Pink, Panera, and Power Yoga
May 19 is the date for the first annual Paint the Town Pink, a benefit for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition in partnership with CAMP Rehoboth. It includes a reception, art show, dinner raffle and prizes for the best pink outfits! No one does better dress-up than we folk, if you catch my drift! Years ago I went to a John Waters film festival in DC offering free admission if you were wearing three pink items. I wore a pink hat, a pink boa, and found these great sneakers with heels on them that I covered in pink glitter. Fabulous! So think pink and come to the event! (Then your next dilemma is what to wear to the Black and White Ball. Tickets on sale now!)
Panera is almost complete and should be open when you read this issue! I am so ready for their Pick-Two menu and those yummy little breakfast soufflés! What’s next? Chipotle! The parking lot in front of J. Crew at Tanger Seaside is already marked off and construction is underway.
In downtown Rehoboth, Cabo Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar is now open in the former Porcini House and the Oasis convenience store will reincarnate as Sammy’s Market at the corner of First and Wilmington. Semra’s Mediterranean Grill is coming to the Seaside Thai space, and the new Modern Mixture offering salads, wraps and Gyros will soon open (in the space where Tornado Fries made a brief appearance).
Christine’s Consignments magically appeared just around the corner from the Thunderbird Gallery, and Cilantro got a fun facelift by adding bright green to the façade. Salt Air reopened on Wilmington Avenue under new management, and a(MUSE) is now open in the former Solé space.
The No-Turn-On-Red signs are back in downtown Rehoboth and get ready for Parkmobile, our new pay-by-smartphone parking system. You feed the meter via an app, your phone will alert you when your time is about to run out, and you can add more money to your meter while lying on the beach (or wherever you happen to be at that moment). How cool is that? If smart phones and apps aren’t your thing, regular quarter fed meters will still be available.
As we roll out of town, just before the bridge will be Kingston’s at McQuay’s in the former McQuay’s/Hamel’s space. No word on whether that will be eat-in or carry out. And just after the bridge, is the new Scooter City.
Please notice as you cross the bridge that you can now stay in the left lane all the way to the traffic light (at Church Street) past Crystal’s. There are new arrows on the road indicating the new traffic patterns.
Yoga Fresh Yogurt will go into Henlopen Junction Mall near the soon-to-open Our Place bar and grill.
Behind Walgreen’s (formerly Happy Harry’s) is the new Power Yoga studio. I met Jamie Woods (one of the founders) at the Frogg Pond and was so impressed that I’m going to go try some of their yoga classes. Across Route 1 behind the Sea Shell Shop (where Blockbuster used to be) will be Pete’s—a sub shop specializing in rib-eye cheesesteaks. The place is huge inside.
In the vacant space next to HomeGoods will be the Fabulous Faces Aesthetic Center which will focus on advanced level skin care. The Beebe Walk-in Clinic at K-Mart is temporarily closed for renovations.
Bethany Beach will offer free wi-fi on the beach, boardwalk, and bandstand by Memorial Day, and in downtown Lewes, don’t forget to feed the meters which became active May 1.
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