SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Bad for business?

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. A Monday story reported that Delaware was rated the second worst state in the U.S. in terms of “small business friendliness” in a recently published study by ValuePenguin — a Manhattan-based consumer […]

Study: Delaware second worst state in U.S. for small business

DOVER — Delaware was rated the second worst state in the U.S. in terms of “small business friendliness” in a recently published study by ValuePenguin — a Manhattan-based consumer research group. In the study, each state examined was given a ranking in four key categories. Delaware placed 43rd in number of employees working in small […]

HomeGoods store setting up in Dover

DOVER — A HomeGoods store is slated to open next month on 1380 N. DuPont Highway in Dover, according to the discount home furnishing chain. “We anticipate that the new HomeGoods in Dover will be open in late September,” said Hannah Bramhall, a spokeswoman with HomeGoods. The chain will likely announce a grand opening date […]

SOUND OFF: Dover Mall ‘power center’

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. A Dover Mall “power center” master plan in its infant stages was introduced at Wednesday’s Dover Development Advisory Committee staff meeting. Although it didn’t offer insight into potential stores or entertainment options […]

New Business: ‘Junk hauling’ franchise opens in Dover

DOVER — JDog Junk Removal & Hauling marked its official opening last Thursday at the Dover American Legion. JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, a veteran-operated franchise with more than 185 locations nationwide, specializes in “junk removal and hauling services for residential and commercial customers.” Beyond service and the mission to hire more veterans and their […]

New Business: The Green Stinger creates buzz in Smyrna

SMYRNA — The owners of the Green Stinger near Woodside, father and son duo both named Paul Casarotto and John Jilek, decided after three years of running the pub that it’s time to open a second location. “In the three years we’ve owned the location in Woodside, we’ve increased sales by over 100 percent,” said […]

New Business: ShopRite looking to expand in Dover

DOVER — ShopRite may be the answer when it comes to filling the large empty retail space at the south end of the North Dover Center, which was vacated by Acme at the beginning of June. ShopRite officials said they are looking at that location, as well as three others in Dover, as a possible […]

Craft beer industry continues to brew in Delaware

DOVER — By all accounts, the craft brewery industry in Delaware continues to surge after two decades of sustained growth. The number of breweries in the state — around 25 — has been on a steady upward trajectory since 2000 with more opening their doors every few months. Also, expansion announcements among existing craft brewers […]

New Business: Red Robin to open in Dover’s Capital Station

DOVER — Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews — a casual dining restaurant chain — is the latest business to confirm a future location in the upcoming Capital Station Dover shopping center, according to developers. Those regularly driving past the old Playtex plant on the U.S. 13 and East Division Street intersection in Dover have […]

Superstar in Business award applicants sought

WILMINGTON — The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and its Small Business Alliance are looking for exceptional companies to apply for the 2018 Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business awards. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the award is the Chamber’s most visible and important tribute to small businesses in Delaware. The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce […]