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Berlin’s eateries offer dining outside with limited seating


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 11, 2020) With Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to allow restaurants to have limited outdoor seating last week, several Berlin operators have taken advantage of the situation to ensure their businesses continue to flourish. Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells worked with multiple residents around the town to accommodate… Read more »

The Globe outdoor seating, sign approved

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer Bryan, Nicole Brushmiller complete final stages of renovations for restaurant (June 11, 2020) Like many restaurants that had only indoor dining before the pandemic, The Globe on Broad Street has now designated a space to serve customers outdoors. The Globe owners Bryan and Nicole Brushmiller hope to reopen the venue… Read more »

Berlin business reopening with sigh of relief


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 21, 2020) The town of Berlin is seeing several restaurants and small businesses tentatively reopen now that Gov. Larry Hogan has lifted his stay-at-home order and allowed some facets of normal life to resume. Excluding sit-down restaurants, gyms, playgrounds, theaters and large gathering events, many businesses are beginning to… Read more »

Wells helps Berlin businesses apply for grants amid covid


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 23, 2020) Even though her office is closed to the public, Economic & Community Development Director Ivy Wells has been working with Berlin businesses to help obtain grants and other assistance to stay afloat during the economic havoc created by the covid-19 pandemic. “Initially, when the whole thing started,… Read more »

‘Community Over Covid-19:’ working together

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 16, 2020) Several owners of small boutiques from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, to Salisbury, have banded together to help one another get through the coronavirus pandemic. “Instead of worrying about competing against each other, we have come together to spread the awareness of ‘Community Over Competition,’ or in this case, ‘Community… Read more »

Dusty Lamb opens in new location


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 5, 2020) The Dusty Lamb owner, Berlin native and artist Patty Backer, who has displayed her work throughout the Berlin area for many years, has reopened for business on 3 South Main Street as of Saturday, Feb. 29. Originally opening in March of 2019 on Williams Street, Backer moved… Read more »

Local dairy farm offering home deliveries


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 20, 2020) The old days of having milk delivered to your front door is no longer a piece of history, as Chesapeake Bay Farms has decided to bring back the tradition and then some by creating its own local grocery delivery system. Owners Daniel and Laura Holland are third… Read more »

Peninsula Cleaners moves to Berlin Shopping Center

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 6, 2020) Peninsula Cleaners has moved from Williams Street in Berlin to the Berlin Shopping Center on Old Ocean City Blvd. The company, which has operated for 45 years and has six locations, had taken over Venable Cleaners in 2018. “We had a lot of our service being appreciated… Read more »

Beach Gypsy store moves from OP to Berlin


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Jan. 23, 2020) Best friends Christina Mullaney and Christine Carpenter are moving their boutique and yoga studio from Ocean Pines to Williams Street in Berlin. Beach Gypsy sells athleisure apparel, boho clothing and accessories, crystals, essential oils and yoga apparel and accessories. Throughout the week, the store also offers yoga… Read more »

Historic Berlin Foodie Tour to come to town


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Jan. 2, 2020) For Sandy Gillis, creator of the OC Foodie Tour, the soft opening of the Historic Berlin Foodie Tour that took place last month was a success. “Everyone raved about how delicious everything was and how much they enjoyed it,” she said. Gillis said the inaugural Historic Berlin Foodie… Read more »