Month: April 2018

The Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday is holding a ribbon cutting for its new headquarters at 1050 Industrial Drive, Suite 110. The event will features refreshments and time for networking Members may attend for free. The fee for non-members is $25. More information is available here: https://www.maccde.com/events/details/macc-grand-opening-ribbon-cutting-6431

Delaware BioScience Association last week announced plans to move out of the STAR Campus in Newark and into the former AstraZeneca North Campus on Concord Pike. The life sciences industry group will occupy a 3,500 square-foot facility facing Concord Pike near the entrance of the campus. “As a connector organization, collaboration is critical to our…

(AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Delaware’s lawsuit against drug manufacturers, distributors and drugstores over the opioid crisis should be sent back to state court. In a ruling Wednesday, the judge granted the state’s request to remand the case back to Superior Court. State officials filed the lawsuit in January, accusing pharmaceutical companies…

(AP) — A state panel is meeting to consider approval of a bond restructuring for a Pennsylvania corporation that operates several continuing care retirement communities in Delaware. A proposal to be discussed at Monday’s meeting of the Council on Development Finance involves an application by ACTS Retirement-Life Communities for a bond issuance not to exceed…

(AP) — The Delaware Department of Labor is investigating a construction training program after participants said it exploited them. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware’s HomeWorks program is a “pre-apprenticeship.” The 16-week program aims to teach carpentry basics while allowing participants to earn a certification. It is structured…

New Italian restaurant coming to downtown Wilmington

A new Italian restaurant is coming to Market Street in downtown Wilmington. Restaurateurs Scott Stein and Antimo DiMeo on Thursday announced their plan to open Bardea Food & Drink at 620 North Market Street in June. The owners promise a mix of traditional recipes and new twists. The 4,000-square-feet restaurant will hold 120 seats and feature…

Roughly 5,000 people turned out for the first Sea Witch Festival in 1989, and coordinator Carol Everhart considered it a bust. But the chamber of commerce that hired her knew she was on to something. “I was devastated,” Everhard said. “They were thrilled.” A Maryland transplant, Everhart was tapped by the chamber to develop a…

Mayor Mike Purzycki and City Council President Hanifa Shabazz yesterday joined Canon Hospitality Management for the ribbon cutting of the first new hotel in downtown Wilmington in nearly 20 years. The Residence Inn by Marriott is located at the site of the former Beneficial Bank Building at 1300 North Market Street. The project drew praise…

 (AP) — A Delaware Senate panel has approved legislation that would reduce taxes and fees at the state’s casinos.The Delaware State News reports that the Senate Finance Committee approved legislation to lower taxes on slots and table games. The legislation has bipartisan support. Efforts to lower casino taxes have had little success in past years. Supporters of…