Category: Retailing and Restaurants

Main Event Entertainment, a Dallas-based company, is opening a bowling alley and dining destination at 2900 Fashion Center Blvd by the Christiana Mall in New Castle County. The 50,000-square-foot center will feature 22 bowling lanes, laser tag, obstacle courses, zip lines, shuffleboard, billiards and 120 interactive and virtual video games. Main Event markets its centers…

SoDel Concepts will celebrate Girl Scout Cookie month by featuring a different cookie in a series of special desserts. The proceeds will go to the Girls Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. The hospitality group’s chefs will compete March 15 for the Girl Scout Cookie Cup at The Clubhouse at Baywood. This will be the fifth…

Nebraska drinkers will soon have the option to buy Dogfish Head craft beer from local distributors. The Delaware-based brewer will add the state to its distribution area in late February. “We’re excited to ship our innovative beers to Dogfish Head fans in Nebraska and to begin a great and long-lasting relationship with the beer drinkers,…

By Roger Morris Special to Delaware Business Times Although Avalanche Industries started with brick-and-mortar stores — including the well-known Bethany Trading Co. in Bethany Beach — today the Selbyville-based company has grown into one of the largest all-purpose retailers on the internet. “About 15 years ago we started going online, and gradually we got rid…

Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop has signed franchise agreements for three new stores in Delaware. Local entrepreneurs David Carpenter, Jeff Kaczmarczyk and Penne Finkley will open the stores over the next three years. The chain is known for hand-crafted sandwiches, such as cheese steaks, hot pastrami and coleslaw, and The Bobbie — a hearty combination of turkey, stuffing…

The Hotel du Pont has announced a Nouveau Victorian-inspired Lobby Lounge and Green Room Bar, and enhancements to the Green Room dining experience. While maintaining its historic charm, Du Pont officials said there is a fresher look in the Green Room and new menus throughout each of the dining spaces. New offerings include inventive dishes…

Roy Rogers chain may return to Delaware

Roy Rogers restaurants may return to Delaware, cowpokes. Jim Plamondon, who once chauffeured the cowboy star, bought the Roy brand with his brother Pete in 2002. They want to repopulate Delaware with the stores known for a trio of entrees — burgers, roast beef and fried chicken. The Plamondon Companies, the brothers’ company, is looking…

Toys “R” Us plans to close 182 stores as part of a financial restructuring that began last fall when the company declared bankruptcy. The Dover location is among those planned for a shutdown. The closings will reduce the retail giant’s total number of stores by 20 percent. A message to customers from CEO Dave Brandon said closing…