Saturday, September 23, 2023

ICYMI Jan. 15-21: Restaurant openings, lack of affordable housing, dredging and beaches

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

We first heard from the owners of Nakedfin over the summer, when they laid out plans to open a restaurant dedicated to poke bowls — the Hawaain dish of steamed rice and marinated seafood. Now, at long last, the restaurant is opening to the public. READ MORE

Opening soon: NakedFin Poke Bowl ready to unveil months of hard work

When Pembroke’s restaurant closed, the owners handed off the location to Bobby Zimmerman, who already had big plans for the location. Now, after a very short turn-around time, Zimmerman has opened True Blue Butcher and Table. READ MORE

True Blue Butcher and Table now open in The Forum

When the dredging of Lockwood Folly was first approved, the sand taken from the inlet was set to be used to renourish the shoreline of Holden Beach. Now, Oak Island wants to a share of the sand to help repair its own beach. READ MORE

Oak Island asks to benefit from future dredgings of Lockwoods Folly Inlet

New Hanover County has been a “victim of its own success,” as a popular destination — with housing prices out-striping earning. So what can be done? READ MORE

Reckoning with the lack of affordable housing in Wilmington

After six months, the developers of the downtown restaurants BlackFinn Ameripub and Vida Cantina have failed to build the public bathrooms agreed to in a deal with the city. The city attorney has issued a gag order to all city personnel, and city council have refused to comment. READ MORE

Six months, no Riverwalk bathrooms: City struggles to provide ’basic answers’ to ‘basic questions’

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