Category: Retailing and Restaurants

Delaware Small Business Chamber to host seminar for entrepreneurs Wilmington, Del. — The Delaware Small Business Chamber (DSBC) will host a seminar to highlight funding sources available to Delaware entrepreneurs. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ed Oliver Golf Club. Panelists will include Ken Anderson of the…

Potential Office or Retail Building Location: 225 North King St. Asking price: $585,000 Size: 20,620 square feet Price per square foot: $28.37 Setting: Located on North King Street, includes a lot to the rear of the building at 16 N. Market. Features: Modern, concrete construction with elevators, sprinklers, fire stairwells. Four-stories plus a basement. C-3…

Disruptive concept could morph Delaware’s hair care industry with mini rental salons

By Kathy Canavan Just as William Levitt tipped housing with his turn key Levittown homes complete with appliances in the 1950s, Kim and Jim Provo could tip Delaware’s hairstyling industry come September. The Provos will open a suite of 24 mini hair salons on Kirkwod Highway, a complete context switch for the industry, where most…

Chick-fil-A operator Mary Johnson’s former pilot and paratrooper background

By Kathy Canavan Mary Johnson’s résumé looks something like this: West Point grad, Army paratrooper, helicopter pilot, airplane pilot, battalion commander in Iraq, operator of the North Dover Chick-fil-A. If the last item seems out of place on a list of extraordinary achievements, it is not. Storied West Point accepts 9 percent of its applicants,…

By Robert Kalesse Special to Delaware Business Times Drones were a big seller this holiday season for all ages, from national electronics stores like Radio Shack to local purveyors like Skygear Solutions, located on Kirkwood Highway. Skygear saw December sales of ready-to-fly drones increase nearly threefold relative to the preceding six months’ numbers. “The most…