New Business: Local, fresh produce market crops up on U.S. 13

  CHESWOLD — Although John’s Market is new to U.S. 13, John Honaker himself is not new to running a market — the 22-year-old has been operating his family’s fresh, locally sourced produce stand since the tender age of 7. “We started a small farm on our four-acre property in Cheswold on Kenton Road back […]

Century Engineering breaks ground on new building in Dover

  DOVER — Century Engineering hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of what will soon be the firm’s new 25,000-square-foot Delaware operations headquarters on Thursday. They were joined by Gov. John Carney, DelDOT secretary Jennifer Cohan, Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen and other delegates and well-wishers at the occasion at the new site on 550 […]

Sussex eateries part of McDonald’s global ‘green’ effort

SUSSEX COUNTY — Those famous Golden Arches are pledging to become environmentally greener. Eighteen McDonald’s restaurants on Delmarva owned by Michael Meoli are among the 37,000 worldwide in a global corporate effort to greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Cardboard recycling remains paramount as well as energy-saving initiatives such as LED lighting. Foam cups and serving […]

LongHorn Steakhouse cuts its first steak in Dover

DOVER — To celebrate their official opening, LongHorn Steakhouse hosted a “lasso cutting” and steak cutting last Monday. The new location, in the Capital Commons shopping center on 505 N. DuPont Highway in Dover, is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and open till 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. “We identified Dover […]

Barbecue and soul food coming to Harrington

DOVER — U.S. Army veteran Darrell Hughes will be hosting a grand opening at his new restaurant: Stick to Your Ribs BBQ and Soul Food in Harrington on Friday. Mr. Hughes notes that locals may recognize him from his food truck The Penalty Box. A lifelong passion, Mr. Hughes says he’s been around a barbecue […]

New Business: LongHorn Steakhouse to ‘cut lasso’ in Dover

DOVER — LongHorn Steakhouse will officially open its newest location in Dover on May 1 at 3 p.m. for dinner, according to the restaurant’s owners. The new location in the Capital Commons shopping center at 505 N. DuPont Highway will the being normal hours the following day. “We identified Dover and the Capital Commons shopping […]

State’s jobless rate drops slightly for second month

  DOVER — The state Department of Labor’s monthly report for March shows the unemployment rate in the state dropped from 4.4 percent to 4.3. This is the second consecutive month the report shows a one-tenth of a percentage point drop after remaining stagnant at 4.5 percent for five straight months. However, Delaware’s rate is […]

Kent County’s small business incubator to host event series

  DOVER — Marking National Small Business Week, Kent County Emerging Enterprise Development Center will host a series of events starting on April 30. All events will be held at the recently created KCEEDC in the Kent County Levy Court Building on 555 S. Bay Road in Dover. No advance registration is required, all are […]

New Business: Coffee shop opens in historic Loockerman spot

DOVER — After 14 years working for Medtronic — a medical equipment company — Kristin Stonesifer has shed the corporate life in favor of opening The House of Coffi in downtown Dover. She says her travels are what inspired her. “I’ve always had a passion for coffee, so when I was traveling for work I’d […]

Kirkland’s ready to decorate Dover

DOVER — The opening of a new Kirkland’s home décor store in the North Dover Center in front of Dover Downs gives the business a presence in all three counties in Delaware. “At Kirkland’s, we bring together great style and great value, and want to surprise and delight our customers with unexpected finds and creative […]