Dover Mall Sears closing in August

  DOVER — The Sears location in the Dover Mall will be closing this summer, according to Sears Holdings. “We are making the difficult, but necessary decision to close the Sears store at the Dover Mall,” Sears spokesman Howard Riefs said on Monday. “The store will close to the public in early August. Until then, […]

Fast Feet takes the next step to new location

  DOVER — After 25 years in Dover Mall, Fast Feet Shoe Repair has moved south to 222 South DuPont Highway in Dover — near the Loockerman Street intersection. Although Joseph Simon said his location in the mall had ideal foot traffic, steadily rising rent convinced him to move his operation. “A lot of stores […]

Pizza Delight by Giacomo closes Del. 10 location

  DOVER — After 20 years at their location on 150 Gateway South Blvd in Dover, Pizza Delight by Giacomo closed its doors. It was officially shuttered on April 27. However, the pizzeria isn’t packing up for good. Pizza Delight’s other location on 67 Greentree Drive in Dover will remain open. According to the husband […]

Dover pair named Delaware Small Business Administration Persons of the Year

DOVER — A robust small business continues to grow rapidly. And now, an engineering design, surveying, construction management and technical services company founded in 2003 is taking another step. Owners Kim and Troy Adams were recently named Delaware’s U.S. Small Business Administration’s Persons of the Year for their accomplishments with Dover’s Mountain Consulting Inc. “It […]

Konowitz, Schafer lauded for commitment to Kent County business community

DOVER — Offering sage business advice in their early 80s, Herb Konowitz and Charles Schafer continue to boost local economic growth one small company at a time. The U.S. Small Business Administration noticed, and presented both Kent County honorees a Lifetime Achievement Award on May 2 at DuPont Country Club in Wilmington for their contributions. […]

New Business: Local, fresh produce market crops up on U.S. 13

  CHESWOLD — Although John’s Market is new to U.S. 13, John Honaker himself is not new to running a market — the 22-year-old has been operating his family’s fresh, locally sourced produce stand since the tender age of 7. “We started a small farm on our four-acre property in Cheswold on Kenton Road back […]

Century Engineering breaks ground on new building in Dover

  DOVER — Century Engineering hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of what will soon be the firm’s new 25,000-square-foot Delaware operations headquarters on Thursday. They were joined by Gov. John Carney, DelDOT secretary Jennifer Cohan, Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen and other delegates and well-wishers at the occasion at the new site on 550 […]

Sussex eateries part of McDonald’s global ‘green’ effort

SUSSEX COUNTY — Those famous Golden Arches are pledging to become environmentally greener. Eighteen McDonald’s restaurants on Delmarva owned by Michael Meoli are among the 37,000 worldwide in a global corporate effort to greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Cardboard recycling remains paramount as well as energy-saving initiatives such as LED lighting. Foam cups and serving […]

LongHorn Steakhouse cuts its first steak in Dover

DOVER — To celebrate their official opening, LongHorn Steakhouse hosted a “lasso cutting” and steak cutting last Monday. The new location, in the Capital Commons shopping center on 505 N. DuPont Highway in Dover, is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and open till 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. “We identified Dover […]

Barbecue and soul food coming to Harrington

DOVER — U.S. Army veteran Darrell Hughes will be hosting a grand opening at his new restaurant: Stick to Your Ribs BBQ and Soul Food in Harrington on Friday. Mr. Hughes notes that locals may recognize him from his food truck The Penalty Box. A lifelong passion, Mr. Hughes says he’s been around a barbecue […]