WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH —Topsail Steamer will soon join the ranks of Wrightsville Beach’s businesses.
Though Wrightsville Beach Board of Alderman has not always been known as business-friendly, it unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the new business in its regular meeting on April 12.
Located in the Landing Shopping Center on Causeway Drive, Topsail Steamer will bring seafood steam pots for customers to steam and eat at home. After starting her flagship location in Topsail Island, Danielle Mahon is ready to enter the Wrightsville Beach business scene.
“We are so excited to be welcomed to the Wrightsville Beach community,” Topsail Steamer’s owner, Mahon said.
Mahon said she got the idea to start Topsail Steamer while living and working in the Research Triangle Park.
“I just got this idea and I couldn’t let go of it,” she said.”We sold our house in Raleigh and came down here.”
Topsail Steamer’s slogan, “we’ve got the pot, you pick the spot,” also alludes to its business model. Seafood steam pots are delivered to customers in Topsail, and Mahon plans to continue that practice in Wrightsville Beach.
“We eliminate the need for shopping, prep or cleanup,” Mahon said. “We include paper for the table for you to dump it out to enjoy this coastal tradition.”
Known for its classic spin on Old Bay, Topsail Steamer offers several homemade seasonings: Jimmy’s way, herbal blend and Cajun.
Serving parties as small as two and larger than 25, Topsail Steamer has buckets for all sizes.
With the green light from the Wrightsville Beach Planning Board, Board of Alderman and the New Hanover County Health Department, Mahon plans to open the business by Memorial Day weekend.
“Construction will start tomorrow,” she said.
More information on Topsail Steamer can be found on its website.
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