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Winks...I just found out!!

Winks...I just found out!!




What the heck. I live through this site to get my OBX fix. Live in Ohio and been coming there since 1972. I cant believe that land mark will be history. That's like saying Austin's is no longer. Wow. Be there in 2 weeks, I hope to see it in person 1 more time before she's gone. Pretty sad!


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No one really knows what is going to happen or when but we do know the lease for Ann and Danny is ending soon so the acting owners/managers that have been there for the last 5-6 years will be leaving. The owner is Miles Davis and no one is sure what is going to happen in 2019. There is some doubt that it will be torn down soon, someone else may run it for awhile - or not. Time will tell but Ann and Danny are packing up their stuff and will pull the plug pretty soon.


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I'm still a bit in disbelief. I hope they keep it going, that would be so cool. Things change but I hope they keep the building. Maybe it will turn out to be something like the Nags Head Cafe is now. We used to rent a house right across the street from it in the 70's. It too was a grocery store at that time. I can still remember the smell, the wooden floor and the best part..Ice cream. I believe the lady who ran it was Mrs Harris and that's who we rented the house from. Nags Head and the Outer banks is a part of me and I hate to see any of the "real" part of why it is go. Thanks for the information Tim, it is very much appreciated.


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I just went buy and I think they might have closed. Tuesday and I see no lights on. Let me check the FB page. No posts since Oct 1 so it doesn't sound good. Broken heart


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Is Wee Winks in Duck also closing?


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I hope this doesn't mean the Winks in Corolla is closing too?


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Is Wee Winks in Duck also closing?

KenKesey


I would not think so.....seems to be a very successful and secure business.


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I hope this doesn't mean the Winks in Corolla is closing too?

CorollaDeadHead


I did not get up that far north this September but I thought I heard Winks of Corolla was gone or close to gone.....maybe turned into a Wings. Whistle


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Is Wee Winks in Duck also closing?

KenKesey


I would not think so.....seems to be a very successful and secure business.

Robert


Totally different situation. It is owned by the brother so it is not really connected to the Kitty Hawk Winks.


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During our Outer Banks visits long ago, Winks in Kitty Hawk was the only grocery store of note in town. In fact, Winks and Virginia Dare Hardware next door, were probably the two biggest stores in town period.


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I would welcome someone taking over the Winks store on Corolla and turning it into a cool general store. It's a goldmine location for someone other than the current owners who just have no interest in keeping the quaint ness character of Corolla. The store is kind of an embarrassment with no restrooms or trash cans available for their customers, the owners seem to have no care in the basic appearance in the place. In the 80s Winks of Corolla was a huge gathering place and a destination of comfort to folks coming and going off the 4x4 beaches.


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I would welcome someone taking over the Winks store on Corolla and turning it into a cool general store. It's a goldmine location for someone other than the current owners who just have no interest in keeping the quaint ness character of Corolla. The store is kind of an embarrassment with no restrooms or trash cans available for their customers, the owners seem to have no care in the basic appearance in the place. In the 80s Winks of Corolla was a huge gathering place and a destination of comfort to folks coming and going off the 4x4 beaches.

Surfpainter


I agree with your vision of what the Winks could be (glad to hear it is still operating) with the right owner. With all the great restorations done in Corolla Village area a "general store" would fit right in. I used to go to Winks a lot when we stayed in Whalehead Beach, especially before The Food Lion and Monteray Plaza was built. Used to be a fellow in the parking lot selling some great shrimp.


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I agree. Wink's Corolla used to be so much better in the 1990s. Now, it's just a place to get a morning newspaper or beer, if I don't feel like driving down to Food Lion.


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I am not sure when the parents passed away but each of the three kids got a store to run and at some point they are all closing or have closed. The Corolla store might well be the last still open if the Kitty Hawk Winks does close for good. The third store was over near Carawon's seafood and closed to become a gold supply store. Who remembers that??