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May 2023 Newsletter

Updated: May 3

RBMS Newsletter—May 2023—Compilation

Volume 3, Issue 5

Memorial Day

The month of May is met with great anticipation in Rehoboth Beach and the DELMARVA peninsula. The weather has turned decidedly warmer, days are growing longer, and by month’s end the Memorial Day holiday signals the unofficial beginning of Summer and another beach season for all to enjoy. It is the month we turn our thoughts to summer days and look forward to spending more time outside as we observe a number of festive celebrations, beginning with the Mexican Army's victory over France during the French and Indian War of 1882. Cinco De Mayo on May 5th will have us searching for our favorite margaritas. This is followed closely by the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby, a staple of American sports, when a fresh group of colts with dreams of winning the coveted Triple Crown enter Churchill Downs, the legendary racetrack, on May 6th while we all sit back and enjoy mint julips. By the time May 14th arrives it is time to celebrate Mother's Day when we reflect on the importance of mothers in our lives, with their unconditional love and support. We close out May with Memorial Day on May 29th, when we pay tribute to the men and women in our country's military who have died in service to the United States, but not before the biggest spectacle in racing returns to the Indianapolis Motor speedway for the 107th running of the Indy 500 on May 28th at the storied brickyard.

Meanwhile, here in Rehoboth Beach, along with the national festivities, another beach season has arrived with all of the fanfare associated with our holiday celebrations. Thousands will visit Rehoboth Beach and enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing along with cookouts, and trips to the boardwalk for ice cream, French fries, and so much more. Rehoboth Beach Main Street is thrilled to spotlight some of our member businesses that are guaranteed to make your stay here memorable.

First up this month is Double Dippers at 11 N. 1st St., which is beginning Season 25 under new management. They are still a local old-fashioned ice cream parlor serving Hershey's Ice Cream—a crowd favorite. Stop by and welcome Nate and Eluh Diehl and enjoy some of the best ice cream at the beach. Meandering north to 28 1st street you will arrive at Stich-Stash, a unique full-service shop specializing in all things needle point. Customer service is one of their main focuses, and they would love for you stop by for all of your needlepoint supplies.

After leaving Stich-Stash go on over to 33 Baltimore Avenue where you will find Beach Essentials, presenting the latest beach clothes and accessories for men in all the latest fashion styles and colors.

At 316 Rehoboth Avenue you will find Dogfish Head's Brewpub and Chesapeake & Maine—two restaurants joined by a courtyard and merchandise store. The brewpub has become known for original beer, spirits, and food. Serving up a menu of wood-grilled dishes and live music, it is sure to please everyone. Next door is the ever-popular Chesapeake & Maine, Dogfish Head’s seafood and cocktails spot. With seafood sourced exclusively from the Chesapeake and Maine region, you’ll find coastal dishes, handcrafted cocktails, and Dogfish beers in a casual, nautical-themed atmosphere.

Be sure to check out the merchandise at Rehoboth Breeze, 117 Rehoboth Avenue. They are a family-owned business that carries a large selection of high-quality cotton apparel. They have both funky and classic designs in top-quality t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and bags.

The Cotton Club is another small upscale boutique selling fashionable, comfy women's clothing, located in the Village by the Sea shops at 149 Rehoboth Avenue. Always looking for the next big trend in women's clothes you will be sure to find something to your liking at the Cotton Club.

Victoria's Restaurant in the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel at 2 Olive Avenue offers Oceanfront dining in an intimate setting overlooking the beach and boardwalk. With a full menu, you will be able to find all your favorites while enjoying the views of the boardwalk and ocean.

We hope you find these Rehoboth Beach Main Street member businesses to your liking. We invite you to take a minute to stop and enjoy the myriad of flowers Rehoboth In Bloom has been planting and caring for to enhance your Rehoboth experience. You can read more about each of our spotlighted business later in this newsletter.

Happy Memorial Day!

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 thanks The Ice Cream Store and Somewhere Rehoboth for renewing at the Green Partner level!

RBMS thanks these businesses for renewing as RBMS members!

· Theo's Steaks, Sides and Spirits

· Smith Firm

· Double Dippers

· Tideline Gallery

· Frank and Louie's Italian Specialties

· Kilwin’s Rehoboth Beach

· Chocolate Wave

· Jam Bistro

RBMS also acknowledges the other community not-for-profit organizations in Rehoboth Beach with complimentary memberships recognizing their community contributions. They include Rehoboth Beach Homeowners Association, Village Improvement Association, Rehoboth Beach Public Library, CAMP Rehoboth, Cape Henlopen Senior Center, Clear Space Theatre, and the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Chamber of Commerce.

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

Showcasing Rehoboth Beach Businesses

Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats

Dan Slagle

Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, located at 320 Rehoboth Avenue, originated as the smallest commercial brewery in the United States and is where the Dogfish Head brand began! This off-centered brewpub proudly serves up wood-grilled and wood-fired foods, most notably burgers and pizzas. It’s scratch-made menu also features original pub fare like Crab & Corn Chowder, Seafood Tacos and House Baked Pretzel Bites, alongside sandwiches and tacos, soups and salads, and entrees.

Its state-of-the-art stage hosts regional and national music acts year round, while also hosting special, music-centric events, like live brand karaoke every other Wednesday at 7:00pm, to get guests involved in the fun!

Stop by for a selection of off-centered ales including cask beers and Brewpub Exclusives “imported” from its onsite brewhouse. Taste something you love? Grab a 4-pack to-go from the Off-Centered EmPOURium right next door!

Brewings & Eats is also currently running a great selection of seasonal specials, available until May 21:

· Tuesday: 25% Off Wood-Grilled Burgers & Wood-Fired Pizzas All Day

· Wednesday: 25% Off Rehoboth Exclusive Draft Beers

· Thursday: 25% Off Wood-Grilled Burgers & Wood-Fired Pizzas All Day

· Friday: 25% Off Vintage Bottles To-Go!

· Saturday: 25% Off Desserts. In Restaurant Only

· Sunday: 25% Off Canned Cocktails. In Restaurant Only

For more on Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, visit and @dogfishrehoboth on Instagram. Phone: 302-226-2739.


Dan Slagle

Stitch-Stash is a full-service needlepoint store. There are 2 locations, and the shops are in Rehoboth Beach and Darien CT. The Rehoboth Beach shop address is 102 North First Street.