So I’m in Starbucks this a.m just like every other day and behind me in line is the lovely Mary Murphy of Hamel’s Market. She says to me, “Isn’t it amazing how big the beach is?!” Now, I have no idea what she’s talking about, but I am the BUZZ, so I say, “I know! Wow!” and pretend I’m every bit the informed person I’m believed to be! Later on I’m down by the Boardwalk and I see this amazing huge rolling tripod on the beach which proceeds to roll right out into the water and back again and then I realize that the beach south of Dolly’s is now HUGE. OMG! They’ve been dredging and have replenished the sand and YOWZA we have a LOT more beach here in Rehoboth Beach. The company responsible is Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, the PREMIER dredging contractor according to their site, and the huge funny machine that I am uber fascinated with is called, the Crab. The Crab operator is the surveyor, insuring that the beach is a certain number of feet above sea level. Very cool!
Salt Air restaurant on Wilmington Avenue in Rehoboth Beach will soon reopen. According to Rehoboth Foodie, the Big Fish Restaurant Group which owns Big Fish Grill, Big Fish Market and Summerhouse will take over the space and plan on keeping Salt Air’s “picnic” concept and the name. Hurray for Wilmington Avenue! Construction has started on the pad site for our Panera, directly across from Pier 1 and Starbucks. This location will be 6000 sf, with indoor and outdoor seating AND a drive through. The goal is to open in time for the summer crowds. For the latest issue of the Buzz newsletter, click here!
Pizza Palace will be taking over the former Ledo’s space. Charcoal Grill (going into the former Zorba’s space near the Sea Shell shop) is the new iteration of Charcoal Deli (which is currently located by Gelato Gal). And the sale at Atlantic Books continues – currently it’s 40% off ANYTHING in the store – closing date unknown. Click here for the latest issue of The Local Buzz.
Thanks to Art D for spotting the sign announcing the Charcoal Grill coming to the former Zorba’s space (next to Food Lion behind the Sea Shell Shop). They plan to open March 1, 2012 and feature Pork BBQ, Pit Beef and Baby Back Ribs. At the opposite end of the shopping center, the Delaware Stage School is opening in the huge space formerly occupied by Blockbuster (next to the Cigar Outlet). They’ll be offering jazz, ballet, hip hop, and more.
Looking for a unique gift idea? How about High Tea at Victoria’s Restaurant, located in the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel. They offer High Tea Monday-Saturday starting at 3:00. Reservations required. Thanks to Jamie S for the heads up about Arena’s doubling any amount on gift card purchases (buy a $50 gift card they will give you a $100 gift card) on Dec 17 only; also Gift Design (near Bill’s Bait & Tackle) is going out of business with 40% of everything including Jim Shore, Yankee Candle, & Willow Tree (827-2614).
Buffalo Wild Wings will sashay into the space being vacated by the Mill Outlet in the Light House Plaza; Pat’s Pizza is coming to the former Lewes Five Guys space in Mariner Plaza just two doors down from my beloved BLING!
Arrivederci and adieu to these eateries: Deli 88, Seaside Thai, Ledo’s and the Barista Cafe.
And it absolutely pains me to say that Atlantic Books next to Starbucks on Route 1 is closing shortly following one last blowout sale.