GO TO the Downtown Alive page for a list of Participating Restaurants and Retailers

City Council Voted! It was unanimous in approval to move forward with the Ordinance Authorizing Street Closures and Service of Alcohol for Emergency & Temporary Downtown Outdoor Dining: Stage 1 COVID-19 Economic Recovery Program .    DBA has signage and marketing at the ready to begin promoting the initiative that would start on Thursday the 25th and continue through to 9/7.  DBA has added a page dedicated to Downtown Alive that will feature the participating restaurants and retailers.

DBA along with the City of Wilmington and WDI have worked, met and planned together to bring this recovery initiative to fruition.  

Credit needs to be given to Neal Petrosky, a downtown resident and employee of Castle Branch, who created the logo and all signage designs.  Everyone can help by offering to place a poster in their window and share on social media once the vote is in.


The Downtown Business Alliance of Wilmington, NC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to unite, promote and support the Downtown Wilmington community. We are a membership-based organization that, through civic activism, annual special events and corporate sponsorship, are able to help make downtown a viable & attractive community for residents, business owners & visitors.