DMI offers business funding options

Terry Rogers Business, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

As a Main Street accredited organization, Downtown Milford Inc.’s mission is to help create a vital downtown area. This goal is achieved by having vibrant businesses downtown with a focus on retail and restaurants. One of the options DMI offers in order to attract new businesses and to support existing businesses are several funding opportunities. “Our goal is to create …

New conditional use approved for Keir Building

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The former Josephine Keir LTD building which has also been known as the Derrickson Building at 27 South Walnut Street was recently approved for a new conditional use. The building was approved for a conditional use when it was purchased by the Parker Group several years ago, but it has recently been sold again to Zack and Marissa King. “It …

Studio You to open in Penney Square

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One of the things Marissa King realized that Milford needed was a spa designed to pamper both men and women in the Milford area. When she and her husband, Zack, purchased Penney Square, her goal was to bring businesses to the building that Milford did not already have and a spa was at the top of her list. “It is …

Past holiday traditions in Milford

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With the Christmas season underway and children line up to give Santa their Christmas wishes, it is a great time to remember the Santa Houses in Milford from years gone by. Around 1939, Al Humes, owner of Humes Hardware, built a small house that was designed specifically for Santa in downtown Milford. The house was known as the “Storybook House” …

The Village and Venue to open in former Keir building

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The building at 27 South Walnut Street has a rich history, housing everything from Derrickson’s Clothing Store to, most recently, Josephine Keir Unlimited, a high-end décor and furniture store. Recently, the building was purchased by Zack and Marissa King who are leasing the building to Taylor Rettano who plans to open The Village and Venue. “The eatery part of The …

Gallery 37 celebrates 10th anniversary

Terry Rogers Art, Culture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

After retiring from teaching, Marcia Reed knew she wanted to open a gallery as a second career although she intended to open one in her native Massachusetts. She reconnected with David Pickrell, her now husband, who was president of Italian International Belting in Newark. The two dated in high school from the age of 15 to 23 and reconnected after …

Volunteers needed for Milford Winter Festivities

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Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI) invites you to participate in Milford’s 2022 Winter Festivities. Milford’s Winter Festivities begin with the arrival of Santa Claus in the Downtown on Saturday November 26th at 11AM and continue with “The Holiday Stroll & Christmas Market” on Saturday December 3rd, 2022 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Join the DMI Promotion Committee as they prepare for one …

New restaurant to open in Penney Square early 2023

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When it comes to the restaurant industry, Zack and Marissa King already have a winning track record with EasySpeak, located on Milford Harrington Highway. The brewpub and distillery is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. The couple purchased Penney Square in 2021 and, almost from the beginning, planned to put a new restaurant in the location. Last week, …

Public bathrooms coming to downtown Milford

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Two interns with the University of Delaware, Alexander “AJ” Nash and Nate Wolhar presented information on two public bathrooms that are planned for the downtown area. The presentation was the result of several public meetings where residents and businesses were able to provide their input into the location, size and style of the public restrooms. “The purpose of this presentation …

Ladybug Festival Spotlight:  Lisa and Lori Brigantino

Terry Rogers Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Growing up in a musical family, the Lisa and Lori Brigantino began performing since they were small children. Their cousin, Felix Pappalardi, produced Cream and was the base player for Mountain, a band he also produced. Two more cousins are musical engineers, and their aunt was a barbershop music arranger. “We have a reel-to-reel recording of our family singing happy …