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83 RENDERING COURTESY OF DEWITT CAROLINAS www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM Wilmington real estate develop-ment company USA InvestCo is fueling several of the construction projects in what the developer is calling the “uptown” area. Company CEO Charles “Chuck” Schoninger says, “Wilmington has unbelievable charm as an older town, but it was missing the modern. I hope to add some key elements that I thought were missing.” To provide more entertainment options, the company is developing the Port City Marina complex just north of the convention center. The 204-slip Port City Marina, which opened in 2015, allows visitors to dock and access the city by boat from the riverfront. The full-service marina accommodates boats up to 250 feet and offers an on-site store, boat repairs, full-service fuel dock, onsite parking and other marina amenities. Adjacent to the marina is Pier 33, a concert venue that opened to the public on St. Patrick’s Day in 2016. USA InvestCo repurposed an old 27,000-square-foot concrete pier jutting into the Cape Fear River into a location that accom-modates up to 5,000 people. A band shell is already in place, and this summer Pier 33 will feature concerts by the Charlie Daniels Band and Scotty McCreery. Schoninger says that national touring acts will be on the schedule next summer. PHOTO BY ANDREW SHERMAN


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