Wilmington, besides being a tourist destination, is also a vibrant shopping mecca. Wilmington has two main shopping centers, Mayfaire Town Center and Independence Mall, if you’re looking for national brand chain stores and the larger department stores. Leland shopping choices are growing, with new stores in the Walmart Super Center, Waterford Village and a new center being developed at Brunswick Forest. But where Wilmington shoppers and tourists find unique, one-of-a-kind stores and an eclectic shopping experience are the smaller centers that offer retail, restaurants, popular services and more. Notable among these are the Cotton Exchange, Downtown, Lumina Station near Wrightsville Beach or Blue Moon Gift Shops.
Wrightsbville Beach’s only grocery store is also one of it’s most famous landmarks and sure tourist attraction. You must try the Famous Chicken Salad, Nye’s Cream Sandwiches and more. From steaks and chicken to the food staples you need if you’re cooking in at the beach.
17th Street Design Works is a collection of independent eclectic business housed in the 17th Street Antique Building near downtown Wilmington, NC. These small companies have sprung from the fires of innovation and preservation. Sapona fronts the building with green building solutions for your home or office. EREV motorized skateboards. 17th Street Designs creates and restores fine furniture.
17th St. Designs, a staple in Coastal North Carolina, has been providing custom designs in the area for over 14 years.