Dover Lidl to open Feb. 5

DOVER — Under construction for the better part of a year, Lidl announced an opening date of Feb. 5 for its new Dover location on 150 North DuPont Highway. A grand opening ribbon cutting event kicking off at 7:40 a.m. will offer shoppers “special deals, gifts and giveaways,” noted the discount grocery chain. “We look […]

Gordmans is hiring for stores in Milford, Seaford

As apparel and home décor retailer Gordmans converts two former Peebles stores downstate to its brand, the company will be hiring for those locations this month. The stores, in Milford Plaza, 654 North Dupont Highway, and Seaford Village Shopping Center, 22970 Sussex Highway, are scheduled to open March 17, according to Kristen Whitman, media liaison […]

Haitian eatery fills void in Milford

MILFORD — When Elourdes Pierre moved to Milford three years ago from Florida, she quickly discovered she would have to go without a homecooked, Haitian meal unless she made it herself. Realizing she wasn’t the only Milfordian with a Haitian background in need of their own style of comfort food, she started dreaming of opening […]

Salisbury Macy’s store to close after 29 years

SALISBURY, Md. — Macy’s at the Centre at Salisbury will close in the coming months, leaving Boscov’s as the lone original anchor store at the mall. A clearance sale will begin this month and run for approximately eight to 12 weeks., according to Katelyn Yannie, a spokeswoman for the New York-based retailer. Employees have been […]

Local merchants report a happy holiday for sales

Dawn Ford, right, of Dover, and her daughter Allie didn’t have enough hands to carry all the shopping bags they accrued on Black Friday thanks to smart shopping. (Delaware State News/Dave Chambers)

DOVER — For many small businesses, the holiday season represents a crucial turning point. “Most local businesses make most of their money during the holiday season, starting Black Friday,” said Trish Gerken, executive director for Downtown Milford Inc. “January is typically the slowest month, so if we can support them during the holidays that will […]

New Street 7-Eleven closes doors

DOVER — After more than 40 years of service, the 7-Eleven on New Street closed its doors this month. The store, an end-cap to the Courtney Square Shopping Center, closed earlier in December, but its lease extends until the end of February, said Phil McGinnis, property manager for the site. Mr. McGinnis said that the […]

Global developer partnering with Perdue for fertilizer processing facility

SEAFORD – Change in production and ownership is on the way at the Perdue AgriRecycle organic soil composting facility near Seaford. Bioenergy DevCo, a global developer of anaerobic digestion facilities that create renewable energy and soil products from organic material, recently announced it has entered a 20-year partnership with Perdue Farms for the supply of […]

Jobless rate continues to rise in Delaware


DOVER — Delaware’s jobless rate rose in November, the fifth month in a row the state has seen an increase. Delaware’s unemployment levels now sit at 3.8 percent, according to preliminary data released Friday by the Delaware Department of Labor. The rate rose .1 percent from October to November, while nationally, unemployment dropped from 3.6 […]

From Little League to entrepreneurship, JTJames Performance opens in Milford

When Joshua James graduated from Milford High School in 2011, he knew he wanted to continue his athletic career somehow. Now, he has the chance to do just that every day as an entrepreneur. With a new logo, space and name, JTJames Performance, a grand opening ceremony was held last month celebrating the new physical […]

New Business: Ali family brings taste of Trinidad and Tobago to Dover

DOVER — In early December, husband and wife duo Nicole and Darryl Ali officially opened the doors of Trini Quizeen — a new Trinidadian and Tobagonian restaurant on 1855 S. DuPont Highway in Dover. Natives to Trinidad and Tobago themselves, they came to Dover about two decades ago. After a long career as a retail […]