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Foodie Friday: Fresh Start Cafe, Delaware

Foodie Friday: Fresh Start Cafe, Delaware

I have a new addiction. Well a new take on an old addiction. Donuts.

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A case full of donuts greets visitors to Fresh Start Cafe & Bakery in historic Delaware Ohio. [toby boyce]

I know that my doctor is not a fan, so I limit it to special days. So I pay a little more and enjoy the sweeter sides of things.

Fresh Start Cafe & Bakery has an amazing selection of freshly baked goods. Today, I enjoyed a vanilla cream-filled-cake donut with a chocolate coating (pictured in featured image) that cost $2.25. The coffee is from Crimson Cup so standard fare there.

We have been impressed with other baked goods from Fresh Start.

Fresh Start Bakery is located at 24 North Sandusky Street in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio and open Tuesday – Thursday 7-7; Friday and Saturday 7-9; Sunday 7-2 and closed on Monday.

Fresh Start Cafe & Bakery

Make Card, Mug for Dad at Pat Catan’s

Make Card, Mug for Dad at Pat Catan’s

Pat Catan’s Craft and Floral is offering a free make-and-take at its Delaware, Ohio, store on Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

The event will allow children to make a card or design a mug for Dad – as supplies last of course – to be prepared for Father’s Day the following Sunday.

Pat Catan’s is located at 159 South Sandusky Street – just south of Ohio Wesleyan University – in historic Delaware, Ohio.

Go Wireless Completing Move to Westfield

Go Wireless Completing Move to Westfield

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Go Wireless has announced it will move locations.

Go Wireless, an authorized Verizon representative, is moving to a new Delaware, Ohio location.

The store is moving to 813 North Houk Road in the Westfield Shopping Center which is anchored by the “new” Kroger store on the city’s west side. The store was formerly located in the Troy Road Plaza – located at Troy Road and Central Avenue – across from Grady Memorial Hospital.

The new location is the former Radio Shack location next to Hungry Howies Pizza.

For more information you can call the store at 740-362-6421 or check the company’s web site at www.gowireless.com.


Secret Identity Makes Debut

Secret Identity Makes Debut

Comic Store Opens in Downtown

Secret Identity Comic Books mades its debut tonight in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio, during Main Street’s First Friday.

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Secret Identity held its grand opening on Friday.
The work of Laura and Kelly McFarland the store opened officially at 1 pm on Friday. The store will celebrate free comic book day on Saturday.

“Comics and comic culture have always been a part of their lives and they are thrilled to be able to provide this service to their community,” according to their web site.

Secret Identity is located at 34 North Franklin Street and is open 11 am to 9 pm on Saturday.

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PPG Earns Recycling Award of Excellence

PPG Earns Recycling Award of Excellence

PPG recently announced that its coatings and resins manufacturing facility in Delaware has earned a 2016 Award for Excellence from the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council for a project that increased its recycled materials by 63 percent in 2015, diverting an additional 24 metric tons of materials from the landfill.

ppg_signatureUnder the theme of “Waste Watchers,” the Delaware plant expanded its recycling activities by:

  • Providing recycling-awareness training to all employees and contractors;
  • Placing highly visible and accessible recycling containers in all lunch, conference and break rooms;
  • Instituting a bulk recycling program; and
  • Including recycling as a criterion in capital-project reviews.

In addition to traditional recycled materials, such as paper, cardboard, plastic and glass, the plant included fluorescent bulbs, batteries and scrap metal in its recycled materials streams in 2015. It recycled approximately 62 metric tons of waste last year, compared to 38 metric tons in 2014.

“We are very honored to receive an OCTC Award for Excellence for this project, which injected new energy into our recycling efforts,” said Tom Yurick, PPG environment, health and safety manager for the Delaware plant. “A major reason for our success is the commitment of our people to reduce our plant’s overall environmental footprint and help PPG meet its sustainability goals.”

In 2012, PPG set a goal of reducing its total waste-disposal intensity 10 percent by 2020. At the end of 2015, the company had reduced its global waste-disposal intensity 3.8 percent compared with 2012 levels. Additional information is available in the company’s 2015 Sustainability Report.

The OCTC Awards for Excellence recognize exceptional performance in environmental, health, safety and security by companies in Ohio’s chemical industry. PPG’s architectural coatings plant in Huron also earned a 2016 Award of Excellence for its recycling achievements.

