New Hanover County is making several investments in the community to provide equitable resources for residents, increase stability for families, and give children and adults strong foundations to thrive. As part of this community building plan, the county is designing and building a grocery story on the Northside of downtown Wilmington, which has been designated as a food desert for over 35 years.
The grocery store is planned to be located at 900 N. 10th Street and will be operated by the Northside Food Co-op once it is built. It will provide neighbors with a nearby and convenient location to access fresh food and create job opportunities for residents.
Project planning is currently underway, in partnership with the Northside Food Co-op and grocery consultant Seven roots, with a goal to open the store by Spring 2025.
Access to healthy food is necessary for a person’s health and overall wellbeing, so this store will be a valuable and needed resource in the community.