The changing face of Wilmington's Northside, Pt. 1: A conversation about gentrification
On this episode, Reporter Kelly Kenoyer brings us the first of two shows focused on gentrification in downtown Wilmington. This is an in-depth conversation with two guests: Cierra Washington and Qailinn Bowen of the Northside Food Co-op. Both are working hard to fulfill a decades-old promise to bring a grocery store to the Northside — a historically Black and underserved segment of the city. But they're watching the neighborhood change before their eyes, even as they work to unite it.
Next week, we'll have an in-depth hour digging into all kinds of voices that tie into this economic phenomenon, and what solutions may exist to repair the damage.
- More information about Northside Food Co-op
- Northside Food Co-op brings in design and architecture help to prepare ahead of opening
- Wilmington's Northside community dinners aim to bring residents together
- Data drop: Wilmington in top 12% of cities for rent increases in the country
- Wilmington-area renters are struggling to cover sharp rent increases
- The Newsroom Special Edition: The Northside Story - segregation, gentrification, and zoning in Wilmington (2021)
- The Newsroom: Wilmington's challenges, public-private projects, and the Northside Food Co-Op