Sunbury Starbucks Sold For $1.3 Million

Sunbury Starbucks Sold For $1.3 Million

Berkshire Township Property Sold


Starbucks on State Route 36/37 at I-71 in Berkshire Township in rural Sunbury has a new landlord.

The 0.716 acre lot – located at 7305 State Route 37 – sold this past week for $1,387,500. The second multi-million dollar NNN lease land transfer in the past few weeks with Ashley’s Dollar General also transferring.

E&B Grant Properties LLC – based in Miami, Fla. – purchased the property.

Property sales in this area are expected to continue to be brisk as the Tangier Outlet Mall nears completion in June and the additional homes being built from Berkshire to Sunbury begin to take shape.

Controversial Speedway Begins Site Work

Controversial Speedway Begins Site Work

“When will Speedway be going in?”

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Trees are being cleared as Speedway begins process of building US 23 location.

One of the more common questions we get asked in regards to commercial real estate in Delaware, seems to now have an answer.

Trees are beginning to be removed from the site at Hills Miller Road and US 23 in northern Delaware, Ohio.

Royal Cabinets Expands to Delaware

Royal Cabinets Expands to Delaware

Royal Cabinets will offer "concept to completion" service at its location at 38 South Sandusky in Delaware Ohio. [royal-cabinets.com]
Royal Cabinets will offer “concept to completion” service at its location at 38 South Sandusky in Delaware Ohio. [royal-cabinets.com]
Royal Cabinets will open its second location when it opens up at 38 South Sandusky Street in historic Delaware, Ohio.

The company will have a “preview” party during First Friday on April 1, from 6-9 p.m. however the official opening date is still TBA.

In 1988, Royal Cabinets opened for business in a 2,000 square-foot building. In 2003, moving across the street into a 21,000 square foot building and growing from 2 to 15 employees.

Royal Cabinets provide a full-line of Merillat cabinetry, as well as custom laminate cabinets. Currently, they are fabricating and installing countertops for two of the largest single-family home builders in central Ohio.

The company’s friendly and knowledgeable sales staff will walk you through the entire process:

  • Initial measurements
  • Computerized designs8664logo
  • Cabinet and Countertop Choices
  • Creating your dream design

So check out Royal Cabinets on Friday at its coming soon location at 38 South Sandusky Street in historic downtown Delaware.

More on Royal Cabinets:

Global Village Taking Collection Elsewhere

Global Village Taking Collection Elsewhere

Global Village Collection announced via e-mail that it will be closing its location at 27 North Sandusky Street on March 26.

“After many great years in our current location, Global Village Collection will be transitioning at the end of March! We are working out details with other non-profit organizations in Delaware on a new location, so stay tuned for more information in the near future.”

A few calls have been made but not ready to announce its new location yet, but we’ve been promised it will be even more awesome than the current store.

We can’t wait!

About the Photograph: Archive photograph of the current Global Village location at 27 North Sandusky Street when the store celebrated its 20th anniversary a few years back. [photo courtesy of thegvc.org]

Delaware Golf Shop Hits the Bunker

Delaware Golf Shop Hits the Bunker

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Golf Etc., formerly located in Glenwood Commons suite 621, has closed its doors. [toby boyce]

Glenwood Commons Golf Store Closes

Golf Etc. has closed its Delaware store located in Glenwood Commons next to Dickey’s BBQ.

The store never appeared to get a lot of traction with local golfers. We visited the store once right after it opened but not being golfers it wasn’t really our cup-of-tea.

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Golf Etc’s Heath location’s Facebook page shows an example of the franchise’s layout. [facebook]

The vinyl-temporary sign and very limited inventory never really felt like the franchise was committed to making Delaware home. Actually, was shocked to learn this morning that Golf Etc was a franchise based on the Delaware store.

“I was going to go in one time. Saw three or four shirts and a mean guy behind the counter,” a local golfer said upon hearing the location had closed.

The location could be a challenge for Glenwood Commons to fill. It is a bowling alley – long and narrow – covering 1,403 square feet of space. Comparable properties in the same development were renting for $30 a square foot when we discussed options with Zaremba Group last fall.

