Kent County to match Delaware small business grants for locals

DOVER — Last week, Kent County Levy Court commissioners agreed unanimously (with one commissioner absent) to match the funds given to Kent County businesses through a state-level grant. The EDGE grant (Encouraging Development, Growth & Expansion) was established in May by the Delaware Division of Small Business to support “early stage businesses.” Through the program, […]

Another crab house ‘coming soon’ to Dover

DOVER — Crab Du Jour — a Cajun seafood restaurant and bar — recently announced its imminent presence in Dover via a banner on the old, vacant Shucker’s Pier 13 Restaurant. The restaurant chain could not be reached for comment, but they will presumably occupy the building on 889 N. Dupont Highway in Dover. According […]

Dover auto shop surprises Army veteran

DOVER — The team at Patriot Auto and Truck Repair in Dover teamed with the father of an Army veteran just back from a 10-month tour in Afghanistan to surprise him for his 22nd birthday. On July 22, retired Army Major Kevin Conley of Middletown asked his son Dylan to ride with him to the […]

New Business: Smyrna gets a new independent pharmacy

SMYRNA — Focus Pharmacy, an independent, family-owned drugstore, officially opened its doors on 117 East Glenwood Ave. in Smyrna in late July. TaQuina Warren, the owner, says that it’s a full-service pharmacy with a focus on diabetes. “We’re totally independent, and service is really what’s going to separate us from other pharmacies,” she said. “Not […]

Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis replacing Frankie’s at Dover Downs

DOVER — Dover Downs officials announced Wednesday that the existing Frankie’s Italian Restaurant willl soon become Jerry Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis. Longo’s brand originated in the Historic Federal Hill area in Providence, Rhode Island, where owner Jerry Longo, along with his culinary team, created a menu of “Italian Soul Food”. Longo restaurants are known to […]

New business: Dairy Queen coming to north Dover

DOVER — Local entrepreneur Tajesh Patel announced he’ll be opening a Dairy Queen in the coming months in the Shoppes at Fieldstone shopping center in North Dover. Mr. Patel, who owns 12 Verizon and two Fix Ur Crack stores in the region, believes the location he selected needed additional “food options.” He opened the new […]

New Business: Vincenzo’s Pizzeria & Gelato to move into vacated bank

DOVER — Though it’s literally across the street from his current location, Vincenzo “Vinny” Maddalena, believes moving into the building at 1035 Forrest Ave. in Dover (formerly a TD Bank) will be a vast improvement for Vincenzo’s Pizzeria & Gelato. The self-described “Italian fine dining/pizzeria all in one” currently resides at 1030 Forrest Ave. in […]

Downtown Development District program spurs large projects in Milford, Smyrna

DOVER — A trio of downtown revitalization projects in Milford and Smyrna were among a dozen selected throughout the state to receive funding through Delaware’s Downtown Development Districts (DDD) program, Gov. John Carney and the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) announced on Thursday. In Milford, Mispillion Street Partners LLC plans to construct four 12-unit condominium […]

New business: South Carolina-based crab house to open in Dover

DOVER — Tasty Crab House — billing itself as South Carolina’s tasty seafood boil — is poised to open a new location in Dover on 705 N. DuPont Highway. According to their Facebook page, the Cajun-inspired seafood eatery is anticipating opening their doors between August and September. “Dover Tasty Crab House is opening soon, we […]

B&B Music stores sold to national chain

CAMDEN — Any prospective musician from the past three generations knew that B&B Music and Sound was the premier place to go in the Dover-area if they wanted to pick out an instrument to play, buy sheet music or take lessons. If there was a guitar to pick, a trumpet to toot or a drum […]

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