Karma, Comedy and Unfinished Business
Just a few days after this issue hits the stands, we celebrate the 4th of July. Somewhere upwards of 100,000 revelers will make their pilgrimage to our little beach town to watch the fireworks over the Atlantic Ocean. This year Dewey Beach will have a show bayside as well, attempting to set a Guinness World Record for the most fireworks set off in a 10 minute period. Holy pyrotechnics!
In other downtown ReHo news, The Crab Trap is now open on Wilmington Ave in the space formerly known as Cypress (or Shag, depending on your memory). On Rehoboth Avenue, Surf N Bull is coming to the former Capriotti’s space, and Stoney Run Home (furniture, lighting, and design) is now open near Lingo’s Real Estate offices. The Pelican Loft plans to open in July, as does the new restaurant, Bramble and Brine. The Karma Café, serving coffee and healthy fare, is now open in the Stuart Kingston building on the Boardwalk.
Heading out to Route 1 in Dewey, The Starboard is offering a free Comedy Club every Tuesday night. They also serve an excellent breakfast every day at 8:00 a.m. In the Tanger Midway outlets, there’s a new Tommy Bahama store. Coming to the former Ledo’s/Pizza Palace space will be Casa DiLeo North, and right next door will be a Casual Male XL outlet. In the building behind Panera is Unfinished Business, a community thrift shop that plans to donate 85% of their profits to local organizations and individuals that promote and cultivate equality (such as CAMP Rehoboth). How cool is that?
The three acre tract of land across from Atlantic Liquors is being cleared for construction of the 94 room Hudson Hotel, and in downtown Lewes, Cake Break will open a second location next to Striper Bites.
During the month of July, Lewes will host the St. Peter’s Art Show (July 6) the 55th Annual Lewes Antique Show (July 11-13) and the Lewes Historical Society’s Summer Craft Fair (July 13). The Lewes Historical Society also offers a huge variety of fab tours including: The Lewes Museum Tours featuring nine historic buildings dating from 1700 to 1898, and The Architectural Tour designed to introduce the various styles of Victorian architecture in Lewes. There’s also The Historic Lewes Trolley Tours; The Historic Lewes Kayak Tours and The Lewes Cemetery Tours. The ones I’ve taken were very well done; I highly recommend them!
Another fun thing to do is to take the Cape Water Taxi ride on the canal from Lewes through Rehoboth to Dewey. There, if you like, you can disembark, have margaritas at Que Pasa overlooking the Bay while you sit at a table with your toes in the sand, then hop back on the next taxi and ride back. A great way to spend the day!
Don’t forget your tickets for Abbamania, a benefit performance for the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center on July 27! And dust off those dancing shoes, ‘cause preparations are well underway for the 26th Sundance celebration on Labor Day weekend. Party on!
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