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June 2022 Newsletter

Summer Arrives

Of the four seasons that we enjoy on the Delmarva, Summer ranks at the top of the list for many along the Eastern Seaboard. And for good reason. What's not to like about it? With the passing of Memorial Day, into our collective stored memories, we move seamlessly into the summer season. Thanks to warm weather we can participate in an abundance of outdoor activities like fishing, boating, swimming, picnics, and seemingly endless days of leisure wiled away—pursuing a myriad of pastimes that make us feel glad to be alive. Of course, being located along the ocean as Rehoboth Beach is gives added pleasure to the longer days of the summer season. Everything kicks into high gear for people of all ages to participate in or just observe: Whatever suits your fancy. Walk the boardwalk, ride some rides, play some games, listen to some music at the bandstand, or just enjoy an ice cream or French fries. For the more adventurous soul in you, dip your toes into the Atlantic Ocean, challenging the waves to catch you if they can. Along the way you can enjoy time in some of the many fine restaurants and shopping establishments that call Rehoboth Beach home. To help you with the latter, we have highlighted some of our member establishments and encourage you to visit them during your visit to downtown Rehoboth Beach.

For old standards that never disappoint, be sure and drop by Mariachi restaurant just off the boardwalk on Wilmington Avenue. Their friendly service and fine Spanish, Mexican, and Latin American cuisine have kept customers coming back for over a decade. Whether you go for the authentic Mexican dishes or the delicious tequila and margarita drinks, at their fully stocked bar, everyone will leave happy. If your palate is longing for more traditional bar food, then the Purple Parrott Biergarten is the place for you. Located in the rear of the Purple Parrot Grill with a very tropical landscape, full bar, and tables in the sand, you can wile away the day into the evening enjoying daily happy hour drink and nightly food specials that will delight everyone in your party. On your way back to your accommodations don't miss Snyder's Candy on Rehoboth Avenue, known for their flavored sodas, saltwater taffy, and caramel- or chocolate-covered apples, along with a myriad of other delectable treats that will get you through the evening. Another business that is a family affair with Kaan Pomakoglu and his mom and dad all pitching in at the newly opened Kaan's Bakery on the ground level of the Avenue Inn on Wilmington Avenue. Their menu includes cakes, mini cakes, pies, pastries, eclairs, twists, donuts, and breads that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth any time of day.

As for shopping experiences that are sure to delight, Lilypad Children's Boutique ranks among the best children's stores at the beach. Their high-quality unique children's gifts and clothing are beautifully displayed and perfect for the children or grandchildren on your shopping list. Other exciting family-owned businesses include Rehoboth Breeze, located in the heart of Rehoboth Beach on Rehoboth Avenue. They carry a large assortment of top-quality cotton T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and bags in both funky and classic designs. Be sure to stop in at Browseabout Books, on Rehoboth Avenue, whether your interest lies in children's books, a good novel to read on the beach or by the pool, or a swanky gift or game to occupy your leisure time: They are sure to have just the item you are looking for in their ample inventory on display. And speaking of things to do, you must visit Something Comfortable, Delmarva’s certified bra fitter. It is a unique lingerie shopping experience for women of all ages and sizes.

We know you will enjoy your visit to all of these places and while you are there be sure to tell them you read about them in the RBMS Newsletter. You can find out more about these establishments later on in this newsletter.

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

New Businesses & Membership Renewals

RBMS welcomes new member Helios Sunglasses at the Green Partner level!

RBMS welcomes Kaan’s Bakery and the Phillip Morton Gallery as a new members!

RBMS thanks Loves Liquors and Port 251 for renewing their memberships at the Green Partner level!

RBMS thanks these businesses for renewing their membership!

Grace Boutique

Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market

ScuBees CBD Boutique

Weeth Home

Elegant Slumming

The Ice Cream Store

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

Showcasing Rehoboth Beach Businesses Rehoboth Breeze

If you are looking for a shop to buy a souvenir tee shirt or sweatshirt to represent your stay at the beach, you won’t find a better shop than Rehoboth Breeze, a RBMS Yellow Partner! The shop has long been a wonderful store that sells excellent quality t-shirts and sweatshirts.

With a wide variety of styles to choose from, customers always can find something to match their individual vibe. The store offers shirts from Buddy by the Sea, Harbor Design, Sea Dog, Fish Out of Water, Planet Cotton, NuBlu Sport, American Fido, and Ocean Beach. Rehoboth Breeze is also the only store authorized in Rehoboth to sell Big Hed designs: colorful tee shirts and sweatshirts that feature hip and funky original beach-inspired art. In addition, the shop also sells a wide variety of BlueQ bags and Legacy Hats.

Customers rave about the warm and friendly service, even at the busiest of times, that they find at the shop.

You can find Rehoboth Breeze just a block away from the boardwalk at 117 Rehoboth Avenue. The shop has brisk online sales for those who wish to make purchases without coming to town; check out their website!

Current hours for the store are Friday from 10:00am–2:00pm, Saturday from 10:00am–4:00pm, Sunday from 10:00am–3:00pm, and Monday from 10:00am–2:00pm. Summer hours from mid-June through Labor Day will be 10:00am–10:00pm daily!

