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Local Business Spotlight: Supporting Coastal Businesses and Entrepreneurs

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Discover the heart and soul of our coastal communities by shining a spotlight on the local businesses and entrepreneurs that make Southeast NC and Northeast SC truly special. From charming boutiques and family-owned restaurants to innovative startups and artisanal craftsmen, these local establishments play a vital role in shaping the unique character and culture of our coastal towns. Join us as we celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship and support the vibrant ecosystem of coastal businesses.

  • Seaside Treasures:
    • Coastal Outfitters (Wilmington, NC): Explore coastal-inspired clothing, accessories, and gifts at Coastal Outfitters, offering a wide selection of beachwear and outdoor gear.
    • Shell Island Resort Gift Shop (Wrightsville Beach, NC): Discover unique souvenirs, beach essentials, and coastal decor at the Shell Island Resort Gift Shop, located on the shores of Wrightsville Beach.
    • Emerald Isle Beach Wear (Emerald Isle, NC): Browse beachwear, swimwear, and coastal accessories at Emerald Isle Beach Wear, offering a curated selection of seaside treasures for beach enthusiasts.
  • Handmade Crafts:
    • Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts (Wilmington, NC): Browse handcrafted pottery, ceramics, and fine crafts at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts, showcasing the work of local artisans and craftsmen.
    • Seaside Sisters (Pawleys Island, SC): Explore Seaside Sisters in Pawleys Island, offering a charming collection of handmade crafts, home decor, and artisanal gifts inspired by coastal living.
    • The Christmas House (Southport, NC): Discover handcrafted holiday decor, ornaments, and gifts at The Christmas House, a charming shop in Southport known for its unique selection of handmade crafts.
  • Coastal Cuisine:
    • The Oceanic (Wrightsville Beach, NC): Dine on fresh seafood and coastal cuisine at The Oceanic, a waterfront restaurant with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.
    • Waterfront Seafood Shack (Calabash, NC): Nestled in this quaint shack, the salty breeze from the nearby coast welcomes you to a haven of fresh seafood delights and Southern hospitality.
  • Quaint Cafes:
    • The Workshop (Wrightsville Beach, NC): Enjoy artisanal coffee and baked goods at The Workshop, a cozy cafe in the heart of Wrightsville Beach, offering a relaxed atmosphere and delicious fare.
    • Pawleys Island Bakery (Pawleys Island, SC): Savor freshly baked pastries and desserts at Pawleys Island Bakery, a charming bakery and cafe known for its sweet treats and homemade pies.
      Hidden Grounds Coffee (Wilmington, NC): Discover a hidden gem in the heart of Wilmington at Hidden Grounds Coffee, a locally owned cafe known for its cozy atmosphere and artisanal coffee blends. Sip on expertly crafted espresso drinks or enjoy a light breakfast or lunch while soaking in the welcoming ambiance of this beloved neighborhood spot.
  • Farm Fresh Fare:
    • Tidal Creek Cooperative (Wilmington, NC): Shop for organic produce and locally sourced foods at Tidal Creek Cooperative, a community-owned grocery store promoting sustainable agriculture and healthy living.
    • Indigo Farms (Calabash, NC): Visit Indigo Farms in nearby Calabash, NC, for farm-fresh produce, pick-your-own berries, and seasonal events on the farm.
      Greenlands Farm Store (Bolivia, NC): Experience the bounty of the land at Greenlands Farm Store in Bolivia, NC. This family-owned farm offers a wide selection of fresh produce, locally sourced meats, artisanal cheeses, and homemade goods. Explore their farm stand and discover the vibrant flavors of coastal North Carolina while supporting sustainable agriculture and local farmers.
  • Artisanal Producers:
    • Blue Hand Home (Wilmington, NC): Discover artisanal home goods and decor at Blue Hand Home, offering a curated collection of handcrafted items and unique finds for coastal living.
    • Lazy Gator Gifts (Murrells Inlet, SC): Explore Lazy Gator Gifts in Murrells Inlet, featuring a diverse selection of locally made gifts, souvenirs, and artisanal products celebrating the Lowcountry lifestyle.

Celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and support the thriving ecosystem of coastal businesses and entrepreneurs in Southeast NC and Northeast SC. By patronizing local shops, restaurants, and producers, you contribute to the vitality and sustainability of our coastal communities. Whether you’re dining at a family-owned restaurant, shopping at an artisanal market, or collaborating with a local startup, your support makes a difference. Contact Coldwell Banker Seacoast Advantage to learn more about coastal living and real estate opportunities in our area, and join us in supporting our coastal businesses and entrepreneurs today.

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