Trey McGirt, whose family owns four Monkey Junction Self Storage facilities in North Carolina, is looking to build an artists’ consignment, crafts and gift store near one of his facilities in Wilmington, N.C. He’ll host a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. on April 25 at the Monkey Junction property at 5044 Carolina Beach Road to discuss the project.
The parcel at 5119 and 5123 Carolina Beach Road is less than half a mile from the storage facility and near a Walmart. McGirt will develop the project with his father, according to the source.
In a letter to adjacent property owners, McGirt explained he’s seeking conditional zoning-district approval from New Hanover County officials to move forward with the development. He also noted traffic wouldn’t be impacted by the store because the area is heavily commercial. “It’s an available location that’s suited for these styles of businesses, with the size of the property and dimensions,” he added.
The store would be similar to Blue Moon Gift Shops on Racine Drive and The Ivy Cottage, a home-décor consignment retailer on Market Street. It would also be of the same quality as the family’s storage properties, McGirt said.
Monkey Junction operates three facilities in Wilmington and one in Leland, N.C. In addition to traditional storage, the properties offer vehicle storage, truck rentals, and moving and packing supplies.