The Cotton Exchange

The Cotton Exchange

The Cotton Exchange Wilmington ShopsThe Cotton Exchange321 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 343-9896

The site of the largest cotton-exporting company in the world in the nineteenth century, this collection of eight buildings overlooking the Cape Fear River was converted into a shopping and dining center in the early 1970s. Its renovation marked the beginning of the restoration of downtown Wilmington. Shoppers can enjoy a...more about The Cotton Exchange

Caravan Beads Wilmington ShopsCaravan BeadsThe Cotton Exchange
326-A Nutt St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 343-0500

Caravan Beads calls itself A bead lovers paradise, and indeed it is. With more than 1000 square feet of fine quality beads, findings and stringing materials, the Cotton Exchange business has everything the jewelry maker is looking for. They offer a variety of classes, host parties and groups and have work...more about Caravan Beads

Crescent Moon at The Cotton Exchange Wilmington ShopsCrescent Moon at The Cotton Exchange24 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 762-4207

Crescent Moon’s motto — ”the only thing here mass produced is originality!” — reveals the essence of this retail gift gallery. Including fine hand-crafted art glass and metal sculpture and showcasing more than 75 artists from North America, several of whom are local to Wilmington or North Carolina, Crescent Moon offers...more about Crescent Moon at The Cotton Exchange

The Golden Gallery Wilmington ShopsThe Golden Gallery311 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 762-4651

A resident of The Cotton Exchange for 38 years, The Golden Gallery is truly a family affair with Mary Ellen Golden's original watercolors and giclee prints depicting Wilmington landmarks and southeastern North Carolina scenery, photography and digital illustrations by son John W. Golden and music by husband John C. Golden. All...more about The Golden Gallery

Paddy's Hollow Restaurant & Pub Wilmington ShopsPaddy's Hollow Restaurant & Pub  $-$$The Cotton Exchange
10 Walnut St.
Wilmington, NC • map(910) 762-4354

An institution in downtown Wilmington, this intimate restaurant in the Cotton Exchange transports you back to friendly neighborhood pubs with an Irish flavor. Seating consists of high-backed wooden booths, tables and chairs or stools at the bar where you can have a brew and a bite while catching up with the...more about Paddy's Hollow Restaurant & Pub

The Basics - Authentic Southern Food  $-$$The Cotton Exchange
319 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 343-1050

Owner/chef Mary Long brings gourmet soul food to Wilmington at The Basics. Long moved to Wilmington in 2007 and immediately began looking for a restaurant spot to bring southern soul food traditions to the city. Using fresh vegetables and fruits that thrive in our climate and incorporating cultural traditions from Africa,...more about The Basics - Authentic Southern Food

Cape Fear Footwear  $-$$The Cotton Exchange
O'Brien Bldg.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 763-9945

Family owned and operated, Cape Fear Footwear offers a unique and stylish collection of sandals, handbags and accessories at affordable prices. They have Sanuk sandals and flip flops, handbags from Laurel Burch, key finders and purse hangers, Sun "N' Sand handbags and hats, Rainbow sandals and Taos sandals....more about Cape Fear Footwear

Caribbean Amphibian  $-$$The Cotton Exchange
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 452-1452

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Celtic Shop  $-$$The Cotton Exchange
Dahnhardt Bldg.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 763-1990

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Down to Earth  $-$$The Cotton Exchange
315 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 251-0041
(866) 456-0052

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Elizabeth's Ladies Boutique  $-$$The Cotton Exchange
O'Brien Bldg.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 763-7876

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Emory's Crystals  $-$$The Cotton Exchange
Granary Bldg., Level 2
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 772-5415

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Fidler's Gallery and Framing  $-$$The Cotton Exchange, Nutt St.
Wilmington, NC • map(910) 762-2001

This multi-dimensional gallery houses an eclectic collection of limited-edition pieces, fine-art posters and originals from a wide range of local, regional, national and international artists. These artists include Timberlake, Mangum, Landry, Wyeth, Kunstler and many more. Among the many and varied subjects are florals, wildlife, seascapes and the Civil War. Professional...more about Fidler's Gallery and Framing

