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Friday, July 24, 2020
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Ocean City’s risky strategy

Hello everyone, Ocean City, Maryland and its mayor are plotting their own treacherous course in reopening hotels this weekend. The city’s Mayor Rick Meehan reportedly pushed for the opening earlier this month,  but hit a roadblock...
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Dine in restaurant openings coming sooner rather than later

Good afternoon all, We continue to see gloom and doom media reports on the fate of restaurants in  Delaware and throughout the nation.  The casualty rate is high, and margins are low in the best of...
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Taking the pulse on restaurant reopenings

Hello everyone, Over the weekend, a few New Castle County restaurateurs took the public's pulse via Facebook. The question to customers - if restaurants opened in the near future would you come back? The Platinium Dining Group...
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Updated: Auto dealers, gun shops, dog daycares now classified as ‘essential’

Auto dealers and gun stores  can now see customers by appointment and dog daycare centers can reopen under a revision of "essential businesses" under Gov. John Carney's emergency order. The changes came under an appeals...
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Delaware Restaurant Association foundation sets up emergency aid fund for laid off workers

The Delaware Restaurant Association, through its  Education Foundation (DRAEF) has formed the restaurant industry Emergency Action Trust (E.A.T.s) to provide immediate emergency funding to hospitality workers.   The trust, funded by private, community and individual donations, will distribute individual...
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A burst of creativity and a reason for optimism.

Good afternoon, As Delaware heads into a weekend we have never seen before there is some reason for optimism. In the matter of a few days, we have seen an outpouring of creativity from the hospitality...
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Del. Labor Department broadens benefits to cover those losing jobs due to...

The Delaware  Department of Labor issued revised guidelines. The guidelines aim to aid Delaware’s unemployment insurance program to provide cash assistance to any Delaware worker whose employment has been directly affected by coronavirus ...
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Platinum Dining Group, Charcoal Pit closing restaurants; Other dining groups opt...

Restaurants are making tough decisions on whether it is worth the trouble to offer carryout service only. The Platinum Dining Group has opted to close its restaurants effective Monday night. Other dining groups have opted...
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A crippling blow to the  hospitality industry

Hello everyone, The state-imposed coronavirus-driven ban for restaurants and bars became effective last night.  The move had been anticipated but still came as a shock. Carryout is still an option for many restaurants. But some establishments...
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Dogfish to release in Delaware a limited edition stout aged in Sam Adams’ barrels

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery collaborated with new owner  Samuel Adams to release Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout. This limited-edition ale combines Dogfish Head’s World Wide Stout, an imperial stout and Sam Adams’ Utopias, a  blend...