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Bear Drive In opens Friday with ‘Fast & Furious 9,’ ‘Jungle Cruise’

Betsy Price Business, Culture, Headlines

Bear Drive In opens Friday behind the Lowe’s in Bear. Photo by Bob Weir.   The Bear Drive In will open Friday night with “Fast and Furious 9” on one screen and “Jungle Cruise” on the other. It will follow up next week with “Suicide Square 2.” Shows will take place at dusk, which is about 8:30ish this week, said …

Christiana Care, Bayhealth, Blue Cross join to offer Medicare product

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

Two Delaware hospital systems and an insurance company plan to offer a Medicare Advantage insurance plan. Photo by Roger Brown/Pexels   Two Delaware healthcare systems and an insurance company plan to form a Medicare Advantage product together to sell in 2022. ChristianaCare, which dominates health care in Delaware and particularly New Castle County, Bayhealth, which offers services primarily in Kent …

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‘Walking the talk:’ Carney signs bill to raise minimum wage to $15

Charles Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

Gov. John Carney shows off minimum wage raise law he signed Monday.   Delaware Gov. John Carney, a Democrat, signed a bill Monday which will incrementally increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. Senate Bill 15, sponsored by Sen. Jack Walsh, D-White Clay, and Rep. Gerald Brady, D-Greenville, passed along party lines in both the House and …

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Staffing shortage forces Steak Works Pizza to close for good

Ken Mammarella Business, Food & Dining, Headlines

Steak Works Pizza (www.steakworkspizza.com) Steak Works Pizza, a favorite in Brandywine Hundred for decades, has closed. Although the announcement was immediate and surprising, the warnings included recurring appeals to hire staff. “To my wonderful customers,” owner Tas Adamopoulos wrote on Facebook on July 15. “This last year and a half have been very hard with the coronavirus and not being …

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Got $100 in coins? 4 Dunkin’ locations will give you $105 for them

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

    A Dunkin’ franchisee who says he can’t get enough change from is bank will buy coins. Photo by Jeff Weese of Pexels   Hot coffee, donuts, breakfast sandwiches and free money. What do these things have in common?  All of them are being offered at four Wilmington-area Dunkin’ locations.  Before you start the car and drive off to …

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New Bear Drive In will be built with cargo containers

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

  A twin screen drive-in is set to go in into a field behind the Lowe’s in Bear.   A twin-screen Bear Drive-In is expected to open this month behind the Lowe’s in Bear. Bob Weir, who is the technical director at the Playhouse on Rodney Square and has a side business doing drive-in movies with inflatable screens, plans to …

After years of waiting, sale of Tri-State Mall brings hope

Ken Mammarella Business, Headlines

Tri-State Mall has been sold, providing hope of a nicer future for the forlorn Claymont site. Katz Properties Retail of New York purchased the site on June 8, Sean Matthews, who represents the area in the state House, revealed on Facebook. “First and foremost, Katz will demolish the former Levitz building, which has been an eyesore for the community and …

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Pandemic convinced bridal shop owner to leave healthcare for dream job

Amy White Business, Featured, Headlines

The windows of Mackenzie Lagarelli’s Mia Rosa Bridal Boutique in Middletown catch the light, and driver attention.   If you find yourself at the traffic light at Middletown’s Broad and Main streets on a summer evening when the setting sun is painting the sky above in pinks and amber, be careful to not look directly into the windows of Mia …

Pharmaceutical manufacturer could bring 500 new jobs to Middletown

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

    A pharmaceutical company that contracts to develop and manufacture drugs is building a state-of-the-art campus in Middletown that is expected to open in 2020 and have about 500 jobs by 2026. The campus will be on 190 acres and is now in its initial phase, said a Monday press release from WuXi STA and the Delaware Prosperity Partnership. …