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Friday, December 6, 2019

The Trolley Square bear

Hello everyone, I don’t know about you, but I spent way too much time on Thursday following the exploits of a  bear that decided to wander into Wilmington’s  Trolley Square area. (The accompanying image is...

DelDOT plans office building in Bear that will replace existing structure

The Delaware Department of Transportation plans to build a new Canal District office building in Bear. The building would replace a 50-year-old structure at the site, according to DelDOT spokesman C.R. McLeod.  Offices will be moved...

Bear child care center authorized to reopen

The Little People Child Development Center in Bear is  now listed as being licensed to operate. The child care search site for the state revised the listing after  an earlier suspension. The center on Wrangle Hill...

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...