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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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Covid-19 restrictions were inevitable when virus got out of control

Good afternoon everyone, During the past week, it became clear that more coronavirus-related restrictions were in the works. The hammer came down early Thursday night from Gov. John Carney in the form of 10 p.m. restaurant-bar...
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Food and drink: Autumn, Arch-Revelation’s bourbon barrel beer; More $ for outdoor...

Autumn Arch Beer Project, Glasgow,  rolled out its first-ever collaboration with Revelation Craft Brewing Company, based in Rehoboth. The brews were aged in barrels from a well-regarded brand of bourbon.  The  collaboration dubbed “Path of...
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Food and drink: The food court dust-up; Rosenfeld’s, Big Fish head to S. Bethany;...

The Black Friday dust-up over photos showing crowded conditions at Christiana Mall's food court laid bare the divide over Covid-19 restrictions and some people not taking the virus seriously. The photos posted on the Delaware...
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State caps occupancy at 100 following photos of crowded conditions at Christiana food...

The Delaware Division of Public Health and parent agency, the  Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, ordered a limit of 100 persons at mall food courts after photos showed crowded conditions at Christiana...
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Restaurant Association announces drive aimed at modifying 30% occupancy limit

The Delaware Restaurant Association has launched a campaign to overturn a 30 percent restriction on indoor restaurant seating. The emergency order from Gov. John Carney reduces seating capacity from 50 percent and takes effect on...
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Restaurant notes: The Pond heading to Coastal Hwy; Grotto’s holiday pizza; Sowl opens;

Another Rehoboth Beach mainstay is moving to a location off Coastal Highway. The Pond confirmed it would move to the former TGI Fridays location at Seacoast Plaza in 2021. The Pond took pride in being a...
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Restaurant Association takes issue with order reducing indoor capacity

The Delaware Restaurant Association is taking issue with Gov. John Carney's executive order that reduces occupancy to 30 percent while allowing retailers to stay at 60 percent. The lower capacity figure becomes effective on Monday. President...
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Committee of 100, county announce grants that would help restaurants offer ...

The Committee of 100 and New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced The Winter Ready Restaurant Grant Program earlier this week.  The program is open to independent locally-owned restaurants, as well as Delaware-based franchises, that have...
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DE Relief, workforce training get boost with added county funding

An expansion has been announced for Delaware’s DE Relief program, and the Rapid Workforce Training and Redeployment Initiative. New Castle County has provided additional funding for both programs from its allocation of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic...
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Delaware jobless rate falls to 8.2%

Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September 2020 fell to  8.2 percent, down from 8.9 percent in August. A record-high  40,400 unemployed Delawareans in September 2020, more than double the  19,300 in September 2019. The US...