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Cliff Murphy of Helen's Sausage House

The iconic restaurant in Smyrna, Delaware, Helen’s Sausage House, is set to open a brand new location on Main Street in Newark, Delaware this fall. Helen’s Sausage House is best known to Delaware residents for their incredible sausage sandwiches and breakfast foods. Helen’s was first opened in 1983. The Smyrna location currently opens at 4am – 12pm every day except Sunday.

When Clifford J. Murphy III took over Helen’s Sausage House in Smyrna last August, he did it with the goal of expanding the Delaware icon to a Newark location in the future. The new Helen’s Sausage House will be opened by Helen’s grandson and third generation owner, Murphy. It will take the place of the former Duck Donuts store on Main Street, which was a very popular donut shop to University of Delaware college students.

“As soon as I started talking about opening in Newark, we immediately got positive feedback. That really helped solidify the decision for me,” Murphy said. “When I started looking at locations, I knew we had to be on Main Street. The opportunity to carry the historic mantle of the Post House was too good to pass up.” Murphy is looking forward to sharing everything that makes Helen’s famous with Newark residents and University of Delaware students. Helen’s full menu will be available in Newark, with the same Kirby and Holloway sausage and scrapple at the heart of it.

“I’m not messing with what’s been working for 40 years. Customers come here because they know they can expect consistent quality and good food. I’ll make sure that’s true in Newark too,” Murphy said. The Newark location, at 145 E Main St., will serve breakfast and lunch with slightly different hours than the Smyrna store. Late-night weekend hours may also be introduced. Details will be announced ahead of the restaurant opening.

Break Line

Ice Cream Shops Open Now and Opening Soon Around Delaware

The time has come! Time for ice cream and water ice! Finally… We all know Rita’s had their free Rita’s Water Ice Day on the first day of spring, officially opening their doors. Other popular shops around Delaware have opened their doors in accordance with the weather heating up again.

Ice Cream Delight in between Silverside and Marsh Road in Wilmington opened on Saint Patrick’s Day this year, which is a huge fan favorite of Wilmington locals. The Ice Cream Shoppe on Philadelphia Pike plans to open today, March 24th 2023, according to their Instagram. Dairy Palace is on the way too, with a hint at a March opening date on the cover photo of their Facebook page.

So many other shops will soon open with the Spring weather rolling around. And speaking of Spring weather, if you’re like me, you love the outdoor events that Wilmington has to offer. Get excited for these 6 most anticipated events happening in Spring and Summer in Wilmington!

Hollywood Kyle is the Digital Content Producer and Production Director of Mix 99.5 WJBR. Being a Delaware local, Kyle takes pride in his hometown and has had a love for music since a young age. Hollywood Kyle joins the Mix Morning Show for abstract thoughts and ideas during "Hollywood Kyle" segment around 9:40am Monday thru Friday.

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