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Jan 5, 2023

Julia’s Florist Under New Ownership

By Johanna F. Still, posted Jan 5, 2023

Longtime Julia’s Florist devotees have taken over the reins of the area’s largest flower shop.  New owners Katelyn and Jason Moore have worked at the florist for more than a decade. Katelyn Moore has been the store’s longtime operations manager after joining as a sales associate in 2009 and her husband Jason has been its delivery manager since 200 ...

Dec 21, 2022

Opening Date Set For Fuel Fitness At Mayfaire

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 21, 2022

Fuel Fitness, a health club taking over the 13,000 square feet vacated by O2 Fitness at Mayfaire Town Center, is expected to open Dec. 27, according to a Mayfaire announcement. Shawn Stewart, CEO and owner of Fuel Fitness, said in a release, “This club will feature a large variety of group fitness classes, cardio strength equipment, large turf areas for functional ...

Dec 16, 2022

Tractor Supply Proposes Store In Castle Hayne

By Staff Reports, posted Dec 16, 2022

A new Tractor Supply Co. store could soon be built in Castle Hayne.  Developers conducted a preliminary community information meeting Monday to prepare neighbors for the proposed store at 3400 Castle Hayne Road.  A conditional rezoning to neighborhood business (B-1) would be needed to construct the project, planned on property totaling 11.5 acres currently ...

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Posted May 25, 2022
In a recent interview between novelist Brad Meltzer and talk show host Glenn Beck, the two longtime friends discussed their shared love of history and artifacts. The conversation then shifted to something on Meltzer’s “bucket list.” He wanted to wear the original Superman cape worn and made iconic by Christopher Reeve. Beck then told Meltzer that he had a gift for him. It was the...read entire article
Nov 23, 2022

Even as Black Friday has expanded into the week before Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday deals are teased ahead of the holiday, Small Business Saturday has grown in prominence, thanks to advocates of shopping locally and to the Small Business Administration.   “As our economy continues to stabilize, it’s more important than ever that consumers shop  ...

Nov 4, 2022

REEDS Reopens Revamped Space At Independence Mall

By Johanna F. Still, posted Nov 4, 2022

Family-run jewelry store REEDS has reopened in an expanded and renovated space in Independence Mall.  During the renovation, the retailer moved into an adjacent shop and increased its overall space by about a third, store manager Robert Claybrook estimates.  “We have more diamonds than we've ever had,” he said. “It’s a beautiful ...

Nov 2, 2022

Open-air Cycling Studio Glides Into New Home

By Johanna F. Still, posted Nov 2, 2022

Wilmington’s lone open-air cycling studio is steering into a new space in Autumn Hall, not far from its recent location in Mayfaire.  Recess provides “indoor cycling, outdoors” by inviting stationary cyclists into a 30-by-40-foot tent. Founded by former One Tree Hill actress Bevin Prince and her late husband, William Friend, Recess will open in it ...

Oct 11, 2022

A massive Harris Teeter grocery store and another location of athletic footwear and apparel store Fleet Feet are the first stores opening in a new Wilmington shopping center. While Fleet Feet is currently open at its new location, 3852 Carolina Beach Road, the 78,000-square-foot Harris Teeter is expected to open Oct. 26, according to a sign at The Crossroads at Ind ...

Oct 10, 2022

New Store To Open Soon At Riverlights' Marina Village

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 10, 2022

A new store is coming to the commercial portion of Wilmington master-planned development Riverlights, according to a news release Monday. Kasa Mercantile, which offers "modern and sophisticated" home decor, clothing and gifts, will open Oct. 15 in Marina Village at Riverlights, a 1,400-acre community along the Cape Fear River on River Road in Wilmington. &q ...

Oct 7, 2022

Lara O'Brien said she considered other shopping centers as locations for her ballet school, but a space at Mayfaire Town Center danced into her heart. Tutu School, a franchise that caters to children ages 18 months to 8 years, opened at 925 Town Center Drive in September. A downtown location of Tutu School that had a separate owner closed in January last year. ...

Sep 14, 2022

Golf Club Fitting Studio Swings Into Wilmington

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 14, 2022

Club Champion has expanded to Wilmington with a new fitting studio now open on Market Street.  The custom golf club fitter will open its fourth location in North Carolina with its Wilmington studio, according to a release Wednesday.  The brand sells and builds custom-fitted golf clubs using golf’s top brands. Club Champion has more than 100 locations ...

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