New i.g. Burton facility to open in Milford

  MILFORD — i.g. Burton & Company Inc., has broken ground for their new state-of-the-art Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Fiat facility in Milford. The new building will be one of the first in the United States to feature a Jeep-alone dealership, and the only one of its kind on Delmarva. “When we started working […]

Lidl closes on $3.4M Dover site acquisition

DOVER — Lidl — a German discount supermarket chain — closed on a $3.4 million purchase of a long-vacant stretch of U.S. 13 from 122 to 162 N. DuPont Highway in Dover last week, according to Charles Rodriguez of R&R Commercial Realty. It’s anticipated that the roughly 7.5 acre parcel will be the site of […]

SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Amazon pay raise

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to or posted online under the stories at Amazon, which has faced political and economic pressure to raise pay for thousands of employees, is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month and […]

COMMENTARY: Highlighting economic growth for Hispanic-Americans

Since 1968, this nation has officially observed the cultures and traditions of those, like me, who trace their heritage to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. First recognized by President Lyndon Johnson and Congress with a week-long celebration, and now spanning Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, National […]

La Baguette Bakery & Catering adds patio

DOVER — The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting at La Baguette Bakery & Catering on Sept. 17. The event was held to celebrate the opening of a new patio area added to the side of the store. Co-owner Anita Wheeler-Bezy said her vision for the bakery was always a “French feel” and […]

New Business: Developers consider expanding McGinnis Green shopping center

DOVER — Nearly a year after the completion of the 22,000-square-foot McGinnis Green shopping center at the intersection of Jerome Drive and Del. 13 north of Dover, the building is almost fully rented. “We’ve just signed contracts with Domino’s Pizza, an Allstate office and Miracle-Ear (a hearing aid retailer),” said Charles Rodriguez of R&R Commercial […]

Pearl Oyster Grill opens at Dover Downs

Pearl Oyster Grill seafood restaurant officially opened its doors with a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 12. Featuring a bright nautical décor and a full seafood menu, including fresh oysters, Maine lobster tail, Alaskan king crab legs, shrimp platters and crab cakes, it is the newest addition to the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino list of amenities. […]

Dover Target undergoes ‘full renovation’

  DOVER — The Target store on 148 John Hunn Brown Road in Dover is one of the retail chain’s 300 stores selected in 2018 to undergo a full renovation as part of a large national campaign. “Target has increased our investment to re-imagine more than 1,000 stores by the end of 2020,” said Target […]

New Business: Mama Lazzaro’s Flatbread opens in Dover

DOVER — Local restaurateurs Ben Lazzaro, John Reinhardt and Brandy Lorea opened their newest venture, Mama Lazzaro’s Flatbread, last week. A wood-fired pizza and Italian “bistro-style” restaurant, Mama Lazzaro’s Flatbread is currently in a “soft launch” phase at its location on 150 Gateway South Boulevard in Dover with a grand opening planned for Sept. 15. […]

COMMENTARY: Small businesses, workers benefiting from tax cuts

President Donald J. Trump had taxpayers and small business owners in mind when he signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law Dec. 22, 2017. The new law cut corporate tax rates from 35 percent to 21 percent for 2018 and lowered income tax at nearly all levels. Tax cuts for working families allow […]