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Three requests approved by Historic District Commission

•Burley Cafe

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 13, 2020) The Berlin Historic District Commission unanimously approved three requests for signs and a storage shed for downtown businesses during its meeting on Aug. 5. The commission first met with a representative of Burley Café, Matt Burrier, to discuss signs for the rebranding of the property at 17… Read more »

Berlin BZA approves carport variance request on Baker St.

•1971 VW Beetle

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 13, 2020) The Berlin Board of Zoning Appeals last Wednesday unanimously agreed to grant a variance that will allow a proposed carport and a shed to be built at 7 Baker St. Homeowners Douglas and Suzanne Parks requested the accessory building to protect their 1971 Volkswagen Beetle. “Plus, we… Read more »

Project halted for buildings on Pitts Street in Berlin

•Rendering of Corner Pitts and Main

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer Ocean City Today and Bayside Gazette erroneously reported that Fisher Architecture was the contract purchaser of properties on Pitts and Main Streets as well as which companies Frank Willing and Chris Davis represented in last week’s paper. Corrections have been made to the article to reflect the most accurate information. (Aug…. Read more »

Recovery program gives Wor. Arts Council benefits in July

•Anna Mullis headshot

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 6, 2020) The Worcester County Arts Council was one of five nonprofits to be selected for $1,000 of customized consulting and benefits geared toward pandemic recovery through the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s new Nonprofit Pandemic Recovery Technical Assistance Program announced on Facebook on July 22. The pilot… Read more »

Burn in Berlin closes indoor dining


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 30, 2020) Burn Wood Fired Pizza announced on Facebook on Monday that it would be closing indoor dining because of a spike in positive cases of coronavirus in Worcester County. “It was a tough decision to make, but we felt like it was necessary,” said owner Vincent Sebastian. As… Read more »

Berlin celebrates Christmas in July

•Heart of Gold Kids

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 23, 2020) The Town of Berlin in partnership with local businesses is hosting Christmas in July downtown until Sunday. Economic & Community Development Director Ivy Wells said all the shops and restaurants are celebrating in their own way. A sidewalk sale is among the festivities that began on July… Read more »

Childcare centers adapt to safety guidance

•Eastern Shore Early Learning

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 23, 2020) Childcare centers in Berlin are adapting to standards set by the Maryland State Department of Education during the coronavirus pandemic. According to a July 10 press release from the Maryland State Department of Education, additional family- and center-based child programs could reopen as part of Stage 2… Read more »

Additional EDU approved for business after reassessment

14 Arby's EDUs

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 16, 2020) The Berlin Mayor and Council unanimously agreed to allow Steven Black, the owner of Arby’s at 10627 Ocean Gateway in Berlin, to purchase and finance one additional equivalent dwelling unit (EDU) for the property during its meeting on Monday. An equivalent dwelling unit is a unit measure… Read more »

Planning Commission recommends rezoning

•Broad Street

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 16, 2020) The Berlin Planning Commission unanimously agreed to recommend to the mayor and council the rezoning of two properties to B-2 Shopping District at its meeting last Wednesday. The first case was to rezone the property at 10712 Ocean Gateway from B-1 Town Center Zone to B-2 Shopping… Read more »

Dolle’s Candyland in Berlin opening delayed by covid-19


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 2, 2020) Dolle’s Candyland co-owner Anna Dolle Bushnell hopes to expand the business by opening its first Berlin location soon at the former PNC Bank building at 1 S. Main Street Unit B. Rayne’s Reef owner Michael Queen owns the building and is renting to Dolle’s. Bushnell, who runs… Read more »