Category: Retailing and Restaurants

By Kathy Canavan Rob and Chris Buccini tried to get Starbucks to come to downtown Wilmington for more than 10 years on and off. As late as the first quarter of 2014, businesspeople were saying Starbucks would never put a shop downtown. The Buccinis persisted. With more than half their portfolio along Market Street, they wanted…

Concord Pike was among the trade areas that had the most significant annual rent appreciation in the third quarter, according to CBRE Research. Other popular areas in the region included Princeton-South Brunswick, Trexlertown and Lancaster. Reduced generally availability results in rent growth, although areas such as Trexlertown and Lancaster and York are growing due to…

By Kathy Canavan B. Frank Shinn Paint Co., a mainstay for Delaware contractors and do-it-yourselfers since 1903, has changed hands. Ricciardi Brothers, another family-owned Benjamin Moore Paints dealer, bought Shinn’s for an undisclosed amount last week. Ricciardi kept all 13 employees from Shinn’s stores in Wilmington, Newark, North Wilmington and Kennett Square, Pa. Ricciardi, in…

Meet 13 cool companies in Delaware

By Kathy Canavan Delaware is a place where everybody knows everybody. Or do we? Cool new companies are sprouting up all over the state, and some stalwart companies are reinventing themselves. Let us introduce you to 13 of them: Marnie Homes Employees in Delaware: 3, plus contractors Marnie Homes of Bethany Beach, soon to star…

3 new businesses in Delaware

Delaware Beach Storage Delaware Beach Storage Center, a 106,000-square-foot, three-story storage facility, opened last month. The new facility is located just one mile north of Five Points off of Del. 1 at the Nassau Bridge. “We are thrilled to be able to provide Sussex County residents and visitors alike with a top-of-the-line storage option,” said…