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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Downtown Wilmington will soon be getting a new restaurant.

Perkeo is moving into the space that once was home to Deluxe.

Two friends who met while working for a defense contractor plan to open a wine bistro in the fall.

Lynn Adkins and Malissa Mashburn have enjoyed traveling the world, tasting wines and food and hope to bring some flavor to the Port City.

“It’s just a passion of both of ours. We really like food, and we really enjoy wine, and finding a wine and a food that matches really well is a big passion of ours, and that’s kind of what we want to bring to Wilmington,” said Mashburn.

Perkeo will feature a variety of local and imported wines.

Cuisines will include Asian, American and European foods.

Perkeo is expected to open in September and is located at 114 Market Street.

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16 Comments on "New wine bistro headed to Downtown Wilmington"

LInda Brown
2015 years 10 months ago

Living in Florida we have an excellent “local” food and bar called the Sandtrap…Thai and American (sports bar food) with an Irish twist. It does very well and we do not mind waiting 45mins during busy season to get a table. Diversity, I think it will do very well. Congratulations and good luck on your upcoming grand opening.

2015 years 10 months ago

That particular blog post is written artistically and it includes many practical knowledge for everybody. I guess you’ve carried out a great job of handling this delicate

Ryan Lee Burris
2015 years 10 months ago

As someone who lives downtown, and spends a lot of money at various businesses located in this part of the city, Kudos to you women!! I look forward to having another wonderful establishment near my home, and wish the both of you the best of luck!!

Kim Delph
2015 years 10 months ago

How about you get to know the owners a little before you make assumptions of how experienced they are. I know Miss Mashburn personally and when she puts her mind to something she gets it done!!! And shouldn’t we back all United States Veterans, that’s something you all don’t know and maybe Miss Mashburn doesn’t want it told but I believe it should be told she served her country well and I am extremely proud of her accomplishments and wish her and her partner in this endeavor all the luck in the world!!!!!

2015 years 10 months ago

How about you check your message prior to submitting it? Thank goodness you aren’t running a business! Give these girls a chance.

karl bailey
2015 years 10 months ago

they wasting their money. they wouldnt made it,

2015 years 10 months ago

Your teachers wasted their time with you, because obviously you didn’t get it.

2015 years 10 months ago

am very excited and I wish you well! The Fortunate Glass seems like a similar place and I think they do well. Bring it DOWNTOWN!!!!!!!

Ryan Lee Burris
2015 years 10 months ago

Yes, the Fortunate Glass is another great addition to downtown Wilmington, Love that place!!

2015 years 10 months ago

These are the two hardest working women!!! They have a fabulous taste for both food and wine! Enjoy Wilmington!

2015 years 10 months ago

this is JUST what Wilmington needs!!! ANOTHER restaurant and bar…I personally do not think there’s enough.

2015 years 10 months ago

Wonderful!! Yet ANOTHER place to drink alcohol downtown. We are so blessed.

2015 years 10 months ago

And another one opens.
Net result? No growth.

Interesting cuisine – American, Asian, European.


2015 years 10 months ago

how long do you think this place will be in business…especially since it appears neither of these women have any restaurant experience. I do, however, wish them luck with their new endeavor.

2015 years 10 months ago

Maybe there’s something I’m missing here but they seem to be a little less experienced than most in the restaurant business and little unfocused on cuisine as well. Can’t see a really big market for Asian food in a wine bar, for example.

Regardless, stranger things have happened.

Good luck to you Perkeo! (You do realize that Perkeo sounds like the name of an oriental coffee house, don’t you? LOL)

2015 years 10 months ago

Depending on whether they base their wine sales on a “tasting” concept or “or full glass” it could be a nice addition to downtown dining choices. I would love to have a restaurant which offered small glass tasting along with a Tapas style menu. If they are going be full glass or by the bottle they are going up against better known and long established downtown bistros such as Le Catalan.

The rest of y’all downtown haters can continue to drink that boxed swill they pass off as wine at the feeding troughs in Mayfaire.


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