WILMINGTON -- Development in one downtown Wilmington district is bringing people to a section of the city that hasn't seen much action in recent past. North Fourth Street is becoming home to a growing number of people and businesses. Those familiar with the area say it's showing no signs of slowing down. In the last five years Plantation Building Corp has built six buildings on North Fourth. Developer Dave Spetrino says everyone from young professionals to retirees are making the move to that end of town. Business owners are also realizing the potential of the growing district. The owners of the Goat and Compass, a bar that's been open for two months, say they're getting business from people who live on the block as well as PPD employees. Many people say North Fourth Street has a true neighborhood feeling. Spetrino said, "This part of downtown has become such a vibrant spot that and now it looks like, how could you even wonder if it was going to be successful or not?" Spetrino says his business has given North Fourth Street its roots to start to branch out on its own. He says about 100 people are living in his company's buildings in just the one block acre.
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