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Join Us for KEEP IT COOL Music, Art & Comedy Series at Humble Park!

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Food trucks, local art, live music and comedians...all free and open to the public. What more could you ask for? Downtown Visions is proud to partner with Spaceboy Clothing to continue The KEEP IT COOL Music, Art & Comedy Series at Humble Park located at 4th & Shipley Streets throughout the summer.

The first event will take place on July 13th at 7 PM and Feature Live Music by: The Collingwood, The Psychedelic Puppets & Gamma Wolf.

Additional events will take place the entire summer, click here to learn more. 

Thank you to the generous sponsors:
Downtown Visions
IN Wilmington
Bruce Productions
Poppycock Tattoo
Jerry's Artarama
The Buccini Pollin Group
Tri-State Underground
Southbound Comedy
The City of Wilmington

*If you're an artist interested in showing, e-mail spaceboyshows@gmail.com

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Special Gifts and Experiences for Mom this Mother's Day in Wilmington

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Looking to wow you mom this Mother's Day? Look no further, our gift guide is full of ideas from experiences to unique gifts that will make this Mother's Day unforgettable. 

Experiences

Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport

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Photo Credit: @Reverberations

If mom loves history, gardening, or beautiful homes she will appreciate time with you exploring some of the best Delaware has to offer. Experience 12 amazing attractions at one incredible price with the Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport. 

High Tea at the Legendary HOTEL DU PONT

High Tea Hotel DU PONT

Showcasing specially created tea blends inspired by Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Estate, Nemours Mansion and Gardens and other neighboring Brandywine Valley museums, mansions, and gardens, take your mom back in time and linger with her while enjoying specialty tea, deserts and sandwiches in the recently renovated Green Room.

Make a Terrarium that will Remind Mom of You

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Hang out with mom and make her a gift that will continue to grow! The Delaware Contemporary Museum of Art is hosting a terrarium making class suitable for gardeners of all ages.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving- A Market Street Books Subscription

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Photo Credit: @MarketStreetBooks

There is nothing quite like the experience of diving into a good book. Market Street Book Club makes it even sweeter with a treat and savory tea with each carefully selected book. This is certainly the ultimate gift for any bookworm. 

Gift Ideas

A Stylish Gift from Trudy 

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Photo Credit: @Trudy_DE

If mom is a fashionista or you are and want to help her become one, the new story in Trolley, Trudy has something perfectly quirky and beautiful just for her.

Beautiful Bling from Morgan's of Delaware

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Photo Credit: @MorgansOfDelaware

Known for styling Delaware's elite, Morgan's of Delaware located right on Market Street also features beautiful jewelry your mom will treasure.

Cosmic Rose Tea from Brew HA HA

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Photo Credit: @BrewHaHaCafe

 

Encourage your mom to take some precious time for herself with Cosmic Rose & Dreamers Sympathy herbal tea blends from Brew HA HA!

Vintage Items from Spaceboy Clothing

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If your mom cannot get enough of antiques or vintage items, head into Spaceboy Clothing for an item she won't be able to find anywhere else!

Share what you ended up buying mom in Wilmington, DE by tagging us @downtownwilmde you may even become instafamous!

Baseball Just Became Sweeter! UDairy Creamery is the Official Ice Cream of the Wilmington Blue Rocks

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UDairy Creamery is the official ice cream of the Wilmington Blue Rocks and will be served at Frawley Stadium for the next two seasons (at least).  

All of the ice cream is being produced at the University of Delaware's creamery by the UD AAP students. Students also have the opportunity to work shifts at the stadium.  All the UDairy staff is thrilled for the growth opportunity and another way to reach the community. There will be five of their classic flavors available at the stadium.  The students also came up with three additional flavor ideas.  In May, voting will open to the public and one of those flavors will become the new custom flavor for the Blue Rocks sometime in June.

For more information visit http://www.udel.edu/udaily.

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Parking in Wilmington Just Became Easier, All of the Details on the Mid-town Garage Rates

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For those working, living and exploring the thriving downtown area, parking just became even easier. Last year, we saw the addition of credit card-accepting parking meters, this year, 550 parking spaces have been added conveniently close to Market Street! $1 parking validation will be available  temporarily for anyone who visits a downtown restaurant or entertainment venue.*

Mid-town Park Garage 805 N. Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware (215) 568-4025

 

Daily Drive-Up Rates

  • up to 1 hour $5.00
  • up to 2 hours $10.00
  • up to 24 hours $14.00
  • Early Bird (in by 9am) $6.00
  • Evening Rate (in after 5pm) $4.00
  • Monthly $150.00

*Rates subject to change

To request monthly parking, click here.

Hours of Operation:    Open 24 / 7
Indoors/Outdoors:    Indoors
Daily Payments Accepted:    American Express, Cash, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa
Service Type:    Self-Park (Unattended)
Motorcycle Allowed:    Yes
Vehicle Types:    Automobile, Motorcycle, Oversized Vehicle, Pickup Truck, SUV

For more information,

*As of right  now the $1 rate is available for anyone, not just restaurant and entertainment venue patrons, who enter the garage after 5pm and stay less than 12 hours.  This is not a validation or a coupon program.  This rate will be in place for the first two weeks of the garage opening as a way to introduce it to customers in the area. After that end date (April 13th) the rate for nights and weekends will be $4.

 

An Old-School Shoe Repair Shop Keeps Wilmingtonians Feet Looking Fancy!

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In a day and age where things seem disposable, Michael Flood has been bringing old soles back to life since the young age of 16, when he began learning the trade. 

With a charming small shop in downtown Wilmington, called Show Tech, I stopped by to drop off some information but was quickly struck by the amount of customers coming in and out. Recalling my favorite purse slung across my shoulder was being held together by a safety pin, I put it on the counter. Doubtful, I asked, "Can you fix this?"

"Of course, that would be easy, it'll be done by this afternoon," Mr. Flood explained. 

The purse was as good as new. From now on, instead of thinking I need something new when a favorite pair of shoes or purse breaks, I'll take them to Shoe Tech first. 

I encourage you to take a look in your closet and see if there is a long lost treasure that you would love to have repaired. Take it to 111 W 9th street and you will not be disappointed. Check out these impressive before and after images!

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Before

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Post by Julia Mason of Enthusiasm Lab