What Wilmington Business Were You Sad to See Close in 2012?

During these economic times, businesses come and go all the time. Tell us which ones you were sad to see go in the comments section below.

It was another year of welcomes and farewells for Wilmington businesses.

Among the local shops to close their doors were The Donut Shop, Kendra and Anthony's and K&A Cones.

Though it won't officially close until after the New Year, it was recently confirmed to Patch that Staples will also be joining the list of businesses that will shut its doors.

The Wilmington branch of the chain will close on January 4 as one of 30 across North America to close in an effort to focus on online retail and improve Staples' profitability.

Despite that list of business closings, there was also good news in town. Several businesses also opened their doors, including Fro-Yo to Go, the announced opening of Rizzo's, a new Dunkin' Donuts, and Heav'nly Donuts.

TELL US: What Wilmington business(es) were you sad to see close in 2012? What was your favorite opening? Which ones do you hope will come to town in 2013? Share with us in the comments section below. 

Kathy Horak December 31, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Thanks Matt! I'm pleased to hear this. Happy New Year!
Robert Murdock January 01, 2013 at 12:59 AM
I will miss Staples. Sad to see it go. Hopefully something useful willl replace it. No trader Joe's or whole foods. Actually Friendly's would be perfect.
Wilmington Mom January 01, 2013 at 04:23 PM
Devastated that Royal Dynasty is gone. I grew up on that and it is the only Chinese food I will eat. So sad!
Another Wilmington Mom January 01, 2013 at 09:28 PM
Another Wilmington Mom Also sad that Royal Dynasty is gone. Have been going there since the 70's before I lived in Wilmington. Christmas Eve supper from Royal Dynasty was a tradition for my family for the last 20 years! Will miss it.
Robert S. January 02, 2013 at 03:08 PM
Glad to see a new option in Child Care with the Addition of TLE on Rt 38.


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