Waffle House coming to downtown Wilmington

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Submitted: Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:22am
Updated: Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:53pm By:

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Downtown Wilmington could soon see a well-known brand open its doors on N. Front Street.

Wilmingtonbiz.com reports a Waffle House is slated to open in the building once occupied by the Soapbox Laundro-Lounge.

The report says North Front St. Ventures, which is buying the 17-thousand-square-foot building, also plans to reopen a laundromat and a space for student housing.

We asked folks in downtown, and people had mixed opinions on whether a Waffle House would be a good fit for downtown.

“Something as commercial as a Waffle House downtown wouldn’t do well,” said Morgan Roberts, who used to play shows at the Soapbox with her band.

“I think it’ll be awesome,” said Brittany Clinton.

Whatever your opinion it appears the restaurant is on its way. There is no word on when it is expected to open its doors.


  • taxpayer says:

    the smell of vomit and urine right after you finish your greasy homefries, eggs, and toast. Bring It Downtown!

  • guesty says:

    Barf it downtown

  • Rich C says:

    A Waffle House will do. An after hours breakfast joint is the one void in the nightlife scene downtown. A few have tried in past but the exorbitant rents usually put them out of business within a year or two.

  • cintrek says:

    Or is it the “Awful House”. That’s what my 9yrold nephew calls it. Have you tried the food at the other ones in this town-it is awful. I’ve eaten once at the Monkey Junction/Market St, never again. The food isn’t good at all. I’d rather eat at Gulfstream or Ruth’s Kitchen local restaurants. Just another place that pays low wages just like Walmart going up in Porter’s Neck.

  • What is right is right says:

    Hey, Vog, give them time. It might be the first Waffle House with ABC permits. I can’t imagine any business in downtown Wilmington that does not serve alcohol.

  • Vog46 says:

    Another restaurant – paying waitress/waiter wages – BUT – they don’t serve alcohol. This could be an interesting experiment in the commercialization of down town.
    If it works we could look at a “commercial grocer as well…….


  • ChefnSurf says:

    It’s that imaginary Convention Center hotel. City Council has been waffling for so many years on whether that deal has been finalized or not there’s no other appropriate name for it.

    Now that I think about it, I can’t recall hearing anything about it lately.

  • Vog46 says:

    “Would you like a “little Jack” with your stack of Jacks”?
    A little bourbon with yer bacon?
    Irish Whiskey for your coffee?


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