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Madison Avenue Boutique, Dusty Lamb open


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 28, 2019) Two new shops, Madison Avenue Boutique on 11 South Main Street and The Dusty Lamb on 12 William Street, opened with great fanfare in downtown Berlin Saturday. Family, friends and local business people gathered to welcome the boutique clothing store, which held a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by… Read more »

DeNovo’s to open second location in downtown Berlin


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 14, 2019) Popular Ocean Pines pizzeria DeNovo’s Trattoria is opening a second location in Berlin, called “Pop’s Kitchen.” Owners Bob and Kelli Beck last Wednesday received approval from the Berlin Historic District Commission for new signs for the restaurant on 15 Gay Street. According to Bob Beck, “the focus would… Read more »

Berlin native enjoying new role as shop owner


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 28, 2019) Berlin native Cassandra Brown took the scenic route to ownership of a downtown Berlin business, and now she’s thrilled be running the oil and vinegar shop Una Bella Salute. The name roughly translates to “A Beautiful Health,” and Brown said the products in her store could enhance flavors… Read more »

Uncle Jon’s Soaps makes fresh start in new location


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 7, 2019) About four years after opening on 12 William Street, Uncle Jon’s Soaps has moved just around the corner into a bigger and more visible space on 12 Pitts Street in downtown Berlin. “We needed more square footage. That was the main reason [for the move],” shop owner Jon… Read more »

Berlin business vacancies likely to fill in by summer

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 3, 2019) A few business vacancies were in downtown Berlin last year, but Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells said she expects those all to be filled by next summer. For starters, Wells said a new clothing store would likely move into the 11 South Main Street space vacated… Read more »

A Little Bit Sheepish opens in new location


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) After closing shop for about two months at her old location, owner Brenda Trice reopened A Little Bit Sheepish on Dec. 6 in its new location on 1 South Main Street in Berlin. She said the colorful yarn store, which moved across the street from its two-story shop… Read more »

WCDC clients sell soaps for holiday season

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Dec. 20, 2018) Clients of the Worcester County Developmental Center in Newark, Maryland, are again making unique, scented and festive soap baskets for the holiday season. Different soap styles are available, including seashells, shorebirds, crabs, starfish, seahorses, sea turtles and sand dollars, ranging in sizes from 2-7 ounces. “Our classic green… Read more »

Historic Merry Sherwood reopens in Berlin


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 6, 2018) The Merry Sherwood Plantation in Berlin recently reopened for event bookings under the direction of Ruth and Jim Arty, a couple who came to the Eastern Shore after retiring from the Baltimore area. Built in 1859, the massive home was something of a wedding gift from wealthy Philadelphian… Read more »

Dream Weaver opens new Berlin location


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 6, 2018) Boardwalk mainstay Dream Weaver recently opened a second location in downtown Berlin, bringing the same merchandise to Main Street. Husband and wife Tiffany and Sean Lackner, originally from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, respectively, came to the area with the hopes of opening a business. “We ended up on… Read more »

Gilbert’s Provisions reopens on Main Street

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 29, 2018) Gilbert’s Provisions, Berlin’s home for charcuterie, cheese and fermented goods, reopened last week on Main Street after moving from its original location a few blocks away on Commerce Street. The shop was closed for nearly two months as owner Toby Gilbert and a few friends worked to remodel… Read more »