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The Historic Dupont Building

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The History of the Dupont Building

The story of the du Ponts begins amidst the French Revolution, fleeing from war the family turned their hope to America, leaving their life in France behind. Irénée du Pont formed The Dupont Company as a manufacturer of gunpowder born at the Eleutherian Mills, on the Brandywine Creek, near Wilmington, Delaware. The company grew quickly in the mid 19th century and Dupont became the largest supplier of gunpowder to the United States military. 

Today the company has 150 research and development facilities and employs more than 10,000 scientists and engineers around the world. The Dupont headquarters was a 950,000 sq. ft. mixed-use complex and was one of the first high-rises built in Wilmington, Delaware known as the Dupont Building. In 1913, part of The Dupont Building was transformed into the iconic Hotel Dupont. 

Now the new owners of the Dupont Building, The Buccini/Pollin Group are excited to enhance this lasting legacy by reimagining this property to once again become the epicenter of life in Wilmington. The building renovations span from the ground floor to the 13th floor and bring new life into this historic space. From 101 dupont place to Le Cavalier at The Green Room, DECO Food Hall to Currie Salon & Spa, The Playhouse on Rodney Square to Hotel Dupont, Chemours Worldwide Headquarters to M&T Bank, the Dupont Building is so much more than the original Dupont offices. It is now a City Within Four Walls.

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A City Within Four Walls

With an abundance of amenities and a prime location in the heart of Downtown Wilmington, everything you need is at your fingertips the moment you step outside your apartment door. From 101 dupont place to Le Cavalier at The Green Room, DECO Food Hall to Currie Salon & Spa, The Playhouse on Rodney Square to Hotel Dupont, Chemours Worldwide Headquarters to M&T Bank, the Dupont Building is so much more than an apartment community.  It is a City Within Four Walls.

Dining

Le Cavalier at The Green Room

Le Cavalier at the Green Room is a modern, French brasserie featuring unique dishes from Chef + Partner Tyler Akin. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch seven days a week, 365 days a year, the cuisine will pull influences from both Provençe and North Africa while being served up in an approachable atmosphere.

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Dining

DE.CO Food Hall

DE.CO, short for Delaware Collective, is a place for all of Wilmington to come together over great food and drink in the state’s first chef-driven food hall. Each of the food hall’s eight chefs operate from one of the kitchens within the food hall, and guests order directly from whichever stall sparks their fancy. Diners then enjoy their food together at one of the many comfortable tables throughout the space or at the soaring atrium bar, serving cocktails, wine and beer.

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Salon

Currie Salon + Spa

Currie Hair, Skin and Nails latest salon and spa brings together the power of veteran owner Rany Currie with the renowned design expertise of Italian architect Guido Matta. For this new flagship location, Matta envisioned a state-of-the-art space based on Salon Emotion, a unique concept elevating the industry. Salon Emotion, an exclusive offering from L’OREAL Professional Products, is a 7-step program that elevates the client experience in salon by taking customer service and engagement to new levels. This transformative program is based on the three key drivers: training and raising awareness of services, personalized advice and salon modernization. Guests will experience the ultimate salon journey with digital elements incorporated throughout the salon providing information and inspiration, a luxurious treatment lounge, full spa and makeup services and expensive retail selection. Currie Hair, Skin and Nails will boast the newest and most modern furnishings produced by Maletti/Belvedere, a salon and spa furnishings leader. This flagship salon will feature a wide range of L’OREAL Professional Brands, including: Shu Uemura, Kerastase, Redken, L’Oreal Professional, Pureology and Baxter of California, to become the destination for women and men seeking the ultimate personalized spa experience.

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Entertainment

The Playhouse at Rodney Square

The Playhouse (which was also called The DuPont Theater) was opened in 1913 as one of the select theatres on the Broadway touring circuit. After 100 years, it is the oldest theater continually on that circuit. In addition to a full schedule of Broadway productions, The Playhouse is also host to a number of other touring artists each season.

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Events

Hotel Dupont

One of the most beautiful and iconic hotels in Wilmington, Delaware, Hotel Dupont features storied elegance and tradition befitting one of the most prestigious properties in the world. Nestled in the celebrated Brandywine Valley, the hotel possesses five-star luxury, refreshed suites and a serene, picturesque setting. It’s carefully curated selection of short term and extended-stay offers will refresh and rejuvenate any guest visiting the area.

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