June 1: Open for Business

Welcome to the new Rehoboth Beach!

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2020 06 01 Lifeguards begin their day at the beach.

If you look closely at the photo above, you’ll see the lifeguard crew marching to their office to collect their gear. One lifeguard is already on the beach and is about to drag his/her chair to it’s station. It’s only 9:30am, and bicycles are allowed on the boardwalk until 10am. Lots of folks are out for their morning constitutional.

I’ve collected a few shots from the Cape Gazette:

Here are some others from a local newsletter publisher.

Hover or click on a picture to read the captions. We’ll actually take a few pictures of our own over the next week to let you know how things are going.

The Rehoboth Beach Main Street organization requested that the City’s Board of Commissioners permit outdoor seating and positioning of merchandise. The City Manager and Chief of Police requested that for this to be done safely, pedestrians would need more room. Thus parking was eliminated along the street sides in the core of downtown, though there’s still parking in the “horseshoe” (around the bandstand) and along the center median of Rehoboth Avenue.

Rumor has it that a number of businesses are not happy about the change, and are mounting a petition drive to have the parking restored. I personally like the idea of sidewalk cafes, and would love to see this change made permanent, with updated and more decorative bollards of course! As the summer unfolds, expect the Board of Commissioners to revisit their decision in light of new public input.

When you pick up your keys for your stay with us, you’ll get a sheet that updates you on the latest. If you have any questions about anything in particular, just drop us a line!

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