WILMINGTON, Del. – Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) released the following statement on the groundbreaking for the first phase of the revitalization of the old J.B. Robinson Oyster House site along the river walk in Seaford.

"Seaford is a truly unique gateway to the Nanticoke River and an ideal location for fishing and recreation," said Sen. Coons. "I'm thrilled that Seaford residents will soon have better public access to the beautiful river, which honors a rich cultural history as an important part of our state. As someone who spent a lot of time in local government doing land-use planning, I know how challenging this process can be, and I'm grateful to Mayor Genshaw and all the community partners who've made this project a reality."

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