Business

Delaware Railroad Depot, 37 Other Ohio Buildings Awarded Preservation Tax Credits

23 Jun , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

The state of Ohio has awarded nearly $40 million in tax credits for rehabilitation projects at 38 historic buildings throughout the state in Round 28 of the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit, it was announced on Wednesday.

One of those buildings is on Lake Street east of downtown Delaware.

“Preserving historic buildings is one tool we can use to build vibrant downtowns and create opportunity on our main streets throughout the state,” Governor Mike DeWine said in the announcement. “These projects are just one piece of the larger picture to transform our communities and create even more exceptional places to live and visit.”

The money will be used to assist private developers in rehabilitating historic buildings — many of which are currently vacant and generating little economic activity.

“Once rehabilitated, these historic buildings will drive further investment and interest in adjacent property,” Gov. DeWine’s office noted. More…

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Business

New Seafood Restaurant Coming To Downtown Delaware

9 Jun , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

As we shared back in late March, a popular downtown Delaware restaurant was set to close its doors.

Speck Italian Eatery had announced an upcoming move from its 15 East Winter Street location to a place in downtown Columbus. At the same time, owner and chef Josh Dalton had suggested that the Delaware venue would not remain empty for long.

That prediction has held true now that a new eatery has reportedly announced that it will fill that spot – Cove, A Seafood Joint.

According to this article in 614now.com, the new restaurant, opening July 12, has a goal to highlight noteworthy seafood dishes from different cuisines and regions.

The Cove website, which is live but not yet populated with a menu, can be found here.

If you find yourself hungry in downtown Columbus, the new Speck menu can be found on this site.

Image by James Hills from Pixabay

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Delaware

Patios, Tabled Renovation Before Delaware HPC On Wednesday

25 Apr , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

When the City of Delaware Historic Preservation Commission holds its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, business will include a holdover matter tabled from its February meeting and two new applications for patios.

New submissions are asking for Certificates of Appropriateness for a permanent rear patio at 31 West Winter Street from Staas Brewing Company, as well as an application from Olivina Taproom for a side permanent patio at their location, 44 South Sandusky Street.

The West Winter property is a three unit commercial building that has been considered a “non-contributing structure” within the National Register Northwest Historic District. The operation has had a front patio for some time, with COVID creating a need for more outside seating – with a temporary rear patio approved. The present action would make that temporary unit a permanent one. More…

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Business

Strand Looking To Update Marquee, Front Doors

31 Mar , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

In an initial step in a hoped-for project at Delaware’s historic Strand Theater, owner Strand Theatre and Cultural Arts Association appeared before the City’s Historic Preservation Commission last week for an informal application review.

An informal review allows applicants to engage in dialogue with Commission members to answer questions, discuss concerns, and hear ideas about possible project revisions.

The Strand Theatre has stood at 28 East Winter Street since April, 1916, and is one of the oldest theatres in Ohio in continuous operation. The proposal would impact the Strand’s current marquee, which dates from the 1930s, as well as to its front doors.

The last time the building was before the HPC was in 2011 and 2012 for renovations to the facade, including refurbishment of the marquee. The marquee has been inspected and is non-repairable, a staff report shared, and the letters used are not only a safety issue but also are no longer made. More…

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Business

Delaware To Lose One Restaurant, Hopefully Gain Another

29 Mar , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

In an announcement via social media, Speck Italian Eatery has announced that it will be closing its doors at 15 East Winter Street in downtown Delaware effective April 2.

The popular venue will be expanding to a new location on High Street in the middle of downtown Columbus.

In its comments, the post shared, “We appreciate the refined palates of our dedicated Delaware guests and their response to our innovative modern Italian recipes. The response has been overwhelmingly positive! With that being said, it’s time to share the love, and for our well received establishment to grow!” More…

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Business

Native Son Honored With New Café

10 Jan , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Downtown Delaware will soon have another business named after its most famous native son.

This time, however, we’re not talking about historic markers or statues. Instead, a new sandwich shop is making its appearance this month at 9 East William Street called The Rutherford Cafe.

Within a stone’s throw of his birthplace site and childhood school, the café honors the 19th President of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes.

Gourmet sandwiches will be on offer at The Rutherford Café, as well as salads and “mini-sandwiches.”  More…

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Business

Italian Bistro Coming To Downtown Delaware

9 Jan , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

The number and variety of eateries in downtown Delaware continues is continuing to grow, as a current culinary entrepreneur is opening a new venture celebrating the best of Italian cuisine.

The Delaware Economic Development and Entrepreneur Center announced recently that local restaurateur T.J. Wellman will be launching Tony’s Italian Bistro at 48 North Sandusky Street.

According to the announcement, “T.J. and his business partner already own two restaurants in downtown Delaware – the The Flying Pig Alehouse, 12 S. Sandusky St., and the Typhoon Asian Fusion Bistro, 10 N. Sandusky St. Tony’s is the latest restaurant in their effort to bring quality dining to town.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Christmas In The County

6 Dec , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

As Christmas nears, local communities are holding holiday festivities that attract families and shoppers. Such was the case over the last three days in both Delaware and Westerville, where events thrilled attendees over a three day period.

Below are links to social media posts highlighting those events. Click on any to be taken to the original posting. More…

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Business

Hayes Students Suggest Shopping In Downtown Delaware This Holiday Season

4 Dec , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The staff at the student-run Hayes Talisman, the news operation at Delaware Hayes High School, suggest sbuying local this holiday season.

In fact, they suggest “A few ideas to get gifts checked off your shopping list, while supporting local downtown Delaware businesses this holiday season.”

Their Downtown Delaware holiday gift guide is broken down into sections. Each includes a gift idea, where it can be found downtown, and a photo of each. More…

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Delaware

Delaware’s Home For The Holidays Begins Today

3 Dec , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Main Street Delaware’s fifth annual “Home for the Holidays” weekend will feature the lighting of the community Christmas tree on Dec. 3, a shopping open house and “Dash for Dasher” scavenger hunt on Dec. 4, and the annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 5.

The three-day event begins Dec. 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Friday evening of family-friendly fun that includes: More…

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