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December 2022 Newsletter

Updated: Dec 9, 2022

SEAsons Greetings: Local Holiday Cheer


The Holiday Season is always a magical time of the year. It is especially exciting to be in Rehoboth Beach to celebrate the SEAson, as the city dresses itself in its Holiday finery of bright lights and colorful decorations for all to enjoy. It is the time of year we pause to reflect and give thanks for the multitude of charities looking out for those who can use a helping hand. From the welcoming display of decorated lifeguard chairs on the circle, lighted trees along Rehoboth Avenue, storefronts all decked out to lift our spirits to the decorated Christmas Tree at the bandstand, everyone is in a festive mood. And soon, Santa will reside at his boardwalk house for all to visit as the Holiday Parade marches on. With high spirits, we are busily preparing for the celebrations we all know and love. Holiday shopping for family and friends takes center stage as we carefully look for the right gifts to share during this season of giving. Whatever your pleasure, the businesses of Rehoboth Beach Main Street are all ready to welcome you as they eagerly look forward to presenting all sorts of gift ideas for everyone on your list this year.


For some great gifts, Fun For All Toys on Penny Lane is where you can find unique treasures for the kid in all of us, especially those who have everything.


The Rehoboth Toy and Kite Company at 70 Rehoboth Avenue is sure to have a beach-friendly kite for all of the kite-flying enthusiasts on your list. In addition to kites, they also have a wide range of amazing, mind-boggling, original toys and games to choose from, including windsock, and garden decorations.


And of course, what trip would be complete without a visit to Frank and Louie's Italian Specialties at 58 Baltimore Avenue for an order of nicely cooked cheese rolls, Italian sandwiches, and mozzarella.


We know you will enjoy visiting all of these businesses and others in Rehoboth Beach. You can find out more information on each of these establishments later in this Newsletter. Be sure and tell them you read about them here!


We wish everyone SEAson's Greetings/Happy Holidays and look forward to seeing everyone in the new year, ready to explore together all that Rehoboth Beach and the entire Cape Region has to offer. May we have Peace on Earth and good will toward all.


Current and past issues of the newsletter are available on the RBMS Website at Newsletter | Home | Rehoboth Beach Main Street (downtownrb.com)



New Businesses & Membership Renewals


RBMS welcomes Heart Wish Healing Center as a new member at the Green Partner Level!


RBMS welcomes Radio Rehoboth/East Sussex Public Broadcasting, Inc. and Zava Café as new members!


RBMS thanks Bellmoor Inn & Spa and Bad Hair Day? for renewing at the Yellow Partner level!


RBMS thanks Aroma Mediterranean Cuisine, E & R Enterprises, and Rehoboth Cycle Sports for renewing at the Green Partner level!


RBMS thanks these businesses for renewing as RBMS members:

· Arena’s Deli & Bar Rehoboth

· Beach Essentials

· DiFebo’s Restaurant

· Fins Fish House & Raw Bar

· Claws Seafood House

· McGregor Custom Homes

· Sazio Coastal Italian Seafood Kitchen

· Stingray Sushi Bar + Asian Grill

· Louie’s Pizza

· Baltimore Commons / The Shops at Rehoboth Mews

· Tunnell & Raysor, P.A.


For information about levels and benefits of RBMS membership, go to Join | Rehoboth Beach Main Street (downtownrb.com)



Showcasing Rehoboth Beach Businesses


Fun For All! Toys

Dick Byrne


This wonderful shop specializes in classic toys, games, and novelties, as well as a nice selection of nostalgic candy. The Fun For All! toy store will bring a smile to any age. If you are looking for a jigsaw to a logic puzzle, they have a unique collection to excite the brain—and tchotchkes starting at 10 cents!


Ever since 1998, Fun For All! has brought merriment to so many families. Next year will be their 25th anniversary! Open daily during the summer and weekends in the winter. Take a stroll down Penny Lane Mall, come in and say “Hi!” and revisit your childhood.


I can tell you this shop will provide a great gift assortment as we go into the holiday season!


This unique shop is located at 42 Rehoboth Avenue, #17, Penny Lane Mall. Contact information: 302-515-5800, email: funforalltoys@hotmail.com.


Rehoboth Toy and Kite Company

Peter Beck


Since moving to Rehoboth Beach three years ago, I have often visited Rehoboth Toy and Kite Company, located right on the boardwalk by Virginia Avenue. The summer boardwalk location is very inviting, with kites, windsocks, chimes, and maybe even toy barking dogs on display in front of the shop. However, when strolling through town, I have never taken the time to visit the other location at 70 Rehoboth Avenue! With the holiday season fast approaching, it was time to stop in!


As soon as I walked in the doors, a cordial, outgoing salesperson greeted me. Everywhere I looked I saw bright, cheerful colors: kites in all shapes and sizes hanging from the ceiling, sea glass windchimes, mugs, flags, hats, jewelry, and lawn signs. There are jigsaw puzzles, family games, and all sorts of unique toys on display.


The toy area was particularly intriguing because there are display tables in front of the shelves. Shoppers can play the games to see if they are appropriate for children. In fact, employees will even take the time to teach you the games if need be!


Looking to buy a kite? At Rehoboth Toy and Kite Company, they will teach you how to fly the kite and perhaps show you a few tricks of the trade. In fact, they will even help you to put the kite together if need be!


