Wilmington Showcased in The Guardian

Updated January 5, 2021
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David Smith of The Guardian released an article on January 1, ‘It’s put Delaware on the map’: Biden’s win drags state from the shadows. The article covers some of Delaware’s historical figures, looks at the current attention the state is garnering from our President-Elect, and the benefit it is having for the city and state.

Xavier Teixido, the owner of Harry’s Savoy Grill and Kid Shelleen’s Charcoal House & Saloon, said: “I really do think it’s put Delaware on the map.”

Mayor Purzycki was interviewed for the article and said: “Joe’s being elected has created this curiosity about Wilmington that people just never had before. All of a sudden, there’s mystique about Wilmington. Here he is broadcasting from the Queen – where’s the Queen? What’s on Market Street? What are the restaurants down there? What’s special about this place? Where does Joe live? Where did he grow up?”

Smith made an excellent point in the article stating, “[President Trump] is about to be supplanted by a man who honed his common touch in Delaware, a low-key state whose riches are less instantly obvious. The place is a measure of a man.” And brought up the intimacy and true charm of the first state. 

When interviewing local activist Coby Owens, he said, “Because we’re a small city, I feel as though we’re connected. We have a very strong sense of self and unity. Everyone knows each other. In some neighborhoods in the big cities, you grew up on your block so you know people on your block. In the city of Wilmington, you know people throughout the city and that’s one of the unique things.”

The article was concluded by highlighting tourism in Delaware, especially the various DuPont museums and gardens, as well as Delaware’s beaches. 

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