"Transforming the Future Today" Work Program Released

After months of community input and evaluation, WDI has completed its work program for organization.  To learn more about about WDI's work program, click here.

Raising the Bar for a Better Downtown

The City of Wilmington tasked Wilmington Downtown Inc to evaluate a Municipal Service District.  Here is the final report along with additional information.  For the final report as well as additional information follow this link.  

Farmin’ Brands to Open Urban Food Market in Downtown Wilmington

Farmin’ Brands, Wilmington’s leading locally-sourced food purveyor, is pleased to announce its one-of-a-kind urban food market slated for Wilmington’s historic Downtown district.  Learn more about this exciting addition to Downtown here.  

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Welcomes Platypus and Gnome

Platypus and Gnome Restaurant recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included Wilmington Mayor Pro Tem Margaret Haynes, Councilman Kevin O’Grady, friends and family.  The event occurred at their newly renovated building at 9 S. Front St and was hosted by Wilmington Downtown Incorporated (WDI).  Visit this link to learn more about the event.  


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Welcomes Coastal Vibe

Coastal Vibe recently celebrated a grand opening at its new and expanded location with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, friends and family.  The event occurred at their newly renovated storefront at 20 S. Front St. and was hosted by Wilmington Downtown Incorporated.  Visit this link to learn more.  

Wilmington, NC

Downtown Wilmington is the economic and social hub for the region.  With boundaries spanning from the Cape Fear River to the west, Isabell Holmes Bride on the north, Memorial Bridge to the south and 5th Avenue to the east, Downtown is home to about 880 businesses, 10,800 workers and 2,100 residents. As a hospitality and tourism center, Wilmington also boasts an amazing riverwalk, hotels, convention and meeting space, museums, cultural facilities and one of the largest historic districts in the County.

WDI has been a part of the civic infrastructure since 1977.  The organization’s visionary and thoughtful approach, ability to forge key alliances and collaborations and responsiveness to constituent needs have all contributed to the growth and development of Downtown Wilmington since WDI’s inception.  Find out more about Downtown Wilmington.

Upcoming Events

Fourth Friday Gallery Walk
Fri, Jan 22 - Fri, Dec 23

Wine & Wigs Wednesday
Wed, Apr 13 - Wed, Jun 8
at NeMa Lounge and Eatery

Cinematique Presents: "Hello, My Name is Doris"
Mon, May 23 - Wed, May 25
at Thalian Hall

Thursday, May 26
at Coastline Conference & Event Center

The Latimer House Book Talks "Little Rivers and Waterway Tales: A Carolinian's Eastern Streams
Thursday, May 26
at Latimer House

The Latimer House Book Series: The Mystical Magical Amazing Fantastical Gardens of Airlie
Thursday, May 26
at Latimer House