Fire & Spice Gourmet Kitchen Shoppe  $-$$The Cotton Exchange
Dahnhardt Bldg.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 762-3050
The German Cafe  $-$$The Cotton Exchange
Wood Seed Bldg
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 763-5523

A Wilmington fixture for more than 25 years, The German Cafe serves traditional strudels, ruebens and bratwurst. The lunch menu (11 Am to 2 PM) includes sandwiches and salads as well as schnitzel. For evening (5 PM to 8:30 PM) start with potato pancakes and end with their famous desserts and coffee....more about The German Cafe

Java Dog Coffeehouse  $The Cotton Exchange
303 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC • map(910) 343-8890

Located in The Cotton Exchange, this popular coffeehouse offers yummy pastries, muffins and bagels to complement their fresh-roasted coffee, mocha shakes and specialty coffee drinks. Unique to the Java Dog Coffeehouse is one of Wilmington's two scaled-down replicas of the Statue of Liberty. (The other is at a side entrance to Thalian...more about Java Dog Coffeehouse

Native Soul  $The Cotton Exchange
Dahnhardt Bldg.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 762-9667

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Occasions... Just Write  $The Cotton Exchange
O'Brien Bldg.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 343-9033

Personal notes are one of the best ways to express your emotions: gratitude, concern, congratulations, sympathy. Get the best in fine stationery from Occasions...Just Write! Conveniently located in the Cotton Exchange, they offer the invitations, decorative stationery with blank spaces as well as creative messages. They also offer a full line...more about Occasions... Just Write

The Old General Store  $The Cotton Exchange
Dahnhardt Bldg.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 343-1342

Evoking the charm and character of the general store of days past, The Old General Store in the Cotton Exchange carries a clever assortment of items including penny candies and sundries....more about The Old General Store

Ping's Tibet  $The Cotton Exchange
331 N. Front. St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 772-1540

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Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts  $The Cotton Exchange
307 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 763-7111

Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts brings a new dimension to the local art scene. This is the first gallery in Wilmington dedicated exclusively to handmade, one-of-a-kind, 3-dimensional art and crafts. Jury-selected coastal North Carolina artisans present decorative and functional works in clay, fiber wall hangings, decorative gourds, wearable fiber art,...more about Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts

Pure Life Health Food & Vitamins  $The Cotton Exchange
Bear Bldg.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 343-1374

Since 2007, Pure Life has shared their extensive knowledge of healthy living. Located in the Cotton Exchange, this health food store carries an extensive line of healthy, organic products. Experienced in herbalism, they offer organic food; wheat-free, dairy-free and gluten-free foods; vitamins; supplements; homeopathic remedies; skin care products and much more....more about Pure Life Health Food & Vitamins

The Scoop Ice Cream & Cafe  $The Cotton Exchange
365 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC • map(910) 763-3566

A short walk from Wilmington's riverfront in The Cotton Exchange, The Scoop is just the place to grab a hot dog, sandwich or salad and milk shake for an on-the-go meal. Better yet, stay awhile and partake of such sinful creations as banana splits and ice cream nachos. On cool winter...more about The Scoop Ice Cream & Cafe

T.S. Brown Jewelry  $The Cotton Exchange
343 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 762-3467
(866) 436-7872

For beautifully designed jewelry, step into T.S. Brown Jewelry at the Cotton Exchange. Tim and Sandy Brown opened T. S. Brown Jewelry in 1983. Sandy's experience in the art world combined with Tim's experience in the jewelry business gave them the balance and skill to create a jewelry store that features...more about T.S. Brown Jewelry

Top Toad  $The Cotton Exchange
358 Nutt St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 343-9245

Specializing in garment dyed screen printed t-shirts, collectables, footwear and sandles, Top Toad carries lines by Peace Frogs, Rainbow and Caribbean Soul. They also carry licensed collegiate items. They're conveniently located in The Cotton Exchange....more about Top Toad

Two Sister's Bookery  $The Cotton Exchange
318 Nutt St.
Wilmington, NC 28401 • map(910) 762-4444

Two Sisters Bookery is an independent bookstore offering hard-to-find regional titles and the works of many local authors. Whether you are looking for a Coastal Carolina cookbook, a quick lesson in local history, regional ghost tales, or even an analysis of the Civil War in Wilmington, they are the store for...more about Two Sister's Bookery

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