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Delaware's Cape Region FRIDAY, .JANUARY 22 - MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010 " Sussex denies Village Centre Deaver, Cole and Vincent vote no By Ron MacArthur When Sussex County Councilman Mike V'mcent, R-Seaford, cast the third and decid- ing vote against rezoning for the Village Cen- tre shopping and office complex, the normal- ly subdued council chambers audience erupted into wild applause as people rose to their feet, raising their arms in victory as if a race had been won. With a 3-2 vote Tuesday, Jan. 19, county council denied a rezoning application that would have paved the way for the 320,000- square-foot V'lllage Centre shopping and of- rice complex on Kings Highway and Gills Neck Road. The decision ends an emotion- charged debate dating back almost two years. In the split vote, Councilwoman Joan Deaver, D-Rehoboth Beach; Councilman George Cole, R-Ocean View; and Vincent voted against rezoning, while Council Presi- dent Vance Phillips, R-Laurel, and Council- Continued on page 18 Purple Parrot in Rehoboth looks to expand Owners hope to complete addition by May. By Ryan Mavity house behind it at 41 Wilmington Ave., which requires a permit of compliance from the city commissioners. One of Rehoboth Beach's most popular A permit hearing is likely to be held at the restaurants wants to enhance its license to Friday, Feb. 19 commissioners' meeting. Hugh chill. The Purple Parrot Grill, 134 RehOboth Fuller, co-owner of the Purple Parrot, said: "I "Ave., is looking to expand into the cottage have had an affinity for the Rehoboth Beach cottages ever since my first endeavor with the Iguana Grill nearly 20 years ago. I always wanted to open all the way through to Wilm- ingtonAvenue when I bought our current lo- cation and even built our kitchen in the hopes that one day that would happen. I have been trying for about five years, and fmaUy the right opportunity came to be." Continued on page 12 SCHOONOVER Artwork of famed illustrator finally