The closing leaves Golf Etc. with only its Heath store for its Ohio presence. According to the company’s Web site it has stores in 16 states, Puerto Rico, Netherlands, Bermuda and Canada. However, many of those states and countries are one-off locations with 38 stores (minus Delaware which still appears on the company’s Web site) and eight of them being in the franchise’s home state of Texas.

Taxes Did In Final Score

Taxes Did In Final Score

“What happened? It always seemed busy.”

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Final Score is to be reborn later this month as Scoreboard Restaurant in western Delaware, Ohio. [toby boyce]
According to public records it appears that the Final Score, formerly at 6 Troy Road, was not as strong as people believed.

JK Rowe Enterprises LLC got hit with two court cases in late January. On January 25, Huntington Bank received a judgement of $102,309 and on January 29 the company was hit with a $30,083 federal tax lien.

The location at 6 Troy Road is expected to open this month as the Scoreboard restaurant according to a sign in the window.

American Freight Names Brownell COO

American Freight Names Brownell COO

Jim Brownell has been named chief operating officer at Delaware, Ohio, based American Freight Furniture & Mattress.

Brownell has more than 30 years of experience as a senior technology executive, “and brings extensive knowledge and creative innovation to the delivery of business value through management, technology systems, retail strategy, and sound business practices, to the chief operating officer position,” the company said in a release.

Previously, Brownell has been a senior director at Harbor Freight Tools, senior vice president at Top 100 companies Restoration Hardware and Williams Sonoma, and vice president of technology at ToysRUs.com. He also worked for 21 years at apparel retailer Gap.

In a statement, Steve Belford, CEO of 118-store American Freight, said the company was honored to have Brownell on its senior management team, noting, “his remarkable work experience, business strategy, and the respect he has earned in the retail industry.”

Evolution Ag Hosting Open House, Customer Appreciation Event

Evolution Ag Hosting Open House, Customer Appreciation Event

Evolution Ag, the Case IH dealership that recently opened its new location south of Delaware on US 42, announced its’ annual Open House and Customer Appreciation event for Wednesday, February 10.

Current and future customers are invited to the dealership on to enjoy lunch as well discounts on parts, filters fluids, and specials on throughout the store.E_Ag01_150x118

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and feature Stiverson pork tenderloin sandwiches and homemade pies from Carlyle’s in Richwood. Dr. Chris Winslow will be speaking at 1:30 p.m. on the Lake Erie Watershed and the research being conducted for management of toxic algae blooms in the basin.

Product specialists from Case IH and the other companies that Evolution Ag represents will be in attendance to answer questions and review new product offerings. In addition, new Dodge Ram trucks will be on display along with available test drives.

The dealership is located at 13275 US 42 in rural Plain City,  just across the Delaware County line in Union County, near the Conklin Dairy Farm north of the US 42 and US 33 interchange.

Featured Image: Courtesy of Case IH facebook page and features the new 2000 series Early Riser planter. This next-generation planter combines the industry’s most accurate planter technologies with an all-new rugged row unit for fast and uniform emergence.

Delaware County New Corporations in December

Delaware County New Corporations in December

Buckeye Pole Vault Academy was one of 24 corporations to file with the Ohio Secretarty of State in December. Buckeye was one of eight non-profit’s to file during the period.

According to its Web site, “focus of the Buckeye Pole Vault Academy is to instruct the athlete in safe, pole vaulting techniques through progressions and drills that develop body control and strength.” The Lewis Center location offers the largest indoor pole vault facility in Ohio and is now offering long and triple jumps. The facility is open year round.

Membership ranges from $100 for one-day pass to $280 for a monthly membership.

Additional Corporations filing with Delaware as its principal county:

Delaware County For-Profit Corporations

  • FOR IMPACT, INC., Ostrander
  • Buckeye Pole Vault Academcy Lewis Center Ohio
    Buckeye Pole Vault Academy in Lewis Center was one of 24 local businesses to incorporate in December 2015. [web site]
  • 413 AVONDALE, INC., Delaware
  • 251 SILVER, INC., Delaware
  • 479 SILVER, INC., Delaware
  • 611 SILVER, INC., Delaware
  • 351 LEADER, INC., Delaware
  • 767 WEST CENTER, INC., Delaware
  • 845 BENNETT, INC, Delaware
  • TSCN, INC., Delaware
  • ROH LABS INC., Delaware
  • 8 MAN RANCH INC., Sunbury

Delaware Counthy Non-Profit Corporations


Information is provided by public records from the Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s office.

