Starbucks planned on edge of downtown Dover

DOVER — Starbucks confirmed that it plans to open a new location just outside downtown Dover in the now vacant lot that will become the Capital Station shopping complex.

The coffee shop chain noted that the new location will include a drive-thru and is slated to be complete sometime next winter.

The high-traffic spot on the corner of DuPont Highway and East Division Street in Dover was once home to a former Playtex plant. The extensive demolition of the plant and associated buildings wrapped up several months ago.

In February, Capital Station developers said they were expecting to build 60,285-square-foot of commercial space that will include five stores and restaurants.

Brian Finnegan, principal at Whitewoods Capital Advisors LLC, which is developing Capital Station, said it is all in the name of progress that will eventually change the look and feel of the area.

“This is your one chance to develop a site like this,” Mr. Finnegan said at the time. “Once it’s developed, it is what it is. It’s an important corner for the city of Dover.

The shopping center will allegedly be anchored by a 19,055-square-foot Aldi grocery store, directly at the intersection of U.S. 13 and Division Street.

As of early May, Aldi’s site plan had been approved by the city of Dover and their building permits were prepared.

Ribbon cutting

• iMD4 — Innovative Media Design for You hosted a ribbon cutting with the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce on May 24. The “full-service advertising agency” offers marketing, design and consulting. For more information, visit

• Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation — mortgage company hosted a ribbon cutting at their location on 625 S. DuPont Hwy in Dover on May 11. (302) 227-5626


•OneMagnify — Detroit-based Marketing Associates is consolidating Wilmington-based Koncordia Group, Conclusive Analytics (North Carolina), and Magnify Analytic Solutions (Detroit) into one 400-person global team to be known as OneMagnify. The team’s focus is a combination of marketing, technology and analytics.

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