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Old 03-31-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Valley of the Sun
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Looking forward to that time when our economy looks a little bit brighter.

My question is, what type of business would citizens of Southport like to see added to their downtown? What is needed? I speak of a business started by an entrepreneur and his better half , a shoppe supported by the locals and not so dependent on summertime tourists while certainly not turning them away. A store that becomes a thread in the fabric of the community. You get the picture, a kind of place where Andy and Barney would stop into and have a cup a joe with the owner.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: zippidy doo dah
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great question - i visited southport yesterday and was wondering the same thing. i fell in love with the place when i visited and fishy fishy makes GREAT dinners!!! first good seafood i've eaten in a long time, other than what i made myself.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Wilmington
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On the 211 road to Southport there is a popular store about half way that has a sign out front "Coffee and Worms". Use your imagination as to what they sell, but I'm sure people going fishing enjoy a cup of joe and a bag of worms to go!
Port City Java is in Southport but I don't know of another coffee shop, I wonder what a Dunkin Donut franchise would cost? Combine it with retail items, like newspapers, magazines, candy, light lunches to go?
Anyway, thats what I'd be looking for when I go to Southport!
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:06 PM
 
Location: I currently exist only in a state of mind. one too complex for geographic location.
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I would say that a lot is needed. there isn't too much there. depends on what you want. I am sure that you could start a business doing just about anything down there.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:36 PM
 
Location: zippidy doo dah
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so paulie, i would say you have some ideas so what are you thinking of? there's several properties i looked at - one on e. moore street - another on howe - another closer to the waterfront but on a side street (maybe howe) - the old wachovia building - all seemed to run around 1.00 a square foot with square footage ranging from 1100 to 3100. Crossed my mind that maybe several people going in together to do something might make a go of a larger building.

So love to just brainstorm if you are interested - i'm just in the thinking stages but do think southport is delightful - have friends that sell real estate and also live there so think i'll be treating them to a cup of coffee shortly (without the worms) and see what they think

perhaps i'll see you in southport at some point - and maybe even andy and barney will show up! (don't invite aunt b - i heard that she really is a .....)
tj

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Looking forward to that time when our economy looks a little bit brighter.

My question is, what type of business would citizens of Southport like to see added to their downtown? What is needed? I speak of a business started by an entrepreneur and his better half , a shoppe supported by the locals and not so dependent on summertime tourists while certainly not turning them away. A store that becomes a thread in the fabric of the community. You get the picture, a kind of place where Andy and Barney would stop into and have a cup a joe with the owner.
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Default Things needed in Southport

Some more great restaurants. The areas up toward South Harbour Village there are some areas up there for possible restaurants. You will get the traffic from Oak Island as well as the neighbors in the communities there as well. There are only two restaurants in that particular area. I own a townhome in Village Green in South Harbour.

Monica
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:30 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I would not mind seeing supermarkets Harris Teeter and Publix in Southport.
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Old 06-22-2017, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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Google Maps will show you the businesses that Southport has currently.

Also check out Downtown Southport, Inc (DSI),
Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce
and the FB group that I administer, Southport, NC Locals
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