Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI)

Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) Wilmington Downtown, iNC is a nonprofit organization promoting economic growth & business development
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06/01/2024

Pride Events in Downtown Wilmington Part 2!🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🎉

🌈The Eagle’s Dare Drag Brunch on June 16 The Eagle’s Dare

🌈Hi-Wire Brewing Pride Silent Disco on June 22 Hi-Wire Brewing Wilmington

🌈Social Casa de Tequilia Pride Event on June 23 Social Casa De’ Tequila

🌈Bottega Pride Trivia on June 26 Bottega

🌈Drag the River Drag Brunch at The Warehouse on Water on June 30 Warehouse on Water

🌈After-party at KGB on June 30!

LGBTQ Center of the Cape Fear Coast

05/31/2024

Pride Events in Downtown Wilmington Part 1! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🎉

🌈Hi-Wire Brewing Drag Pride Party on June 2 and Drag Queen Beach Bingo on June 4 Hi-Wire Brewing Wilmington

🌈Dead Crow Comedy Pride Comedy Show on June 6
Dead Crow Comedy

🌈Wine Knot Sky Bar & Cocktail Lounge Pride Night on June 7 Wine Knot Sky Bar & Lounge

🌈The Blind Elephant Pride Drag Show on June 8 The Blind Elephant

🌈Dock Street Pride Party on June 9 The Husk Downtown Wilmington

LGBTQ Center of the Cape Fear Coast for more information!

Congratulations to the winners!
05/30/2024

Congratulations to the winners!

05/29/2024

Business Spotlight!

Special Pedals Inc. is a 501c(3) non-profit bike shop located at 320 Red Cross St. in the Brooklyn Arts District next to the Padgett Station bus stop!

Special Pedals was founded by Leah Sherrill in 2015 and opened their current brick and mortar shop in 2022. Special Pedals works towards an inclusive community and provides individualized training and employment opportunities in a variety of fields for neurodiverse young adults.

Special Pedals is completely volunteer operated alongside the day-to-day store manager, Lingam James. The volunteer mentors have diverse backgrounds in Special Education, Marketing, Art, and Bicycle Mechanics and are always looking for other volunteers and mentors to help assist in training, bicycle repairs, and community outreach opportunities.

People can bring their bikes in for a number of services, including a basic tune-up, deluxe tune-up, wheel truing, tube, tire, or chain replacement, and bike cleaning. Gently used bicycles of all sizes are available for sale as well.

Special Pedals is currently accepting applications for participants in their program. They are open Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Bring your bicycle to Special Pedals for all of your bike repair needs and sign-up to volunteer this week! Special Pedals Inc.

New Business Alert🚨  The Beauty District is a spa/salon located at 214 Red Cross St. near Dead Crow Comedy in the Centra...
05/28/2024

New Business Alert🚨

The Beauty District is a spa/salon located at 214 Red Cross St. near Dead Crow Comedy in the Central Business District! 💄🪞

Owner Caitlin Ackler opened the salon in May. She recently celebrated her ribbon cutting with an official ceremony held by WDI and members of Wilmington City Council and WDI Board members.

Welcome Caitlin and team to Downtown Wilmington!

The Beauty District offers a range of services with experienced eyelash technicians, estheticians, and licensed cosmetologists on hand to help update your look - from lash extensions to facials, and body waxing, they’ve got you covered.

Book your appointment today! The salon is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where timeless beauty meets historic charm: unwind and rejuvenate at The Beauty District! The Beauty District

05/24/2024

🇺🇸Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Downtown Wilmington!

🎤Catch a concert at The Eagle’s Dare or The Pier at Port City Marina! The Eagle’s Dare The Pier at Port City Marina

🛍️Shop the Riverfront Farmers Market and Chandler’s Wharf Market on Saturday, the Riverfront Artisan Market on Sunday, as well as the Orange Street Arts Festival all weekend!🎨 Riverfront Farmers' Market Inc, Downtown Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace 28th Annual Orange Street Arts Fest Chandler's Wharf Warehouse Shops

🇺🇦Check out the Ukrainian Festival at Waterline Brewing🍺Waterline Brewing Company

🚤Take a Water Taxi to the Battleship for their Memorial Day Observance Ceremony on Monday⚓️Wilmington Water Tours, LLC USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship

🍔Grab free burgers and hotdogs while listening to live country music at Edward Teach Brewery on Monday! 🍺Edward Teach Brewing

‼️Attention Retail Store Owners‼️Dan Cassidy of Brandhopper Digital is hosting a FREE Retail Marketing Seminar on Wednes...
05/22/2024

‼️Attention Retail Store Owners‼️

Dan Cassidy of Brandhopper Digital is hosting a FREE Retail Marketing Seminar on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:00 p.m. at Common Desk, 226 N. Front St.

