8 6 WAY N I C K B LV D .
From the fresh panini sandwiches on display behind a glass case, to the French accent
of the owner, Audrey Longtin of Montreal, The Workshop is like a little escape to a
European bistro. Sandwiched (no pun intended) between Kohl’s Frozen Custard, the
Trolly Stop and Wings, The Workshop has early morning coffee, roasted on site, and
hot-off-the-panini-press breakfast sandwiches.
“The sandwiches are amazing; you just have to try them once. It’s just so simple, so fresh,
and so, so, so good. The press blends the flavors together perfectly,” Longtin says.
The most popular pressed sandwiches are the bacon or ham egg and
cheese croissant and lox on an everything bagel.
“We are busy from the moment we open, in the mornings
it’s nonstop. We just celebrated five years in business,
I can’t believe it,” Longtin says.
Longtin is a SCUBA diver, which explains
the shark’s teeth necklaces also for sale.
She finds the teeth at Wrightsville Beach,
about 40 feet offshore and 80-120 feet
down. Who knew a dive trip to
Wrightsville Beach five years ago
would turn into a permanent venture?
“I came for the beach and stayed
for the people and great friends,”
Longtin renovated a space
once used to store tools.
“That’s why I call it The
Workshop,” says Longtin. “This
spot didn’t even exist, there was
no door, no address. A lot of
people wouldn’t have started a
business there. It definitely took
some imagination. I just followed
Here to help you meet
your unique financial
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1908 Eastwood Road Suite 325
Wilmington, NC 28403
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Gateway Mortgage, a division of Gateway
First Bank. NMLS 7233. 110-B S. Front St.,
Wilmington, NC 28401
THE WORKSHOP BY ALLISON POTTER