Business


Selbyville businesses to meet Nov. 12 to form coalition

Selbyville’s downtown used to be a bustling hub of clothing stores, strawberry auctions, railroad and more. Today, business owners want to make Selbyville a destination once again.

There will be a public meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 4 p...

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 2:23pm

Nominations open for Southern Delaware Tourism Awards

According to Southern Delaware Tourism, tourism is a $2+ billion (and growing) industry in Sussex County. In fact, representatives said, more than 16 percent of all jobs in the county – about 18,000 of them — are tourism-related.

“And...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:24pm

Shipwrecked Mini Golf & Ice Cream gets approval

The owners of Shipwrecked Ice Cream have received final site plan approval to build a nautical-themed, 18-hole miniature golf course on the same property as the ice cream shop, at 3 Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View.

Becky and Patrick Adams...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:58pm

County honors retiring airport manager

Retiring Delaware Coastal Airport Manager Jim Hickin was thanked by the Sussex County Council this week for 14 years of service and presented with a proclamation.

“It’s a great honor to recognize him,” County Administrator Todd Lawson told...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:51pm

Smokey Hollow Bridal Show scheduled for Nov. 3

Delaware Seaside Bride magazine and Barefoot Beach Bride, two local wedding resources, are hosting the Smokey Hollow Bridal Show on Sunday, Nov. 3, from noon to 2 p.m. Smokey Hollow, located near Selbyville, is one of the newest wedding venues in...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:37pm

Salted Vines hosting fall events to benefit local causes

This fall, Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery is hosting three events to support local charities including the Get Well Gabby Foundation, CAMP Rehoboth Community Center and Nemours Fund for Children’s Health at A.I. Dupont.

HalloWINE will...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:35pm

‘King Petty’ by Marc Clery for the Delaware State News will be among the many examples of Delaware photojournalism on display in the new exhibit.

Biggs Museum to open new exhibition featuring Delaware photojournalism

Coastal Point images among those on display

“News publishers are among the nation’s oldest and most revered image makers. The art of photojournalism, especially in local newspapers, is under appreciated in American art museums even though they tell the stories that unify communities,” said...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:19pm

District to host career fair for substitute employees

The Indian River School District will host a career fair for substitute employees on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Indian River Educational Complex in Selbyville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The district is in need of:

• Substitute teachers (...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:14pm

Coastal Point • Submitted Representatives of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce gathered recently for a ribbon-cutting event at Coldwell Banker’s new office in Ocean View. Pictured, from left, are: Max Hutsell, president-elect, Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce; Heather DeMarie, board member, Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce; Duff Rubin, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Mid-Atlantic region; Greg Goldman, branch vice preside

Coldwell Banker announces new location for Coastal Delaware office

Representatives of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce gathered recently for a ribbon-cutting event at Coldwell Banker’s new office in Ocean View. Pictured, from left...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 2:44pm

On Thursday, Oct. 10, Shine By the Sea Creative Hair Design hosted a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the grand opening of their studio in Ocean View. What started as an on-site bridal business has now grown into a full-service salon. Shine By the Sea continues to offer on-site bridal services, and can now also accommodate smaller groups for weddings and special occasions on the premises. In the studio, they also offer services including cut, color and styling.

Shine By the Sea celebrates opening in Ocean View

On Thursday, Oct. 10, Shine By the Sea Creative Hair Design hosted a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the grand opening of their studio in Ocean View. What started as an on-site bridal business has now...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 2:40pm

Selbyville council members, staff, police and special guests celebrated the grand opening of Selbyville Town Hall’s new location.

Bright lights and tall ceilings

Happy times at Selbyville Town Hall

Finally celebrating their new Selbyville Town Hall, town officials and residents gathered Oct. 4 for a ribbon-cutting and open house.

Town officials and staff were grinning at the new, freshly painted and renovated two-story building at 1...

