New Arrivals, Musical Chairs, and Fond Farewells!
Happy New Year, Valentine’s Day, and all that jazz!! We now resume our regularly scheduled programming.
First, a lovely welcome to several new arrivals including, Go Brit, a sister restaurant to Go Fish, that will be opening across from the Lewes Bethany Blues; Pat’s Pizza is coming to the former Lewes Five Guys space in Mariner Plaza; Buffalo Wild Wings is going into the space being vacated by the Mill Outlet in the Light House Plaza; Bonwich Cafe is going into the space next to Poker at the Beach and Pizza Palace is going into the space left by Ledo’s.
Arena’s has opened a fourth location in Bayshore Plaza in Long Neck/Millsboro. Love their breakfasts, nachos, and $5 sandwich special in Lewes every Tuesday. Also new to Long Neck is the Rainbow Buffet, an Asian restaurant that opened next to Harris Teeter.
Are you paying attention here? ‘Cause there will be a quiz later!
Now open on Savannah Road in Lewes, near the Auto Gallery is Piccadilly’s Consignments and The Pet Station (grooming and day care). On 2nd Street in Lewes, Circa Home has closed and The Cottage (one of my FAVE shopping spots) will be expanding into that space. Unique Boutique has opened just north of Surf Bagel. It’s a large open space that features a variety of vendors selling arts, crafts, baked goods and more. And, there’s a new Tupperware outlet next to Carter’s in Tanger Bayside.
They’ve finally broken ground for Panera (across from Starbucks on Route 1) and the framing for TD Bank is underway at Tanger Midway.
On to the musical chairs portion of our program. Proud Bookstore is relocating to the space vacated by Coco & Company; Symmetry will move from Baltimore Avenue to Rehoboth Avenue; Jack’s Dog House, currently located in Milton, is moving near Surf Bagel in Lewes. It’s a very cute shop for treats, toys, and apparel for your four legged friends. Lewes Pizza moved from their Savannah Road location to just across from the Dairy Queen. The liquor store next to Superfresh has sold and is now called Pacific Wine & Spirits. The Charcoal Deli (next to Gelato Gal) on Route 1 will move into the space vacated by Zorba’s (next to Food Lion) and become the Charcoal Grill. At the opposite end of that same shopping center in the space vacated eons ago by Blockbuster, will be The Delaware Stage School. They’ll be offering jazz, ballet, hip hop, and other happy feet activities. World Cup Sports moved from their location to behind the Lewes WaWa, and Juleez art gallery moved from Baltimore Avenue into the former Internet Café space on First Street in Rehoboth.
Big Fish Restaurant Group will reopen Salt Air on Wilmington Avenue and keep the name and the concept.
Fond farewells to Seaside Thai, Ledo’s, Deli 88, Barista Café, M. Gallucio’s, Coco & Company, The Pelican Loft, The Mizzen Mast, and Atlantic Books.
Readers wrote to ask, what’s the big red barn across from Windswept Stables on Route 24? I checked with Jay, my local source for all things equestrian, and he told me it’s a private indoor riding ring. Shades of Secretariat! It’s very big!
The Delaware History Trail was launched on December 7 to showcase some of the state’s historical landmarks. Of the 36 landmarks, 12 are located within Sussex County.
Recently I ran into Mary Murphy of Hamel’s Market and she says, “Isn’t it amazing how big the beach is?!” (I have absolutely no idea what she’s talking about, but since I am the all-seeing, all-knowing BUZZ, I say) “I know! Wow!” and pretend I’m every bit the informed person I’m thought to be. Later on I’m down by the Boardwalk and I realize that our beach is now HUGE! They’ve been dredging and have replenished much of the sand and we do indeed have a lot more beach. I see this amazing huge rolling tripod which proceeds to roll right out into the water and out again, and I find out it’s called the Crab which is used by the surveyor to make sure that the beach is a certain number of feet above sea level. Very cool!
Deb Griffin is a real estate agent living full time at the beach with her honey bunny, Greer, and two Jack Russell terrors. Email Deb Griffin.