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September 2022 Newsletter

Updated: Aug 31, 2022

Labor Day

(Photo Credit Keith Misener)

Seems like just yesterday we were anxiously awaiting the unofficial beginning of the 2022 beach season as Memorial Day loomed large on the calendar and now, in what seems to be a blink of the eye, the unofficial end of our summer season is upon us as we get ready to celebrate Labor Day. In between these two holidays Rehoboth Beach has played host to thousands of visitors having once again made the trek from cities and towns across the United States and beyond to bask in the sun on our glorious beaches and spend quality time with family and friends wiling away the days strolling the board walk, playing games, riding rides and eating plenty of French fries, ice cream, pizza and more while enjoying entertainment at the band stand and elsewhere across town. Rehoboth in Bloom has been busy all summer tirelessly caring for the myriad of planters proudly displaying a rainbow of colors for all to enjoy. The holiday celebrates the many contributions workers have made to America's strength, prosperity, and well-being; Rehoboth provides a place for them to enjoy the fruits of their labor. While you are out and about celebrating this month, Rehoboth Beach Main Street would like to showcase some businesses in town we think you will like. They are sure to bring a sense of joy and contentment to all who partake of their services or products.

If you or your guests are looking for space to catch up on some projects while you are away,

CoWork Reho may be just the place for you. From established enterprises to growing startups, they host an array of working professionals. CoWork Reho is about people and ideas, a place where forward thinkers, innovators, creatives, and game-changers unite. It provides

a flexible, intentionally designed workspace that includes amenities to make the workday more enjoyable and productive while improving your work experience.

If you're looking for a place to unwind, Shorebreak, an award-winning American Seafood Restaurant may be your place. Sporting a casual-yet-sophisticated modern look awash in blue & white décor, Shorebreak serves eclectic seafood fusion fare. They are an ocean- and farm-to-table American & seafood restaurant with a menu that is seasonally inspired. Shorebreak offers weekly specials, including fresh fish, meats, and soups, plus a large selection of wines. Just 133 steps to the Atlantic Ocean, Shorebreak is an excellent choice for your dining experience.

For the shoppers among you, Sassy Chic is a small family-owned and operated gift shop featuring hand crafted items, embroidery/monogramming, and other gift items. Sassy Chic takes orders for custom embroidery and monogramming, as well as offering all of their items at this site.

A truly unique decor will greet you as you enter Freddie's, an LGBTQ+, straight-friendly restaurant and bar. Enjoy happy hour with discounted beverages and special menus between 4-7 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The hours are adjusted when special events happen. Be sure to check out the Barbie Doll collection while there.

Another great place to dine is Arena's, a locally owned and operated fixture in downtown Rehoboth Beach since 1990, serving the same great high-quality food with large portions. Arena’s offers casual family-friendly dining and catering, as well as live in-house entertainment.

An award-winning women’s clothing store you’ll want to visit is Cashmere Gardens. This beautiful store features styles from established and emerging brands and is keen on artistic collaborations.

We know you will enjoy your visit to all these places as you shop and eat in downtown Rehoboth Beach. Be sure and tell them you read about them here! You can find out more about these establishments later 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 Addictive Tacos and Charm City Run as new members at the Green Partner level!

RBMS welcomes new members:

Just Comfort Shoes / Birkenstock

Pineapple Princess Swimwear

The Lion’s Den Candle Company

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

Showcasing Rehoboth Beach Businesses

CoWork Reho

Dick Byrne

CoWork Reho, an RBMS Yellow Partner, is an oceanfront workspace, located directly on the Rehoboth Boardwalk, for people who are looking to make their workday more enjoyable and productive. It's designed to be a community of remote workers, innovators, forward thinkers, creatives, or those who just want to enjoy the ocean view and amenities. Amenities at CoWork Reho include exclusive 24-hour key card access, phone booths for private phone calls, high-speed Wi-Fi, and printing. The conference room, equipped with Smart TVs and glass dry-erase boards, is perfect for your next team meeting or virtual conference. All memberships also include complimentary gourmet coffee and sparkling and still water.

Jared Bowers, the owner and visionary behind CoWork Reho, is a Sussex County native and has long dreamed of the day that the Delaware beaches would become less seasonal and offer more to those who call the area home year-round. Every morning he would jog past the empty space on the boardwalk where CoWork Reho is now situated. When it went up for auction, he knew he needed to purchase it.

CoWork Reho's first summer open has been a success, hosting multiple events and meeting other business owners, vacationers, and those local to the area. Memberships include daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly commitments for a seat in the communal area, a dedicated desk, or an ocean-view private studio space. With so many different options, there is truly something for everyone, no matter what your daily work situation is. Visit to learn more and make sure to schedule a tour of this breathtaking addition to Rehoboth Beach (located directly under the Henlopen Hotel)!

CoWork Reho is located at 511 N. Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach. Phone 302-494-0214.

Shorebreak Lodge

Dan Slagle

Good Friends, Great Food, Beach Fun has always been the Shorebreak Lodge’s mission statement: a modern casual-yet-sophisticated restaurant awash in blue & white decor serving eclectic seafood fusion fare. A 2021 Travelers Choice of Tripadvisor! Shorebreak Lodge is an RBMS member.

Enjoy good food from fresh ingredients just steps away from the Boardwalk and beach. This restaurant is a fan favorite among locals. Join Shorebreak Lodge for Happy Hour on Wednesday–Saturday from 4:00pm–5:30pm. The covered patio is open year-round and heated in the winter. Thursday nights host a special Dinner for Two: Buy one entrée and get your second for half price. Coming this Fall: a five-course tasting menu with wine pairings. Check the Shorebreak website and Facebook page for all specials and menus.

Reservations suggested: Call 302-227-1007. Shorebreak Lodge is open Wednesdays–Mondays for lunch and dinner. Closed on Tuesdays.

Address: 10 Wilmington Avenue.

Sassy Chic

Dick Byrne

It all started by Lynn wanting to make special place settings for her family Christmas dinner. She hand-painted personalized glasses and plates for everyone and couldn’t believe how they turned out. It went from family outings to local craft shows then regional craft shows. 1st State Sassy Glass was born and doing well. An opportunity presented itself and the business went from 1st State Sassy Glass to Sassy Chic, an RBMS Green Partner. After a great run at the Beaman’s Old ‘n Gnu property on Route