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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 »

Toy Town ribbon cutting planned next week

(April 27, 2017) Toy Town, one of Snow Hill’s newest and largest businesses, will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. during next week’s Arts on the River First Friday. Since opening earlier this month, Debbie Seaton, who operates the shop with her husband Richard, said scores of familiar faces have… 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 »

Ocean Elements Salt Spa features new Float Center

(April 20, 2017) Escaping the pressures of life and succumbing to relaxation are a couple of the benefits offered by a floating session at Ocean Elements Salt Spa in the Serenity Salon in Ocean Pines. “You can’t tell where your skin ends and the water begins,” owner Jeanne Mills, said. “It is quite an experience… Read more »

Massage Envy now open in Ocean Pines

(March 30, 2017) Therapeutic massages, facials, skin care treatments and a few unique add-ons are offered at Massage Envy on Manklin Creek Road in Ocean Pines, which opened on Feb. 16. “People need to take care of their bodies to participate in life. We are very wellness-based,” Joann Hess, owner of the Massage Envy Ocean… Read more »

More space, more toys, and more to play with

(March 23, 2017) World of Toys owner Olga Kozhevnikova is so eager to move into her store’s new location across the street in Berlin that she’s been making plans in her sleep. “I’m excited,” she said. “I wake up and in my head I’m building walls and setting inventory. I’ve also been doing drawings. I… Read more »

Business Briefs 3/9/17

Top in sales Hileman Real Estate has announced that Bethany Drew and Terri Bradford and their “Power of 2 Team” have achieved the top sales position for 2016 among the over 1,000 members of the Coastal Association of Realtors, the professional real estate organization that serves the tri-county region. Drew and Bradford sold 152 homes… Read more »

Fathom brings taste of city to downtown Berlin

(Feb. 23, 2017) Sisters Hunter Smith and Devon Donahue have moved off Artisan’s Way onto Main Street in Berlin with their new, urban-inspired clothing and gift store Fathom. That’s “Fathom.” with a period at the end of the word, regardless of its placement in a sentence, Donahue noted with a laugh. Her sister is apparently… Read more »