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Berlin Planning approves Athena Plaza for Rt. 818

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer Fairfield Inn, 7-Eleven will go on newly annexed land (June 18, 2020) A Fairfield Inn and a 7-Eleven will be coming to Athena Plaza on Route 818 across from Berlin Main Place near the intersection with Route 50, having earned site plan approval from the Berlin Planning Commission last Wednesday…. Read more »

Berlin museum to archive covid-19 stories

By Morgan Pilz Calvin B. Taylor House will reopen in beginning of July; online activities still offered (June 18, 2020) Having skipped its traditional Memorial Day weekend opening because of statewide health-safety restrictions, the Calvin B. Taylor Museum will reopen to the public at the beginning of July. The restored 19th century house-turned-museum has been… Read more »

Oceans East second phase to start

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 18, 2020) The Berlin Planning Commission unanimously approved the proposed second phase of Oceans East apartment complex on Seahawk Road last Wednesday. During the first phase of construction, 180 garden-style apartments were built. The Phase 2 site plan features 154 additional units, including 132 apartments in five buildings, 22… Read more »

Yarn store on Main Street to close July 15


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer A Little Bit Sheepish owner to retire next month after being impacted by covid (June 18, 2020) A Little Bit Sheepish on South Main Street in Berlin is having a storewide sale after owner Brenda Trice announced the yarn shop would be closing on July 15. Trice made the announcement… Read more »

Berlin’s eateries offer dining outside with limited seating


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 11, 2020) With Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to allow restaurants to have limited outdoor seating last week, several Berlin operators have taken advantage of the situation to ensure their businesses continue to flourish. Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells worked with multiple residents around the town to accommodate… Read more »

The Globe outdoor seating, sign approved

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer Bryan, Nicole Brushmiller complete final stages of renovations for restaurant (June 11, 2020) Like many restaurants that had only indoor dining before the pandemic, The Globe on Broad Street has now designated a space to serve customers outdoors. The Globe owners Bryan and Nicole Brushmiller hope to reopen the venue… Read more »

Berlin business reopening with sigh of relief


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 21, 2020) The town of Berlin is seeing several restaurants and small businesses tentatively reopen now that Gov. Larry Hogan has lifted his stay-at-home order and allowed some facets of normal life to resume. Excluding sit-down restaurants, gyms, playgrounds, theaters and large gathering events, many businesses are beginning to… Read more »

Wells helps Berlin businesses apply for grants amid covid


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 23, 2020) Even though her office is closed to the public, Economic & Community Development Director Ivy Wells has been working with Berlin businesses to help obtain grants and other assistance to stay afloat during the economic havoc created by the covid-19 pandemic. “Initially, when the whole thing started,… Read more »

‘Community Over Covid-19:’ working together

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 16, 2020) Several owners of small boutiques from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, to Salisbury, have banded together to help one another get through the coronavirus pandemic. “Instead of worrying about competing against each other, we have come together to spread the awareness of ‘Community Over Competition,’ or in this case, ‘Community… Read more »

Dusty Lamb opens in new location


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 5, 2020) The Dusty Lamb owner, Berlin native and artist Patty Backer, who has displayed her work throughout the Berlin area for many years, has reopened for business on 3 South Main Street as of Saturday, Feb. 29. Originally opening in March of 2019 on Williams Street, Backer moved… Read more »