Chamber's visitor center now complete

Workers are putting the final touches on a major remodel at the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s visitor center (oceanside in Fenwick Island, Route 1), and chamber staff have invited everyone to come check out the new look.

With the new expansion, the center has doubled in size, according to the chamber’s Pamela McComas — and with nearly 15,000 visitors a year, it was definitely time.

McComas handles the many publications that chamber members display, and she offered a reminder that the visitor center was a great place to get information on local services (plenty of menus, too).

She recognized some of the people who donated time, labor and materials, noting 84 Lumber in particular, and Morning Star Construction (baseboard and trim), Atlantic Cabinetry (built-ins) and Mary Ann’s Interiors (carpet).

“It’s been wonderful to watch the whole project,” McComas said. Things were a little chilly during the winter, when crews tore off the seaward side of the building, but she said they’d all managed to take it in stride.

“Now it’s all the fine-tuning, and it’s wonderful to come in everyday and see something that’s going to be completely finished,” she said.

Chamber members planned to celebrate the milestone on June 24, with a ribbon-cutting and reception.