Nick Wilson

headshot of Nick Wilson at the 1618 Downtown on Elm Street, Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Greensboro, N.C. Nick Wilson is the Managing Director and Proprietor of the 1618 restaurants in Greensboro, NC. Originally from the west coast, Nick was drawn to town for college at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and loved the area so much that he never left. The 1618 collection has recently expanded to three, including the original 1618 Seafood Grille, the 1618 Wine Lounge located north of town, and 1618 Downtown on Elm Street.  JERRY WOLFORD and SCOTT MUTHERSBAUGH / Perfecta Visuals

Nick is the proprietor of the 1618 restaurant group.  His connection to the community is evident in the unending support of local health, social, and education issues. His belief in community change through philanthropy has earned him the Triad Business Journal’s, “40 Under 40” award, an Action Greensboro, “Made in Greensboro” honoree, and the Greensboro Chamber, “Small Business Person of the Year” award. Nick landed in Greensboro for college and loved it so much he never left, finding a permanent home here with his tenured, erudite husband Holt, who deserves endless praise — and probably presents — for allowing Nick to ply his trade during the odd hours of a restauranteur.