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Hats Off to a New Development in Downtown Wilmington

WILMINGTON -- A development in downtown Wilmington is bringing back the past.

People gathered on Grace Street Wednesday morning for the groundbreaking of the New York Hatter Building. They tossed their own hats into the air to honor the site where the old building stood.

The original Hatter Building was home to a hat shop until it was torn down several years ago.

The new building will be three stories high with shops on the ground level. The top levels will be residential apartments. Officials say they plan to decorate the walls with pictures of the old building.

The construction on the New York Hatter Building will begin immediately and should be complete by the spring.

Reported by Sarah Warlick

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