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Schools await final $3.8M for downtown gym, learning center

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Three schools sharing the same building in downtown Wilmington are eagerly awaiting the hoped-for completion of an $18 million project to build a gym, theater and early learning center.  Kuumba Academy Charter School, Great Oaks Charter School  and High Road School of Delaware share the Community Education Building. Formerly a MBNA office building. the Community Ed building is meant to …

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Amtrak to invest millions in controversial Wilmington site

Karl BakerBusiness, Headlines

In 2022, a government watchdog said a Wilmington office building Amtrak bought for a lofty $41 million was structurally unfit for its intended use, and that the rail company’s goal of saving money by moving hundreds of workers to the site rested on unrealistic assumptions. In spite of the critique from the Amtrak Office of Inspector General, rail company executives persisted …

Wilmington Beer Week

2024 Wilmington Beer Week adds brews outside city

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Move over Philly. The craft brew scene in New Castle County, Delaware, is turning the area into a regional destination for beer lovers “It’s very important to remind everyone how good the craft beer scene is within our state borders and urge them to enjoy more beers made locally,” said Daniel Sheridan, owner of Stitch House Brewery in downtown Wilmington. “We really …

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Wilmington reduces parking fines; rips out meters to add kiosks

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Wilmington’s had lots of parking news in recent days. First, the Wilmington City Council last week passed a new law that starting Jan. 1 wil reduce parking tickets from $40 to $25 for people who pay the fine within 14 days of getting the ticket. On Tuesday, the city announced it is installing parking kiosks and eliminating parking meters, work …

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Wilmington’s office-to-housing conversions add energy to city

Peter OsborneBusiness, Headlines

Chris Buccini bristles when he hears people talk about sky-high vacancy rates and slow demand in downtown Wilmington. “When I look at the Northern Delaware market, we have probably had our best year ever,” says one of the three founders of Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG).  “We’ve always been a big corporate town with companies like DuPont and MBNA, so we have …


Wilmington continues to see weak demand for office space

Peter OsborneBusiness, Headlines

Weaker demand for Wilmington office space coupled with rising interest rates and continuing corporate cost-cutting efforts is painting a dismal picture for the immediate future, according to a new 3Q 2023 Office Market Overview by Newmark. “Chief financial officers are looking at their remote and hybrid workers and thinking they can cut costs by downsizing,” said Newmark Senior Managing Director …

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Darius Brown: City’s Three Rivers area seeking development

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Business

Companies looking to grow a business in the MidAtlantic need look no farther than Wilmington’s Three Rivers region for available real estate and for a community that will support a business and help it grow. That’s the message Sen. Darius Brown, D-Wilmington, will highlight Wednesday, Nov. 1, in his Opportunity LIVES Here symposium at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. …


NERDiT Cares opens storefront for workforce training

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

A Wilmington nonprofit devoted to widening access to tech devices and IT careers among the underserved by teaching practical, emotional and technical skills has opened an office downtown. NERDiT Cares, part of the NERDiT Now brand that offers tech repair and recycling of tech devices, held a ribbon-cutting at 212 W. Ninth St. This new space will be home to …


BPG breaks ground on 61-apartment building in Wilmington

Staff WriterBusiness, Headlines, RSS-Business

The Buccini/Pollin Group Inc. broke ground Friday morning on Humble Park, its latest residential development in downtown Wilmington. Located at the intersection of 4th and Market Streets, the multi-family community will bring 61 apartments to 317 N., Market St. in the summer of 2024. Designed by Digsau, the $16 million development will span three buildings increasing from four to six stories …

Wilmington Loop

Loop coalition: Finish walkable bike trail around Wilmington

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

A group of business, community and government leaders would like to see several New Castle County walkable bike trails connected to become a seamless 16-mile Wilmington Loop. Doing so, says leaders of the coalition, would transform the city’s economy and quality of life because it would: Connect communities, jobs, schools, cultural institutions and state and national parks. Create safe paths …