Come out and learn how to grow your in-store traffic and online sales📈 Brandhopper Digital

RSVP at https://marketing.brand-hopper.com/bh-marketing-retail-stores-ilm.html

Congratulations The Homebody Collective! Welcome to Downtown Wilmington!
05/22/2024

Congratulations The Homebody Collective! Welcome to Downtown Wilmington!

New Business Alert🚨  Lyn & Lou Boutique is located at 212 S. Water St. on the Riverwalk! 👗🕶️👒 Owners Brandi Buttle and C...
05/20/2024

New Business Alert🚨

Lyn & Lou Boutique is located at 212 S. Water St. on the Riverwalk! 👗🕶️👒

Owners Brandi Buttle and Chanell Harvey opened the boutique earlier this month. They sell women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. Shoppers can visit the boutique and shop in-person or download the boutique’s own personal app to shop from your smartphone!

The boutique is open on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and closed on Tuesdays. Take a stroll on the Riverwalk and shop the new Spring arrivals at Lyn & Lou Boutique! Lyn & Lou Boutique

05/15/2024

🔍 Business Spotlight! 🔍

The Exit Games is an immersive escape room experience located at 2 N. Front St. and 18-C Princess St. in the heart of Downtown Wilmington! 🕵️‍♂️🔓

The Exit Games is a family-owned and operated business that opened in 2016 with a father and son duo, Frank and Josh Skidmore, and welcomed Taylor Pfyffer to the team a year later. Josh and Tay are both UNCW alums and escape room enthusiasts with over 350 rooms played across the world!

The Front Street location in the Historic Trust Building has three escape rooms, Dog Gone Alley, White Rabbit Society, and Front Street Casino Heist. Their Princess Street location above Hell’s Kitchen has a Hidden Needle Tattoo Parlor room with five new escape rooms in development.

Grab your family or a group of friends to try your hand at an escape room at The Exit Games in Downtown Wilmington, and stay tuned for exciting new room launches - because the adventure never ends at The Exit Games! 🚪✨ The Exit Games

Join WDI and Wilmington City Council for a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Homebody Collective this Thursday, May 16 at 1...
05/14/2024

Join WDI and Wilmington City Council for a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Homebody Collective this Thursday, May 16 at 1:30 p.m. located at 208 N. Fourth St.! Help us welcome this family-owned and women-owned business to Downtown Wilmington! The Homebody Collective

New Business Alert 🚨  Gym Cube is the newest private gym located at 1502 Castle St. in the Cargo District! 💪🏼 The Gym Cu...
05/13/2024

New Business Alert 🚨

Gym Cube is the newest private gym located at 1502 Castle St. in the Cargo District! 💪🏼

The Gym Cube allows people to book on demand private gym time for a safe, fun, and functional way to work out. People can book a session through the Gym Cube app on their phones, which will give them a digital key to access the gym during the time slot selected.

The gym offers commercial-grade workout equipment and allows people to share their workout session with up to three friends using a unique share code. Memberships are encouraged, and offer exclusive discounts and more booking flexibility.

Check out their website for more information and download the app to book your first private gym session at Gym Cube this week! .cube

05/10/2024

Spend Mother’s Day in Downtown Wilmington💐💛

🍴Start off with a delicious brunch from Steam or Ruth’s Chris Steam Restaurant & Bar Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington - North Carolina

🧘🏽‍♀️Sign-up for Yoga at The Homebody Collective or Palate and enjoy Palate’s Mother’s Day Market afterwards The Homebody Collective Palate Universal Love Yoga

🎨Take an art class at The Eclectic Artisans or The Artsea Shop & Studio The Eclectic Artisans The ArtSea Shop & Studio

☕️Grab a coffee or mimosa at the Mother’s Day Soiree at Luna Cafe Luna Caffe

🖼️Check out the Mother’s Day Market on Saturday AND Sunday at theArtWorks! The ArtWorks-Wilmington

05/08/2024

Business Spotlight!

Live at Ted’s is a 62-seat intimate listening room and bar located at 2 Castle St. right next to the river and the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.

Owners and operators Whitney and Trent Harrison took over Live at Ted’s in 2019. Their mission is to bring local, regional, national, and international acts to Wilmington in an intimate, listening room space for both the musicians and patrons to experience.

