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Old 02-13-2009, 12:37 PM
 
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I am curious to know how touristy Wilmington & the surrounding areas truly are. I am looking to relocate to the area and would be a small business owner that counts on tourism as my main source of clientele. I used to live in the historic district of Savannah and would like something that is somewhat comparable. The only really “slow” time was late Nov. thru Feb.

I am also looking for a sense of community where I know my neighbors and other business owners!

Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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Old 02-13-2009, 12:49 PM
 
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It is definitely comparable to Savannah.

There's a little less focus on downtown Wilmington, though, compared to downtown Savannah.
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Old 02-13-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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That's ok, as long as it gets plenty of tourists! I would most likely set up my business downtown and live in the suburbs.
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Old 02-13-2009, 03:51 PM
 
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I know a lot of people who work near the riverfront. I hear mixed things about business. There's a ton of competing places to eat, drink, and buy trinkets, so there are definitely certain types of businesses that seem to come and go.

On one hand, I would definitely encourage you. On the other hand I would be cautious, since downtown is saturated with similar types of business establishments.

On an unrelated note, I think someone could make a killing by opening a supermarket somewhere downtown near the riverfront.
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