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 […]

HomeGoods store setting up in Dover

DOVER — A HomeGoods store is slated to open next month on 1380 N. DuPont Highway in Dover, according to the discount home furnishing chain. “We anticipate that the new HomeGoods in Dover will be open in late September,” said Hannah Bramhall, a spokeswoman with HomeGoods. The chain will likely announce a grand opening date […]

New Business: ‘Junk hauling’ franchise opens in Dover

DOVER — JDog Junk Removal & Hauling marked its official opening last Thursday at the Dover American Legion. JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, a veteran-operated franchise with more than 185 locations nationwide, specializes in “junk removal and hauling services for residential and commercial customers.” Beyond service and the mission to hire more veterans and their […]

Dover Downs to be sold to Rhode Island gaming firm

DOVER — Dover Downs Hotel & Casino will be acquired by Rhode Island-based gaming company Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. Dover Downs President and CEO Denis McGlynn had no trouble describing what the deal means to Delaware’s only public casino. “I guess in a word, stability,” he said. Dover Downs has struggled in recent years […]

New Business: The Green Stinger creates buzz in Smyrna

SMYRNA — The owners of the Green Stinger near Woodside, father and son duo both named Paul Casarotto and John Jilek, decided after three years of running the pub that it’s time to open a second location. “In the three years we’ve owned the location in Woodside, we’ve increased sales by over 100 percent,” said […]