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Return of Retail at Coastal Cupcakes

March 1, 2014

Since closing her popular downtown bakery earlier this year, Coastal Cupcakes owner Kristen Beckmeyer has been inundated with demands for her desserts. “The phone has been ringing off the hook,” she said. “I didn’t realized I was so loved.” Beckmeyer … Continue reading

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Coastal Cupcakes to suspend retail shops

January 23, 2014

Read the article here Coastal Cupcakes to close retail shops Coastal Cupcakes owner Kristen Beckmeyer makes a batch of cupcakes at the downtown store in Wilmington Friday, February 11, 2011. Beckmeyer and her business partner Meredith Sullivan opened their second … Continue reading

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Coastal Cupcakes closing to make way for new opportunity

January 1, 2014

Read the original article here Coastal Cupcakes closing to make way for new opportunity By: Amy Elliott 12/19/2013 05:13 PM ShareThis Facebook Tweet Email  Text size: + - TWC News: Coastal Cupcakes closing to make way for new opportunity Play now WILMINGTON- A UNC-Wilmington … Continue reading

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Coastal Cupcakes closing retail operations

Read the full article here Coastal Cupcakes closing retail operations Posted: Dec 18, 2013 11:01 PM ESTUpdated: Dec 22, 2013 11:02 PM EST By: Zach Hunt - email WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Usually when you mention “bittersweet” and “cupcake” in the same sentence … Continue reading

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Cape Fear Business Break: Coastal Cupcakes

October 4, 2012

Coastal Cupcakes featured on WECT’s Cape Fear Business Break. Click to watch: Coastal Cupcakes Business Break

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Around Carolina: Coastal Cupcakes

Two former UNC-Wilmington students operate a shop in downtown that sells just cupcakes. There is a cupcake craze of sorts, with such stores opening up from coast to coast. Here Kristen Beckmeyer and Meredith Sullivan talk about their business. This … Continue reading

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Our latest Television Commercial

Click to watch! Coastal Cupcakes – Everyday Cupcakes

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Swapping flavors: Dessert shops team up to offer new twist

October 6, 2011

Click here to view the story WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Coastal Cupcakes and The Fuzzy Peach are teaming up to offer a new twist on their desserts. Starting Thursday, Coastal Cupcakes will offer a “Fuzzy Peach” cupcake, while The Fuzzy Peach will … Continue reading

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Hurri-cakes make Irene threat a little sweeter

August 25, 2011

August 24, 2011 By Marissa Jasek WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — While everyone in our area hunkers down for Irene, a Wilmington dessert store is looking at the sweeter side of things. While riding out the storm, you can sink your … Continue reading

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UNCW alumni shine as entrepreneurs

July 17, 2011

News Channel 14 by Amy Elliott July 17, 2011 Click here to watch the video WILMINGTON—UNCW alumni have found major success in their former college town despite a struggling economy. Rocco Quaranto never imagined he would own a frozen yogurt … Continue reading

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Need small business help? There’s an app for that

July 6, 2011

WECT TV6 by Casey Roman July 6, 2011 Click here to watch the video WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Need help running your small business? There’s an app for that! Kristen Beckmeyer and Meredith Sullivan, the owners of Coastal Cupcakes have … Continue reading

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Shop rings up smiles, savings with new technology

June 27, 2011

Greater Wilmington Business Journal by Christina Haley June 24, 2011 Click here to read the article Coastal Cupcakes, self-proclaimed “Wilmington’s premier cupcakery,” has recently found an affordable new way to sell their treats with the latest technology. As of June … Continue reading

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Bites & Sips – Wine and cupcakes, together again

May 31, 2011

Click here to read article StarNews Online – May 31, 2011 Wine goes with just about anything. To prove it, Allan Bunch of Coastal Cupcakes is teaming with Fortunate Glass for a – yes! – cupcake and wine pairing. The … Continue reading

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Cape Fear leaders take charge of future businesses

May 9, 2011

Click here to read article and watch video News 14 Carolina – by Ashley White WILMINGTON – A little over a year ago a group of business and government leaders came together to make a change. The Cape Fear Future … Continue reading

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Music, cupcakes and more at staging of ‘Pinkalicious’

April 29, 2011

Click here to read article StarNews - By Cece Nunn The sweet story of a girl who loves cupcakes will be brought to life by local performers beginning Friday. With a cast of about 20 ranging in age from 5 to 22, … Continue reading

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Time Warner Cable’s Around Carolina

April 18, 2011

Two former UNC-Wilmington students operate a shop in downtown that sells just cupcakes. There is a cupcake craze of sorts, with such stores opening up from coast to coast. Here Kristen Beckmeyer and Meredith Sullivan talk about their business. This segment was produced for Time Warner Cable’s show, Around Carolina. Continue reading

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Young Alumnae See No Limits

March 21, 2011

What’s the connection between delicious cupcakes and the addictive sport of adventure racing? Well, there’s actually two- Kristen Beckmeyer ’01 and Meredith Sullivan ’01. The Cameron School of Business graduates opened their first cupcake store, Coastal Cupcakes in downtown Wilmington in July, 2008. Fueled by its success, a second store opened in Wrightsville Beach in May, 2009. Now, ready to take on more of the local action, the pair teamed up with fellow alumnus, Jason Wheeler ’99, ’03M, to form the Sandman Adventure Race. Continue reading

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Irish drinks inspire cupcake flavors

March 16, 2011

Click here to read article and watch video News 14 Carolina WILMINGTON — This St. Patrick’s Day, a bakery is using well-known Irish alcoholic drinks as an inspiration for cupcake flavors. Coastal Cupcakes in Wilmington hopes their unique treats get customers … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial opportunities key to Cape Fear Future’s strategies

February 19, 2011

Kristen Beckmeyer, co-owner of Coastal Cupcakes, was fed up with the hectic pace in Washington, D.C.