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:01pm

By the Ocean opens new warehouse, showroom

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, By the Ocean Flooring, Kitchens, Bathrooms & Renovations celebrated the grand opening of its new warehouse and showroom by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Ocean...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:07pm

Dana’s boardwalk liquor store serves boutique Bethany convenience

It took a familiar face to bring a liquor store to downtown Bethany Beach. In the two-week blink of an eye, Dana Banks-Klimek transformed her boardwalk-area gourmet shop into Dana’s Pantry & Package liquor store.

Now they’re a full-...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 11:49am

The Allison Stine Team named one of America’s Best

The Allison Stine Team, a sales team in Long & Foster Real Estate’s Bethany Beach sales office, has been honored as one the best real estate agents in Delaware. The Allison Stine Team ranked as No.14 in Sales Volume and No. 20 in Transaction...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:11am

REV360! cycling studio opens in Ocean View

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, REV360! celebrated its grand opening by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Owned by Erik Schreiber, owner of CustomFit360, the studio is located at 29P Atlantic Avenue, Ocean View,...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:08am

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant

Shore Appliance opens location in Ocean View

After years of doing business in the Salisbury, Md., area, Shore Appliance Connection Inc. has opened a second store, on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View, providing six new jobs for area residents and promising quality service.

Buying from a...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:55am

Northrop Realty opens first office in Delaware

Northrop Realty, a Long & Foster company, opened an office Aug. 15 in Delaware, the first Northrop Realty office located outside Maryland. The 2,500-square-foot office, located at 37077 Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island, currently supports...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:49am

Wishner named general manager of Papa Grande’s in Fenwick

Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, recently announced that Stevie Wishner is the new general manager at Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria near Fenwick Island.

“Stevie has been a tremendous addition to our team over the last few...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 9:48am

Karen and David Jayne stand at the entrance to their store, where they will be welcoming collage artist Roy Comiskey for a ‘Meet the Artist’ event on Aug. 31.

Customers return buys to Jayne’s Reliable, repurposed and recreated

Ever since Karen and David Jayne opened Jayne’s Reliable in Dagsboro, they have been as intrigued by what their customers are interested in buying as their customers are intrigued by what is for sale.

Roy Comiskey, who is from Takoma Park...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:46pm

The Maryland Banking school graduated both Melissa von Bank and Amy Catlin on Aug. 9.

Catlin, von Bank graduate from Maryland Banking School

Reid Tingle, president and CEO of Bank of Ocean City, along with the bank’s Board of Directors, announced this week that Melissa von Bank, branch manager of the Fenwick Island branch, and Amy Catlin, internal auditor, recently graduated from...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:10pm

New mini-golf business requests variance

Construction is expected to begin in November on Shipwrecked Mini Golf & Ice Cream, with plans for the mini-golf course to open in the spring of 2020. First, though, a variance has to be approved by the Ocean View Board of Adjustment. The...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:58pm

Mountaire awards $70,000 in scholarship funds to students

Mountaire Farms, the nation’s sixth largest chicken producer, recently awarded 28 students with $2,500 scholarships to help them pay for college. Children and grandchildren of employees, growers and grain suppliers are all eligible for the...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:11pm

Two Meatballs keeps it ‘real Italian’

Hungry customers dining at Two Meatballs Italian Deli generally don’t know the new Long Neck restaurant was named, with a twist of humor, for the brothers who own it.

If it was mentioned to a customer enjoying a big sub, on fresh bread...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:55am

The Atlantic Transportation team serves Sussex County and the surrounding areas. Pictured, from left, are: Marlon Sparks, Chip Thompson, Denise Barbado, Ed Walpole, Garrett Brown, Kevin Roberts, Les Paulson, Nate Williams, Joseph Jadczak, Russell Bowser, Melody Bowser, Robert Kline, Brandon Whitmore and Chris O’Connell.

Atlantic Transportation Services supports community organizations

 

Chip Thompson, one of the owners of Atlantic Transportation Services, has a longstanding history in the community for giving back, and doing business with a focus on benevolence. And when he and business partners Marlon Sparks and Steve...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:43am

County’s airport a boon to economy

 When Eric Littleton was hired as the new manager of Delaware Coastal Airport, he was pleased, but a little surprised, by the energetic motion of the facility that’s spread over 700 acres in Georgetown.

