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Nov 24, 2020

Mayfaire Losing Town Center Drive Tenant

By Cece Nunn, posted Nov 24, 2020

Signs on the facade of The STEM Labs at Mayfaire Town Center were gone Tuesday. Tina and Brad Catalone of The STEM Labs announced the closure of their educational center at 820 Town Center Drive in a recent email to customers. The Catalones had no further comment on the closure Tuesday morning. The doors were locked and a "closed" sign was hanging in the wi ...

Nov 20, 2020

Making The Area Sweeter

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 20, 2020

No. of employees: 2 full-time and seasonal employees   Year founded: 2007   Top local officials: Charles and Kimberly Smith, owners, and daughters Lauren Rich, manager, and Brooke Harrell, assistant manager   Company description: Carolina Candy Co. is family-owned and operated maker of gourmet toffees and chocolate confections. Its retail store feature ...

Nov 20, 2020

Keeping It Real With Board Games

By Laura Moore, posted Nov 20, 2020

These days, for work, school and even socializing, everyone is spending a great deal of time in front of various screens. Offering an escape from computers, TVs and phones, board games have made a formidable comeback.   Games of both strategy and silliness are flying off the shelves of local shops.   There are many fun options for kids of all ages seeking rea ...

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Nov 5, 2020

A grocery store is seriously interested in opening a location in downtown Wilmington. Dane Scalise, chair of the board of directors for Wilmington Downtown Inc. (WDI), said he couldn't disclose the name of the store, but that "it's a real prospect." Scalise said, "We have been approached; there is someone who is interested presently and serious ...

Oct 27, 2020

For Britteny Bellinger, the name of her store at Mayfaire Town Center has multiple meanings. "My Sister's Cottage" comes from the fact that she and her sister, who lived next door to each other in Nebraska, started the business together online about a year-and-a-half ago. It also refers to safe houses for victims of sex trafficking, a cause the business ...

Oct 20, 2020

A graduate of Metropolitan State University with a music degree, Norm Giblin used to teach piano lessons when he lived in Denver, Colorado. “But my wife [Kara Giblin] and I moved out here a few years ago and we were looking for business opportunities in Wilmington and found out that there was not a School of Rock here,” Norm Giblin said. School of Rock, a ...

Sep 28, 2020

It's a place where, for $5, a shopper can get a Spalding basketball or a T-shirt that says, "I know, I know I'm awesome. Let's not make a big deal about it." Five Below is a trendy discount retailer that offers much of its merchandise for $1 to $5 to $10, and it's one of the first stores to open in the exterior-facing, redeveloped portion of In ...

Sep 24, 2020

The opening of a third Habitat for Humanity ReStore location in New Hanover County came about from a classic case of supply and demand. “We are constantly doing research and hearing from customers at our existing stores as to where they would like to see another store,” said Steve Spain, executive director of Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. “The Monkey ...

Sep 21, 2020

Last Three Recipients Announced For Downtown COVID-19 Grants

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 21, 2020

Wilmington Downtown Inc. (WDI) and the Longleaf Foundation announced Monday the final grants to small businesses through the Re-3 program. The latest recipients are Wilmington Wine, Bottega Art & Wine and Warehouse 1856, each receiving $1,000 grants, Dane Scalise, chair of the WDI board, said in an email. The $3,000 total in the latest and fin ...

Aug 26, 2020

Checking In On Wilmington Retail Centers

By Cece Nunn, posted Aug 26, 2020

Shopping centers in the Wilmington area are undergoing changes with or without the coronavirus pandemic, although not all of those changes are evident just by looking at them.   Mayfaire Town Center Day-to-day operations aren’t expected to be affected by a process announced last week by which Mayfaire Town Center owner and Mayfaire Community Center manager ...

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