She’d moved to the capital after graduating from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2001. But, she missed the beach. Continue reading

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Champagne cupcake instead of champagne toast?

December 30, 2010

Here’s a sweet way to ring in the new year-forget the champagne toast, try a champagne cupcake instead!

The crew at Coastal Cupcakes has come up with an original recipe of champagne cupcakes just for the new year. Satisfied customers say they taste as good as they look. But the cupcakes are a special edition, and they’re selling fast.

Kristen Beckmeyer, the co-owner of the store, says it could be because the cupcakes are really made with real champagne. Continue reading

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UNCW Entrepreneurship Center Envision Video

November 29, 2010

Click here to watch the video Kristen Beckmeyer, co-owner of Coastal Cupcakes, featured on UNCW’s Entrepreneurship Center’s Envision television series.

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Cupcake shop makes a sweet new deal with Facebook

November 10, 2010

Click here to read article WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A new Facebook application is taking on the popular “FourSquare” cell phone program. Both offer location-based deals when you “check in” to a participating store. Coastal Cupcakes in downtown Wilmington was … Continue reading

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Free cupcake? Local biz trys new FB function

November 9, 2010

Click here to read article November 9, 2010 By Business Journal staff Wilmington startup Coastal Cupcakes is trying something new with Facebook Places and Deals. Facebook launched a new function, location-based Deals, last Wednesday and Coastal Cupcakes is one of … Continue reading

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Public Education Series on Economic Development

July 29, 2010

Click here to watch video Kristen Beckmeyer, co-owner of Coastal Cupcakes, is featured on Mayor Bill Saffo’s six-episode documentary on economic development efforts in and around the Cape Fear region.  She is on Episode 6, which discusses entrepreneurship.

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Bacon whoopee! Cupcake fans’ long wait ends

June 17, 2010

Click here to read the article Click here to watch video Submitted by Meghan Torjussen on Thu, 06/17/2010 – 4:50pm. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s long been said that bacon makes everything taste better. Coastal Cupcakes has taken that to whole … Continue reading

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Retail Details – Free cupcakes, pet savings, movie snacks for less and more

June 9, 2010

Click here to read article StarNews - By Judy Royal Crazy for cupcakes Last week it was doughnuts. Now it’s cupcakes. But this time you don’t have all day to claim your freebie. Coastal Cupcakes is celebrating its one-year anniversary at the … Continue reading

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Some businesses thriving, expanding during recession

January 21, 2010

Click here to read article Submitted by Hailey Winslow on Thu, 01/21/2010 – 6:40pm This recession has caused many businesses to shut their doors. But there are those small business success stories that give us hope. A cupcake shop and a … Continue reading

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Culinary battle benefits local children, families

August 19, 2009

Click here to read article StarNews The Epicurean Evening provides an opportunity to sample exquisite cuisine from top local chefs and to bid on exciting, one-of-a-kind live and silent auction items, all for a great cause. The event, now in … Continue reading

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As minimum wage goes up, will hours go down?

July 24, 2009

Click here to read article Click here to watch video Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 07/23/2009 – 5:42pm. Friday’s wage increase will be the last of three increases that started in 2007, when minimum wage was $5.15 an hour. Since then, … Continue reading

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Chefs compete for top honor at Wilmington food fest

July 19, 2009

Click here to read article StarNews – Kellen Moore Full stomachs and empty wineglasses were the standard at the second Taste of Wilmington Food & Wine Festival on Sunday evening. The showcase of more than 30 local restaurants, wine shops … Continue reading

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Coast to coast: Cupcakes head for the beach

June 26, 2009

Click here to read the article By Brytani Fraser June 26, 2009 Less than a year ago, two friends, Kristen Beckmeyer and Meredith Sullivan, followed their dream to go into business together by opening Coastal Cupcakes on Princess Street. “We … Continue reading

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Cupcake aroma floats to Wrightsville Beach

May 28, 2009

Click here to read article Lumina News – by Brian Freskos Eight years after graduating from business school, long-time friends Kristen Beckmeyer and Meredith Sullivan opened their second Coastal Cupcakes bakery at 7210 Wrightsville Avenue, next to the Atlantic View … Continue reading

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Retail Details – New store satisfies cupcake cravings

Click here to read article StarNews – by Judy Royal Need to satisfy a sweet tooth this weekend? It’s a piece of cake. A cupcake, that is. Coastal Cupcakes, which has been selling its confections on Princess Street in downtown … Continue reading

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The Dish: Ups, downs seasoned the food scene during the year

December 30, 2008

Click here to read article Star News - By Liz Biro With America’s economic woes rising to a boil in 2008, Cape Fear restaurateurs could have said, “Put a fork in me; I’m done.” Some of them did, locking their shops … Continue reading

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Students feel effects of slow economy

November 10, 2008

Click here to read article and watch video News Channel 14 Carolina – by Ashley White WILMINGTON – College students at UNC Wilmington are feeling the effects of the failing economy on their job searches. But some entrepreneurs in the … Continue reading

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Port City restaurant community still growing

July 15, 2008

Click here to read article Star News – by Liz Biro While restaurateurs nationwide are being hit with and further bracing for an economic downturn, Wilmington’s dining market continues to grow. Here, mainstay Ken’s Bagels and Deli (5906 Oldeander Drive) … Continue reading

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