Fieri’s ‘ghost kitchen’ most-viewed story in 2021


Guy Fieri’s ghost kitchen was the most viewed story so far this year in Delaware Business Now.

The Flavortown concept uses locations of existing restaurants such as Chili’s to turn out delivery-only bar food items that range from hamburgers to fried pickles.

The Flavortown kitchens have kept a low profile after the February announcement, but remain in operation in northern Delaware.

The Flavortown openings followed Fieri’s highly publicized pre-pandemic visit to locally-owned restaurants in the Wilmington area.

The second most-read post was the transformation of the College Square shopping center into The Grove, a retail and apartment community that will include 1,000 new trees.


Rounding out the list were stories on the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, visits by the President and First Lady to Delaware, a pop-up drive-in theater in Bear, and German grocery store chain Aldi adding a location in a former Staples store in Christiana.

See story links below

  1. Guy Fieri opens ‘ghost kitchen’ in Delaware. (February)

2. Newark’s College Square area rebranded as The Grove. (May)

3. Delaware is in very high-risk category for Covid-19 cases. (August)

4. Delaware Shoprite pharmacies close. Records move to CVS. (February)

5. Aldi store coming to Christiana as Trader Joe’s opens near the mall. (May)

6. DelDOT outlines exit, lane changes for I-95 project in Wilmington. (February)

7. Bidens end long weekend by attending nephew’s wedding. (October)

8. Bidens spend vacation time in Greenville after signs pointed to visit Rehoboth home (August)

9. 3 Delaware CVS pharmacies to offer Covid-19 vaccine. (February)

10. Biden speaks at Memorial Day ceremony in New Castle. (May)

11. Staples holds going out of business sale at Christiana Town Center as Aldi waits in the wings. (June)

12 Biden’s weekend trip includes budget talks with U.S.Senators. (September)

13. Covid-19 cases increase in Delaware, putting the state in risky category. (March)

14. Bear pop-up drive-in theater to offer first-run movies. (July)

15. Rite Aid pharmacies offer Covid-19 vaccine appointments. (March)

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Stories will be posted on the Delaware Business Now website over the holidays, with breaking news updates if warranted.

Have a happy and safe holiday. – Doug and Sharon Rainey