Downtown Businesses To Host Sidewalk Sale


By Kristen Gloss

Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI) and the newly formed Downtown Milford Merchants Association are teaming up next weekend to bring the Milford community something new. The Sidewalk Sale on August 18 will showcase what Milford downtown has to offer by promoting its businesses, art community and farmers’ market.  Downtown shops will feature end of season sales, entertainment will be held at the Riverfront Theatre throughout the day and the Downtown Farmers’ Market will be in full swing.

“Downtown Milford wanted to try to do something with the Merchants Association to promote our businesses,” said Marilyn Ambrose, Downtown Milford Inc. Promotions Committee Chairman. “It’s a good time of year; the weather is nice. There are great sales and people will want to come back.”

The Sidewalk Sale will feature tables on Walnut Street from each downtown business, even those not on the main drag, with information and items from each business. This will be a great opportunity for residents of the Milford community and visitors to the area to experience all that downtown Milford has to offer. Alongside the tables, Downtown Milford Inc. will continue their weekly Riverwalk Farmers’ Market next to the Mispillion River, featuring produce and fresh food from all across Delmarva.

In addition to taking advantage of back-to-school sales, residents will be provided with entertainment from 9am to 1pm in front of the Second Street Player’s Riverwalk Theatre. The schedule for entertainment will include storytelling and sing alongs by local author and artist Bill Walton from 9am to 10am; music by local musician John Fisher from 10am to11am; the sounds of bluegrass band Out of Order from 10am to 1pm; and face painting for the kids by Jacky Carmean 10am to 12pm.

The Sidewalk Sale will promote the downtown Milford area on Saturday, August 18 but more importantly will allow individuals to experience the variety of businesses, art and entertainment that the downtown area offers year round. Chuck Stanko, owner of Dolce and liaison between Downtown Merchant Association and Downtown Milford Inc., is helping to organize the merchants’ involvement in the Sidewalk Sale and hopes that the Sidewalk Sale will attract new individuals to the downtown area.

“This will bring more attention to downtown Milford,” said Stanko. “Hopefully everyone will enjoy it and get some bargains and have a good time.”

Downtown Milford Inc. will be hosting a variety of other events throughout the year including Spooktacular in October and the Holiday Stroll in December to promote commerce in downtown Milford. For more information on these events, Downtown Milford Inc. or the Milford Merchants Association visit