Happy woman holding a camera while shopping for souvenirs in Old Wilmington City Market.

Shop at Specialty Stores and More at the Old Wilmington City Market

Established as a farmers market in 1880, the Old Wilmington City Market now welcomes visitors who come to explore its specialty stores as well as art galleries. It boasts 14-foot ceilings and skylights and spans an entire city block between Front and Water streets. Here are some of the stores you can discover near our Wilmington apartments


Called a “favorite shop” by Southern Living magazine, Barouke features handcrafted works made of exotic wood. It also showcases over 150 regional and internationally acclaimed master woodworkers, along with pewter artists. The extensive selection includes wooden games, secret boxes, as well as one-of-a-kind bowls. Each piece can enhance any room of your home, and you can also shop for handcrafted copper clocks. 

Carolina Country Store 

True to the shop’s name, the Carolina Country Store offers a wide range of homemade goods produced here in North Carolina. In fact, it’s the perfect place to shop for gifts and is where you’ll find your favorite brands. The friendly staff also provides personalized attention. They enjoy offering suggestions and help support local artisans and craftsmen with special needs. Items include barbecue sauce, vintage soap, as well as all-natural dog treats. 

Cheeky Monkey Coffee 

At Cheeky Monkey Coffee, the Blackham family believes in keeping it local. They roast the coffee in small batches and offer alternative milk choices like coconut and almond. The shop is also recognized as an ocean-friendly establishment. It only uses recyclable cups as well as works to reduce the use of plastic straws. Don’t miss the specialty lattes! Choices include French toast, vanilla twist, as well as salted caramel. 

After a day of shopping in Old Wilmington City Market, grab a pizza to-go from a nearby restaurant. You can build your own pie or enjoy a chef’s special. When you’re ready to call Avalon your home, please contact us. Our leasing team will offer a tour as well as discuss all that our apartments in Wilmington have to offer!

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