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May 2022 Newsletter

Updated: May 2, 2022

Memorial Day: The Season Begins

Officially established in 1868 to honor the military men and women who sacrificed their lives defending our freedom, Memorial Day, in modern times, has also become the unofficial beginning of the summer season in the United States. School is out, and a new graduating class is entering the workforce. And, for many Americans, “The Season” is a time to take a break from structured work hours and demanding lives, to stop and enjoy some of life’s more endearing qualities of rest and relaxation.

Rehoboth Beach is a destination for many seeking a place to enjoy their time away from a daily routine. So, sit back, kick off your shoes, and enjoy this edition of the RBMS Newsletter to learn about some of the things happening during this busy time of the year. RBMS is spotlighting several businesses this month that are all about ensuring your time here is thoroughly enjoyed by one and all.

If you’re looking for a place to rest your head, be sure and check out the Boardwalk Plaza, a fine Victorian-style hotel on the boardwalk. With beachfront and ocean views from many of its rooms, the hotel offers a unique and comfortable respite from the world where you can get away from it all. The Rehoboth Beach Guest House is another of our unique places to stay. It has individually decorated guestrooms with many amenities. Here you will be within walking distance of many of Rehoboth’s restaurants and shopping destinations.

Having secured accommodations, you may want to find something to read while enjoying your time in the sun, sand, and surf. Sitting in the center of downtown is the Rehoboth Beach Library, which provides a plethora of information on current high-demand, high interest material in a variety of formats for both residents and summer visitors to enjoy. Of course, once you have your reading material for those relaxing moments you will want to check out some of the fine eateries that call Rehoboth home. You will enjoy dining at Stingray, a casual sushi bar and Asian grill that uses only the freshest seafood, ingredients, and local produce to create delectable dishes to please every palate. If you are more in the mood for Mexican food, Dos Locos Fajita & Stonegrill Restaurant is a welcoming eatery specializing in authentic Mexican food prepared as these dishes have been prepared for many years. And new this year is the recently renovated Above the Dunes Restaurant, which has reimagined its décor and is now one of the newest restaurants in Rehoboth. With fantastic ocean views, you will have a memorable dining experience that will not disappoint.

You can learn more about each of these featured establishments and much more later in this edition of the RBMS 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 businesses the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel and Victoria’s Restaurant at the Green Partner level!

RBMS welcomes new member businesses La Fable and Rigby’s Bar and Grill!

RBMS thanks the Purple Parrot Grill for renewing their membership at the Yellow Partner level!

RBMS thanks E&R Enterprises, Rehoboth Ale House, and Ish Boutique for renewing their memberships at the Green Partner level!

RBMS thanks these businesses for renewing their membership!

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

RBMS thanks Blue-level Partners The Canalside Inn and Dogfish/Chesapeake&Maine for their generous support!

Showcasing Rehoboth Beach Businesses Above the Dunes Above the Dunes, located at 101 S Boardwalk, 2nd Floor, is the newest seafood forward restaurant in Rehoboth Beach and features a superb boardwalk and ocean view! They joined RBMS in 2022 as a Yellow- level Partner.

Above the Dunes has everything from a raw bar and lobster rolls to hamburgers and flatbreads. They serve some of the best crab cakes in town, all lump and no filler. Try the homemade shrimp salad or one of the many refreshing garden salads. Above the Dunes is perfect for a trip off the beach or a fun relaxing dinner with family or friends. They have one of the largest selections of bourbon in town, as well as plenty of wines that pair perfectly with their fresh salmon or a NY Strip. Get there early to enjoy one of the many ocean-front seats on the patio or by the window. And, Above the Dunes has Happy Hour specials for the early birds at the bar. Phone: 302-226-2000.

RBMS celebrated the opening of Above the Dunes, with a ribbon cutting on April 19, 2022. Pictured, front row: Edward Chrzanowski, RBMS City Liaison; Mike Venanzi and Bob Frankis, Above the Dunes owners; Peter Pizzolongo and Richard Byrne, RBMS board; and Greer Maneval, RBMS President. Pictured, back row: Above the Dunes staff Shelly Gordy, Sam Latorre, Malea Miller, Cody Garland, Tina Buel, Clara Robertson, Morgan Edler, and Jim Betz. Dos Locos Dos Locos Fajita and Stonegrill, an award-winning local favorite located at 208 Rehoboth Avenue, is a dining destination to go loco about! Dos Locos, a RBMS Yellow-level Partner, has been catering to locals and tourists since 1992! The dining destination prides itself on customer service, an amazing experience, and being a consistent culinary pillar within the Rehoboth Beach community.

From mouth-watering quesadillas, huge burritos, and chimichangas, to stone-grilled lobster tail, scallops, lamb, and shrimp and steak! Serving both Mexican and American entrees, the Dos Locos menu has something for every foodie, including items for kids and a gluten-free menu—not to mention its extensive variety of over 90 types of tequilas and the patron’s choice of flavor. Dos Locos strives to serve the best margaritas downtown. Pairing dishes made with fresh ingredients alongside famous house drinks, this restaurant gives visitors something to go Loco about! Stop in today! We encourage you to go Loco at this local spot! Phone: 302-227-3353.