Wilmington City Council gives two Riverwalk restaurants the go ahead to open

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WILMINGTON – The opening of two large restaurants on Wilmington’s north riverfront should finally be back on track after a new agreement between the city and developers. Plans for the two restaurants, the first Wilmington based outposts of Charlotte-based BlackFinn Ameripub and Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina, were introduced nearly five years ago. Since then, […]

Wilmington approves $20 million plan for north waterfront park, parking remains uncertain

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WILMINGTON — City Council voted to approve the North Waterfront Park master plan during their session this week. The plan represents the third phase of city planning for the 6.6-acre property, purchased in 2013 for $4.1 million. The current version was put forward during last year’s $38 million park bond, which set aside $20 million […]

UNCW students bring Wing Fling to downtown Wilmington

Held the last several years down in Carolina Beach, the annual Wing Fling is returning to Wilmington this year. More than 15 restaurants will vie for the 'Best Wing' title during the event at North Waterfront Park. Courtesy photo.

Break out your wet naps – the Wing Fling is returning to Wilmington. Over the years, the 18th annual event has been held at a variety of spots across the area, most recently and consecutively down in Carolina Beach. Headed up each year by a UNC-Wilmington student group, Wing Fling is hitting downtown’s North Waterfront […]

City council approves alcohol sales at North Waterfront Park

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Wilmington City Council approved a resolution to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages at the city’s North Waterfront Park on Tuesday. City Manager Sterling Cheatham stated the city plans to hold “pop up events” at North Waterfront Park in an effort to raise awareness for the new park and to gain extra funding for its completion. These events […]