Monday, October 3, 2022

ICYMI Sept. 24-30: Out with the old, in with the new? Developments and disappearances

Headlines come and go faster than ever. Check out the stories people were talking about in this week's 'In Case You Missed It.'

This week we checked out new development in the pipeline for Pender County. We also visited new restaurants in Leland – which is growing quickly – and at The Pointe at Barclay, a new development in Wilmington. But growth usually means replacing the old with the new, prompting us to take a closer look at city’s vanishing trailer parks.

This 24-acre development planned for the Hampstead area is the first of several projects planned along Highway 17 between Wilmington and Surf City. READ MORE

Another proposed Pender County development, known as Blake Farm, includes plans for a new aquarium. When completed, it would serve as a shellfish-themed satellite of the North Carolina State Aquarium at Fort Fisher. READ MORE

We’ve previewed several restaurants and shops at The Pointe at Barclay. What was once the sparsely developed area around the intersection of 17th Street and Independence has grown rapidly, including this new pizzeria. The chef is a Tuscan-born resident of Wilmington for 24 years. Her menu is built around a 900 degree fahrenheit oven known as ‘the beast.’ READ MORE

In Leland, we visited the Five Girls Grill. Like Leland itself, the restaurant has started small but is growing quickly, with an eye on expanding around Brunswick County as well as across the river to Wilmington. READ MORE

As Wilmington – and the surrounding areas – continues to grow, some longtime mobile home parks have begun to disappear. For some, it’s an improvement, helping to drive up property values. For others, its a sign of development’s overreach. READ MORE

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