Top trending: Legend opens at former Arner’s, Mexican food arrives at former Marco’s Bear location, brunch items at Sullivan’s

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The Legend opens and draws a crowd

The Legendquietly opened late last month at the former Arner’s location off DuPont Highway in New Castle.

The restaurant, now under new ownership, retained much of thediner menu of Arner’s, which closed last year after more than a half a century. The dining room has been renovated.

Arner’s closes its doors

The location was also affected by the long-running Route 141 project that for a time included a bridge closing.

The location comes with an unusual entrance on the 141 south exit to Route 13. For many years, the restaurant was a meeting place for business breakfasts and lunches. Business had dwindled over the years in the area as ownership changed.

The Legend is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with closing time at 11 p.m. during the week and midnight on the weekend.

The reopenedrestaurant – near the New Castle Airport, Route 141 and an auto row –is a welcome addition in an area that has lost dining options over the years. Based on a weekend stop, at least some of the old Arner’s crowd was back to give it a try.

The restaurant carries a similar name to Legends, a dinner-only restaurant at the Delaware Park gaming and horse racing complex.

Former Marco’s location to offer Mexican cuisine

A restaurant with Mexican fare took the place of Marco’s in the Sunset Plaza shopping center in the Bear-Glasgow area.

Xamana Kitchen and Lounge opened on June 1, after an earlier soft open.

A menu posted on the page has traditional Mexican dishes at budget prices along with more upscale offerings such as ceviche dishes. According to an Email message, Xamana will feature contemporary Mexican cuisine.

A liquor license for the restaurant is winding its way through the state bureaucracy.

Photos show the Italian décor of Marco’s now has a Mexican flair.

Marco’s, which featured Italian fare, minus pizzas, closed last year after more than a decade. It was briefly operated under another name.

Marco restaurant in Bear has new name, owner

Brunch items on Sullivan’s menu

In north Wilmington, Sullivan’s Steakhouse has added steak-oriented brunch items to its Saturday and Sunday morning-afternoon menu.

The dozen-unit steakhouse is now under the ownership of the parent of Romano’s Macaroni Grill, which operated a location further down Concord Pike.

Sullivan’s had earlier added lunch items. Under former owner DelFrisco’s, the establishment had only been open for dinner.

High Five moves office

High Five Hospitality the Buffalo Wild Wings franchisee for Delaware and a portion of Maryland, has moved its offices from a Bear office-industrial park to the Stanton-Ogletown location of BWW.

High Five got its start in Bear with a BWW location off Route 40.

The Ogletown-Stanton site, near the JPMorgan Chase campus and down the highway from Sallie Mae and Christiana Hospital, will also be the home of Eggspectation, a breakfast-brunch franchise that will be operated by High Five.

High Five also owns Stone Balloon Ale House on Main Street in Newark and Limestone BBQ and Bourbon at the former BWW location near Limestone Road and Kirkwood Highway.

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