Orton’s Bar and Poolroom closing

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It is just that kind of place. Orton’s in Wilmington has been serving drinks on Front Street for a long time. A short walk down the stairs, raise a few glasses and lift your spirits. Orton’s has been a world famous poolroom for quite a while as well. It is even home to a world record.

But all that will end as this bar is closing. A favorite will be open no more, and this bar like another one where “everyone knows your name” will be missed by regulars like Anna Gamel.

“I am very sad,” she said. “This is basically like my Cheers in town. This was the first bar I found when I moved here four and a half years ago. This is the place that I always come to.”

Regular Adam Fiedler said, “I am going to miss it like crazy. I come here about three nights a week. It’s just where me and all my friends have been coming for years. It’s almost a home away from home”.

The Front Street bar is an institution that will be dark when the lights go down early Wednesday morning along with its companion bar Longstreets, but they may reopen again one day. The bars are listed for sale.

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