Category: Retailing and Restaurants

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant on July 23 announced they have signed a lease in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. The new location is part of the chain’s “20 by 20” initiative to open and operate 20 locations by 2020. For those keeping tabs, Iron Hill Buckhead will be the 18th location and second…

Wine Spectator has awarded Wilmington restaurant Domaine Hudson the 2019 Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence for its wine program. “We are honored to be selected for the Best of Award of Excellence by the Wine Spectator organization,” said Mike Ross, Domaine Hudson co-owner. “Having received numerous awards for our wine program in the past…

SoDel Concepts has announced the hiring of Jimmy Valm as brewmaster of the Thompson Island Brewing Company. The 250-seat brewpub is currently under construction next to the Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in Rehoboth Beach. It’s the 12th restaurant in the hospitality group. “We’re so fortunate to have someone with Jimmy’s talent and experience…

Barnes & Noble’s new prototype store at Concord Square in North Wilmington will open this morning. The launch of the store at 4209 Concord Pike comes one day after the closure of the bookstore chain’s Concord Mall location. Delaware Business Times first reported the news in March.  “We are thrilled to continue to serve the…

By Carrie Leishman When one thinks of apprenticeship, images of craftsman huddled over a tool bench during the 17th century come to mind, or more currently of blue-collar laborers in the traditional “trades” earning non-professional wages. As parents we shunned these careers and pushed our children into expensive colleges with the hope of higher success. The…

Dogfish Head Distilling Co. is expanding its distribution to Pennsylvania. The company’s lineup of spirits will now be available in cocktail bars, restaurants and state liquor stores. “After years of bringing our off-centered ales to the state, we are thrilled to introduce our spirits to our Dogfish Head fans and to new folks who enjoy…

Buckley’s owners to open Goober’s retro diner in Wilmington this fall

A two-story, 80-seat stainless-steel retro ’50s diner called Goober’s will soon rise from the ground as the prelude to an expected late-fall opening of the newest restaurant venture of Buckley’s owners Vance Kershner and Tom Hannum. “It’s going to be a traditional diner, a great neighborhood place with three services a day,” said Vaughn Hardin…

Mayor Mike Purzycki and Downtown Visions Executive Director Martin Hageman on June 6 marked the opening of the Downtown Farmer’s Market near Rodney Square. The market opens to the public each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October 30. “The Downtown Farmer’s Market is just one more example of the many good things that are…