Rehoboth Toy and Kite Company has been a mainstay in Rehoboth for around 30 years. Be sure to visit the shop if you are in town looking for some fun, enjoyable holiday gifts. They are located at 70 Rehoboth Avenue—and during this holiday season there’s a Rehoboth Toy and Kite Company Christmas Shed in Schellville. 302-227-6996.



Frank and Louie's Can Help with Your Holiday Baking and Cooking!

Mike Edelin




Frank and Louie’s is a family-owned Italian deli and specialty store located on the very quaint and trendy Baltimore Avenue, just steps from Rehoboth Beach. The Bascio Family has a rich history of baking and preparing delicious foods! The menu features Ciabatta Heros, homemade sandwiches, cheeses, olives, lasagna, baked treats, and other Italian specialties perfect for any gathering.


The team bakes fresh every day to offer customers an extensive variety of scratch-made goods, using the freshest ingredients, all prepared on premises, and in small batches in the Bascio Family tradition—from assorted cookie trays, beautiful pastries, flaky pies, and more. Let Frank and Louie’s handle the baking so you can spend more time with your loved ones. They also offer shrimp cocktails and charcuterie trays that will surely impress your guests. Stop in today! Located at 58 Baltimore Avenue, phone: 302-227-5777.



News from Rehoboth Beach Members


Off-Season Daily Specials Return to Rehoboth Beach


Special thanks to RBMS Blue Partner The Canalside Inn for again publishing the Off-Season Daily Specials in Downtown Rehoboth Beach! Come on out to enjoy a meal with an off-season discount! Off Season Rehoboth Beach Restaurant Deals (subscribepage.com)



Holiday Stroll* Event from the Body Shop Fitness Center





Purchase a 6-month membership and get 1 FREE flexibility session ($249–6-month gym membership/$299–6-month unlimited membership)

Purchase an annual membership and get a FREE Body Shop Welcome Package (1 Body Shop t-shirt, Body Shop logo sticker, 1 flexibility session, and 1 free gym pass to bring a friend) ($399–annual gym membership/$499–annual unlimited membership)

Unlimited membership: includes gym and group fitness classes (Classes are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 8AM-9AM)

Body Shop Fitness Center, at 70 Rehoboth Avenue, 302-226-0920


*The Holiday Stroll will be held on December 10—see story below.


Check out Cooter Brown’s Twisted Southern Kitchen & Bourbon Bar for you holiday gathering.


Looking for a place to celebrate the upcoming holidays with friends and family? Cooter

Brown’s Twisted Southern Kitchen & Bourbon Bar is offering to help you host parties for

any size group, Happy Hours with apps and drinks at their location at 70 Rehoboth

Avenue, or catering with pick-up party platters for you guests at home. Staff at Cooter’s

will customize your party with items from their extensive menu.

Cooter Brown’s is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but open:

Wednesday and Thursday Noon to 9:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday Noon to 10:00 p.m.

Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Christmas Day Closed

Monday, 12/26 Noon to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 12/27 Noon to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 12/28 Noon to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, 12/29 Noon to 8:00 p.m.

Friday, 12/30 Noon to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, 12/31 Noon to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, 1/1 Noon to 8:00 p.m.


News from Rehoboth Beach Main Street


Roll-out of New Rehoboth Beach Virtual History Tour



Rehoboth Beach Then and Now—A self-guided walking tour on the Built Story mobile app is now available! Tour takers can explore downtown Rehoboth Beach and learn about the 19th century religious summer camp, how the fires and storms shaped the community, the transformative impact of the railroad, and the illustrious citizens who made Rehoboth Beach what it is today. The app is available from either Android or iPhone app stores for free. The 15-stop tour of downtown focuses on how the city evolved from its 19th century roots as a rural community, the arrival of the summer religious camp in the 1870s, the arrival of the railroad, and the “battles” between the “saints and sinners” that influenced the later development of the community.


The Built Story mobile app is free and tickets for each tour are $10.00. Tickets for individual tours are good for 30 days and may be viewed more than once. The Built Story app is also your gateway to other tours around the world. Half of the proceeds from this tour benefit Rehoboth Beach Main Street. For more information, call the RBMS office at 302-227-2772.


Mark your calendars for these December RBMS events!



Community Unity Dinner


Join Friends, Neighbors & Downtown Merchants for a Tradition Since 1994!

Gather with us Sunday, December 4th at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center for the Rehoboth Beach Main Street Community Unity Dinner!

From 4:30–7:30pm join us for an all you can eat pasta dinner provided by the Big Fish Restaurant Group and many other downtown restaurants. Tickets are $20 per person and ages 8 and under are free. For an additional $5 donation at the door you can add unlimited beer & wine.

We will also feature and Ice Cream Bar, the Cape Jazz Band, Nutcracker Ballerinas, and of course Santa & Mrs. Claus! You can also meet the RBMS Citizen of the Year Drexel Davison of Bad Hair Day and Cindy Lovett, RBMS board member and Rehoboth in Bloom Chair, who is being honored for her work with Rehoboth in Bloom.


Tickets are available at the door and are now for sale at the RBMS Office, 509 Rehoboth Avenue. Office hours: 10:00am­–4:00pm. Credit cards, checks, and cash accepted (Credit Card Fee will be added).




Rehoboth Beach Holiday Stroll