Live at Ted’s hosts a wide variety of musicians, including jazz, blues, country, folk, bluegrass, hip hop, and special songwriter showcase nights. Shows are typically on Friday and Saturday nights from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoons from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. They also offer beer and wine and light snacks for people to enjoy during the shows as well.

Catch a show at Wilmington’s hidden gem for live music lovers this weekend, and enjoy some original live music in an intimate space with a beautiful view of the river on their back patio! Live At Ted's

For more info on upcoming shows or to purchase tickets, please visit www.liveatteds.com.

New Business Alert 🚨  🧘‍♀️💐The Homebody Collective is a new apothecary shop, facial room, and yoga studio located at 208...
05/06/2024

New Business Alert 🚨

🧘‍♀️💐The Homebody Collective is a new apothecary shop, facial room, and yoga studio located at 208 N. Front St. in the Central Business District. 🧖🏼‍♀️🔮

The Homebody Collective is a family-owned and women-owned business, operated by Kelly, Haylee and Bella Conway. Their apothecary store carries skincare, beauty, and wellness products as well as candles, books, and other gift items.

The yoga studio offers two yoga classes every day during the week, one in the afternoon at 12:30 p.m. and one in the evening at 6:30 p.m. The weekend yoga classes are at 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays, and 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. There are currently seven different facials offered for booking in the facial room as well.

The shop is currently open Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sunday from 12:00-4:00 p.m., Monday from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and closed Tuesdays.

This unique family-owned business is the ultimate destination for relaxation, rejuvenation, and holistic wellness. Book your next facial and yoga class this week and shop all things wellness at The Homebody Collective! The Homebody Collective

05/01/2024

Business Spotlight!

Better You Chiropractic & Dry Needling is a new chiropractic office located at 201 N. Front St. Suite 905 inside The Murchison Building.

Dr. Maggie Harris is a board-certified chiropractic physician and opened her own practice here in Wilmington earlier this year. Dr. Maggie learned about chiropractic care at a young age because she suffered from migraines until chiropractic came into her life. She utilizes a whole person approach and tailors each patient’s care to their specific needs. She is also certified in dry needling to be able to help a wider range of patients and utilizes a variety of techniques, including extremities, instrument soft tissue mobilization, flexion and distraction, activator, and more.

Better You Chiropractic & Dry Needling is open Monday & Wednesday from 12:00-6:00 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 7:00-10:00 a.m., and accommodations can be made for patients outside of normal business hours as well. Book an appointment with Dr. Maggie for all your chiropractic wellness needs! Better You Chiropractic & Dry Needling

New Business Alert 🚨  Unleashed Fitness is a new private gym specializing in personal training and powerlifting located ...
04/29/2024

New Business Alert 🚨

Unleashed Fitness is a new private gym specializing in personal training and powerlifting located at 1108 Princess St. in the Soda Pop District. 🏋️💪🏼

Owners Kathryn & Dylan Caylor recently opened their second gym location this past weekend, and they have combined over 11 years of experience training clients with different ages and various fitness levels. They are USAPL competitive powerlifters and have years of experience strength training athletes. Dylan is also a six-year Army veteran.

The 11,000 sq. ft. gym offers 24/7 access for members, five rogue power racks, 10 deadlift platforms, Strongman equipment, outdoor workout space, locker room and showers, and so much more! Unleashed also offers guest passes and special discounts for heroes, healers, and students. They also allow well-trained dogs to accompany you during your workout🦮.

Staff is available Monday-Friday from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., and members have 24/7 access. Get started on your powerlifting journey and call or message Unleashed Fitness for a tour or day pass today! Unleashed Fitness

04/26/2024

Spring To-Dos in Downtown Wilmington Part 1!☀️🌊

📍Dine at Anne Bonney’s or The George on the Riverwalk
Anne Bonny's Bar & Grill The George on the Riverwalk

📍 Take a Water Taxi with Wilmington Water Tours or Cape Fear River Boats
Wilmington Water Tours, LLC Cape Fear Riverboats

📍 Walk the Riverwalk

📍Grab a drink at our Rooftop Bars
• aView Rooftop Bar & Bistro Aloft Wilmington at Coastline Center
• Cloud 9 Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar
• Rooftop Bar at N. Front Theatre The Rooftop Bar
• Reel Cafe ReelCafe Wilmington

04/24/2024

Business Spotlight!

The Roasted Bookery is an independent bookstore located at 707 S. 16th St. in the DesignWorx building in the Cargo District.

