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The latest chapter in what some are calling the retail apocalypse was the most popular story this month for the Delaware Business Now website.
Sears announced that remaining New Castle County Kmarts in Pike Creek and Bear will close. The news came as no surprise. The combination of Kmart and Sears proved to be a disaster for both retailers.
It is hard to believe, but Delaware is now down to a Kmart near Rehoboth. The news brought speculation on stores that might occupy the Kmart locations. Both stores survived this long, thanks to their presence in high-traffic locations.
In second place was news about Harmony Road, a key connector between Newark and Christiana-Ogletown reopening in both directions. Congestion was significant but it could have been worse. DelDOT had earlier planned to close both Red Mill and Harmony roads at the same time over the summer.
A successful effort by real estate agent Carol Arnott to appeal a Wilmington parking ticket came in at No. 3.
Arnott’s effort along with work by AAA Mid-Atlantic led the City of Wilmington to study changes in the mysterious process of appealing parking tickets and in modernizing an aging meter system.
It was a record month for the Delaware Business Now newsletter, which passed the 3,400 subscriber mark.
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Enjoy your Tuesday and prepare for one last bout of 90-degree weather later in the week. – Doug Rainey, chief content officer.