FEST! FEST! It’s the BEST!
Start your engines ‘cause Women’s FEST is almost here! In less than a week after this issue hits the stands, we will be a town teeming with fabulous women from all over the East Coast! I can’t wait for the dances, the concerts, the workshops, the Expo; it will be an amazing four days, that’s for sure.
On Friday, April 4, from 6-9 pm, Rehoboth Beach will host the 4th Annual Get Down in Town. Dozens of stores will partner with local restaurants so that you can enjoy appetizers and desserts while you shop. Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6, is the 17th Annual Delaware Resorts Home Expo at the Convention Center. It’s a showcase of home related goods and services offered by the area’s top builders and home service companies.
Over on Baltimore Avenue, r Squared Home and Design featuring furniture, home accents, and interior design services had their grand opening March 28. It was a great party featuring beautiful furnishings, Hobos deliciousness and the gorgeous and gracious Mercedes Monroe Cassadine. The new ladies boutique, simply Dressed, (around the corner from Elegant Slumming) should be open any day now.
The always incredible Lori’s Café has reopened for the season—yum! Can’t wait to try the new sandwich called The Very Gouda. Seafood Shack is back in full swing, offering live entertainment every Friday and Saturday.
On Wilmington Avenue, Tuscan Grill will become Ambrosia. According to their website, they will offer “the best in Italian and American Cuisines, delicious seafood specials, and exquisite desserts.” Sounds good to me!
The Olive Orchard is coming to First Street Station (near White House Black Market) offering a variety of olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and gift baskets. Cabo restaurant will most likely change owners according to the Rehoboth Foodie. Kay’s Kitchen on First Street is now Otto’s Sandwich Shop which plans to offer delivery to the beach during season. (Between Otto’s and Parkmobile, there’s no reason to ever leave your spot in the sand!) The former Rehoboth Beach Running Company space will be a chicken and crabs place. The demo has uncovered a very cool Veedol Oil Sign belonging to the Flying A gas station that once called that space home.
Dewey is getting a new farm-to-table restaurant/brewpub called The Dewey Beer and Food Company. They plan to be a full-time, year-round establishment that will brew their beer on-site.
Heading north on Route 1, Beachcomber is going to be The Crab House, part of the Big Fish Grill family; FINS Ale House will expand into the space next door (currently a mattress store) and open an outdoor dining area. Wish more restaurants had outdoor space—love me some patio!
Tanger Midway is getting a ten million dollar reno—new color scheme, new lighting, new siding and new architectural elements that will reflect a coastal resort look.
The Donut Connection has finally opened in the old Tijuana Taxi space; sigh, I miss their margaritas and Timmy the sassy server.
In Lewes, the former Café Azafran will become The Gate House of Lewes. Just across the street, Half Full will be staying put for now. They’ve encountered a lot of issues with the building on Second Street that they will eventually move into, so plans to relocate are on hold.
Effective May 15, you will no longer be able to smoke on the beach, the Boardwalk or the Bandstand in Rehoboth Beach. The city will create designated smoking areas on the beach along the sand fencing between dune crossings.
See you at CAMP Rehoboth’s Women’s FEST!
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