Pearl Oyster Grill opens at Dover Downs

Pearl Oyster Grill seafood restaurant officially opened its doors with a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 12. Featuring a bright nautical décor and a full seafood menu, including fresh oysters, Maine lobster tail, Alaskan king crab legs, shrimp platters and crab cakes, it is the newest addition to the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino list of amenities. […]

Dover Target undergoes ‘full renovation’

  DOVER — The Target store on 148 John Hunn Brown Road in Dover is one of the retail chain’s 300 stores selected in 2018 to undergo a full renovation as part of a large national campaign. “Target has increased our investment to re-imagine more than 1,000 stores by the end of 2020,” said Target […]

HomeGoods announces Sept. 23 opening in Dover

DOVER — A HomeGoods store is slated to open its doors in Dover on Sept. 23 at 1380 N. DuPont Highway, according to the discount home furnishing chain. Formerly an H. H. Gregg — an appliance retailer — the retail space in the shopping center across the road from Dover Mall has undergone fairly significant […]

Cash crop: High hopes for industrial hemp

DOVER — When Sam Chick, owner of the smoke and vape shop “Puffster” in Dover, decided to stock hemp flowers, he had them shipped in from Colorado and Washington. If he had his way, he’d rather grow the plants himself or buy them from local farmers. With the Aug. 28 signing of Senate Bill 266 […]

New Business: Mama Lazzaro’s Flatbread opens in Dover

DOVER — Local restaurateurs Ben Lazzaro, John Reinhardt and Brandy Lorea opened their newest venture, Mama Lazzaro’s Flatbread, last week. A wood-fired pizza and Italian “bistro-style” restaurant, Mama Lazzaro’s Flatbread is currently in a “soft launch” phase at its location on 150 Gateway South Boulevard in Dover with a grand opening planned for Sept. 15. […]

New Business: Final site plans OK’d for furniture store in Millsboro

MILLSBORO – Site work should soon begin for the Ashley Furniture HomeStore following Millsboro town council’s conditional approval of final site plans. Alan Decktor, staff engineer with Pennoni Associates and the project manager for Ashley Furniture HomeStore, presented a final update at council’s Aug. 6 meeting. The approximate 22,000 square-foot, one-story building will be built […]

No change in state’s unemployment rate of 3.9 percent

DOVER — According to data released Friday by the Delaware Department of Labor, Delaware’s unemployment rate remained the same from June to July. With just 3.9 percent of Delawareans out of work, the state’s jobless rate is lower than it’s been for any month since January 2008. After rising from 3.8 to 4 percent from […]

Lower minimum age for servers of alcoholic beverages now boosting job opportunities, restaurant group says

DOVER — When it comes to hiring for their soon-to-open Camden location Grotto Pizza will likely be taking into account a recently passed law that lowers the age restriction for wait staffers serving alcohol. “We’re excited about the opportunity it presents for employees to work certain shifts and positions,” said Vinnie DiNatale, Grotto Pizza’s director […]

Instacart launches in Dover

DOVER — As of 8 a.m. today, Instacart — a same-day grocery delivery service — has launched in the Dover area. The company claims more than 69,000 Dover area households will have access to their service that brings orders from nearby retailers including Safeway, ACME Markets, CVS Pharmacy and Petco, to users’ doorsteps in as […]

Study: Delaware second worst state in U.S. for small business

DOVER — Delaware was rated the second worst state in the U.S. in terms of “small business friendliness” in a recently published study by ValuePenguin — a Manhattan-based consumer research group. In the study, each state examined was given a ranking in four key categories. Delaware placed 43rd in number of employees working in small […]