Dollars & Sense
Dr. Kimberly Grimes has pretty much seen (and done) it all.
After earning an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in North Carolina and a doctorate from the University of Arizona, and, currently, taking on the role of an anthropology professor at the University of Delaware, Grimes has accomplished things that many wish they could.
After some time in the location, the health and beauty salon A New Face in Town left Ocean Bay Plaza in Fenwick Island. But last month the property, located beside Jimmy’s Kitchen, saw another new face: Danielle Lucas.
Pyramids of cantaloupe and watermelons; piles of corn still in the husk; fresh berries and peppers nestled in cartons along the shelves. Everyone has seen Jimmy Robinson’s stand along Route 26 in Ocean View, but few know just how far it’s come.
Running her family’s restaurant, the TC Diner, may seem like a drastic step from the time she spent as a coordinator for “The Late Show with David Letterman,” but Meral Yilmaz said she couldn’t be happier.
Still a fairly young company, 3-D Tile Inc. has been making a difference in home remodeling and contracting for nearly four years now. The company, which started as 3-D Construction, is the brain child of owners and employers Matt Mitchell and David Long, two Sussex County locals and graduates of Indian River High School.
Bethany Beach Diner and Maui Wowi may have spent a considerably short time along Garfield Parkway, but the two food-service establishments will soon make way for a new dining experience: The Penguin Café.
With temperatures slowly creeping up as summer approaches, locals and seasonal homeowners will soon be sliding open their patio doors and starting up their grills. And that sound is music to the ears of Dustin Shepherd and Kebbie Crout, owners of West Fenwick Island’s Hit the Deck Patio Warehouse.
For 16 years, “Mattress Bill” Reid has made a name for himself with his store, Mattress Unlimited Inc., along Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View. But the time has come, he said this week, to move on. The 78-year-old business man, originally from western Baltimore, said he has enjoyed a successful run and couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
Same name, same service, even the same contact information. Cindy McCabe wants to let everyone know that the only thing that is changing about her business, Bethany Travel, is the location.
John Dux said he had his work cut out for him when he became owner of The Quail in Fenwick Island, but his pub and restaurant is finally getting to where he always envisioned it.
For 15 years, Bethany Cycle and Fitness has been prospering along Route 26 at their shopping center location. But owner Alton Jones has his sights on the store’s reopening this spring, when they move into the Tropicana Sun building, which was formerly Happy Harry’s and is currently undergoing renovations.
No other businesses in Selbyville can claim they’ve stood through what Scotty’s Menswear has seen. And, unfortunately, the four-generation family-owned clothing store that has tailored generations in the area will soon be a thing of the past.
Most people wouldn’t presume that a 24- and 20-year-old sister and brother duo would own their own family business. Megan Brosnahan and Eric Brosnahan, however, are anything but your typical 24- and 20-year-olds.
This coming Wednesday, love will be in the air, and that spells particularly good news for some local businesses. Many restaurants will reap the benefits, with specialized servings for couples, and there are others who look forward to Valentine’s Day as well.
As the days creep further into the winter, locals are finding themselves scrounging around for more places to dine along Coastal Highway and the shore.