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NEW CASTLE | Creations Fine American Craft

ADDRESS Shoppes At Louviers, 210 Louviers Drive, Newark


OWNER John Sherman

YEAR OPENED Opened 1992, moved to current location in 2009

Describe what makes your business stand out:

One of the few fine craft galleries in the country featuring only American and Canadian artisans specializing in furniture, furnishings, jewelry, and unusual gifts for home and office. Debuted in 1993, the gallery’s web site ( remains one of the earliest commercial sites on the Internet and represents an important resource for fine American-made crafts.

What’s new about your business this year, or what do you have planned?

This May, in collaboration with the Station Gallery of Greenville, Creations is featuring a series of month-long fine art exhibitions at the Louviers location with the opening receptions timed to coincide with Wilmington’s Art on the Town program. Exhibition information will be sent via email. Interested parties can join the gallery’s email list by logging on to the gallery’s website home page and clicking on the “via email” envelope.

KENT | Simply Charming

ADDRESS 2 South Railroad Ave.,Wyoming

PROPRIETORS Kim Bomberger and Barb Gooden

YEAR OPENEDApril 1, 2010

Describe what makes your business stand out: We are located in a quaint town, in a building built in the early 1900s, once used as a general store. Our displays are as unique as the variety of merchandise we carry, a lot of which is one of a kind, including antiques, furniture, shabby chic, stunning florals, country primitives and much, much more. Something for everyone. The way our merchandise is displayed gives customers a different outlook onhow items can be used. We have outstanding customer service, eager and willing to help in any way. Everyone involved in our shop is very grateful for the support of our families, friends and faithful customers, which helps to make this venture successful.

What’s new about your business this year, or what do you have planned?

Coming soon, watch for our website and Mother’s Day specials.


SUSSEX | Rich Holt’s Payless Furniture

ADDRESS 28632 DuPont Blvd., Unit 10, Millsboro