Owners Jerry and Erin Jones opened The Roasted Bookery last October after leaving their work in education. Before their brick-and-mortar location, they got their start by participating in Frankie's Outdoor Market and soon expanded to pop-up bookstores at other Wilmington markets. The bookstore sells children's books and books for young adults and adults written by People of Color and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

The mission of The Roasted Bookery is to highlight the voices of underrepresented authors and to share them with the Wilmington community and in classrooms.

The bookstore also hosts several events, including a summer camp in The Cargo District, several book clubs, a Grown Folx Book Fair in Hi-Wire Brewery once a month, and a Homeschool Book Fair on May 17. And on April 27, they'll be celebrating Indie Bookstore Day!

The Roasted Bookery is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m. Stop by and purchase your next good read this week! The Roasted Bookery The Cargo District

Spend Earth Day in Downtown Wilmington!🌎 Grab a special Earth Day Matcha from Hidden Grounds then explore our beautiful ...
04/22/2024

Spend Earth Day in Downtown Wilmington!🌎

Grab a special Earth Day Matcha from Hidden Grounds then explore our beautiful parks and the Riverwalk to celebrate Mother Earth 🕊️ 💚

04/19/2024

Here’s our rainy day guide, to soak up all the fun in Downtown Wilmington!🤩☔️

📍Shop at the Wilmington City Market
City Market Shops

📍The Children’s Museum of Wilmington
The Children's Museum of Wilmington

📍Museum of the Bizarre
Museum of the Bizarre

📍Catch a show at Thalian Hall
Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

📍Experience the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science
Cape Fear Museum

📍Shop at the Cotton Exchange
The Cotton Exchange

📍Wilmington Railroad Museum
Wilmington Railroad Museum

Join WDI and Wilmington City Council members for a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Cove Riverwalk Villas, this Friday, Ap...
04/17/2024

Join WDI and Wilmington City Council members for a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Cove Riverwalk Villas, this Friday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m. located at 10 Harnett St. If you’ve been curious to see inside one of the houseboats, now is your chance! Come help us officially welcome The Cove to Downtown Wilmington! The Cove Riverwalk Villas - Wilmington, NC

WDI is now accepting Board of Directors Applications!Wilmington Downtown, iNC is searching for interested individuals to...
04/16/2024

WDI is now accepting Board of Directors Applications!

Wilmington Downtown, iNC is searching for interested individuals to participate on its Board of Directors. We are now accepting applications for elected positions.
WDI is governed by a 37-member Board of Directors, with 21 elected members and 16 appointed members. Elected members serve two-year terms and are selected through a nomination and voting process. Appointed members represent specific constituency groups.

Nomination forms are available now until May 17 at 4:00 p.m. Email [email protected] for an application or DM us for more information!

New Business Alert‼️ Cape Fear Market is a vintage clothing store located at 119 S. Water St. inside City Market in Down...
04/15/2024

New Business Alert‼️

Cape Fear Market is a vintage clothing store located at 119 S. Water St. inside City Market in Downtown’s Historic District.

The shop offers buy-sell-trade services for vintage retail and sneakers, and also offers shipping.

Owners Caleb and Alec opened their permanent store location in City Market in January. The owners of this unique vintage store have sold vintage clothing and accessories in pop up markets, but recently decided to open this new permanent space in the downtown area to be able to sell their vintage clothing between markets. Shoppers can find a wide range of vintage items in the store, including band t-shirts, sports gear, and one-of-a-kind sneakers.

The next Cape Fear Market pop-up is at The Eagles Dare from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on April 28.

Or stop by the new City Market location during business hours — Tuesday-Thursday from 12:00-6:00 p.m. or Friday-Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. — for your next trendy vintage retail purchase!
City Market Shops Cape Fear Market

04/13/2024

Spring & sip into your favorite Springtime drinks Part 2 in Downtown Wilmington! ☕️💐

📍Java Dog
Java Dog Coffee House

📍 Port City Java
Port City Java - Front St.

📍Concorde Espresso Bar
Concorde Espresso Bar

📍Maroon Monkey
The Maroon Monkey

📍 Blue Cup Roastery
Blue Cup Roastery

Join us for another ribbon cutting this week! Help us welcome Sarah Diana Fine Art tomorrow, Friday, April 12 at 11:00 a...
04/11/2024

Join us for another ribbon cutting this week! Help us welcome Sarah Diana Fine Art tomorrow, Friday, April 12 at 11:00 a.m. at 19 Market St. in the heart of Downtown Wilmington! 🎨🎉 Sarah Diana Fine Art

Address

226 N Front Street, Suite #130
Wilmington, NC
28401

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

+19109987744

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