New Business: Final site plans OK’d for furniture store in Millsboro

MILLSBORO – Site work should soon begin for the Ashley Furniture HomeStore following Millsboro town council’s conditional approval of final site plans.

Alan Decktor, staff engineer with Pennoni Associates and the project manager for Ashley Furniture HomeStore, presented a final update at council’s Aug. 6 meeting.

The approximate 22,000 square-foot, one-story building will be built at Dickerson Road and DuPont Boulevard, just south of the Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Delmarva Health Pavilion.

The 1.9-acre parcel, which butts the south end of the Peninsula Crossing Shopping Center, was annexed into the town of Millsboro in March by council following a public annexation hearing.

The annexation request was on behalf of Erin Bradly Enterprises LLC. The new store will join the Barnes Furniture Campus family business that includes Ashley HomeStore and FurnitureLand in Delmar.

Site work is expected to begin in September, Mr. Decktor said.

Council’s conditional approval was contingent upon final Delaware Department of Transportation approval and Sussex Conservation District regarding stormwater. Those approvals were expected to be received within days of the meeting, Mr. Decktor said.

Now open

• The Green Stinger — sports bar and grill opened their new location on 235 Stadium St. in Smyrna.

• First State Orthopaedics — officially unveiled its new 43,000-square-foot facility just outside downtown Dover in Enterprise Plaza business park off Del. 15. 302-735-8700,

• Instacart — the same-day grocery delivery service launched in the Dover area earlier in August. The service works by connecting online shoppers seeking delivery from nearby retailers to independent contractors willing to deliver the order within a specified time.

Coming soon

• Mama Lazzaro’s Flatbread — a new Italian/wood-fired pizza restaurant is expected to open on 150 Gateway South Blvd. in Dover at the end of the month. A grand opening is planned for Sept. 15. For more information, search Mama Lazzaro’s Flatbread on Facebook.


• Restaurant 55 in Dover, Main Street Cafe in Harrington and Hall’s Family Restaurant in Wyoming were rated the number 1, 4 and 5 (respectively) best “Mom and Pop Restaurants in Delaware” by Best Things in Delaware.

Glenn Rolfe contributed to this article

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