Downtown is Alive After Five

Downtown Milford, Inc. has announced that the theme for 3rd Thursdays on May 18, 2017 in downtown Milford’s historic commercial district is Alive After Five! From 5 to 8pm, residents and visitors to Milford are encouraged to explore the unique shops, purchase flowers from Country Flowers at Milford Plant & Garden Center’s stall on Walnut Street and experience some fine food truck dining offered up Rosenfeld’s Jewish Deli, Mr. Bar-B-Que and Po’ Boys Creole.

Rain or shine, 3rd Thursdays is great way to discover Milford’s retail shops, art galleries, antique and gift stores. A favorite stop downtown to begin the night is Dolce Bakery & Coffee Shop. This month’s latte special is a white mocha lavender latte and they recently introduced fresh fruit smoothies and milkshakes from the Frozen Farmer in Bridgeville, DE. 

“Everyone is so busy that life speeds by us. In downtown Milford life slows down a bit, families come together and the community comes to life,” said Stephanie Tatman, owner of Dolce Bakery & Coffee Shop. “There are many small towns in our great state, but no one has the warm, heartfelt merchants and residents like Milford.”

Families can check out the art scene and should be sure to stop in to Gallery 37 to experience Marcia Reed’s eclectic collection of visual art. Among many unique pieces of art, the gallery features Wave #25, an oil painting by Pat Whitehead of Alexandria, VA. Gallery 37 represents many of her paintings as Whitehead has work opening in the Directors Choice show at Rehoboth Art League.

“The Milford community has beautifully utilized the River and created a River walk that is top notch. Not many DE towns can boast about eighteen public outdoor boat sculptures along the river painted by artists from the surrounding Kent and Sussex counties,” said Reed. “Milford also has a first class Art Gallery as well as a successful professionally active Art League with outstanding artists as their members.”

As shopping continues at shops including Josephine Keir Ltd., fine oriental rugs and furniture, and Coolspring Cottage, women’s clothing, visitors to downtown can also enjoy dinner at several restaurants including Georgia House, Abbott’s Grill and Park Place Restaurant & Lounge. On Thursdays along with specialty drinks, Park Place
serves baby back ribs and fries for $12, rounding out weekly specials including Monday Wings Night and Wednesday Steamers Night.

“Alive After Five” on May 18 is a wonderful opportunity to experience Milford with family and friends,” said Downtown Milford Inc. Interim Executive Director Lorraine Dion.

For more information, individuals can contact the Downtown Milford, Inc. office at 302-839-1180 or visit the event on DMI’s Facebook page. Downtown Milford Inc. is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization continually promoting quality civic, commercial, and cultural development of the historic central business district, which is the heart of community life in Milford, Delaware.

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