Leland’s Aldi grocery store faces setback as other chains plan to move to Cape Fear

ALDI, which plans to open a store in Leland, must work out a discrepancy regarding its planned entrance via a state road before moving forward with building permits. Courtesy photo.

Plans to build the area’s first ALDI grocery store have hit a slight bump in the road. The company was set to hand over proposals earlier this week for the approximately 19,000-square-foot store planned in Leland to the town’s technical review committee, which scrutinizes the impact construction has on transportation and utilities. But Leland planning […]


Tidal Creek pushes forward with downtown move, despite news of a new Front Street grocery store

Although Farmin' just announced it will open a shop on Front Street this summer, Tidal Creek remains committed to finding a new home downtown. Photo courtesy Tidal Creek/Jeff Branch.

News that a fresh foods grocery store is setting up shop in the heart of downtown Wilmington isn’t slowing down another similar operation’s move in that direction, as well. The announcement Tuesday from locally sourced company Farmin’ that it will open a scaled-down retail version of its headquarters on Front Street this summer hasn’t swayed […]


Farmin’ to open local foods store on Front Street

Farmin' will move into Second Time Around, a longtime downtown vintage shop that closed Saturday to relocate midtown. Photo by Hilary Snow.

A new locally sourced grocery store is setting up shop in downtown Wilmington. Farmin’ announced today that it would open Farmin’ on Front, a scaled-down retail version of its larger Emerson Street campus, this summer. The approximately 6,000-square-foot store will be located at 143 N. Front St., the building across from the U.S. Post Office […]


Wilmington native, longtime manager wins highest McDonald’s honor

Beverly Robbins, general manager of the McDonald's at Shipyard Boulevard and Carolina Beach Road, won the Ray Kroc Award, the highest honor a manager can receive. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

“Congratulations, Miss Beverly!” It’s a phrase that has been heard often this week at the McDonald’s on the corner of Shipyard Boulevard and Carolina Beach Road. That’s because the location’s longtime general manager, Beverly Robbins, recently won the Ray Kroc Award, the highest honor given to McDonald’s management. She is one of just 340 employees […]


National fitness studio to open in Mayfaire

Exercise franchise Orangetheory Fitness is offering an advanced discount membership rate ahead of its May opening date. Courtesy photo.

A new exercise studio is shaping up in Mayfaire. National chain Orangetheory Fitness is slated to move into the sprawling shopping area’s community center at 6800 Parker Farm Drive, Suite 120, in May. Ahead of its launch, the local Orangetheory will host a pre-sales event from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. “We are honored that […]


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