Beach boardwalk sign causes wave of concern: Dolle’s landmark letters in limbo as Rehoboth store relocates

REHOBOTH BEACH — Dolle’s Candyland and its iconic orange sign have been an integral part of Rehoboth Beach’s boardwalk for decades. But due to a rent increase and unfavorable lease terms, at the end of January, the store, which opened in 1927, will move down the street. The fate of the landmark sign, however, is […]

Downtown Rehoboth retailers struggle, cite COVID restrictions, high rent, parking

REHOBOTH BEACH — As the fate of the famous Dolle’s sign is being debated, it isn’t the only institution possibly leaving downtown Rehoboth Beach. Several long-standing businesses are exiting Rehoboth Avenue for the highway or closing their doors altogether. The shift is due in part to the decreased foot traffic and social-distancing restrictions brought on […]

Milford chamber recognizes Mama Maria for feeding needy

MILFORD — The Greater Milford Chamber of Commerce on Friday gave its 2020 Professional Citizens of the Year award to the two brothers who own Mama Maria Restaurant & Pizzeria. Salvatore and Franco Laragione, both native Neapolitans, were commended for their efforts to provide quality food free of charge to those in need at the […]

Rehoboth’s Dolle’s to move to new location, with or without iconic sign

REHOBOTH BEACH — Dolle’s Candyland and its iconic orange sign have been an integral part of Rehoboth Beach’s boardwalk for decades. But due to a rent increase and unfavorable lease terms, at the end of January, the store, which opened in 1927, will move down the street. The fate of the landmark sign, however, is […]

Hemp producers reminded to register growing sites

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Agriculture is reminding hemp producers to register their growing sites using the annual Growing Site Registration form to register available online before Feb. 1.Also, any individual who intends to grow, cultivate or distribute hemp, including transplants, seedlings, or clones, must apply to be a Delaware Domestic Hemp Production Program […]

State announces additional business and nonprofit relief

DOVER — Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Division of Small Business on Monday announced a new round of relief funding, with $26 million to support small businesses most affected by COVID-19 restrictions. The additional funding will provide a bonus of 20% for all DE Relief Grant recipients. Hospitality businesses, including restaurants and bars, will […]

Dollar General now open in Dover

DOVER — Dollar General announces its store at 2071 S. Dupont Highway in Dover is now open.Normal hours of operation may be found online or through the Dollar General app. The store is expected to employ approximately six to 10 people. Dollar General also continues to hire new full and part time employees across its […]

Happy to be downtown: Entrepreneur brings tax business to Dover

DOVER — Opening a new business in downtown Dover during the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t seem to shake Priscilla Rainey, who graduated from the University of South Florida and also gained knowledge and valuable contacts by attending NCALL’s Launcher Program for aspiring entrepreneurs in 2018. So when Ms. Rainey cut the ribbon to officially open her […]

Milford car-detailing shop gets preliminary OK

MILFORD — The city’s Planning Commission gave preliminary approval to a new car-detailing shop for 301 N.E. Front St. on Tuesday. Grant Shane already owns Clear Definition Auto Body on Rehoboth Boulevard, and now, he wants to open a Clear Definition brand detailing shop, as well. “We’re doing high-end cars, high-end detailing,” Mr. Shane said. […]

Unemployment keeps dropping in Delaware, hitting 5.1% for November

DOVER — Delaware’s unemployment rate fell for the sixth consecutive month but still remains more than a full percentage point above where it stood this time last year. Data released by the state Department of Labor on Friday indicates the jobless rate decreased from 5.6% to 5.1% from October to November. Nationally, the gains were […]