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  • Meoli Companies buys six Dover-area McDonald’s

    DOVER — The Meoli Companies is continuing its expansion in Delaware, this time purchasing more McDonald’s in the Dover area and now making it the largest brand franchisee in the state. Meoli Companies announced it acquired six McDonald’s in central Delaware from franchisee Charles Ehlers, who owned 13 in total. The remaining seven were sold […]
  • Iron Hill Brewery makes jump to retail stores

    WILMINGTON — After blazing the trail for Delaware craft breweries, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has finally tapped into the one market it has yet to reach: retail stores. In November, Iron Hill Brewery and N.K.S. Distributors partnered up to roll out Iron Hill’s award-winning beer to liquor stores across Delaware. Another deal with Penn […]
  • Restaurateurs raise heat over increased restrictions

    WILMINGTON — As Gov. John Carney rolled back indoor dining back to Phase 1 requirements of 30% of indoor capacity to slow the spread of COVID-19, Delaware’s restaurant industry faces difficult decisions this winter amid an estimated $900 million loss through the pandemic. “Look, it means that full-service restaurants that rely on that in-person dining […]
  • Blue Blaze Associates earns Philly region recognition

    NEWARK — Since Blue Blaze Associates opened its doors since 2001, its Chief Strategy Officer Wendy Scott said it’s been a step-by-step process to build its strategic marketing business and its client base. It paid off when Blue Blaze Associates was named to the Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia’s annual Philadelphia100 list, honoring the 100 […]
  • Biden unveils economic plan tailored by pandemic

    WILMINGTON — With more states and cities imposing heavier restrictions and difficult winter weeks ahead, President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his economic plan Monday with an estimated 18.6 million new jobs, including “millions of good-paying union jobs” in manufacturing, the technology sector and other industries. “We’re going to need [those jobs] for the future to compete […]
  • Biden eyes COVID stimulus, as Trump admin waffles

    WILMINGTON – With the dark cloud of the coronavirus pandemic looming over the country, there could be a small silver lining for businesses with a second relief package under President-elect Joe Biden, according to U.S. Sen. Chris Coons. “My hope is that we have an administration that takes this pandemic seriously and negotiates a bipartisan […]
  • U.S. Corrugated gets 10-year county tax break

    DOVER — U.S. Corrugated will receive a 10-year property abatement and additional funding from a county incentive fund on top of the millions in state incentives already announced. Under the deal signed in April, U.S. Corrugated will receive a county tax break on the assessed value of the 497,000-square-foot building once it’s built and occupied […]
  • Kent seeks to parlay headwinds into 2021

    DOVER — Still riding high off its success with the U.S. Corrugated’s $80 million plant groundbreaking in December, Kent Economic Partnership (KEP) Executive Director Linda Parkowski has her sights set on what will be the next big thing. In the past year, central Delaware leaders banded together to attract businesses to Kent County, but Parkowski […]
  • ChristianaCare to invest $25M in new supply warehousing

    NEWARK — Looking to expand and streamline distribution of pharmacy and other medical supplies, ChristianaCare aims to move out of its current warehouse and settle in a larger one in the Pencader Corporate Center industrial park. The state’s largest health care provider will reportedly invest around $25.6 million to renovate a 187,000-square-foot distribution and warehouse […]
  • Dover boutique receives national grant to pivot online

    DOVER — With mannequins draped in eye-catching outfits ripped from 1950s print advertisements, Tina’s Timeless Threads on West Loockerman Street has always stood out from other retail shops in downtown Dover. But with a HartBeat of Main Street grant in hand to weather the pandemic, Tina Hudson-Beamer can say her vintage boutique was one of a […]