Category: Retailing and Restaurants

By Peter Osborne Downtown Wilmington has a new fine-wine and spirits store and will soon get an adjacent grocery store with breakfast and lunch service, thanks to some familiar names in the business community. Robert Herrera, the owner of The Mill co-working space, opened Girard Craft & Cork on April 12 at the corner of…

Crooked Hammock Brewery, a Lewes Beach institution, on Monday, April 8 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a second location in Middletown’s Autopark. The 7,000-square-foot restaurant and brewery will sit next to the new Holiday Inn Express and Grotto’s Pizza. This location will boast a bigger backyard than the one in Sussex County, including boccie ball…

Kid Shelleen’s Charcoal House & Saloon is opening a second location in the Branmar Shopping Center in the Brandywine Hundred neighborhood of North Wilmington. The new restaurant will have the same decor and menu, including award-winning hamburgers and Saturday/Sunday brunch, as the popular Trolley Square location. “We are excited to be a part of the soon-to-be-renovated…

This article originally appeared in Delaware Today, a sister publication of Delaware Business Times under the Today Media brand.  By Danielle Bouchat-Friedman Does the state of Delaware need another brewery? According to brothers Jimmy and Daniel Vennard, the answer is very much, yes. The Smyrna natives, who have degrees in engineering, have poured their heart…

Bellefonte Brewing to open 2nd location in North Wilmington

By Peter Osborne Bellefonte Brewing Co. will open a second location this summer in North Wilmington, in a space CEO/CFO Neil Shea says offers much more room and flexibility than its current location in an industrial park near Price’s Corner. The new limited brewery at 1851 Marsh Road in Plaza 3 of the Branmar Plaza…

  Power Lunch is a regular series by Eric Ruth reviewing Delaware restaurants with an eye toward finding the best places for one-on-ones, business meetings and company celebrations. By Eric Ruth  OK, let’s just go ahead and admit it right off the bat: As citizens of this pampered post-millennial era, we all are occasionally guilty…

Union Park Volvo Cars is set to renovate both its showroom at Pennsylvania Avenue and Dupont St. and service facility at 901 N. Union St. Mayor Mike Purzycki on Monday joined Jim Ursomarso, vice president of Union Park Automotive Group, to celebrate the $2 million investment in Delaware’s only Volvo dealership. “The Union Park Automotive Group’s…