Something to Crow About
Have you heard of Edie Bees Confection Shop? The Pink Crab? BellaBar? All these stores and more, are new to the beach! Coming soon to Rehoboth Avenue will be The Spice and Tea Exchange (a national chain that offers a little bit of everything); also The Sports Zone, Sunglass Galore, The Pink Crab (not sure what type of store this is) and Bramble & Brine restaurant. New shops: BellaBar (apparel, accessories, eyewear, swimwear), and Private Collection (women’s clothing), are already open for business.
Over in Lewes we now have a gourmet candy store called Edie Bees (in the former CakeBar space). They are stocked with mouth watering goodies you won’t find anywhere else.
Out on Route 1, Old Bay Steak & Seafood will become The Delaware Distilling Company. According to our resident Rehoboth Foodie, it will be a brewpub featuring distilled spirits such as gins and vodkas. A little further north, sweetFrog is set to open, and they will offer premium frozen yogurt (or so the sign says). Personally I can’t see how anyone can beat the frozen Greek yogurt at YogaFresh. Yum!
The Wilmington entrance to the Avenue Inn is being completely remodeled and will have a bar in the new lobby. Many places have already reopened for the season including Lori’s Café, Planet X, Green Man, Tuscan Grill, and Zogg’s (featuring the only pool table in town).
A sad farewell to Cloud 9—the entire building is scheduled for demolition possibly as soon as April 11. Former Cloud 9 chef, Chris Teal, can now be found at the Maggio Shields Real Estate Café.
The Friday this issue hits the stands (April 5) is the Annual Get Down in Town, a fun event pairing stores and restaurants to offer you a bite and a sip while you shop. On April 6 and 7 there will be numerous activities in downtown Lewes commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Back in 1813, the British led an unsuccessful attack on Lewes; you can still see a cannonball imbedded in the foundation of a home that stands today.
April 6 is the Rainbow Chorale of Delaware Spring concert; April 7 the CAMP Chorus presents an encore performance of Broadway—Our Way. The following weekend is Women’s FEST starting Thursday, April 11 (some events are sold out!) CAMP Rehoboth is putting together a bus trip to the Big Apple on May 4—call CAMP Rehoboth for details.
April 11-13 is the Lewes Tulip Festival and April 19-21 is the Dewey Beach PopFest.
Scooter alert! You can park your scooter in designated scooter parking areas for free if you have the new $40 permit; otherwise, you can pay to park in the regular metered spaces. Permits can be obtained at the parking meter department.
Got paws? Then the recently debuted info site, Tails of the Beach, is for you! Created by my partner, Greer Maneval, and myself, Tails was a response to all the questions people ask when we are out and about with our two Jack Russells. Everything from vets to groomers to beach rules to trainers can be found on the site.
The sixth season of the Freeman Stage at Bayside has really stepped up its game this year featuring Sheryl Crow, Pat Benatar, Lyle Lovett, Darius Rucker, and Michael McDonald to name a few. If you haven’t been, it’s a great venue to watch a show because it’s smaller and more intimate that what us big city folks are used to! Enjoy!
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