Business, History/Tourism

Downtown Delaware Named “A Great Place In Ohio”

11 Oct , 2018  

Downtown Delaware is now officially an award-winning great place.

The Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association this month awarded downtown Delaware a “Great Place in Ohio” designation. The biennial awards program honors outstanding physical spaces throughout the state that planners have created and nurtured through careful planning and imagination. More…



Dispatch Reports That Team Behind Planet Oasis Has Split

10 Oct , 2018  

The excitement may have been short-lived, as the team behind the proposed Planet Oasis mega-development has broken up, the Columbus Dispatch reported on Tuesday afternoon. Both sides have announced the intention to move forward with the project. More…

Business, Schools

Delaware Students Tour PPG

7 Oct , 2018  

PPG welcomed teachers and students from Delaware City Schools Friday at its Delaware facility.

The event was held to mark National Manufacturing Day, organized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), which aims to address labor opportunities, connect with future generations of manufacturers and ensure success of the manufacturing industry. More…


Middlefield Banking Company Opens Powell Location

3 Oct , 2018  

The Middlefield Banking Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Middlefield Banc Corp., has announced the opening of its newest location in Powell. Powell is the company’s 15th full-service banking center and fourth in the Central Ohio region.

“I am excited to announce The Middlefield Banking Company’s newest Central Ohio location,” said Charles Moore, President of the Central Ohio Region of The Middlefield Banking Company. “Powell is an ideal location for us to expand due to its growth and we look forward to providing customer-centric, community-focused banking services to the area’s local residents and businesses.” More…

Business, Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware Entrepreneurial Center To Debut On October 4

1 Oct , 2018  

The Delaware Entrepreneurial Center at Ohio Wesleyan University will open officially on October 4 with an afternoon ribbon-cutting, remarks, and public tours. The celebration will continue that evening with the 2018 Robert L. Milligan Leaders in Business Lecture.

The newly renovated 6,000-square-foot entrepreneurial center is a collaboration of Ohio Wesleyan, Delaware County, and the City of Delaware. It is the first-of-its-kind liberal arts business accelerator and the first-of-its-kind city, county, and educational institute partnership. More…

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Soon You Can Float Away Your Stress

29 Sep , 2018  

A new experience is coming to Delaware County in the coming days.

Urban Float will soon be opening on Worthington Road in Westerville, and specifically in the Westar Neighborhood Retail Center. More…

Business, Planet Oasis News

Dispatch Profiles Glimcher’s Vision For Planet Oasis

24 Sep , 2018  

This weekend, the Columbus Dispatch turned its attention to the developer David Glimcher and to the project which, if constructed to any large degree, would be transformative for Delaware County.

In a piece entitled, “Vision guides Planet Oasis developer David Glimcher,” writer Steve Wartenberg asked Glimcher questions about Planet Oasis’ concept, plans, location, and goals. More…



Virginia Real Estate Investor Purchases Delaware Building For $8.3 Million

21 Sep , 2018  

Gladstone Commercial Corporation  announced on Thursday that it completed the acquisition of a 157,810 square foot industrial building in Delaware for $8.3 million.

The property is 100% occupied by Midwest Acoust-A-Fiber, a designer and manufacturer of thermal and acoustical engineering products for high temperature insulation and noise suppression for the automotive industry. More…



DHL Supply Chain Breaks Ground For New Delaware County HQ; Enters Into Tree Planting Arrangement With OSU

13 Sep , 2018  

Logistics company DHL Supply Chain moved ahead with its commitment to keep its North American headquarters in Westerville by breaking ground on Thursday on a $20 million corporate office building, Columbus Business First has reported.

The 145,000 square foot building is in the Westar Complex off of Polaris Parkway. Westerville City Council gave the corporation a 12%, 10 year property tax abatement to invest in the city.

DHL Supply Chain also announced this week that it has partnered with The Ohio State University to plant 30 trees near the Schottenstein Center. More…

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New In The County: Condado Tacos

10 Sep , 2018  

As often as we can, 1808Delaware will be sharing news of new and expanded retail operations, restaurants, and other businesses opening somewhere within Delaware County. We’re calling this series “New in the County.”

We begin by sharing news of the recent opening of the newest Candado Tacos at 8958 Lyra Drive, just off of Gemini Place, west of I-71. More…


1808Delaware, Business

Welcome to 1808Delaware

10 Sep , 2018  

On Saturday, we “flipped the switch” and activated 1808Delaware.

You may have some questions. What exactly is 1808Delaware? How is this place different from other online news and information sites? Why is it is called “1808Delaware?” Are there sites like this in other communities?

All great questions. Here’s what’s up. More…

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Business, Polaris Area

COHatch Assists Eleventh Candle In Getting Its First Retail Space

7 Sep , 2018  

The ubiquitous central Ohio co-working space enterprise, COHatch, is providing backing to one of its own tenants in its attempt to open its first bricks-and-mortar retail space.

That effort has borne fruit, and the new Eleventh Candle Co. store will be opening soon in Polaris Fashion Place. More…

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