Delaware’s most famous candy shop, Dolles Candyland, started as a dream nearly one hundred years ago. When Thomas Pachides and Rudolph Dolle purchased an old YMCA building on the boardwalk 93 years ago, they had no idea they were starting a business that would become the most beloved in the state.
The Rehoboth Beach Main Street Design Committee is excited to announce the 2019 Rehoboth Avenue Center Island Banners Project.
According to Drexel Davison, Chairperson of the Banner Committee, “This year’s banners are considerably larger; with brighter, more colorful images that convey a happy, upbeat feeling of seaside fun! While the 2018 banners were 22 x 71 inches, with only one alternating banner on each pole, the 2019 banners will be 30 x 90 inches with two banners on each pole, combining to make one large image, with four images repeating in cycle down the Avenue. The sponsor names will be larger and brighter. The banners were generously designed and provided free of charge by Group J Design, and will be visually stunning, a dynamic addition to our beautiful downtown beach resort. By sponsoring a banner, your business not only promotes the beautification of our downtown, it puts your business name front and center to literally millions of visitors year round!”
Presented By Kerri Fox, Delaware Digital Media
FREE and open to small business owners
Tuesday, April 9th
The Delaware Small Business Development Center
Rehoboth Beach Main Street
welcome you to this special workshop to be held at
Rehoboth Beach City Hall
Third Floor Meeting Room
229 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
Welcome March 2019! What’s happening at Rehoboth Beach Main Street?
The Rehoboth Beach Main Street’s Economic Vitality Committee, University of Delaware Sea Grant, and Biden School of Policy and Administration recently hosted a Strategic Doing ™ Workshop at Rehoboth Beach City Hall. All Rehoboth Beach businesses and property owners located within a designated area of the downtown commercial district were invited to attend and members of City leadership observe. With the meeting cap of 25 participants, the workshop focused on businesses located on Wilmington Avenue, Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Avenue, 1st Street and 2nd Street. Teams were formed and strategies were created with the goal to increase business visitation and encourage foot traffic movement from one street or avenue to the other.
Rehoboth Beach Main Street Announces Rehoboth in Bloom
Rehoboth Beach Main Street (RBMS) is proud to announce the creation of Rehoboth in Bloom (RIB). Cindy Lovett, Chairperson of the Rehoboth Beach Main Street Design Committee states, “We are excited to create this new initiative for downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Our goal is to evolve into a future affiliate of the international America in Bloom program. We are currently purchasing 30 self-watering EarthPlanters and are seeking funding from corporate sponsorships, downtown businesses and private donations to help with this effort. Thirty locations have been identified to place these planters within the first block of Baltimore, Wilmington, and Rehoboth Avenues, which will be maintained by RIB volunteers. We need to think big but start small!!”
What’s happening at Rehoboth Beach Main Street-
The Promotions Committee reports, the Rehoboth Beach Cookie Crawl, held December 21, was a success, attracting many visitors into downtown Rehoboth Beach for holiday shopping and dining. Rehoboth Beach Main Street will bring this event back next year with additional promotional efforts. 2019 initiatives are currently on the coordination phase to attract visitors into downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware year round.
History of the Rehoboth Beach Community Unity Dinner
by Patty Derrick, Co-Founder, Community Unity Dinner in 1994
The Rehoboth Beach Community was having a trying time in 1994, and many of us as members of the community wanted to find a way to make things better.
REHOBOTH BEACH MAIN STREET ANNOUCES 2018, SIGN AND AWNING MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM
Rehoboth Beach Main Street (RBMS) is pleased to announce their Annual Sign and Awning Matching Grant Program available through 2018. This program is offered to businesses within City of Rehoboth Beach City Limits to help defray the costs of new signs and awnings.
One of Rehoboth Beach Main Street’s community partners is TECHNO GOOBER, which designed and built our new website! The Goobers were easy to work with and developed an awesome website based on our specifications, including a searchable database of all of our business members’ descriptions as well as an online calendar promoting DOWNTOWN Rehoboth Beach! Their continuing effort in improving our website has been outstanding and we are so proud to have partnered with the men and women of Techno Goober!!
Rehoboth Beach Main Street, Inc.
The Executive Director of Rehoboth Beach Main Street, Inc. (RBMS), a 501 (c)3 nonprofit, dedicated Delaware Main Street program, is responsible for leading and guiding the organization’s commercial revitalization efforts in Rehoboth Beach’s downtown historic district by creating and managing projects and programs that promote downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware as a great place to live, work and play year-round. Rehoboth Beach, a one square mile community, is Delaware’s largest beach resort. With a vibrant downtown community of 200 plus businesses, the population of this coastal city is 1,327 (according to 2010 U.S. Census Bureau estimates) with seasonal populations of 25,000 during the peak summer months.