Senator Carper Visits Hispanic Businesses In Georgetown, DE

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Senator Thomas R. Carper (Democrat, DE) visited a revitalized Hispanic neighborhood on North Race Street, on August 29th, 2011.

Senator Thomas R. Carper (Democrat, Delaware) visited businesses on North Race Street on Monday August 29th, 2011 as part of a larger visit to Sussex County organized by his Sussex County Regional Director (Karen McGrath). Senator Carper visited with ServiceGeneral, Suzanna’s Boutique, Mi Laurita Restaurant, and Delaware Communications. He met their business owners and their families at each location and spoke warmly with clients at each retail store escorted by Bamdad Bahar, a developer of mixed use communities such as the one on North Race Street.

Senator Carper is a strong supporter of Delaware’s immigrant communities, and has a staff member in his Georgetown office who specializes in assisting families with immigration issues. He is also a strong proponent of Immigration reform and the Dream Act. The community in Georgetown was particularly touched by his visit, and want to publicly express their appreciation for the fact that Senator Carper took the time to come to Georgetown out of his very busy schedule in Washington.

Bamdad Bahar commented that “our community in Georgetown has discovered a very decent and compassionate friend in Senator Carper. He has a great sense of humor and we hope he comes and visits with us many times again”.

North Race Street in Georgetown, has improved tremendously over the past decade or so as it has become a central commercial and residential neighborhood for the Hispanic community in Sussex County, DE. Unlike many other developers, Bamdad Bahar specializes in developing mixed use communities with both commercial and residential units combined to create a strong and vibrant neighborhood that remains active during the day and evening hours. This often involves helping new entrepreneurs with financing or construction assistance to make their American dream a reality. The North Race street complex is now home to 20 new Hispanic businesses directly supported through this development over the past 10 years.

Other significant developments sponsored by Bamdad Bahar include a second mixed use complex on the 200 block next to La Esperanza involving the clean up and remediation of a number of "polluted" lots in that area with assistance from DNREC; and a high technology R&D facility also sponsored by Bamdad Bahar on the 300 block of North Race Street to support a new venture by Xergy Inc. which also involves the clean up and remediation of an old gasoline distribution facility again with assistance from DNREC.

For more information contact Cassandra Asher at 302 856 3500 or visit


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