Keeping Downtown Milford Vibrant


By Lee Nelson, DMI Executive Director

Spooktacular is back. DMI joins forces with Fur-Baby Boutique and Second Street Players on Saturday, October 27 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Riverfront Theater on Walnut Street. It all starts with Chunkin Punkins Storytelling, crafts and face painting, children’s costume contest and then a pet costume contest followed at 4:00 p.m. with Bill Walton entertaining and scaring with children’s ghost stories. Mark your calendars and don’t miss out on the fun.

We bid farewell to The Riverwalk Farmers Market for this season with the final market on Saturday, October 27. We had more vendors than ever this year and we look forward to another successful and bigger market in 2013. The new team of DMI volunteers organizing the market learned a lot and did a great job. A big thank you to them, one and all. We also thank Bayhealth for sponsoring the market.

DMI welcomes Jenn White and Little Posies Photography to the downtown business community. The studio was opened by our collaboration effort with the Delaware Dept. of Economic Development “Project – Pop-up” at 131 NW Front Street. Details of the grand opening will be announced later. The telephone number is (302) 258-7938 and the studio website is

Keep an eye out for the DMI and Downtown Merchants joint television ads spotlighting some downtown businesses and showing what a great place downtown is to visit and shop local. We also have joint adverts running on NPR Delmarva – let us know when you hear or see them.

Don’t worry if you go to S. Washington Street office and find us gone … the DMI office has moved to 115B North Walnut Street because the S. Washington St. office building is scheduled for demolition. But our telephone number remains the same. Stop by and check out our new place opposite M&T Bank back parking lot.

For more information, contact us at 839-1180, or visit our website at For daily updates, and important information, please follow us on face book: . Remember volunteers drive our efforts, so don’t delay and please sign up soon. For info, go to our website or call me at (302) 839-1180. Thank you