Pat Catans Announces January 21 Opening

Pat Catans Announces January 21 Opening

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Pat Catans will open its Delaware, Ohio, store on January 21, 2016 at 9 a.m.

Pat Catans Arts and Crafts Stores has announced that it will open its Delaware, Ohio location on January 21 at 9 a.m.

Their will be a ribbon cutting at the store at 9 a.m. and customers are invited to take part in “make and take” items along with grand opening deals on the store’s first day from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.

On January 23 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. you’ll have the chance to take part in a “make and take” walrus bag puppet.

Pat Catan’s Delaware location is located at 159 South Sandusky Street – the former Kroger location – and will be opend Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Five Last Minute Gifts In Delaware, Ohio

Five Last Minute Gifts In Delaware, Ohio

It happens to the best of us, reviewing the gifts and realizing that you don’t have something for Bob’s new girlfriend – that you’ve never met. Well here are five last-minute places in Delaware, Ohio, to get quality gifts without the hassle.

Choffey’s Coffee & Confections

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Choffeys Coffee and Confections offers Marie Chocolates beginning at $4 for a wrapped box. [toby boyce]
I have never found a person that turned down chocolate or coffee for that matter. So this makes the ideal last minute “I have no idea what they like” store. Selling locally sourced coffee and chocolate, owners Al and Shelley Myers have created a vibrant little hub for downtown Delawaware. Stop in and pick-up smallboxes of chocolates for $4 or give pound options for about $20. They also carry a wide selection of novelties and of course sell bulk coffee as well. Best part? They will gift wrap anything you buy. Will be open regular hours on Tuesday and until 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve. (They will also be closed through the weekend for regulars.) Find them online:

The shop is located at 17 West Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio (Google Maps).

Fundamentals Parent Teacher Bookstore

The biggest fad right now is “adult coloring books” and in Delaware the place to get those Fundamentals Parent Teacher Bookstore on West Winter Street. Fundamentals has been a downtown staple for 25-years and still offers a wide range of educational materials for teachers and parents alike. Plus it has lots of really cool kids books. Last year we had Fundamentals order some Brad Meltzer’s “I am…” kids series highlighting the great role models in history and sent them to my cousin. But back to this year’s biggest fad, unleash that inner-youth with adult-themed color books and Fundamentals has a wide-range from Star Wars (I’m sure just saying that requires a royalty) to geometric shapes and everything in between with prices ranging from $5.99 to $15.99 toss in the colored pencils ($3.99) while you’re at it. Who wouldn’t like to take a step back in time? Find them online:

The shop is located at 25 West Winter Street in Delaware, Ohio (Google Maps).

A Little Simplicity

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An old industrial cog has found new life as a wreath ($17) at A Little Simplicity in Delaware, Ohio. [toby boyce]
“Oh I can make that,” is one of the most common phrases that A Little Simplicity owner Samantha Sponsler hears. “Then three months later they come back and buy it,” so just go ahead and buy them for Christmas. She has some awesome things in the store — if you happen to be looking for me the walnut table for $2,250 would look good under my tree — that range from ear rings to key chains, classic picture frames and lots more. With the up-cycle trend you can look cool to that hipster girlfriend and not really have to try. With more than 20 local vendors supplying the store it also will be giving back to local vendors. Check out the instragram feed below to see the really cool items for sale at A Little Simplicity. Store is open today from 11-7 p.m. and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Find A Little Simplicity online:

The shop is located at 53 North Sandusky in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio. (Google Map)

Josie Posie Flowers

Flowers are the way to a woman’s heart – and Jose Posie Flowers has more than just flowers. Hook that new girldfriend up with a cute arrangement of flowers or a cool yard decoration priced from $20 and up to whatever you want. We’ve been going to Josie Posie for a while now and have found the creativity to be excellent – of course on December 23 it might cost you more – and options an excellent way toget out of the dog house. Find them online:

Josie Posie in Delaware, Ohio, offers a wide range of items for your Christmas season. [josie posie facebook page]
Josie Posie in Delaware, Ohio, offers a wide range of items for your Christmas season. [josie posie facebook page]

The shop is located at the rear of 27 West William Street in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio.

