10 downtown revitalization projects split $4.3 million

  DOVER — Ten projects across the state have been chosen for a combined $4.3 million in rebates through the Downtown Development District program, officials announced Monday. The rebates will leverage $53 million in total investment, according to the Delaware State Housing Authority. One of the projects is in Dover, while Laurel and Georgetown are […]

Dover officials see need for parking garage

  DOVER — It appears as if city of Dover officials are beginning to think vertically when it comes to addressing the often-times confusing parking situation in the downtown area. Dover Mayor Robin R. Christiansen recently said that he and City Planner Dave Hugg have been in discussions with several entities in hopes of bringing […]

Former Playtex water tower coming down to make way for shopping center

DOVER — The rusty old water tower that stands at the former Playtex plant can be seen either as an eyesore or as a reminder to the city of Dover’s robust manufacturing past. Either way, the water tower is coming down early Wednesday morning as part of the demolition that is taking place to make […]

Delaware now supports Philadelphia in Amazon headquarter bid

DOVER — Amazon has released its first 20 candidates for its second North American headquarters. But, nearby Philadelphia is still on the list. Delaware leaders knew it was a longshot, but nevertheless made a pitch. “Of course we are disappointed that Amazon has not chosen Delaware as a finalist location for its second North American […]

Frederica’s commercial activity taking on ‘new life’

  FREDERICA — For a number of years, most of Frederica’s commercial activity has centered on the Frederica Pizza & Pasta House. In the past few months, several new fledgling businesses have opened their doors. Over the last month alone the town welcomed JHooked Towing Recovery and Auto Repair shop and The Frederica Quick Stop, […]

Edgewell touts creation of 140 new jobs at Dover plant

  DOVER — Edgewell Personal Care hosted a tour at their large Dover manufacturing facility on Thursday to mark the completion of an extensive consolidation and the hiring of 140 new employees. Edgewell is the parent company of global personal care brands in the shaving, feminine care, skin care and infant care markets. Business leaders, […]

COMMENTARY: We all have a stake in a strong middle class

I’ll tell you what the middle class is to me. It looks like America. All of America. It is a set of values. A code of conduct. A belief in the possible. It embodies hard work, dignity, grit, pride, principle, and hope. It’s not a number. It’s not a graph. It’s not a chart. Simply […]

COMMENTARY: Delaware is more than just lower property taxes

“There are more costs than property taxes and sales taxes; other costs are important and healthcare is a priority.” I couldn’t have said it better myself and I often do remind our buyer clients that “lower taxes alone are not a good enough reason to relocate at our age”. I am not originally from Delaware […]

Revitalizing our communities, one investment at a time

What do these three things have in common? •A 150-year-old home in Milford with peeling wallpaper transformed into a bright and vibrant bed and breakfast. •A block of abandoned buildings in Wilmington being gutted and turned into new homes for residents to buy. •And a closed restaurant in the heart of Dover redeveloped into a […]

Bootlegger’s in Smyrna set for spooky launch

  SMYRNA — The opening of any new business can be scary. Dawn and James Hobbs are sure to get that feeling two-fold when they open Bootlegger’s Bar & Grill at 4793 Wheatley’s Pond Road in Smyrna with a Halloween party on Saturday night. “We’ll celebrate our grand opening with a Halloween party on October […]