- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A new three-year plan for the future of downtown Wilmington suggests the city consider prohibiting new tattoo parlors as well as vapor shops where e-cigarettes are sold in the central business district.

The StarNews of Wilmington reports (https://bit.ly/1xFx82l ) the suggestion is included in a new report from Wilmington Downtown Inc. - a partnership between Wilmington, New Hanover County and the private sector.

The newspaper reports there are five tattoo parlors and two vapor shops in the downtown area and there has been an ongoing debate about the number of tattoo shops.

The president and CEO of Wilmington Downtown, Ed Wolverton, says any policy change would include a clause to allow existing businesses to continue operating. He says the group won’t start working on the proposal for two years.

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Information from: The StarNews, https://starnewsonline.com


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