by Terry Rogers
On Thursday, November 5, Silicato Development held hard hat tours of their new 10th Street Medical Building, located by Grotto’s on Route 1. The company hopes to have the new building opened by the end of 2020.
“When you enter the building, you will see our café which will be run by Dolce,” Nicole Silicato Miller said. “We plan to have four suites on the first floor and have a commitment from Bayada for one of the back suites. The second floor right now is completely open and we are hoping to lease it to one company, but we can break it into four if someone wants to do that. We are currently in meetings with Beebe about the space. There are three suites on the third floor and one of them will be the offices of Dr. Scott Hammer and Dr. Cedric Barnes. Right now, we have two spaces on the third floor but one of them can be split into two.”
Walking through the building, the steel support beams are still visible with drywall up in only a few places. On the third floor, one corner of the building is still open without windows installed. All suites have large windows that provide views of the Milford High School football field and agricultural lands across Route 1. During the tour, a beautiful sunset was visible through almost every window. Each suite will have its own bathroom and there is a public restroom in the lobby.
“We have had a lot of interest in the building,” Silicato Miller said. “Most of the doctors we talk to want to see a finished product, so we are working to get the finishing touches done to give a better idea what the offices will look like. The good thing right now is we can build to suit any need.”
Dean and Stephanie Tatman, owners of Dolce were also on hand at the tour to talk about their second location in Milford. The downtown location will remain open with the 10th Street Medical location added.
“We are focusing on more healthy alternatives at this location,” Stephanie said. “We will have some fruit bowls, savory sandwiches, smoothies and, of course, our coffee. We will have a few sweet options as well but want the menu here to be a healthier version of what we serve. We are very excited about the new location and cannot wait to begin serving customers here.”
Silicato Development decided to build the new medical arts building after talking to several doctors in the area who were having difficulty finding good office space. When Bayhealth decided to build the Sussex Campus just off Route 1, it seemed beneficial to add a medical arts building close by to make ti convenient for healthcare professionals to get to and from the new hospital. The location also offered easy access to and from Route 1, making it easer for patients and staff.