Four Corners Soon To Open Wilmington Location

Jan 8, 2024

The iconic Chapel Hill sports restaurant Four Corners is planning to open its second location this year in Wilmington. 

Cape Fear Commercial Broker-in-Charge Paul Loukas represented Four Corners owner Kristian Bawcom’s FOCO Restaurant Group in the $2.46 million purchase of the restaurant building at 2025 Eastwood Road, a short walk from the Wrightsville Beach draw bridge. 

Cape Fear Commercial Vice President Patrick Riley represented the seller, Urban Food Group of Raleigh, which previously purchased the site from local restaurateur Ash Aziz’s Circa Restaurant Group as part of a three-restaurant sale brokered by Cape Fear Commercial in 2019.

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“We’re thrilled to be able to find a home in Wilmington for Four Corners,” said Riley. “It has a special history and connection to college sports fans around the state, and we’re excited to help bring them into town.”

The original Four Corners, located on Franklin Street across from UNC Chapel Hill’s campus, gets its name from the signature offensive play style popularized by the late Tar Heels basketball coach Dean Smith. Bawcom, who has owned the restaurant for 15 years, plans to open the Wilmington Four Corners around the end of March or early April, according to the Wilmington Business Journal. 

Bawcom told the Business Journal the new Four Corners will honor its Chapel Hill roots while also celebrating the fandom of other schools like UNCW. He plans to revamp the Eastwood Road site by knocking down walls, replacing the bar and flooring, installing a draft beer system and eventually opening an expanded outdoor dining area. Future plans include widening the existing patio and adding an outdoor bar, TVs, fans and heaters. 

“I am looking forward to the relationships I’m going to develop here,” Bawcom told the Business Journal. “There’s no doubt it’ll be fun.”

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