Market West is the new name for five blocks that go from Market to West streets and Delaware Avenue and 12th Street. (Buccini/Pollin Group)

Market West is Buccini/Pollin’s new downtown Wilm. brand

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

The Buccini/Pollin Group, which has been called Wilmington‚Äôs largest private landowner, has rebranded its downtown holdings. Market West is the new name for five blocks that go from Market to West streets and Delaware Avenue and 12th Street. It features five buildings BPG bought from the DuPont Co. in 1999 and 2017 as the company downsized and moved to the …

The Newark library (New Castle County photo)

New 2-story Newark library to be built on same site

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

New Castle County has decided to update the Newark Free Library on the same site. The new, two-story building will have 50% more interior space, and there will be 80% more parking, Diana Brown, manager of the county‚Äôs 10 libraries, said this week. ‚ÄúDetails of what will be inside will be developed with public hearings this year,‚ÄĚ Out & About …

Orange Street between Seventh and Eighth streets with upcoming transit improvements, including a new bus shelter. (DelDOT)

Contract awarded to improve bus service in Wilmington

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Transportation has accepted a $2.3 million bid to improve the bus system on four streets in downtown Wilmington. The Wilmington Transit Corridors Improvement project aims to reconfigure Orange Street (between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and 10th Street) and also improve transit on King (between MLK and 10th) and Eighth and Ninth streets (between Adams and …

Downtown Wilmington library (McGhiever photo from Wikimedia)

Wilmington library called one of America’s most beautiful

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

  The downtown Wilmington library is No. 3 on a new list titled ‚Äúthe 11 Most Beautiful Libraries in the United States.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúVisitors will encounter a massive, symmetrical white-gray fa√ßade designed in the Neoclassic style by well-respected architects Alfred Githens and Edward Tilton,‚ÄĚ Fodor‚Äôs Travel writes of the Wilmington Public Library. ‚ÄúThere are intricate fixtures to admire, including terra-cotta frieze …

Wilmington Art Loop returns after nearly 2 years

Charlie MegginsonCulture, Headlines

Artist Siobhan Duggan‚Äôs Fleeting at the Mezzanine Gallery City officials are inviting residents and visitors to the first in-person Wilmington Art Loop event in twenty months.¬† Shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wilmington Art Loop is a self-guided exhibition of visual art displayed at galleries, studios, museums, and alternative spaces in and around Wilmington.¬† The free event draws local …