Browseabout Books

Browseabout Books, owned by Susan Kehoe and her husband, Matt, has expanded and reinvented itself many times while evolving into one of the nation's top independent bookstores. Browseabout, an RBMS Yellow Partner, is known not only for books, but a fantastic selection of toys, stationery, and unique gifts. Browseabout is open 363 days a year. It is no wonder that Browseabout is the favorite stop for residents and tourists alike!

Browseabout Books continues to feature renowned authors and artists this summer at luncheons and book signings. Two highlights: On June 7, Browseabout Books will host a book signing and buffet lunch with Emily Griffen, author of Meant to Be. On June 16, Browseabout Books will host Jane Green, author of Sister Stardust. Both events will be held at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club, and tickets can be purchased at

Stop by Browseabout for one (or all!) of these featured luncheons and book signings by famous authors, stop at the window for a coffee and dog treat, and browse the more than 35,000 book titles and unique gifts. Visit Browseabout Books at 133 Rehoboth Avenue and go to Browseabout Books | Well Read Since 1975 for a list of in-person and virtual events!

The Purple Parrot Biergarten—A Reflection by a Fan

The Cape Area has had some wild weather the last few weeks! However, after ten days of rainy, cloudy conditions here at the beach, the sun finally showed its face, and everyone's mood immediately improved. My friend and I wanted to have lunch somewhere that's relaxed and chill to celebrate the change in the weather; we quickly discovered there could be no better place to hang out on a beautiful spring day than the Biergarten at the Purple Parrot! The Purple Parrot is a RBMS Yellow Partner and recent co-sponsor with RBMS of the 2022 Rehoboth Beach Gumbo Crawl!

The Biergarten was part of a significant expansion of the popular restaurant in 2010. It is a well-loved summer place for fun, frivolity, food, and friends.

My companion and I walked along the side of the building that leads to Wilmington Avenue. The brightly painted, cheerful walls in the corridor led us to an incredibly cozy area, complete with sand, lovely plants and trees, several fire pits, vintage metal beer signs, and of course, as is a tradition at the Parrot, dollar bills posted everywhere!

We went up to the charming outdoor bar, which definitely reflects a cool Key West vibe, and retrieved the menu. After relaxing a bit at the cheerfully painted patio table, we ordered food and drinks from the menu, which consisted of a large variety of comfort foods and healthy, tasty choices. A friendly bartender promptly delivered our delicious food and drinks. As promised, we had a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

Perhaps the best part of our experience, other than the cozy Key West vibe, was the fact that the Biergarten is dog friendly. The bartender brought my dog a water bowl, and then Dewey proceeded to meet some of the other dogs and people who were dining. He had as much fun as we did!

The next time you are in town, and you are in the mood for a casual, laid-back ambiance, be sure to stop in at the Purple Parrot Biergarten at 137 Rehoboth Avenue or visit their website at

Let’s TacoBout Mariachi Restaurant on Wilmington Avenue Serving Rehoboth Beach since 2006, the family-oriented and family-friendly Mariachi Restaurant has prided itself on great service and fresh food. Located at 14 Wilmington Avenue, Mariachi is a RBMS Green Partner. Upon entering, patrons are greeted with a curated interior that includes retro floor tiles, industrial-style piping, oversized windows, framed vibrant artwork, comfortable seating, contemporary lighting throughout, and patios with ocean views. Mariachi Restaurant features a wide array of Spanish, Mexican, and Latin American dishes, as well as two bars, fine wines, spirits, and delectable desserts. From nachos, quesadillas, guacamole, platanos, ceviche, and pupusas, to pechuga al la parilla, masitas de puerco, tamales de pollo, and more, foodies are sure to find authentic dishes to please their palate for brunch, lunch, or dinner! Visit the family restaurant today to see what makes Mariachi Restaurant one of the best places for authentic food in Delaware.

Photo Courtesy of Mariachi Restaurant

Something Comfortable

Something Comfortable, Delmarva’s Certified Bra Fitter was founded in 2008 with the vision of creating a unique lingerie shopping experience for women of all ages and sizes. Something Comfortable, a RBMS Green Partner located at 122 Rehoboth Avenue, features high-quality, affordable designer brands and outstanding individualized customer service. With 20 bra brands in sizes 30AA to 56J, plus the largest selection of styles and sizes in Delmarva, Something Comfortable’s certified fitting staff can change a woman’s life by helping her find the perfect fit. In addition to bras, the store features beautiful collections of designer bridal lingerie and intimate apparel, plus fun and flirty loungewear and sleepwear collections. Something Comfortable recently launched a new e-commerce website featuring new arrivals and best sellers. Check them out at

Open 7 days a week year-round, summer hours will soon be 10:00am to 10:00pm daily. Something Comfortable’s current summer promotion offers “free panties” and complimentary bra fittings with every purchase! This promotional offer will soon be made available in most local hotels and Visitor Guides, or you can simply mention this Main Street article to redeem the offer.


The Lilypad Children’s Boutique, a RBMS Green Partner, is a children’s clothing, gift, and accessories store located at 149 Rehoboth Avenue in the Villages by the Sea. The Lilypad offers clothing options for your little ones suitable for every occasion and gifts perfect for newborns, birthdays, holidays, and special events. Proud winner of The Best of Delaware in 2021 and 2022, the Lilypad is open year-round to clothe and gift your newborn, children, and grandchildren with the finest selections in Delaware