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Upscale lofts, new Fork ‘N’ Cork, coming to downtown Carolina Beach this spring

The new Islander @ TownPlace development will offer 12 upscale lofts and a second Fork 'N' Cork location from Wilmington restaurateur James Smith.

A new mixed-use development in downtown Carolina Beach, the Islander @ TownePlace, will is scheduled to open by spring 2019. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Justin Donaton)
A new mixed-use development in downtown Carolina Beach, the Islander @ TownePlace, will is scheduled to open by spring 2019. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Justin Donaton)

CAROLINA BEACH — A new mixed-use development, including a new outpost of downtown Wilmington’s Fork ‘N’ Cork, is currently under construction in downtown Carolina Beach and is scheduled for a spring 2019 opening.

The development will be located at 102 Cape Fear Blvd., between North Lake Park Boulevard and the Boardwalk area.

The Islander @ TownePlace will offer 12 upscale residential lofts designed by Winston-Salem architect Jefferson Woodall, offering one and two-bedroom floor plans with private balconies, one assigned parking space per loft, ocean and town views, and a commercial elevator.

Prices for the lofts will range from $248,850 to $372,400, according to the development’s website. Layout sizes ranged from 711 square feet to 904 square feet.

Woodall said his focus during the design process was to maximize functionality, usability, and durability.

“We’ve gone above and beyond on this one. We’ve used lots of concrete, concrete block, and steel. This building is rock solid, and looks tremendous,” said Mr. Woodhall.

“The flats have been designed with the beach in mind, while also incorporating a cosmopolitan and contemporary flair,” project spokesperson Justin Donaton said in a release Monday morning.

Wilmington restaurateur James Smith, owner of Smoke on the Water in the Riverlights development on the Cape Fear River and Fork ‘N’ Cork in downtown Wilmington, will be opening a second Fork ‘N’ Cork at the location with a “new and expanded menu.”

“I can’t think of a better community and location to launch my next project,” Smith said. “We are so excited, and look forward to bringing island locals and visitors great food, a fun environment, and an incredible experience.”

One of the project’s developers, Ken Cofer, said the project’s purpose was illustrated by its name.

Our project name was very intentional. We wanted this to be a special place in Carolina Beach for those that live here, and those that visit,” Cofer said.

Interested buyers may contact Donaton at 910-352-0998, by email justin@coastwalkrealestate.com, or visit towneplacecb.com for additional information.

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