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7 Reasons to Hang Out in Wilmington’s South Front District

Loving where you live is easy to do if you reside here in Wilmington. It’s even easier for the residents near the new hot-spot in town - the South Front area! This section located on S. 2nd St. has it all - a pizza place, taco truck, tapas bar, wine bar, salt spa, yoga shop, you name it they got it!

Mini Splits for Maximum Comfort

There are many innovative HVAC choices when it comes to making today’s homes cool and comfortable. One example is the ductless air conditioning system (often called a ductless mini split), which has come a long way from the unsightly wall-mounted air handlers of the past.

Who’s Who: Josh Benson, CEO of Innovative Financial Group

Meet Josh Benson, CEO of Innovative Financial Group, based in Wilmington, is one of the fastest-growing insurance brokerages in the country. Offering a diverse product portfolio from A-rated insurance companies, IFG offers life insurance solutions, retirement planning, health and Medicare, property and casualty, worksite/group benefits and debt recovery solutions.

Sea of Green

It’s refreshing to know that there’s a small business in our midst that cares not only for our community, but also our earth and ocean. That’s been the mission of Seaview Crab Company for the last decade and the passion of co-owners Sam and Joe Romano (brothers) and Nathan King.

Hitting All Angles at Beau Rivage

Beau Rivage Golf & Resort offers exemplary experiences on all fronts, from golf to accommodations. Simply stated, everything at Beau Rivage Golf & Resort revolves around golf. When most people think of Wilmington, they think of a flat beach town, but Beau Rivage’s Wilmington golf course truly defies those typical expectations.

Seaview Crab Company: Ensuring Enough for Everyone

Seaview Crab Company is committed to selling seafood caught by sustainable seafood practices. Why is Seaview Crab Company one of the most successful fresh seafood markets in the area? It all comes down to one simple principle: connecting people to local seafood. Considering that we live on the coast, you’d think that would be easy to do.

Taking the Bull

If you’ve ever run into Cheryl Price at the counter of her South End Outfitters retail store in Topsail Beach, you know that three of her beloved five bulldog rescues, Mavis, Oliver and Greta, are never far behind her. Learn about her involvement with Bullies 2 the rescue.

Get Out in Style

South End Outfitter’s inventory includes upscale men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, gifts and equipment from top outdoor brands, such as Peter Millar, Southern Tide, Gretchen Scott, Maui Jim, Tommy Bahama, Faherty, YETI, Vineyard Vines, Costa and more.

Indoor Air Quality

In a time when people are finding themselves spending most of their days working and learning from home, indoor air quality has never been more important. Studies done by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have shown that the air inside our homes can be as much as five times more polluted than the air we breathe outside. Since poor air quality greatly impacts our overall health and well being, improving our home’s air quality is essential.

Market Street Discovery

Regarding the beer at JohnnyLukes, there are 18 to 20 beers on tap at any given time, and they are rotated regularly by Bar Manager Zack Kerr. Wilmington Brewing’s Tropical Lightning, the ubiquitous local favorite, is on the list, along Edward Teach offerings.

Can There Be a Best of Anything?

Fermental holds beers of every stripe and style, from every state and from most nations, including some beers that are decidedly VERY difficult to find. Pilsners to saisons to radlers to goses to browns to porters to BBA stouts so thick they pour like used motor oil to a beer made with four leaf clovers, there is something here for everyone.

Welcome to Skytown Beer Company

As it turns out, there’s a lot. There’s an airy, bright, welcoming and chic interior design (the handiwork of Carol Jensen), and a space that also includes four-seater tables, a neat curved bar, a relaxed easy chair and sofa “living room” seating area and gleaming mash tuns within an arm’s reach.

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