Dollars & Sense
When a passion and appreciation for music attains the kind of longevity that Adam Gordon’s has, a music lover will inevitably find themself returning to what they love. That’s precisely what Gordon did when he began Musician’s Thrift Shop, originally located in Ocean View. His small shed-style shop, now in Millville, has rested near the intersection of Routes 26 and 17 since Independence Day of this year and, despite the wavering economy, business has been surprisingly good.
Only months have passed since Studio 26 Salon and Spa first opened in Ocean View, but the full-service salon is wasting no time in making a name for itself, drawing in a crowd of new and returning customers to a staff that can cater to their every need. And with the Christmas holiday rapidly approaching, the staff is making the spirit of giving convenient and affordable.
Nate Howard’s most recent endeavor is all about family. He relocated to the area from Venice, Fla., to be closer to his parents. His brothers came along to help turn around renovations of the building where Howard planned to open a restaurant and, together, they’re reinventing Ocean View’s former Backstreet Cafe as a family-friendly sports bar and grill, The Jolly Roger.
In fast-paced American society, people have made an art of accomplishing as much as they are capable in as little time as possible. Tasks deemed as trivial are outsourced to someone elsewhere on the food chain, and it is easy to forget about taking care of oneself. Fortunately, there are places out there to help people with their hedonistic needs.
Everyone has their specific tastes when it comes to that quintessential sandwich — perfectly sliced cold-cuts, piping hot cheesesteaks, an endless supply of toppings for just the right flavor. No other shop born in the state, however, has become as successful and widely recognized as Capriotti’s.
In a coastal community there are many things for a property owner to worry about. Weather conditions are often harsh; houses are often rented out; and, often, the home owners are living elsewhere for many months of the year.
“Uno, dos, tres... One, two, three...”
Engagement ring? Check.
For those looking for a haircut from a seasoned professional but who don’t necessarily need the hustle and bustle of a full-service hair salon, Grant’s Hair Salon on Omar Road may be just the ticket.
It was a time for celebration on Friday, Sept. 26, as members of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce gathered for their annual member and awards dinner — this year transformed into a cocktail party at Cripple Creek Country Club, with music and mingling to join the traditional awards and look back at the year past.
Life undoubtedly works in mysterious ways, and no one knows that better than Ray Butler and his family. Only two months ago, Butler — a devoted husband and father of three kids, sixth-grade social studies teacher at Millsboro Middle School and football coach — was diagnosed with cancer.
After much planning and preparation, Kool Bean Café in Ocean View now has four nights of dinners on the menu, with a hoped-for start date for dinner service at the end of September.
Chef Ronnie Burkle said they now have their liquor license and plan on offering a simple seasonal dinner menu Thursday through Sunday, in addition to breakfast and lunch daily.
“This Laundry Room is Self-Cleaning — Do It Yourself.”
If John Delvecchio of Delvecchio’s Bakery had a slogan, “Sweets with a smile” would be it.
“This whole thing has been one miracle after another” said the Rev. Rich Evans of the new Bayside Chapel and the Samaritan Thrift Shop near Fenwick Island. “In the past two years, this church has gone from a dream to a reality by the power of God!”