Q. Was there ever a Krispy Kreme at the corner of 16th and Market on the site that the White Front Breakfast House occupies now? I know there was one across the street in the shopping center.
A. Not according to New Hanover County tax records.
The White Front Breakfast House, 1518 Market St., was built by the late local restaurateur Jimmy Merritt and his late son Harold, and has operated under that name since it was opened years ago.
At one time, there was a Krispy Kreme store across South 16th Street in the shopping plaza located there.
Before that, it was located on Carolina Beach Road across from Legion Stadium. That store, the first in this area, was opened in 1949 by R.B. Mayhew.
The only present Wilmington Krispy Kreme location is at 2822 S. College Road, although the doughnuts are sold in some supermarkets and other businesses around town.
Date posted: June 10, 2012
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