The BnL to make comeback in downtown Dover

DOVER — After briefly considering moving to Wilmington or the beach, The BnL (Brunch n Lunch) owner Domonique Williams decided to reopen his downtown Dover eatery about a block from its former location. The comeback of the artsy sandwich shop and cafe is slated for mid-April. “Dover is really where I’ve always wanted to be,” […]

Legislative Luncheon focused on wages, weed and taxes

DOVER — The big talk of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce (CDCC) Legislative Luncheon on Thursday was, as one might assume, taxes. The annual event that hosts over 200 business owners, dignitaries and community leaders at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is an opportunity for chamber members to quiz Kent County politicians specifically about […]

Pedal power: Bikes, Etc. to close after more than 30 years in downtown Milford

Red, white and blue bicycle wheels spin with a seated Uncle Sam waving to the passersby as the wind blows along Walnut Street. The decoration has greeted Milford everyday Jack Sheaffer opens his doors at Bikes, Etc. located just doors down from the Santa House, next door to the Mispillion Art League and steps away […]

Plans brewing for craft beer business in Dagsboro

DAGSBORO — Sometime this fall, business could literally be brewing in Dagsboro’s Savannah Square Shopping Center. Pending an amendment to town code and brewery licensing, Ocean View resident Zack Brown hopes to be serving the likes of Electric Circus IPA and other craft beers with homegrown catchy names in a nanobrewery small-batch business endeavor spiced […]

Seaford McDonald’s getting new look

SEAFORD — The famous Golden Arches still stand but the building is long gone. A recognizable landmark that stood along Seaford’s highway commercial district on U.S. 13 for nearly four decades was razed the week after this year’s Super Bowl. In its place will be a new, state-of-the-art McDonald’s restaurant that will have an extra-special […]

Downtown Dover director glories in ‘hands-on’ approach

DOVER — If there’s a crowd of people gathered for an event in downtown Dover, don’t be surprised to see Diane Laird right there in the middle of them. A self-described “people person,” Ms. Laird has been hands-on since taking over the role of executive director of the Downtown Dover Partnership on Sept. 10 of […]

Aunt Mary’s Kitchen brings new soul to Milford

Aunt Mary’s Kitchen, born out of passion and love, has been open for nearly a year serving up a soul food not offered elsewhere in Milford. Mary Zachery, a Slaughter Neck native, started cooking when her mother went blind. With 13 brothers and sisters and six children of her own, someone needed to take to […]

Business booming with new projects in Dover

DOVER — They construct, upgrade, arrive and relocate within city limits. Believing in the local economic climate, businesses are filling Dover with more options for living, medical care, tires, home furnishings, eating out and much more. According to city officials, 238 new or substantial reconstruction projects received Certificates of Occupancy in 2018. Others are in […]

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s new Dover campus acts as growth engine and showcase

DOVER — Officially breaking ground on the project back in October 2016, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s Energy Lane Campus in Dover — at the Blue Hen Corporate Center — officially opened its doors in late September. It has now begun to fill its role as the new central Delaware headquarters. The largest, single business locale in […]

Petite Sweets to close up shop in downtown Milford

MILFORD — As 2019 rolls in, another business in Milford will close its doors — at least for a while. Petite Sweets, owned by Albert Sierra and Keila Montalvo-Sierra, opened in December 2015 as a Project Pop-Up business on Walnut Street in downtown Milford. Through Project Pop-Up, a joint venture by the Delaware Economic Development […]