Category: News Updates

Concord Mall sold, buyer may be N.Y. firm

WILMINGTON – The Concord Mall is changing hands after its longtime owner announced that it has been sold, according to a Friday afternoon announcement. The new owner of the shopping mall located at 4737 Concord Pike was not identified in the release, nor was a reason given for the sale by Delaware-based Allied Properties, which…

A workforce trained in trades could be a ‘win-win’ for Delaware

Exasperated, I yelled out, “I’m calling an electrician!” because my frustration level had reached a boiling point. While I can handle simple electrical tasks, I’m not interested in hurting myself or causing a real problem by taking on a project beyond my “happy homeowner” skill level. I’m a baby boomer. As I observe many in…

Dover Pier 1 location to close

DOVER – The U.S. 13 location of Pier 1 Imports is on the chopping block after it was removed from the company’s website of store locations this week. The home furnishings and décor retailer announced Jan. 6 that it would close up to 450 storefronts as it deals with continued poor financials. On Thursday, Jan.…

Popular Mexican restaurant Agave coming to Middletown

MIDDLETOWN – The popular Lewes-based Agave Tequila Bar and Restaurant will be trekking north to open its third location, according to its owner. The Middletown Town Council approved a major land development plan Dec. 2 that will build a nearly 10,000-square-foot restaurant near the Hedgelawn Plaza off Middletown Warwick Road, right in the heart of…

Green Room to become neo-brasserie Le Cavalier

WILMINGTON – The Hotel Du Pont’s famed Green Room restaurant will become a new French brasserie named Le Cavalier at the Green Room this spring, officials announced Jan. 15. The project is a joint venture by Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG), PM Hotel Group and chef-partner Tyler Akin, of Stock and Res Ipsa Café fame in Philadelphia.…

State winnows EDGE applications to 10 new winners

MILFORD — Stephenie and Dean Tatman have seen two national coffee shops open near their Dolce Bakery and Coffee Shop in Kent County. They’re responding to their competitors’ strengths of convenience and marketing budget by expanding services – catering, selling wholesale, and wedding desserts – and by planning to open a second location by year-end…

Senate confirms Paul Fioravanti to Chancery

DOVER – The state Senate unanimously confirmed Paul Fioravanti Jr. to the vacant Vice Chancellor of the Court of Chancery seat following a hearing Wednesday, Jan. 15. Gov. John Carney nominated Fioravanti to fill the seat seat left open by the promotion of former Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves to the Delaware Supreme Court. The Senate…

Delaware’s AAA bond ratings upheld

WILMINGTON – Delaware once again received the highest possible bond ratings from all rating agencies ahead of the state’s issuance of $300 million in general obligation bonds later this month. The news that all four major bond rating agencies – Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investor Services, S&P Global and Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) – upheld Delaware’s…

Del. statehouse staff to attempt to unionize

DOVER – While the capitol is used to some issues flaring up on the opening day of the annual legislative session, it’s rare that one would come from inside the statehouse – but that’s exactly what happened Tuesday, Jan. 14. Just hours before the second half of the 150th General Assembly was gaveled back into…