The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony at North East Tea and Bean Jan. 6. Located at 21 E. Market St. at the corner of Market and Race streets in downtown Georgetown, North East Tea and Bean offers tea, coffee and pastries from local bakeries, along with lunch and baking-related gift items. Co-owned by the Ray family of Laurel, the coffee shop hopes to expand its hours to include dinners.
Shown at the ribbon cutting in back are (l-r) Gene Dvornick, Georgetown town manager; Michael Vincent, Sussex County Council president; Mike Wyatt, mayor, Town of Georgetown; Carol and Toby Givens, Givens Florist; Ray Hopkins, Servpro of Sussex County; and Todd Wilson, WSFS Bank. In the second row are Karen Duffield, Georgetown chamber executive director; Tedi Griffith, Sussex County Post; William Ray, co-owner; Steve Hartstein, Georgetown councilman; Jan Ezell, County Bank; and Don Kellicutt, Wilgus Associates. In front are Mark Quigley, Habitat ReStore; Maria and Ted Ray, co-owners; Elizabeth Ray, co-owner; Helen Kruger, Georgetown chamber; John Rieley, Georgetown Chamber president; and Scott Rukowicz, Delmarva Bank.