Gift Cards

I know, I know, gift cards. So no thought. But you know sometimes its just the easiest thing ever. If they are local and you really want to be cool, how about getting a Main Street Delaware Gift Card which can be purchased at the Delaware County Bank in downtown Delaware. Support local businesses like …

  • J.Gumbos of Delaware, 9 North Sandusky Street. (Long-time readers know how much we love the work of Mr. Upton and the whole crew at J.Gumbos and head in today and have lunch and a portion of proceeds will go to LCC and Common Ground!)
  • Veritas Tavern, 15 East Winter Street. (If you’ve never been, go buy yourself a gift card as a treat to yourself … There’s a reason Mr. Dalton is considered one of the best chefs in Columbus.)
  • 1808 American Bistro, 29 East Winter Street. (Another Mr. Dalton location with more “Delaware-style” food.)
  • Something Sweet Coffee & Bakery, 2 North Sandusky Street. (Actually offering a buy $20 get $5 gift certificate special right now.)

Tell them you got the idea to shop their store from “why Delaware” and Toby Boyce. Might get you something — but I can’t promise that won’t be a slap.

Merry Christmas!

5 Tips to Keep Your Home Water Free This Winter!

5 Tips to Keep Your Home Water Free This Winter!

Dry Patrol of Central Ohio, a Delaware Ohio water-damage contractor, shares five key tips to reduce the chance of a water problem this winter.

The company offers flood damage cleanup throughout Columbus and outlying cities, among other remediation services. To assist homeowners in preventing this sort of damage, Dry Patrol of Central Ohio, offers timely, emergency water restoration services to home and business owners. In addition, the company provides ongoing alerts and releases containing practical information that can be implemented immediately.logo

President Bryan Daughtry comments, “Our aim is to be there for home and businesses owners should disaster strike, but as someone who has suffered from personal loss due to severe floods (before founding Dry Patrol of Central Ohio), I like to think that we can play some role in helping people prevent these disasters.”

The Delaware Ohio emergency water services company offers the following tips:

  1. Know where the water shut off is. Knowing where the water shut off is located can save time and aggravation should a household appliance go on the fritz. Surprisingly, many homeowners do not know where the water shut off resides.
  2. Disconnect any hoses outside of the home. Leaving hoses on the spigot can cause water to freeze and back up the water source.
  3. Clear gutters of all debris. Any debris in the gutters can freeze up and cause a backup, which can divert the flow and damage the structure of the roof and foundation. Ultimately, if left long enough, this could be cause for a flood inside the home.
  4. Homeowners should always have the roof inspected before winter hits. As snow piles and ice forms, any loose shingles or other damage can be an invitation for further deterioration.
  5. Caulk all doors and windows. Any leaks within the home offer an opportunity for the outside to enter in. Simple tasks such as caulking can save headaches down the road.

Daughtry adds, “While these tips are ideal for wintertime, one tip that truly resonates throughout the year is to check for corrosion or wear and tear on water supply lines for major appliances. If the water supply line for the washing machine looks sketchy, replace it now. Homeowners are shocked at just how much damage a faulty appliance within the home can cause.”

For more information on winterizing the home to prevent flood damage or emergency water damage remediation, contact Dry Patrol of Central Columbus at 740-417-9006 or visit http://columbuswatermolddamagerepair.com/.

Five Mold Concerns to Consider

Five Mold Concerns to Consider

Local Restoration Company Provides Tips

Dry Patrol Columbus, a Columbus and Delaware Ohio water disaster services company, understands how devastating water damage to the home.

In fact, based on personal experience, the owner of Dry Patrol Columbus, Bryan Daughtry became involved in the business after having suffered terrible home water damage, four major instances within one year. To help homeowners deal with potential hazards of water damage, Dry Patrol Columbus shares five mold concerns to consider.

