Solar future looks bright in Smyrna

SMYRNA – The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce was on site for a ribbon-cutting at the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation Inc. Smyrna location on July 10. The event marked the opening of its newest 1.5-megawatt community solar generation facility. DEMEC appreciates the opportunity to be centrally located with its new facility in Smyrna, and to […]

Delaware’s liquor industry growing through collaboration

SMYRNA — Although small, Delaware’s distilled spirits industry is relying on a creative and collaborative recipe to grow. With the newest addition of easySpeak Distilling in Milford last December, there are about four in the state. Several of them are making large investments in their future, and with the signing of House Bill 373 last […]

New Business: ShopRite looking to expand in Dover

DOVER — ShopRite may be the answer when it comes to filling the large empty retail space at the south end of the North Dover Center, which was vacated by Acme at the beginning of June. ShopRite officials said they are looking at that location, as well as three others in Dover, as a possible […]

New Business: Red Robin to open in Dover’s Capital Station

DOVER — Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews — a casual dining restaurant chain — is the latest business to confirm a future location in the upcoming Capital Station Dover shopping center, according to developers. Those regularly driving past the old Playtex plant on the U.S. 13 and East Division Street intersection in Dover have […]

Superstar in Business award applicants sought

WILMINGTON — The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and its Small Business Alliance are looking for exceptional companies to apply for the 2018 Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business awards. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the award is the Chamber’s most visible and important tribute to small businesses in Delaware. The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce […]

Parkowski hired to lead Kent Economic Partnership

DOVER — She’s passionate about her home Kent County and ready for a lead role in plotting its business-related future. Linda Parkowski, newly hired executive director of the Kent Economic Partnership, wants to study data and meet with local leaders and organizations with similar interests to determine the best path forward, “I would like to […]

Dover Downs expands recycling efforts

DOVER — Dover Downs Hotel & Casino recently celebrated two significant milestones in a campaign to increase its recycling efforts. First, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is now recycling 66 percent of its total waste, according to a recent analysis report. That represents an increase of 440 percent compared to recycling levels from 2011. Also, […]

New Business: Hollywood Diner reopens in Dover

DOVER — After purchasing Dover’s landmark Hollywood Diner back in late March, new owner Ronald White reopened it last Wednesday under its new name: The Southern Grille Hollywood Diner of Dover. Cosmetically, little was changed. But the new owner overhauled the menu, he says. “The diner has a great look that people recognize and enjoy. […]

Smyrna Waffle House reopens after rodent infestation

SMYRNA — A Waffle House restaurant in the south part of town cleaned up reported “gross unsanitary conditions” and re-opened for business Thursday after inspection by the state’s Office of Food Protection. On Tuesday, the business at 37 S. Cory Lane was immediately closed after the Division of Public Health received two complaints (from the […]

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 […]