If he had it all to do over again, he probably wouldn’t.
“I’d be in Miami Beach, hanging out. The amount of money I’ve spent here, I could’ve lived a very good life,” said developer Charles “Chuck” Schoninger, sitting in a restaurant booth in February at the Marina Grill.
He was only half joking.
Schoninger was talking about the creation of the restaurant at Port City Marina and the marina itself, which are part of an area along the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington that Schoninger estimates will eventually contain about $750 million worth of development, including the $50 million his company and investors have spent there.
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