The former site of the historic Tally Ho was just razed to make way for DE's 1st Bank of America retail branch. Here is a photo album of the demolition.
In 1820, Perry’s Tavern, an Inn and stage coach stop was erected at the corner of Concord Pike and Naamans Road. It was subsequently renamed the Fulton House. See 1941 photo here. Subsequently it was renamed the Talley Ho Tavern and for many years was owned by builder Grey Magness, who built many of the homes in Brandywine Hundred in the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s. It was demolished to make way for a shopping center. Now, a portion of the shopping center at the corner, where Perry’s Tavern once stood, has again been demolished to make way for Delaware’s first Bank of America retail branch.
Notice from Councilman Bob Weiner: Bank of America plans to locate two new retail branches at 3816 Kennett Pike and at Tally Ho Shopping Center; 1st retail branches in DE
Bank of America (BOA), as part of its continuing commitment to improve service to its New Castle County customers and to elevate its presence in the area, will be constructing a new free standing branch on the Kennett Pike in Greenville. BOA plans to redevelop an existing BP gas station site at 3816 Kennett Pike adjacent to Powder Mill Square. The operator of the gas station has decided to retire and close the station. The existing station will be demolished, the tanks removed and the site will be environmentally remediated as necessary as part of the site redevelopment.
As previously announced on 5/25/09, Bank of America recently filed a plan to construct a free standing branch in Brandywine Hundred on the southeast corner of Concord Pike and Naamans Road in the Tally Ho Shopping Center.
For both proposals, The Bank has teamed with local developers, Robert and Fred Wittig.
We expect, based on a recent meeting that Dick Beck, Acting President, Kennett Pike Association (KPA) and I had with the developer, that an Exploratory Plan (see attached) will be filed shortly with the New Castle County Department of Land Use.
At the Kennett Pike location, BOA is proposing an approximate 3,000 square foot facility with drive thru service. Homsey Architects will be designing the new bank, which will feature a brick exterior and site landscaping.
As the Kennett Pike project proceeds, the developer and the Bank will continue to work closely with my office and the Kennett Pike Association (KPA) on this project.
As the Concord Pike and Naamans Road project proceeds, the developer and the Bank will continue to work closely with my office and the Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred. (CCOBH)
For additional information about the Kennett Pike plans, please contact my office, the KPA, the County Land Use Department 302-395-5400, or you can email the project engineer, Michael J. Kaszyski, Jr., P.E., Duffield Associates, Inc., 5400 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 Ph: (302) 239-6634 x2313 Fax: (302) 489-2203 email:firstname.lastname@example.org. www.duffnet.com.
For additional information about the Concord Pike and Naamans Road plans, please contact my office, CCOBH, the County Land Use Department 302-395-5400, or you can contact the project engineer, Colin Kraucunas, P.E., LEED AP, Duffield Associates, Inc. , 5400 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 (302) 239-6634 at email@example.com Also see http://www.duffnet.com/boa-tally.htm.