Dollars & Sense
After nearly 50 years on the business stage in Selbyville, C&E Furniture will bow out by the end of this year.
There are new waves being made at Aquacare Physical Therapy. With an extensive, all-inclusive facility, qualified and trained specialists, and an emphasis not only upon rehabilitation and therapy but education, more and more clients are finding ways to better their lives and their well-being.
Growing up in the area together, Lloyd Bare and Mark Baull have become close friends, and for more than a decade, they have been coworkers, as well. But working in the automotive industry as long as these two have, it was just a matter of time until they took things into their own hands. Late last month, the two started up Crossroads Auto Repair in Selbyville, with an aim of offering fair prices and quality work.
\Entrepreneur Peter Koslowski has worn many hats – as a seafaring engineer in the Merchant Marine, as owner of several nautical-themed shops and now as owner of Peter Stone Jewelry, which has its U.S. wholesale marketing office in Selbyville.
For the better part of two decades, Carolina Street in Fenwick Island has been outfitting homes and gardens with an eclectic mix of one-of-a-kind pieces, including artwork, furniture, jewelry, home decor, woodworks, pottery and much more.
Just in time for fall and the second half of hurricane season, there is a new shutter and blind business in the area — Delaware Shutter Inc. The shop is run by Garret Layton, son of Mary Ann of Mary Ann’s Interiors in Ocean View, and his partner, Debbie Fuchs.
Karen Apostolico has always had an appreciation for yesterday’s treasures. After retiring to Millsboro from Wilmington four years ago, she has finally brought her passion to fruition, having opened Caroline’s Cottage in early June. The old house-turned-shop, located downtown, on Main Street, combines an artistic mix of vintage and contemporary pieces, including clothes, furniture, art, jewelry, ceramics and much more.
For Shaun Welsh, cutting hair has always been a way of life. Back in Severna Park, Md., he had been running his barber shop for decades. But earlier this month, fortune came his way in the form of business and pleasure, as Welsh, with a little help from his friends, landed more than a new business in north Ocean City, Md.
Since the start of the summer, Pizzelli’s has been providing the Selbyville area with savory Italian dishes and desserts alike. While one step inside the restaurant brings Central European atmosphere to Sussex County, it’s the friendly service and culinary authenticity that husband and wife duo Maria Kotsifis and Gus Halkias said will keep customers coming back for more.
It may only have been a month since Holly’s Treasure Chest opened up in Fenwick Island, but customers are already finding what they are looking for there, and then some. Located along Coastal Highway, adjacent to the former Libby’s restaurant, the shop boasts antiques and collectibles, sports memorabilia and plenty of beach goods, from swimsuits and sandals to chairs, umbrellas and bodyboards.
One local family is helping both vacationers and locals beat the heat, while bringing a little bit of Baltimore to the beach and offering help to a good cause.
The house call – a once-common medical practice now nearly obsolete – is making a comeback in the Washington, D.C.-metro area. This summer, it’s returning to the Delaware shore, as well.
A new hotspot is waking up the neighborhood on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk. Beach Break Bakrie & Cafe, located at the marketplace at Pennsylvania Avenue and Garfield Parkway, around the corner from Bethany Blues, is bringing a healthy, fresh alternative to the table, whether customers are stopping in for a morning muffin and a cup of joe, a salad or sandwich for lunch or the rustic pizza for dinner. Even a bite on the run, such as their savory sweet potato fries, offer a tasty twist to a midday or evening stroll down the boardwalk.
The summertime sun and heat can be a burden for the skin, but at AfterGlo Beauty Spa in Millville, clients are finding ways to look and feel relaxed and younger. From custom-designed facials and peels, aimed at purifying the skin’s appearance, to detoxifying massages and nail treatments, the small boutique spa offers an extensive list of therapeutic treatments from an experienced staff.
This summer Fenwick Island is getting a new family-friendly dessert venue by way of HaHa’s — Healthy Alternative, Happy Attitude.