New Business: New and improved Seaford McDonald’s now open

SEAFORD — Egg McMuffins and Big Macs are now being served at Seaford’s longtime Golden Arches landmark. The brand new Seaford McDonald’s restaurant recently opened, following four-plus months of construction from the ground up. The old McDonald’s closed and was demolished in early February. The new restaurant, which is nestled at the familiar corner-spot at […]

Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce marks 100 years of service

DOVER — Back in 1919, what would become one of the state’s most prominent business associations humbly established itself as the Dover Chamber of Commerce. Setting out to promote the civic, industrial, commercial, agri-business and social interests of the community, the small group grew and evolved over time. Eventually merging with the Smyrna-Clayton Chamber of […]

New Business: New Dover ALDI to open Thursday

DOVER — Dover’s ALDI will open its doors to shoppers for the first time this Thursday. The store, at 10 North DuPont Highway in Dover’s Capital Station, will be the German discount supermarket chain’s fifth to open in the state. ALDI managers note that it’s the most recent opening in a $3.4 billion investment to […]

Georgia House eateries in Milford, Selbyville close doors

DOWNSTATE — A sign attached to the door at the Georgia House Restaurant in Milford read, “Thank you for 20 years, we are now closed — MGMT.” With that, the longtime restaurant chain in Sussex County was quietly gone after it closed its locations in Milford and Selbyville on Wednesday, joining Georgia House’s Millsboro location, […]

Food truckin’: After six years, Karibbean Grill goes mobile

SMYRNA — Afte r serving up Caribbean-inspired barbecue for over six years at his U.S. 13 location just south of Smyrna, Lincoln Notice has taken Karibbean Grill & BBQ mobile. Once a brick-and-mortar kitchen and dining room, his entire operation has been moved into the shell of a 1986 Ford E350 Kurbmaster. Closing down last […]

Chesapeake Utilities CEO rings bell on Wall Street

DOVER — A small Dover-based business expanded into a multi-state company with a $1.5 billion market cap over the last two-and-a-half decades. No wonder an array of Chesapeake Utilities staff took center stage at New York Stock Exchange on May 20. Executives, truck drivers, accountants, customer service representatives and more were among 40 members to […]

Rainy spring puts a damper on farmers’ work routines

DOVER — Rain, rain please go away. Crops aren’t planted in soaked fields, it’s just not possible. Even when it stops pouring, the ground needs time to dry. “It adds a layer of stress for a farmer or farm manager on top of the other things that cause stress in our business as it is,” […]

New restaurant planned for Milford Abbott’s Grill location

MILFORD — Milford may be welcoming one of its newest businesses soon as Lisa and Walton Johnson prepare to open Benvenuto in the Riverwalk Center on Front Street. The new restaurant will fill the vacant commercial space left when Abbott’s Grill closed its Milford location in January. With business and organization skills under their belt, […]

Dogfish Head to merge with Sam Adams’ Boston Beer Company

MILTON — Delaware-based Dogfish Head Brewery announced Thursday that the company has merged with The Boston Beer Company, Inc., makers of Samuel Adams beer and Angry Orchard hard cider. Officials say the combined company will maintain its status as an independent craft brewery, as defined by the Brewers Association, adding it will be “better positioned […]

New Business: Lidl clearing space for new Dover location

DOVER — German discount supermarket chain, Lidl, has started demolition on the long-vacant stretch of U.S. 13 in Dover they purchased last year. Lidl closed on the $3.4 million purchase of the roughly 7.5 acre parcel from 122 to 162 N. DuPont Highway in October. Presumably preparing the site for future development, the company demurred […]