“The vulnerability and feelings of loss can be paralyzing, but homeowners can avoid further damage to the home or business, and those who inhabit the spaces, with the right education on how to respond appropriately to mold, a terrible result of water damage,” wrote Daughtry

As Columbus Ohio mold damage contractors, Dry Patrol Columbus works with clients to both prevent and deal with the toxic results of water damage. Dry Patrol Columbus offers the following tips for homeowners:

  • Proactively deal with moisture issues such as leaks and excess humidity. Any indication of the excess moisture should be addressed immediately to avoid health risks and property damage. In order to be active, mold requires nutrients, moisture and time left to develop during periods of increased temperatures.logo
  • Mold growth is not always visible. Mildew, sometimes detectable through scent, it is a form of mold during early stages of development. Call a professional to properly assess the origin of the smell.
  • Mold poses a health risk to everyone, although those most sensitive include pregnant women, the elderly, and children under the age of six years old.
  • Do not disturb visible growth of mold without a professional. Dry Patrol Columbus professionals are highly trained technicians armed with the appropriate tools and gear to effectively remove mold without causing further damage or risk to the inhabitants of the home or space.
  • Bleach does not kill mold. There are appropriate steps taken by professionals to properly kill mold.

Daughtry adds, “A small crack in a pipe can leak up to 250 gallons in a day. There does not have to be a flood or storm in order for mold to develop in the home or business.”

For more information on how to deal with mold or emergency water disaster in Columbus, Ohio, check out its web site or call 740-417-9006 and don’t forget to tell them “Toby sent you”.

Final Score Faces Final Countdown

Final Score Faces Final Countdown

The Final Score has closed its doors according to a sign on the door at its Troy Road Plaza location in historic Delaware, Ohio.1907754_960971347260214_1810841578113470650_n

Final Score had its annual Halloween party on Friday night and no more posts on its Facebook page in regards to the situation. Sad news to hear, had some fun nights even my 29th surprise birthday party was hosted by the Final Score.

The bar and restaurant had one of the few venues in the city that could truly house a band and a decent crowd with its demise leaving only Roops Brothers standing for musicans. However, Blend of Seven appears ready to pick up part of that business with the stage installed at its new location on Stratford Road. While these options will remain, none are prepared to host acts like the Reagonomics and other larger crowd producing acts.

In addition, the closing reflects the second time that the Pizza Villa pizza recipe has been lost to those in Delaware.

Best of luck to all that worked at and were part of the Final Score family.


Good Bye Ohio Machine

Good Bye Ohio Machine

The Ohio Machine will no longer play their home games at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2016.

The news, announced today, is that the Machine have relocated to Ohio Dominican University and Panther Stadium.

“We are extremely thankful for everything Ohio Wesleyan has done for us and our fans the past four years and are looking forward to moving our home field to a more centralized location at Ohio Dominican which is just minutes from downtown Columbus,” wrote coach and vice president of lacrosse operations Bear Davis in an email to season-ticket holders.

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Ohio Machine fans will not be celebrating a great playoff game at Buffalo Wild Wings in Delaware anymore as the team has relocated to Columbus.

This is a very disapointing day to the loyal Machine fans in Delaware, but not a surprising one. Since the sudden departure of former general manager John Algie last year there has been a disconnect between the team and the community. I had chalked it up to the team’s management needing to grow into its new roles. But even with a successful team on the field it never felt like the 2015 team was part of the Delaware fabric as the previous three years had been.

But then, I’m a friend of Algie and think his work was above and beyond the call of duty. So I’m probably a little biased.

Season ticket holders have the opportunity to fill the reserved seat backs and on-field boxes through January 4. Season ticket prices are $84 for general admission, $175 for reserved seat backs, $1,400 for four on-field box seats, and $2,100 for six on-field box seats. Which seem to be a slight increase over last year’s prices.

Strings & Things Makes Downtown Debut

Strings & Things Makes Downtown Debut

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Strings and Things in Delaware Ohio will sell consignment instruments and musical supplies. [Toby Boyce]
What shows the signs of a solid local economy? When business owners are willing to open their second and more locations in town is a strong one.

Al and Shelly Myers joined that list a few weeks back with the opening of Strings & Things on Shortcut Alley in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio. The new business is located about two storefronts east of Choffey’s Coffee & Confections, the couple’s other business, on West Winter Street.

Strings & Things will sell instrument equipment along with consignment instruments. It also has a small practice space and they are hoping to have some lessons beginning in the space soon.

Shortcut Alley is the walk-way between Endangered Species Records and the Wolf, Firestone, Brehm, and Young Attorney’s office on West Winter and runs to the parking lot that is off Franklin Street.