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Toy Town plans unchanged, despite rumors to contrary

(Aug. 11, 2016) Rumors to the contrary, Toy Town owner Richard Seaton said there have been no adjustments made to his plans to close the shop in Berlin on April 1 and open in Snow Hill as soon as possible after that. Reports of delays of up to April 2018, have circulated. “It’s always been… Read more »

Berlin’s ‘eclectic mix of everything’ expands offerings

(Aug. 4, 2016) Opened in October, Berlin’s Urban Nectar continues to expand its offerings, from housing the new bakery/record store “Swell,” to hosting a rotating series of events. Currently, Urban Nectar runs a Paint Night on Tuesdays, along with a series of classes that range from cooking to soap making.   Bingo nights are in… Read more »

‘Swell’ new shop carries vinyl LPs and baked goods

(Aug. 4, 2016) When life handed Jen Ausmus and Josh Kay lemons, the couple didn’t make lemonade. They opened a record store and bakery instead. Ausmus and Kay previously owned and operated Wake and Bake, a bakery and café in nearby Delaware. But when a third-party partner pulled his financial backing earlier this year, it… Read more »

Gilbert’s Provisions open in Berlin

(July 14, 2016) Charcuterie and cheese lovers have a new heaven in Berlin, and its name is Gilbert’s Provisions. The new shop opened last Friday on 25 Commerce Street, suite B, behind Bruder Hill, just off the town’s Main Street. Inside, customers can browse a large display case filled with more than a dozen different… Read more »

Knit shop owner offers splash of color to benches

(July 7, 2016) Coinciding with the town’s first fireworks display, another blast of color came to the downtown last week as local yarn shop A Little Bit Sheepish helped to create a new “yarn benching” initiative. A play on the popular “yarn-bombing” movement, the benching saw more than a dozen benches wrapped in hand-knitted covers… Read more »

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 »