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LOMA And The Queen (VIDEO)

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Andrew Flaherty
Andrew Flaherty
Wilmington native. University of Delaware graduate. Media and Pop Culture junkie. Exploring the unusual and offbeat in the area.

The Queen Theater in Wilmington is at the heart of the city’s revitalized Lower Market Street Area (LOMA). A sister of the wildly successful WXPN World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, the Queen has big-city talent happening for the first time since the Grand Opera house was revived in the 1970s.

It seems that the city’s dream of connecting the now developed waterfront with the Market Street corridor is panning out.

On a recent weeknight I got a slice from Extreme Pizza and walked up the block to see “Splintered Sunlight” playing at the Queen. I could have parked across the street at the Queen’s garage, but there was a well-lit space on the street.

Challenged by crime that surrounds this area, the city, Downtown Visions, and the Wilmington Police department have created a virtual Green Zone, and downtown crime has almost disappeared. The question lingers whether the Wilmington metro area is ready to see this for themselves.

For a long-time Wilmingtonian (and Wilmington crime victim), it seemed downright Disneylandish in how safe this area has become. The city has a lot riding on it, and so far the partnerships have created Wilmington”s first cool inner-city neighborhood, one remmaniscent of how Olde City Philadelphia redefined itself years ago.

For more information on the Queen Theater, or the band Splintered Sunlight, check out these sites:

http://www.splinteredsunlight.com/

http://lightupthequeen.org/

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Smyrna still unbeaten, takes Henlopen Conference title in win over Seaford

Seaford will be the first seed in the state tournament, and Smyrna is the 6th seed.

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The state has created a way for people to report violations of the state's vaccine policy

UD ramps up restrictions designed keep COVID cases from continuing to climb

The university brought 4,000 students back to campus for spring and one of the new rules says they are not allowed to have visitors.
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