“Jim and I attended a DelDOT meeting...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:26am

Five Sussex businesses to get boost from Economic Gardening

Sussex County officials are inviting businesses that meet certain criteria to apply for an Economic Gardening initiative that will provide capital, information and resources, to help them achieve a higher level of success.

“The overall...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:48pm

Dagsboro Paint & Wallpaper will return ‘ASAP’

Just days after a fire heavily damaged their store, Dagsboro Paint & Wallpaper owners Dean and Teresa Disharoon were in the building trying to clean up, assess damage and figure out how to move forward.

Although the fire was contained...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 12:47pm

Ellen Rice Gallery celebrating 20 years in Bethany Beach area

A celebration is beginning at the Ellen Rice Gallery in Ocean View this Saturday, and everyone is being invited to join in, said the artist, who founded the establishment in 1999 “on a wing and a prayer.”

Two decades ago, lifelong Delaware...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:06am

ouse of Modern Living owner Bill Miesch holds pieces of the chess set made from paper mache.

Millsboro store offers Danish furniture, salt shakers and more

There doesn’t seem to be a single item in Bill Meisch’s store, House of Modern Living in downtown Millsboro, that he doesn’t know details about.

In a friendly and conversational way, he tells customers about the finds at 238 Main Street,...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:36am

Ron Duley oversees the new Creative In Counters showroom in Frankford.

Frankford showroom now offering Creative In Counters

These days, there are so many choices in countertops that the process of choosing new ones or replacing old ones might seem overwhelming.

At Creative In Counters’ new Frankford showroom, sales manager Ron Duley wants to help make the...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:11am

Keller Williams Realty announces the Top Producers for June

Keller Williams Realty has announced the June 2019 Top Producers for its southeast Sussex County locations.

Jenn Jones of the Bethany Beach office won top honors for highest listing volume for individual agent for the month of June. Other...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:24am

Dr. Dawn Gifford, staff, and members of four seperate Chambers of Commerce stand at the ribbon cutting for the new Atlantic Acupuncture in Berlin.

Atlantic Acupuncture opens location in Berlin

On Tuesday, July 9, Atlantic Acupuncture celebrated its grand opening by hosting a ribbon-cutting and open house in Berlin, Md., with four local Chambers of Commerce in attendance: the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, Ocean Pines (Md.)...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:22am

Jonathan N.H. Street of Becker Morgan Group represented Royal Farms at their presentation in front of the Dagsboro Town Council on Monday, July 15.

Dagsboro council gives final approval to Royal Farms

After a presentation of nearly 20 minutes, with several questions from council members, the new Royal Farms project received a conditional green light to begin construction at the Route 113/Clayton Street site.

The conditional approval was...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:46am

Shipwrecked owners and staff celebrate the Grand Opening with family, friends, and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.

Shipwrecked Ice-cream opens in Ocean View

On Friday, June 28, Shipwrecked Ice Cream celebrated its grand opening by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Shipwrecked is a family-owned shop serving 22 flavors of Hopkins Farm Creamery ice cream, made...

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 9:16am

Millville car wash gets conditional-use approval

The Millville Town Council, at its Tuesday, July 9 meeting, approved a conditional-use application for a car wash next to the Dollar General store on Route 26.

The application, submitted by LandTech LLC on behalf of JIIS Management LLC,...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:58pm

Plate & Palette owner Frank Dubinski poses by his new restaurant’s center feature; a private table inside of a bank vault.

Plate & Palette puts patrons in bank and vault

Frank Dubinski was on his way to the beach when he drove past the historic bank in downtown Millsboro — a building that had been a restaurant a time or two, but had closed.

In the restaurant business for many years, and an experienced...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:59pm

These bath bombs are just the tip of the iceberg at Tatum-Poole Décor & More, which also sells home furnishings, glassware, soy candles and countless gift ideas.

Selbyville décor shop sells unique items, with town spirit

Selbyville’s newest shop doesn’t just want to be a cool destination, although it sells unique items. From their spot on Church Street, Tatum-Poole Décor & More wants to actively participate in a downtown revitalization.

