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From Luc Besson to 90201 to pork tacos

St. Augustine of Hippo wrote quite some time ago – paraphrased – that people can’t help “but to watch a man crushed under a cart’s wheel, knowing the outcome, but not able to stare away nonetheless.” I remember having a senior honors class on the dude at Loyola back in the 90s, and that was… Read more »

Berlin’s Treasure Chest turns 40

(July 13, 2017) Forty years ago last month, the Treasure Chest in downtown Berlin was sold to Bill Freeman. Today, his daughter, Terri Sexton, operates the mainstay on Main Street — the oldest business in historic district. The Treasure Chest dates back more than a century, when it was originally housed in the building that’s… Read more »

Baking Barons, Burley Oak team up for new café

(July 6, 2017) After three months of renovations, the former Berlin Coffee House on 17 Jefferson Street reopened on Friday as the Burley Café, operated now by Burley Oak Brewing Company owner Bryan Brushmiller and the Brooklyn Baking Barons, also known as Chris Poeschl and Tony Lanuza. It was a soft opening, unannounced on social… Read more »

Business Briefs

Gordon joins EXIT EXIT Realty at The Beach in Berlin recently announced the addition of Christy Gordon to its team of real estate professionals. Gordon was born and raised in Baltimore County. In 1999, she moved to the Worcester County area to become a “local” and can’t imagine living anywhere else. She retired from a… Read more »

Town Center Antiques turns 20; celebrations coming up

(May 25, 2017) Town Center Antiques, which includes three locations in downtown Berlin, is celebrating 20 years in business. A host of activities are planned, including a ribbon cutting ceremony with Berlin Mayor Gee Williams – and light hors d’oeuvres and spirits – on June 7, and an “Antique Road Show” at the Atlantic Hotel… Read more »

Patty Jean’s Boutique opens up in new spot

(May 25, 2017) Almost a year after she opened Patty Jean’s Boutique on 116 Broad Street in Berlin, owner Megan Cosman opened her new location on 110 North Main Street, last week. The storefront window did not go up until early this week, but Cosman was excited about the move to a busier section of… Read more »

New and improved: World of Toys opens back up in Berlin

(May 11, 2017) The World of Toys just got a whole lot bigger. Berlin’s signature shop for educational toys, puzzles, games, books, dolls and stuffed animals moved across the street last week, from the narrow confines of 110 North Main Street into a comparatively sprawling 4,800-square-foot space on 115 North Main Street. The new location… Read more »

Watch Me Grow offers fun summer learning activities

(May 11, 2017) Watch Me Grow, a new early learning center in Berlin on 9040 Worcester Highway, Suite E, behind Pitt Stop Beer and Wine, will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday. The free event, 1-4 p.m., will include moon bounces and  children’s crafts and snacks. Lollipop the Clown will offer face painting and balloon… Read more »

Island Creamery opens sweet treat shop in downtown Berlin

(May 4, 2017) The best ice cream parlor in the country, according to Trip Advisor, now has a location in downtown Berlin.   The Chincoteague, Virginia-based Island Creamery, known for its unique flavors and local and natural ingredients, was also recently recognized by Food & Wine magazine and Buzzfeed as one of the top ice… Read more »

ReTag’d will hold grand opening on First Friday, May 5

(April 27, 2017) One of Snow Hill’s newest businesses, ReTag’d Upscale Retail on 108 Pearl St., will hold a grand opening during the Arts on the River First Friday event next week. ReTag’d held a soft opening last month. Owner Anna Jones said the establishment’s initial reception has been phenomenal and she is excited for… Read more »