Medical facility takes shape: Commercial development booming along Del. 1 in Milford
From Delaware State News
MILFORD — There’s a lot of commercial development happening in Milford, and that growth may be clearest to those passing by the town’s Silicato Parkway exit off Del. 1.
That’s where Silicato Development is nearing completion on a medical building near Grotto Pizza and Royal Farms.
“It’s projected that the building will be completed at the end of 2020, so we will be starting a few of the tenant build-outs soon,” said Nicole Silicato Miller, the vice president of Silicato Development.
She hopes the facility will bring 50 to 60 new jobs to the area and said the building is already 25% leased out.
“I’m not releasing the tenant names yet, but we do have local family practitioners who are leasing in the building, and a boutique pharmacy … about to sign a lease, which is something I really wanted to do on the first floor,” Ms. Silicato Miller said.
A Dolce café will be located in the lobby, supplementing its main location in downtown Milford.
“I wanted to have a boutique pharmacy with the coffee shop so you can do that one-stop shopping in the building,” Ms. Silicato Miller said. “You can go to your family practice, you can go to pharmacy and you can grab a sandwich, and it’ll be a nice, pleasant experience.”
She thought a local coffee shop with a good reputation in the community would suit her vision best.
“I reached out to Stephenie and Dean Tatman,” Dolce’s owners, Ms. Silicato Miller said, “and they were extremely interested. They signed an intent to be in the building a year and a half ago, before the plans were even done.”
Ms. Tatman hopes the new location will attract beach traffic.