Dover Downs expands recycling efforts

DOVER — Dover Downs Hotel & Casino recently celebrated two significant milestones in a campaign to increase its recycling efforts. First, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is now recycling 66 percent of its total waste, according to a recent analysis report. That represents an increase of 440 percent compared to recycling levels from 2011. Also, […]

New Business: Hollywood Diner reopens in Dover

DOVER — After purchasing Dover’s landmark Hollywood Diner back in late March, new owner Ronald White reopened it last Wednesday under its new name: The Southern Grille Hollywood Diner of Dover. Cosmetically, little was changed. But the new owner overhauled the menu, he says. “The diner has a great look that people recognize and enjoy. […]

Smyrna Waffle House reopens after rodent infestation

SMYRNA — A Waffle House restaurant in the south part of town cleaned up reported “gross unsanitary conditions” and re-opened for business Thursday after inspection by the state’s Office of Food Protection. On Tuesday, the business at 37 S. Cory Lane was immediately closed after the Division of Public Health received two complaints (from the […]

Starbucks planned on edge of downtown Dover

DOVER — Starbucks confirmed that it plans to open a new location just outside downtown Dover in the now vacant lot that will become the Capital Station shopping complex. The coffee shop chain noted that the new location will include a drive-thru and is slated to be complete sometime next winter. The high-traffic spot on […]

Dover gets new fast-food pizzeria

DOVER — A new MOD Pizza opened its doors on Friday in Dover. The pizza chain’s newest location is on 1037 N. DuPont Highway. According to MOD Pizza spokeswoman Charlotte Wayte, all the proceeds of their first day of pizza sales were donated to Generosity Feeds — a non-profit focused on addressing food insecurity for […]

Dover Mall Sears closing in August

  DOVER — The Sears location in the Dover Mall will be closing this summer, according to Sears Holdings. “We are making the difficult, but necessary decision to close the Sears store at the Dover Mall,” Sears spokesman Howard Riefs said on Monday. “The store will close to the public in early August. Until then, […]

Fast Feet takes the next step to new location

  DOVER — After 25 years in Dover Mall, Fast Feet Shoe Repair has moved south to 222 South DuPont Highway in Dover — near the Loockerman Street intersection. Although Joseph Simon said his location in the mall had ideal foot traffic, steadily rising rent convinced him to move his operation. “A lot of stores […]

Dover man discovers hidden woodworking talent

DOVER — Making a career out of creating custom wood furniture and designs was just about the last thing on earth that Richard Harpster thought he would ever do. Yet somehow, at the age of 49, he unexpectedly discovered his hidden talent last year while working on some Christmas presents that he had designed for […]

Pizza Delight by Giacomo closes Del. 10 location

  DOVER — After 20 years at their location on 150 Gateway South Blvd in Dover, Pizza Delight by Giacomo closed its doors. It was officially shuttered on April 27. However, the pizzeria isn’t packing up for good. Pizza Delight’s other location on 67 Greentree Drive in Dover will remain open. According to the husband […]

Dover pair named Delaware Small Business Administration Persons of the Year

DOVER — A robust small business continues to grow rapidly. And now, an engineering design, surveying, construction management and technical services company founded in 2003 is taking another step. Owners Kim and Troy Adams were recently named Delaware’s U.S. Small Business Administration’s Persons of the Year for their accomplishments with Dover’s Mountain Consulting Inc. “It […]