“Our long-term...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:55am

Bill would increase minimum wage for tipped workers in Delaware

Hourly rate has not changed since 1983

Waitstaff and workers who rely on tips and gratuities could see their first hourly wage increase in more than 35 years under legislation unveiled on June 27.

Sponsored by state Rep. Kim Williams, House Bill 252 would replace the current...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 12:15pm

Local blueberry farm growing in new hands, with roots in family

The Kingsley Farm has changed hands this season, but is still operating under the same name, with bushes of ripe blueberries and plans for upcoming seasons.

The Collins family bought the farm from the previous owner, Meghan Morgan. Morgan...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 11:08am

Downtown staples such as Antique Alley continue to dot Main Street, while Millsboro grows faster than any other town in Delaware.

Embracing smart growth

Millsboro looks to retain small-town quaintness amidst growth

Downtown Millsboro is the kind of place where you can stop by the local barbershop and share a laugh with the owner while he’s snipping and trimming.

That’s what Starting Line Up owner Brian Reeves was doing one recent afternoon,...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:05pm

Dagsboro Business Alliance hosting National Night Out

Organizers plan to build off last year’s success

With such a successful first year in the books, the Dagsboro Business Alliance Inc. (DBA) is hoping to build off their efforts as they get ready to host the 2nd Annual Dagsboro National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

In conjunction...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 1:54pm

Orthopaedic Associates opening office in Ocean View

Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware recently announced the expansion of its practice with the opening of a new office in Ocean View. Opening Monday, July 15, at 118 Atlantic Avenue, near Lord Baltimore Elementary School, OASD’s doctors...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:27am

East Coast Garden Centers was recently awarded Proven Winners top location in the U.S.

East Coast Garden Center named top Proven Winners location

On Thursday, June 13, East Coast Garden Center staff celebrated its recognition as the 2019 No. 1 Garden Center in the country for staff certified with the Proven Winners plant brand. With 83 Proven Winners-certified employees, East Coast Garden...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:52am

Keller Williams Realty announces Top Producers for May

Keller Williams Realty recently announced the May 2019 Top Producers for its southeast Sussex County locations.

Maryhelen Garst of the West Fenwick office won top honors for highest listing volume for individual agent for the month of May...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:44am

Millville P&Z recommends approval of car wash

A proposed new car wash in Millville got an enthusiastic response from both those in attendance in a crowded meeting room and the town’s Planning & Zoning Commission at a meeting on Thursday, June 13.

The car wash, proposed by Imoh...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:20am

Tidemark Federal Credit Union opens Selbyville location

On Thursday, June 6, Tidemark Federal Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of its Selbyville location by hosting a ribbon-cutting with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. ‘Tidemark Federal Credit Union focuses on building...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:43am

Located in Dagsboro, Rudy Marine’s newest facility is now open for business.

Rudy Marine opens new boat service and sales facility

Rudy Marine recently brought its award-winning boats and service to Dagsboro. Located on 22 acres on Route 113 in Dagsboro, the new facility has a showroom, service/parts department and eight service bays that can quickly handle boating needs....

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:35am

Located in Dagsboro, Rudy Marine’s newest facility is now open for business.

Rudy Marine opens new boat service and sales facility

Rudy Marine recently brought its award-winning boats and service to Dagsboro. Located on 22 acres on Route 113 in Dagsboro, the new facility has a showroom, service/parts department and eight service bays that can quickly handle boating needs....

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:35am

Bill Pfaff describes programs to help Sussex County businesses, from low-interest loans to free data from local industries.

Focus on Western Sussex as County aims to help business

Small-business owners looking to grow don’t have to feel alone. They can get support from Sussex County Economic Development Office.

From attracting new industries to helping small businesses grow, Bill Pfaff’s office has a mission to...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:27am

Anderson

Anderson named new CEO of Realtors association

The Board of Directors of the Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR) announced this week the hiring of a new chief executive officer (CEO) who will manage the county’s only real estate trade association and oversee services to its more...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:09am