Mid-December 2010
In This Issue
New Year's Eve Specials
Coupon of the Month: Save 30% at Aqua Fedora
Comedians to Perform this Weekend
Downtown Economic Series

Takes place on February 17, 2011 at the
Wilmington Convention Center

Keynote Speaker: Kurt Weigle, President & CEO of the Downtown Development District in New Orleans. Mr. Weigle will discuss New Orleans recovery, revitalization and economic development.

Presenting Sponsor: PPD
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New Year's Eve Specials
"Midnight in Paris" at Le Catalan French Cafe & Wine Bar
Friday, December 31 beginning at 5:00pm
Appetizer, Entr´┐Że, Dessert and Glass of Bubbly for just $49!
Reservations by phone: (910) 815-0200

Hotel Tarrymore & Press 102 New Year's Eve Party Package
Three Course Prix Fixe for $26.99 at Press 102
Enjoy a one-bedroom suite for $199 or a two-bedroom suite for $239 at Hotel Tarrymore. All rates based on double occupancy. Please call (910) 399-4438 for reservations.
Exciting News for 2011
For the calendar year 2011, WDI is introducing a new Partnership Campaign. This program, which is designed for all budgets, allows businesses and members of the community to become more involved with our organization. Click here to learn more!

Also, we're moving to a new office next year! Look for WDI's new location at 221 North Front Street, inside the Bullock Hospital Building.
New Businesses Welcomed to Downtown
Two new businesses were properly welcomed to downtown with ribbon cutting ceremonies. manna, located at 123 Princess Street, is a white tablecloth retaurant featuring an eclectic menu.

Wayfarer Delicatessen, located at 110 South Front Street, features a variety of menu choices, including breakfast.

These businesses contributed to a net gain of 14 new new street-level businesses for 2010. The previous five years saw an average of seven net new businesses per year in the Central Business District. Downtown Wilmington's economic activity is increasing; we look forward to sharing more data with you in future newsletters.
Downtown Holiday Events
White Christmas
Showtimes: December 9-19, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm and Sundays
Location: Thalian Hall

Annual Christmas Jazz Cafe
Enjoy an evening with live jazz music
Date: Friday, December 17
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Coastline Conference & Event Center

Barbara Bailey Hutchison: Songs of the Season
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter
Showtimes: Friday, December 17, 2010 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 7:00 and 9:00 PM
Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 3:00 PM
Location: Thalian Hall

Christmas on the Home Front
A Christmas Party & Evening of Entertainment to Honor the Families & Supporters of the 30th Brigade / 1-120th NC National Guard
Date: Friday, December 17
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Historic Hannah Block USO Building

Candy Cottages
Build a yummy fantasy cottage!
December 17 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm
and all day December 18 & 19
Location: The Children's Museum of Wilmington

Visit Santa at The Cotton Exchange
Weekends until December 19
Times: Saturdays 12:00pm - 4:00pm
& Sundays 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: O'Brien Building, The Cotton Exchange

Christmas Caroling Carriage Rides
Dates: December 18-24
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Trees for Charities
Now until December 19
Various downtown businesses will host a tree for a local charity of their choice - purchase a chance to win one!
Click here for a map of participating downtown businesses.
Coupon of the Month

Click the image for a printable version of the coupon.

This month's coupon is from Aqua Fedora, located at 105 Market Street. Aqua Fedora is a boutique located in the heart of downtown Wilmington with fun, affordable finds. Use this coupon to receive 30% off your entire purchase of $50 or more. For more information about Aqua Fedora, click here.
Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) is a public/private partnership that reflects a community-wide approach to revitalization and economic development of downtown Wilmington. Established through a partnership with the City and County, WDI's directive is to facilitate and coordinate activities which will enhance the economic opportunity and life for people who live, work, play and visit downtown Wilmington. For more information, please contact:

John Hinnant
Executive Director
Wilmington Downtown, Inc.
P.O. Box 2235
Wilmington, NC 28402
Phone: 910.763.7349
Fax: 910.343.6950
Give to WDI

WDI is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS.

Nutt Street Comedy & Improv Room
Comically Impaired Improv Troupe

Date: December 17
Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm

James Adomian
(Last Comic Standing)

Performing on Friday, December 17 from 10:00pm - 11:30pm and on Saturday, December 18 from 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Quick Links
African American History Day
and Jonkonnu Celebration

Date: December 18
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Bellamy Mansion

Click here for more details.
The Musical

Presented by Thalian Association Children's Theater (TACT)

December 18 at 7:00pm
December 19 at 3:00pm
Location: Historic Hannah Block USO Building

Click here for more details.
Rosehill Inn
Open House

Open House for

Area Businesses

Call 815-0250 to RSVP

Date: December 21
Time: 6:00pm
Rosehill Inn 
Riverfront Farmers' Market
Farmers Market
Saturdays through December 18 from 8:00am - 1:00pm

Located along the Cape Fear River in Historic Downtown Wilmington in Riverfront Park
Click here to visit the official website.

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