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New Anthem to open second location, at the former Capps building on South Front

New Anthem has announced it plans to renovate and occupy the old Capps Industrial Supply warehouse, a 15,000 square foot facility off South Front Street in downtown Wilmington

WILMINGTON—The South Front District has just added a brewery to its growing resume.

With Satellite Bar and Lounge and Benny’s Big Time Pizzaria on the same block, now, New Anthem Beer Project has announced plans to join the crew in opening its second location.

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“Originally when we started out we wanted to be this fermentation, funky little farmhouse brewery in downtown Wilmington,” Skiles said.

“It’s us, its New Anthem but we’re going to do some different things,” Skiles said. “I would really like to be able to do more local live musc, I think the additional space will allow us to do that.”

South Front District

Though Tribute Companies will still own the property, New Anthem is playing a large role in the design and structure of renovating the facility.

Molly McDonough, spokesperson for Tribute Companies, said that between the former Capps Industrial Supply building and the Container Building, the South Front District is turning into a growing food and beverage haven.

The Container Building has booked tenants including 2nd Glass Wine Bar, Yoga Salt Studio, a “unique eyeglass boutique” and plans to host office space as well.

“It’s really just this beautiful eutopia of food and beverage that’s just emerging out of there,” McDonough said.

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As for the 15,000 sq. ft. former industrial supplier, McDonough said Tribute Companies always had a brewery in the back of its mind.

“At one point it was going to be office space, at one point it was going to be retail, but i know in our heart of hearts we always secretly wanted a brewery,” McDonough said. “It just made sense in our heads.”

For now, Tribute Companies has not released an opening date for the new project.

Johanna Ferebee can be reached at or @j__ferebee on Twitter

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