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New boutique shop Patty Jean’s opens in downtown Berlin

(June 16, 2016) After operating an online business at home for several years, Megan Cosman last Friday officially opened the doors of her brick-and-motor shop Patty Jean’s Boutique at 116 Broad Street in Berlin. The contemporary boutique was named for Cosman’s mother, Patty Jean O’Toole, whom she called a key inspiration. O’Toole worked as a… Read more »

Tracy’s Barbershop in Berlin features old-fashioned cuts

(June 9, 2016) Like the town itself, there’s something refreshingly old-fashioned about Tracy’s Berlin Barbershop. The owner, Tracy Adkins, grew up in the town. She worked for several years as an animal groomer, before becoming a barber about five years ago. “For 13 years, I groomed dogs,” she said. “And then my hands started to… Read more »

Don’s Seafood and Chicken aims for local, regional crowd

(June 9, 2016) Though this version of Don’s Seafood and Chicken house is only about four years old, owners Stone and Lambertson have been in the restaurant business in Pocomoke for more than two decades and have a clear vision of what they do and don’t want in their eateries. Named for brother-sister team of… Read more »

Crowd gathers to celebrate 50 years of Church Mouse

(June 2, 2016) Berlin’s Church Mouse Thrift Shop has done big things during its 50 years of existence, having supported scores of local nonprofits and helped countless individuals and families get back on their feet during times of need. It was no surprise, then, to see a throng of supporters present last Thursday as the… Read more »

Berlin’s Church Mouse will celebrate 50 years of charity

(May 12, 2016) For five decades, the Church Mouse Thrift Shop in Berlin has supported local nonprofits with hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations, along with providing clothing and other household items to countless people during their times of need. An extension of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the store was originally located in one… Read more »

Fathom, Gilbert’s Provisions coming soon to dwtn. Berlin

(May 5, 2016) Two new – and very different – businesses are in development in downtown Berlin. Both hope to add a vibrant, youthful atmosphere to the historic district, and both hope to open their respective doors this summer. At 14 North Main Street, in the area formerly occupied by jj Fish Studio and Fine… Read more »

Berlin Printery, CFD, open up shop during 2nd Friday stroll

(March 24, 2016) Berlin Printery and CFD Fine Jewelry, both located on 16 North Main Street, officially opened during Berlin’s 2nd Friday art stroll, March 11. Brian Robertson runs the print shop, where he creates and sells artwork, including posters, vintage-inspired post cards and prints, using a pair of vintage letterpresses. Caroline Forrester sells her… Read more »

Industry veteran Robertson opens Sea Floor in Pines

(March 10, 2016) Sea Floor in Ocean Pines is the latest venture from industry veteran Don Robertson. If all goes well, it will also be his last. The shop, located at 11312 Manklin Creek Road in the Manklin Station Shopping Center, opened in mid-February. “I’ve been in the business for over 25 years,” Robertson said…. Read more »

Seaside Plumbing sets up new shop near ‘action’ in OP

(Nov. 5, 2015) Family owned and operated, Seaside Plumbing recently moved from a home office to a new headquarters on Friendship Road in Berlin. Owner Josh Martin, who runs the company with his wife, described the business as “mom and pop.” “We slowly, slowly grew until we finally outgrew out home office,” he said. “We… Read more »

All-natural boutique Beez Kneez opens doors in Berlin

(Sept. 3, 2015) For Lori Wagman, owner of the newest business in downtown Berlin, the idea for her shop Beez Kneez Boutique grew out of a personal need. A former massage therapist, Wagman said her sensitive skin led her to begin making her own bath and body products. In April, she began selling her products… Read more »