Business, Life in Delaware County

Downtown Delaware Shines After A Difficult Week

24 May , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff

After a week that saw many businesses impacted by flooding, downtown Delaware was the scene of a good deal of activity on a brilliant and sunny Saturday afternoon.

Our post earlier this week shared information about efforts to assist in the cleanup and in a funding drive for downtown businesses. It can be read here. More…


Business, Delaware

Downtown Delaware Businesses Urgently Need Your Support

21 May , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff

There’s a clear message right now going out to all in the Delaware community:

Downtown Delaware needs you.

The merchants, professional businesses, restaurants and bars, and other Downtown Delaware operations, already hit by the COVID-19 restrictions that saw many shutter their doors for weeks, are now facing the aftermath of flooding that has caused property damage and loss.

Main Street Delaware is spearheading a response to this double-whammy in two ways. More…

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Business, Delaware

Council Supports Giving DORA Expansion “A Shot”

12 May , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff

During its regular meeting on Monday night, held via the internet and broadcast on the City’s Facebook page, Delaware City Council took a step to support downtown’s eating and drinking establishments.

City Manager Tom Homan introduced the idea of an expansion of the City’s Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, or “DORA,” by moving it from a special event base, single occurrence set-up to something which would be available each day throughout the week.

The City’s DORA authorizes licensed liquor establishments in the designated area to sell beer and wine during events that can be carried out of their establishments in specially marked cups. Guests must stay within the designated DORA boundaries, which encompass almost six square blocks of downtown. More…

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When Delaware County Welcomed: Frederick Douglass

10 May , 2020  

Originally shared in 2018, this article has been updated with additional information.

By: 1808Delaware Staff

Throughout its 210 year history, this part of Ohio has been visited by several individuals with significant places in history. Today, we look at one man who visited Delaware County no fewer than three times over a 27 year period. More…

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COhatch Celebrates One Year In Delaware

16 Feb , 2020  

At this time last year, co-working came to downtown Delaware in a big way.

In February, 2019, COhatch opened “The Newsstand” at 18 East William Street. Housed in the 9,400 square foot former Delaware Gazette Building, the facility houses more than 20 private offices, a dozen dedicated desks, seven meeting spaces, and over 50 places to c0-work. More…

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February First Friday Declares That Love Is In The Air

5 Feb , 2020  

UPTDATED:Downtown Delaware will be a mighty sweet place on Friday night from 6 PM to 9 PM, as Main Street Delaware celebrates “Love is in the Air” on First Friday.

Events to be included:

6 to 9 PM — LOVE where you live

Visit downtown shops and restaurants for a date night, time with friends, or the whole family to celebrate love. More…

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Proposed Storefront Changes To Downtown Building To Be Reviewed

20 Jan , 2020  

At its meeting later this week, the City of Delaware Historic Preservation Commission will be reviewing proposed storefront alterations to a 140 to 150 year old commercial building at 67 North Sandusky Street.

Through an informal review, the Commission can comment on proposals before they actually come for an official vote. In most cases, such as this one, the information provided by the applicant includes a recommendation from the City’s planning staff. In this case, the recommendation is for eventual project approval. More…

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Main Street Delaware To Host Kick-Off Dinner, Chocolate Walk

13 Jan , 2020  

The annual Main Street Delaware Kick-Off Dinner will be held from 6 PM to 9 PM on January 22.

The 2019 edition features a progressive dinner with four stops at some of the downtown area’s best eateries.

Ticketholders will enjoy appetizers at Gather, and will finish at 1808 American Bistro where the annual meeting will take place. Updates, recognitions, and a Board of Directors vote will be included.



Life in Delaware County

Reminder: Home For The Holidays This Weekend

2 Dec , 2019  

Jot down the dates of December 6, 7, and 8 on your calendar and make plans to join your friends downtown as Delaware celebrates the holidays in traditional style.

It’s the annual “Home for the Holidays Weekend,” when the streets come alive with Christmas cheer.

The events begin on Friday with the annual Christmas tree lighting. Also taking place that evening will be hand drawn carriage rides around downtown — just $1 for passengers over the age of 5, performances by local musical groups, and Santa appearing at the Strand Theatre from 7 until 9 PM. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Trick Or Treat Down Main Street

19 Oct , 2019  

Trick-or-Treat Down Main Street! – Main Street Delaware

” All Events Join us downtown on the last Saturday of our Farmers’ Market in your Halloween best and enjoy treats (and maybe a few tricks) from all the Farmers’ Market vendors and participating downtown businesses! Pick up the list of participating businesses at the Main Street table the day of the event!


Life in Delaware County

Great Place In America Celebration This Thursday

16 Oct , 2019  

As we reported several days ago, the American Planning Association(APA) has named Historic Downtown Delaware as one of four Great Neighborhoods on APA’s annual Great Places in America list, which starts the countdown to National Community Planning Month in October. More…

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History/Tourism, Life in Delaware County

Hayes Statue Unveiled; Delaware Celebrates

5 Oct , 2019  

Perhaps it was the cooler weather, or maybe it was the scene of fire engines and equipment lining two blocks of Sandusky Street. Or, just as likely, it was the opportunity to watch history take place before one’s own eyes. Whatever the reason, a very large crowd filled downtown Delaware on Friday night for the October First Friday.

The event was marked by the official unveiling of a new statue of native son President Rutherford B. Hayes, one which, speakers noted often, looks in the direction of the site of his birthplace on East William Street. Fittingly, it took place on Hayes’ 197th birthday. More…

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