New Business: Vincenzo’s Pizzeria & Gelato to move into vacated bank

DOVER — Though it’s literally across the street from his current location, Vincenzo “Vinny” Maddalena, believes moving into the building at 1035 Forrest Ave. in Dover (formerly a TD Bank) will be a vast improvement for Vincenzo’s Pizzeria & Gelato. The self-described “Italian fine dining/pizzeria all in one” currently resides at 1030 Forrest Ave. in […]

Downtown Development District program spurs large projects in Milford, Smyrna

DOVER — A trio of downtown revitalization projects in Milford and Smyrna were among a dozen selected throughout the state to receive funding through Delaware’s Downtown Development Districts (DDD) program, Gov. John Carney and the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) announced on Thursday. In Milford, Mispillion Street Partners LLC plans to construct four 12-unit condominium […]

New business: South Carolina-based crab house to open in Dover

DOVER — Tasty Crab House — billing itself as South Carolina’s tasty seafood boil — is poised to open a new location in Dover on 705 N. DuPont Highway. According to their Facebook page, the Cajun-inspired seafood eatery is anticipating opening their doors between August and September. “Dover Tasty Crab House is opening soon, we […]

B&B Music stores sold to national chain

CAMDEN — Any prospective musician from the past three generations knew that B&B Music and Sound was the premier place to go in the Dover-area if they wanted to pick out an instrument to play, buy sheet music or take lessons. If there was a guitar to pick, a trumpet to toot or a drum […]

Tru by Hilton hotel opens in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN – Family travelers, tourists and travel ball teams have a new lodging option in the heart of Sussex County. Tru by Hilton, the fastest brand to market in Hilton’s history, officially opened its four-story, 90-room hotel on southbound US 113 Thursday. Check-in for the first guests was 4 p.m. “This is the ‘true’ opening […]

Dover’s Hollywood Diner shuttered

DOVER — The Southern Grille Hollywood Diner of Dover has shut its doors. As of Friday, the shades were drawn, the parking lot was vacant and the following message was written on the glass front door: “Sorry we’re closed. Please visit us at our Ellendale location. Thank you for your loyalty. We will miss you. […]

New Business: New and improved Seaford McDonald’s now open

SEAFORD — Egg McMuffins and Big Macs are now being served at Seaford’s longtime Golden Arches landmark. The brand new Seaford McDonald’s restaurant recently opened, following four-plus months of construction from the ground up. The old McDonald’s closed and was demolished in early February. The new restaurant, which is nestled at the familiar corner-spot at […]

Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce marks 100 years of service

DOVER — Back in 1919, what would become one of the state’s most prominent business associations humbly established itself as the Dover Chamber of Commerce. Setting out to promote the civic, industrial, commercial, agri-business and social interests of the community, the small group grew and evolved over time. Eventually merging with the Smyrna-Clayton Chamber of […]

New Business: New Dover ALDI to open Thursday

DOVER — Dover’s ALDI will open its doors to shoppers for the first time this Thursday. The store, at 10 North DuPont Highway in Dover’s Capital Station, will be the German discount supermarket chain’s fifth to open in the state. ALDI managers note that it’s the most recent opening in a $3.4 billion investment to […]

Georgia House eateries in Milford, Selbyville close doors

DOWNSTATE — A sign attached to the door at the Georgia House Restaurant in Milford read, “Thank you for 20 years, we are now closed — MGMT.” With that, the longtime restaurant chain in Sussex County was quietly gone after it closed its locations in Milford and Selbyville on Wednesday, joining Georgia House’s Millsboro location, […]