. Suzette Cooper–Hawley, director of events and market manager for Poplar Grove, said the market is fortunate to have the majority of its past vendors returning, despite the cha ...

May 19, 2020

Q&A: Beer Barrio, Skytown Beer Company

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 19, 2020

As part of an ongoing series, the GWBJ interviewed Hayley Jensen, who co-owns Beer Barrio and Skytown Beer Company with her husband, Stephen Durley, and mother, Carol Jensen, about how their businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. GWBJ:  After several weeks of operating under the restrictions imposed by Governor Cooper, what ultimately led to your d ...

May 13, 2020

Chick-fil-A Offers Pandemic Dining Solutions

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 13, 2020

Like most restaurants, Chick-fil-A has had to make changes to its menu and service model in response to COVID-19. According to Keri Branson, marketing director for the Monkey Junction Chick-fil-A location, the company typically rolls out seasonal items such as frosty beverages and milkshakes during the spring and summer months. But this year, with the need to serve b ...

May 13, 2020

The Felix Cafe Reopens For Takeout, Delivery

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 13, 2020

After a temporary closure of nearly eight weeks, The Felix Cafe has reopened in Monkey Junction for takeout and delivery. Owner Felix Scroppo said that when the executive order banning in-house dining first came in, he and his staff remained open for three days, but soon became overwhelmed by all of the information coming in regarding the virus. Scroppo described it ...

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