Mid-July 2011

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In This Issue
Meet & Greet the New WDI Board of Directors
Girlz Girlz Girlz at Downtown Sundown: Interview Included
Featured Property of the Month
Comedians to Perform this Weekend
Join WDI

Invest in Downtown and become a 2011 partner. Please assist WDI in promoting the economic growth and development of downtown Wilmington. The 2011 Partnership Program, which is designed for all budgets, allows businesses and members of the community to become involved with our organization. Levels start at just $50 per year! Click the partner logo to learn more.

Meet & Greet the New

WDI Board of Directors 

Thursday, July 21      
WDI Executive Committee & Staff

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Calico Room


The public is invited to meet the newly elected 2011-2012 Board of Directors.Lightappetizers will be served alongside a cash bar. The 35-member board re-elected David Spetrino as Board Chair. Click here to read more about the new Board and Officers. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Downtown Sundown 

Fridays from June 3 to September 2
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Riverfront Park


Click here to read our newest blog post - an interview with Girlz Girlz Girlz!


The Zoso concert raised $900 for Techniques in Motion Booster. Click here to read more about this show. This Friday, July 15, Girlz Girlz Girlz will perfrom hair metal classics. Downtown Sundown will donate half of the wristband proceeds to UNCW's MBAA to support the Wounded Warriors Project. Click here for more information. On July 22, join us again for Slippery When Wet, a Bon Jovi tribute. 


Click here for more information about Downtown Sundown, including a complete list of performances, opening acts and charity dates.
Riverfront Farmers' Market
Saturdays All Summer Long
8:00am - 1:00pm
Riverfront Park

Spend your Saturday mornings with fruits, crafts, and smiling faces. Curbside market featuring local farmers, producers, artists and crafters. Developed to encourage and promote the use of locally grown farm products and to enhance the quality of life in Greater Wilmington by providing a community activity that fosters social gathering and interaction.


CFCC Boat Show
CFCC Boat Show 2011


Thalian Hall Shows

Ruthless! The Musical  

July 13-17
Wednesday - Sunday
Studio Theatre: 8:00pm, Sundays at 3:00pm

July 15-17 & 22-24
Friday - Sunday
Main Stage: 8:00pm, Sundays at 3:00pm
Summer Fun for Children at 
Cape Fear Museum
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Mini Adventures

July 18 - July 22
9:00am to 12:00pm
Ages 5-6
July 25 - July 29
9:00am to 12:00pm
Ages 5-12

Summer Shorts:
Eco Adventures, Star Search, Pirates, Ahoy and Dino-mite!
July 5 - August 5
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
9:30am, 11:00am and 1:00pm

Click here for more information.

Grand Opening in August
Carolina Farmin
Carolina Farmin' will host a Grand Opening Celebration during the first week of August.

Thursday, August 4-Sunday, August 7

Check our August Newsletter for more details!


Live Music at Firebelly
Firebelly July Music Flyer 2
Guerilla Theatre Presents...
The Spaghetti Catalyst
Thursday, July 14 - Sunday, July 31
Monday - Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 5:00pm
Browncoat Pub & Theatre

A comedy by Milo Schucavage. Tickets are $10 if purchased online at or $15 at the door. 
Featured Property of the Month

Shrier Building 

220 North Front Street
Shrier Building


Property Size: 10,000 + SF 

Sale Price: $799,000 


Contact Name: Todd Toconis


Phone: (910) 763-7500  


Click here for more information about this property.

To view other available properties, click here.

WDI allows REALTORS and landlords to post their listings on our website as a FREE service. Please click here to do so.
Coupon of the Month
Bella's Sweets & Spirits
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Click the image to download this coupon!

19 Market Street
(910) 762-2777

From a good cup of coffee to great homemade food, Bella's Sweets & Spirits is the place to go! Located in Historic Downtown Wilmington, this charming restaurant offers its customers a wide selection of coffee and espresso drinks, tea, smoothies, locally made ice cream and desserts, and delicious food all day long.
Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to promote the economic growth and development of downtown Wilmington.

John Hinnant
President & CEO
Wilmington Downtown, Inc.
P.O. Box 2235
Wilmington, NC 28402
Phone: 910.763.7349
Fax: 910.343.6950
Quick Links

Live Music at

The Soapbox

The Soapbox 


Saturday, July 16:

Museum Mouth at 8:00pm

Tuesday, July 19: 

JMary Magdaln at 8:00pm

Saturday, July 23:

Lubriphonic at 8:00pm

Sunday July 24: 

Donavon Frankenreiter 

at 5:00pm 

Tuesday, July 26:

Mike Pinto at 9:00pm

Friday, July 29:

IJ Quinn at 8:00pm

Saturday, July 30:

Minor Stars at 9:00pm


Pirates Revenge Mystery Dinner Theatre
There's nothing a dastardly pirate likes more than having a swaggering good-time celebration.


July 7 - August 25  

6:30pm - 9:00pm  

Front Street Brewery


More Information 

Kyle Kinane
comedian Kyle Kinane picture

Friday, July 15 & Saturday, July 16
at 7:00pm

Nutt Street Improv and Comedy Room

Women in Performance Art

Friday, July 15 & Saturday, July 16
at 8:00pm

Level 5 at City Stage 


More Information

Live Music at
Caffe Phoenix
Susan Savia, a dynamic singer and instrumentalist 

Friday, July 15
10:00pm - 12:00am

Saturdays in July
9:00pm - 12:00am

Pirate Invasion
Come discover what pirates were really like at the Learning Center at Cape Fear Museum. 


July 16 & 30

Cape Fear Museum


More Information 

Summer Constellations

For all ages!

Venture into the planetarium to explore the night sky.


 Sunday , July 17 

1:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm

  Cape Fear Museum



Lower Cape Fear Young Republicans
All registered Republicans ages 18 to 40 are welcome to attend. Meetings usually consist of a featured speaker followed by social networking.

Wednesday, July 20

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Level 5 at City Stage 


Fourth Friday
Gallery Night
Several downtown galleries, studios and art spaces  will open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture.

Friday, July 22 
6:00pm - 9:00pm

A Night at the Museum
Creep through the Museum to explore life after dark in the Lower Cape Fear.


Saturday, July 23

6:00pm - 10:00pm 

Cape Fear Museum



Women in Business
Stephanie Zizzo

Thursday, July 28
11:30am - 1:30pm
Press 102

Cape Fear
Blues Festival
This three-day festival features live concerts, workshops and the Cape Fear Blues Cruise aboard the Henrietta III riverboat.
Friday, July 29 - 
Sunday, July 31

Downtown Sundown
T-Shirts For Sale
"I <3 Downtown Sundown"

Red, Blue and Black Colors are Available!

Click here for more information and to order now!
Thanks to our 2011 Major Partners

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Click here for a full list of our 2011 Partners!