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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Section of Route 72 in Bear to close until late August

A section of Route 72 in Bear will be closed beginning Monday as construction continues on the key route that runs from the Delaware City area to Newark.   Also known as Wrangle Hill Road,  Route...

Long-time garden center in Bear to close its doors; site could become Lidl...

Countryside Garden Center in Bear is holding a liquidation-retirement sale beginning later this week.  "We are closing our doors forever. All our merchandise, store fixtures, furniture company trucks, front loader, forklift, tools, cash registers, shelving,...

Trending: JPMorgan Chase buys large tract near Delaware line

JPMorgan Chase  has snapped up a large tract from the shopping center and office investor PREIT. The Chester County Press  reported the sale of the 187-acre tract for a reported $11 million.  PREIT (formerly Pennsylvania...

Retailer Dressbarn calls it quits

Dressbarn announced plans to wind down retail operations that include stores in Delaware. The 650-unit  chain of moderately priced closing stores has locations in Bear, Middletown, Rehoboth, and suburban Wilmington. All Dressbarn stores are open and...

Lidl eyes site in Bear area for new grocery store

German grocery retailer Lillis is seeking a rezoning of property along on Route 40 in Bear as store location. The grocer has been scouting sites in Delaware as part of its expansion efforts in the...

Bill that would allow school boards to hike taxes without taxpayer OK...

Legislation that would allow school boards to approve small yearly increases in the property tax levy has been introduced by a group of Democratic legislators. The bill would allow boards to OK  tax increases that...

Pencader’s second brewery opens over weekend

The Pencader business and industrial area south of Newark  will get its second brewery beginning on Saturday. Autumn Arch Beer Project  will feature eight brews and will be open between noon. and 11 p.m. The...

Landscape-fencing contractor faces charges of home improvement fraud

A landscape-fencing contractor has been charged with home improvement fraud. New Castle County Division of Police officers were dispatched to the 900 block  of Clydesdale Drive in the community of Rolling Meadows. They learned that the...

Lantern fly quarantine order calls on businesses, residents to look for egg masses

  The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is quarantining 11 zip codes in northern New Castle County in an effort to eradicate, control, and prevent the spread of spotted lanternfly in Delaware and to surrounding...

Wingstop lands in Bear

Wingstop has opened a location in Bear at Glendale Plaza near the intersection of Routes 40 and 7. Wingstop got its start in 1994 as a Buffalo-style chicken wing restaurant in Garland, TX  It now has...