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Downtown Wilmington

Future of Water Street Parking Deck still in doubt

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videoFor years many people have called the Water Street Parking Deck in downtown Wilmington an eyesore. City Council is working to change that, but it might not turn out the way some had wanted. Full story...
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Bulkhead work forces move of Wilmington Christmas tree

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videoIn downtown Wilmington, the city Christmas tree is in a new location this year. Instead of its traditional home in Riverfront Park, it is across the street in the open lot at the corner of Princess and Water streets. Full story...
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Explosives detonation cause of boom felt in downtown, Leland

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videoThis time, there appears to be an explanation for a boom that rattled downtown Wilmington and Leland this morning. No, it was not the mysterious Seneca guns phenomenon that often causes unexplained shaking around the region. Full story...
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City Council approves $3.9 million for downtown park

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videoDowntown Wilmington could have a very different appearance in the not-so-distant future after City Council approved a $3.9 million purchase of 6.3 acres on the downtown riverfront. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: City removes benches blamed for trouble

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videoLast month we asked the City of Wilmington about benches in front of a downtown gas station. The store's owner said the seats had become a gathering place for trouble. Now they are gone. Full story...
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Former Councilman Sparks calls out city for finding money for projects but not Love Grove

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The city has turned down a request for funding the new access, saying it doesn't have the money. But Sparks says the city has had absolutely no problem this past week finding $4 million to buy new downtown property, giving themselves raises, and lighting the Kenan Fountain for $50,000. Full story...
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Former Marine says all are welcome in his downtown bar

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videoIt looks like a bar and it sounds like a bar, but the Pour House in Downtown Wilmington stands out from other places like it. Full story...
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Firebelly Lounge leaves downtown for Monkey Junction

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video If you go to downtown Wilmington to eat, you might be wondering where Firebelly Lounge went. After more than a decade downtown, the bar and restaurant closed its doors and followed a recent trend out of downtown and into Monkey Junction. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council will discuss spending almost $4 million on downtown property Tuesday

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Wilmington City Council is scheduled to have a public hearing Tuesday to consider buying 6.63 acres of property along the northern downtown riverfront. The city says the price tag now is $3.7 million. We've also been told multiple times by the city that it doesn't know where that money will come from. Full story...
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Philly Cheesesteaks coming to Downtown Wilmington

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Philly transplants should soon find respite in a sandwich shop planned for the recently vacated space at 204 Princess St. Port City Cheese Steak Company, a new restaurant from the same ownership team behind the New Orleans-themed Bourbon St. just around the corner at 35 N. Front St., is shooting for an early December opening, partner Kevin Corbett said. Full story...
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