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Wilmington Downtown Inc.

Possible tax hike for businesses downtown

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video Plans to raise taxes in Wilmington's downtown business district to support downtown events and promotions has resurfaced. In 2010, Wilmington Downtown Incorporated planned to pitch the idea to City Council until some stakeholders rejected the idea. Full story...
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'Closed for Winter' becoming a common sight in downtown Wilmington

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video More and more "closed" signs have been popping up in windows along front street in downtown Wilmington. That's leaving some wondering if they are actually signs of a lagging downtown economy. Full story...
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Is all business good business for downtown Wilmington?

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video With the recent addition of some new restaurants, business is booming in downtown Wilmington, but one business owner says not all business is good business. Full story...
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Parking space becomes park to raise green space awareness

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A downtown parking space was turned into a park of its own today. Park(ing) Day is an annual event that raises awareness the need for green space in cities. Full story...
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Restaurant owner says downtown concerts hurt, don't help business

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video Wilmington's Downtown Sundown concerts are designed to attract customers to downtown businesses. But is this concert series having it's desired effect? One business owner says no. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Developer talks about ballpark plan, opposition starts Facebook group

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video The city is not the only one stepping up to the plate when it comes to embracing the construction of a new baseball stadium downtown. Today, the developer met with the Wilmington Area Hospitality Association to discuss his plans, which he says will change the city. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Downtown storefronts filling up

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videoThe downtown Wilmington scene has been something of a concern for residents and businesses alike last few years. But if you walk down Front Street, you may notice a difference in some buildings that have been vacant for years. Full story...
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WDI puts off downtown tax plan

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video Wilmington Downtown Inc. has decided not to present its plan to create a Municipal Service District (MSD) to Wilmington City Council Tuesday, but the group says this is not the end of the plan. Full story...
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Downtown stakeholders want tax plan to slow down

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videoWilmington Downtown Inc. is trying to push the creation of a MSD to enhance city services, like safety patrols, clean-up crews and marketing and event support. Problem is, many of the people who will be impacted by the MSD are against the plan. Full story...
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WDI looks to other cities for downtown models

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Wilmington Downtown Inc. Is trying to revitalize our the area by learning from other cities with similar downtowns. WDI executive director John Hinnant said while downtown Wilmington is unique, we face similar trials with other city centers like New Orleans. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington welcomes new upscale bar

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video Another bar downtown? It's true and local Wilmington leaders are giving it a thumbs up. They say this new upscale wine bar brings a different taste to the downtown bar scene. Full story...
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Downtown Summit asks for input from the community

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video Local community leaders are joining forces to tackle one big problem -- downtown Wilmington. From the bar scene to parking problems, people got the chance to voice their concerns at the Downtown Summit. Full story...
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Tour sheds light on treasures hidden upstairs downtown

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video The Port City is lucky to have a downtown area with shopping, eateries and historic sites, but sometimes downtown's bad reputation can distort the unique setting we have on the waterfront. A tour this weekend aims to change that perception. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Hinnant in trouble again; WDI's "Park(ing) Day" shut down by cops

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video WDI tried to turn a downtown parking space into a mini-park, but Park Wilmington said pack it up or be arrested... Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Downtown group targets hip-hop listeners not to loiter downtown

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video Keep downtown safe. That's the message a new public service announcement is getting out to radio listeners in hopes that arguments come to an end. Full story...
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