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54 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 6 - March 12, 1998 DSHA offers tax credits to developers of affordable housing Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) is now offering approxi- mately $900,000 in federal tax credits to developers of housing for low- income families. Delaware developers have until April 1 to apply to DSHA for federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits for sites they plan to build or rehabilitate for low-income families. The federal tax credits offer investors of new, affordable rental-hous- ing sites an annual credit on their federal taxes for 10 years. Developers in need of immediate financial assistance use these tax credits at a pre- sent-day cash value for raising the equity needed tO help make the site develoPment affordable. Housing investors and developers should contact P'aula Sims at 302- 577-5001 for more information and application materials. Both non- profit and for-profit ventures may apply. Applicants will be ranked ac- cording to the state's Low Income Housing Tax Credit allocation plan. Jen Ellingsworth photo Kids' Ketch owner Teresa Ford stands in her expanded toy store, now open in the former site of Franklin Hardware on Second Street in Lewes. Kids' Ketch opens at new Lewes location By Jen Ellingsworth A new, bigger toy store awaits your next visit to downtown Lewes. Although it was once the home of Franklin Hardware, you won't find any tools or building supplies on the shelves inside. The expanded version of Kids' Ketch opened last week in the for- mer site of Franklin Hardware on Second Street. The new location is four times larger than the toy store's previous 1,000-square foot space in the Lewes Mercantile Building. Teresa and Jim Ford purchased the Franklin Hardware building from Bob and Gloria Miller last September. "It seemed very natural for us to move here," said Teresa Ford. "The Millers are great and helped us out quite a bit." This move isn't the first time Kids' Ketch has relocated. Teresa opened the toy store in 450-square feet of space in the Second Street building now occupied by The Jetty, a woman's clothing store. Kids' Ketch then relocated to 117 Second St. in 1992, where it re- mained until its move across the street into the hardware store loca- tion. Greenhorn Ltd. will move from its location next to R&L Liquors to the former Kids' Ketch location this spring. Teresa said the added floor space will help her broaden the customer base at Kids' Ketch and feature an inventory of toys and games tailored for older children and adults. A 125-gallon fish tank is the eye-catching centerpiece of IACK LINGO Lou Cristaldi 227-3883 REALTOR 227-2988 Home 0reck Continued from page 52 guarantee a short turnaround time for fixes. A four-pound canister Oreck vacuum (yes, true to those TV ads, the vacuum actually does the new Kids' Ketch. A showcase to the left of the en- trance holds reproduction toys from the '20s and '30s, collector items Teresa said they always wanted to carry at the other loca- tion, but didn't have the extra space to spare. She said the store has also ex- panded its infant department to in- clude more gift items, such as pic- ture frames and christening gowns. Bigger items, such as wagons and easels, have also been included at the new location. Kids' Ketch is also the place where you'll find plenty of Beanie Babies, Breyer horses and ac- cessories and much of the Muffy Vanderbear collection, among several hundred other famous name toys and games. Teresa said the hew location has been well received by her reglular customers. "They love the amount of space that there is," she said. "They've been really comPlimentary." Those patrons who frequented Franklin Hardware to either send or receive a fax or to get a key made need not worry, because Teresa said those services are still available at Kids Ketch. Another familiar sight at the new store is Debbie Marsch, Franklin Hard- ware sole full-time employee who. stayed on with the Fords afteir the sale of the property. Teresa said she credits her outstanding em- ployees with the success of thee toy store. "They are the best emplo.yees and they give the best serviice," have enough power to lift at 16- pound bowling ball.) is inclmded with the purchase of any modlel. Current hours for Shore Orecl XL are l0 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 227- 3355. she said. She said a special grand Open- ing celebration is in the works for the new Kids' Ketch, but wouldn't divulge any of the particulars. 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