Volume 1, Issue 1 | February 14, 2021
Your RBMS Valentine's Day Newsletter
Welcome to the new Rehoboth Beach Main Street Newsletter! Want to know about coming special events and more about our member businesses? We hope to send editions quarterly for now and in season, more frequently. This edition is a Valentine's Day edition and we're highlighting some of our member restaurants as well as sharing some news around town! Happy Valentine's Day!
Who We Are
 Rehoboth Beach Main Street, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting business through partnerships that strengthen and unify the downtown community.
 
Our Philosophy
 Rehoboth Beach Main Street programs and activities are designed to assist and support downtown Rehoboth Beach business owners, entrepreneurs and property owners, promote a positive image of downtown Rehoboth Beach as a great place to live, visit and shop, assist with the beautification of the downtown area and encourage the involvement of community stakeholders.

RBMS Membership
Rehoboth Beach Main Street will continue to work closely with downtown Rehoboth Beach business owners and entrepreneurs as well as those who reside within the city limits for successful economic revitalization efforts. With the continuation of current initiatives, and the addition of new programming in 2021, RBMS asks for your continued support for the new fiscal year to help sustain the services we provide that promote the local economy.
 
 It is membership time at RBMS. Please join us for 2021 and become a member for your business. Please visit www.downtownrb.com Your membership is vital for us to continue the work of supporting you.
 
RBMS wants to say thank you to two of our premier members, Jack Lingo Realtor & Rehoboth Breeze. Premier members donate $1000 or more each year.
Do More 24 Delaware

Rehoboth Beach Main Street is participating in the Do More 24 Delaware fundraising campaign! For 24 hours, starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021, Delaware will once again host its largest day of online giving: Do More 24 Delaware. Hundreds of nonprofits—including Rehoboth Beach Main Street—and their supporters will be raising money and awareness as part of Do More 24 Delaware. RBMS’ goal for this campaign is to provide financial support to help defray costs associated with leasing jersey-wall barriers to create safe outdoor dining and shopping areas, with pedestrian walkways, for the downtown merchants, beginning Spring 2021. To donate, visit the RBMS Do More 24 Delaware page. All donations, large and small, will be greatly appreciated by RBMS, and your gift during this campaign can help us win additional funding from the campaign prize pool!
RBMS Rehoboth in Bloom Plants for Spring

The 2020 season ended with 52 planters, 45 volunteers and a garden at Grove Park. On December 23 eight of our volunteers planted native bulbs in the east side of Deer Park. Several projects are in the queue for 2021 including a perennial garden on Rehoboth Avenue and pollinator garden at Grove Park. We haven’t given up on our Oldies Dance fundraiser for some time in 2021.

For more information visit our Facebook page at - RBMS Facebook
2020 Cottage and Town Awards
The Cottage and Town Awards, which were held outdoors in May of 2020, will be moved back to fall for 2021. Rehoboth Beach Main Street's Cottage & Town Awards recognize residential and commercial property owners who contribute to the charm, beauty and history of Rehoboth Beach through architectural and landscape architectural renovation-restoration-preservation. Watch for our next round of competition in the 2021 Town and Cottage Awards.
Valentine's Day in Rehoboth Beach


Chesapeake & Maine

We know, we know, you haven't heard from us in a while but we miss you all so much!! We've been working on something really special to celebrate one of our favorite holidays of the year with you ... Valentine's Day! We've put together a deliciously off-centered 3-course take-home dinner right here at Chesapeake & Maine for you and your sweetie to enjoy in the comfort of your own home! Visit https://www.dogfish.com/events/take-home-valentines-dinner-chesapeake-maine
 to learn more. $45 per dinner, available for pick-up from Friday, February 12th to Sunday, February 14th. To order, give us a call at Chesapeake & Maine at (302) 226-3600! 
 
Mariachi Restaurant

Mariachi is a Latin restaurant that features authentic food from Spanish, Mexican, and Latin American cuisine, made using only the freshest ingredients. The friendly service and fine food have kept customers coming back to Mariachi Restaurant for over 10 years. Whether you come for the authentic Mexican dishes, tequila, and margaritas at two bars, or the private party venue with live entertainment, the Mariachi team goes the extra mile to make sure nobody leaves unhappy. Mariachi is offering a Valentine’s Day menu. In addition to the food offerings, Mariachi will be offering wine specials as well: ½ off bottles of wine! Visit the Mariachi Facebook page to see the menu.
The Pines

Named one of Rehoboth's most romantic spots, The Pines' offerings for Valentine's weekend will take your breath away! With a choice of whole roasted Red Snapper or Chateaubriand, this delectable 3 course pre fixe menu comes with or without special wine pairings. And what says I Love You more than red velvet cheesecake for dessert? This Valentine's menu is available all weekend, in addition to their regular menu items. But book soon, spots are limited! Valentine's Dinner at the Pines
RBMS Begins Speakers Bureau

This month, RBMS kicks off a speakers bureau to support our local businesses. Please join us for a free, one-hour Zoom live-presentation with Ellis Richman, owner of Ellis Richman Consulting on February 23rd at 11 am. To attend online please RSVP to dan@downtownrb.com. When an out-of-town visitor comes to Rehoboth they go to their phone, and look up RESTAURANTS IN REHOBOTH, or maybe REHOBOTH YOGA. Whatever they are searching for, do you want your business to be at the top of Google page one without paying for Google Ads? Come find out more about the value of Google My Business for your small business.

Since 2005, Ellis has been a developer of persuasive digital marketing targeted at increasing business. He creates innovative and strategic approaches to simple but effective technology custom tailored to your business that results in proven increased revenue for you.

For more information on Ellis Richman - https://linkedin.com/in/ellisrichman/marketing-director . RBMS is developing other presentations to make this a continuing series and watch for more information in later Newsletter issues or on our social media. If you have suggestions for topics for the speakers bureau please contact Dan.
Outdoor Dining in Rehoboth Will Continue

The mayor and commissioners approved the continuation of expanded outdoor dining on public space, such as sidewalks. Businesses requesting the expanded space must submit an application by March 1, 2021. In some cases, jersey barriers will be required to create a pedestrian walkway around parking spaces where the sidewalks are smaller in width. Business owners click here for more information and the application.
Wilmington/Baltimore Streetscape Project

The City is moving full steam ahead on the streetscape preliminary planning and conceptual design of Baltimore and Wilmington Avenues, and the cross streets. The formation of a comprehensive task force is currently underway, which will include community and organization representatives, businesses, residents, and City staff.  Applications for the task force will be available in the next week or so. Keep your eyes and ears open.
Canal Access Dock in Rehoboth Complete

It took nine months of construction and a decade of planning to complete. The project was a partnership between the City of Rehoboth and the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Improvement Association. The City is currently updating its Parks and Recreation ordinance to include the dock and the uses related to it.  The LRCIA is hopeful that a water-taxi will be in place by late spring or early summer. Stay tuned!
Check out what's happening at the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce

From Shopping to accommodations to some great events in the Rehoboth- Dewey Beach area take a look at the Rehoboth Beach- Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce website.. You can find information on up coming events like The Sea Witch Festival, Restaurant Specials, Hotel and Lodging information. Click on the site and you will find a calendar of events, information on local attractions, Real Estate companies for Rentals & Sales. They also have a great souvenir shop on the sire that you can get some one of a kind merchandise. Take the time to see what the area has to offer on their great site. You will be glad you did.