B&C buys shopping center near Wilmington, N.C.

Burroughs & Chapin Co. Inc., a company whose history is intertwined with Myrtle Beach, is branching beyond the Grand Strand with the purchase of a shopping center just outside Wilmington, N.C.

B&C announced Tuesday that it bought Lumina Station, a complex that features specialty shops, restaurants and 18,974 square feet of office space. The shopping center, which opened in 1996, has an architecture inspired by Lumina, the Wrightsville Beach dance pavilion from 1905 until it closed in 1973.

This will be B&C’s first commercial shopping center outside the Grand Strand -- and more could be in the works, B&C spokeswoman Lei Gainer said.