New wine bistro headed to Downtown Wilmington

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Submitted: Wed, 07/31/2013 - 8:46pm
Updated: Wed, 07/31/2013 - 9:29pm

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.


  • LInda Brown says:

    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.

  • vipin says:

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  • Ryan Lee Burris says:

    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 says:

    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!!!!!

  • Fan says:

    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 says:

    they wasting their money. they wouldnt made it,

  • guesty says:

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

  • SamILM says:

    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 says:

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

  • Babyrunner2 says:

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

  • Guest3369 says:

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

  • Guest111 says:

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

  • Vog46 says:

    And another one opens.
    Net result? No growth.

    Interesting cuisine – American, Asian, European.


  • taxpayer says:

    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.

  • ChefnSurf says:

    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)

  • RSimmons says:

    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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