Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce has high expectations

GEORGETOWN – Dynamic, diverse and exciting. That was the overriding theme at the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 board installation held Jan. 15 at the CHEER Community Center. With membership hovering around 300, the Georgetown Chamber aims to continue successes realized in 2019 and explore and entertain new options with a new president – […]

Drone inspection service beginning to take off

DOVER — A mom’s intuition was spot on three years ago. After a Drone Workforce Solution presentation at a Dover Capital City Rotary Club meeting, Deborah Edwards sensed her son would be interested in joining the rapidly growing industry somehow. “He’s always been entrepreneurial, innovative and ambitious,” she said. It was August 2017 and Kevin […]

ILC Dover sets eyes on future, partners with investment firm

FREDERICA — ILC Dover, best known for outfitting every U.S. astronaut in NASA’s Apollo program with spacesuits — including the dozen that walked on the moon — has a new partner. ILC Dover announced this week that it has joined forces with New York-based New Mountain Capital, a growth-oriented investment firm with more than $20 […]

Proposal in works for new Millsboro restaurant at former Georgia House

MILLSBORO — An effort is underway to fill a commercial restaurant void in downtown Millsboro following the closure of the Georgia House nearly a year ago. A lease/purchase agreement is in the works for a future restaurant venture earmarked for property in the 100 block of Main Street, according to Virgil Ellwanger, part of a […]

Lidl grocery store holds grand opening in Dover

DOVER — The first anxious shopper arrived around 4:30 a.m. and started the waiting line. She entered the new Lidl supermarket three hours later, receiving a $100 gift card and flower bouquet for being No. 1. Many more planned to walk through the automatic doors in the next 14 hours Wednesday, navigating crowded aisles while […]

Business owner combines best of two stores

DOVER — Erin Thwaites always wanted to provide an exceptional experience to customers who visited her two stores, The Bel Boutique and The Loocke in Downtown Dover. But when the retail landscape changed and Ms. Thwaites wasn’t able to provide that feeling any more at The Loocke she knew it was time for a change. […]

Dover businesses look to solve nuisance woes downtown

DOVER — Brandon Pelton said it is long past the time to talk about nuisance problems such as aggressive panhandling by homeless individuals and other serious issues that plague the heart of downtown Dover — it’s time for action and results. It’s gotten so bad that Mr. Pelton, owner of 33 West Ale House and […]

Save A Lot latest tenant to vacate Bay Court Plaza

DOVER — The sign taped up on the front window of the Save A Lot grocery store at 650 Bay Road reads “Store closed, please visit our Greensboro store.” And just like that, another store has vacated the Bay Court Plaza shopping center in south Dover. Of the potential 19 retail sites that are located […]

La Quetzalteca restaurant, in Georgetown, closed after health inspection

GEORGETOWN – The La Quetzalteca restaurant was ordered to close immediately following a routine inspection that detected numerous health violations on Jan. 17, according to a four-page report. Dead roaches and large rodent droppings were seen, said a Delaware Division of Public Health inspector who was at the business from 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. […]

DelDOT announces new E-bidding process

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation has begun accepting electronic bids online with the new Bid Express service and the first contract was advertised using online bidding on Dec. 30, 2019, for the Silverside Road ADA Improvements project, which is currently scheduled to accept bids until Tuesday, Jan. 28. The department anticipates advertising all […]