Family Fare and Prestige Auto are Downtown for your Convenience

Posted Aug 7th, 2019 in Retail Roundup



Whether you’re a local or are just visiting Downtown Wilmington, it’s likely you drive a car. During the summer months, you probably take road trips so filling up with gas, stocking up with snacks for the road and maintaining your car for reliability are necessary tasks for stress-free travel.

In Downtown Wilmington, we are fortunate to have a gas station at the corner of 3rd and Red Cross Streets that has the added benefit of a Family Fare convenience store. Just two blocks south is Prestige Auto, a car repair shop.

Family Fare is a clean and welcoming store that sells everything you might need for a long journey. You can buy things like chips, candy, water, energy drinks, soda, muffins, frozen treats, cigarettes, basic groceries and essential pharmacy items. You can also buy beer for when you reach your destination. Hot dogs are always hot and Family Fare guarantees its coffee is fresh and hot…or you will get another freshly brewed coffee for free!

Family Fare stands by other promises too. If your fountain soda is not perfectly carbonated, you don’t have to pay. And, if the restrooms are not clean or regularly-tagged items are not in stock, you receive a free fountain soda.

Family Fare wants to provide a good service to all the community. Each year, it supports the community by donating approximately $50,000 to non-profits for shared purpose funding.

Prestige Auto has been a fixture of the community for many years and offers an A to Z of services. It is a father-son, family-owned business operated by Najeh Abdel. For the past 19 years, he has serviced vehicles for locals and visitors. You can make an appointment for things like oil changes, brake repairs, transmission issues and inspections, but he says most people just drive up.

Oftentimes, Prestige Auto is the first port of call for visitors whose vehicles have broken down. Najeh uses a local towing service that is quick to respond and he is always happy to help people get back on the road. Limited space means special parts and tires have to be ordered; however, Najeh receives daily deliveries and with help from his son, repairs are completed quickly.

Whether you are local or are just visiting Downtown Wilmington, Family Fare and Prestige Auto are right here in the center city for your convenience.

Family Fare hours: Sun-Thurs, 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m., Fri & Sat, 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

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Prestige Auto hours: Mon-Fri, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sat, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed Sunday.

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Family Fare
502 N 3rd St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Prestige Auto Service
224 N 3Rd St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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