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Best of Delaware 2018: Retailers & Services Downstate



Art Sale

Editors, downstate: August marks 45 years of theRehobothArt League Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Showon the beautiful, wooded campus of The Homestead. You can seeand buy the work of about 125 artists and artisans from across the country, including the finest in the region. This year’s event happens Aug. 4-5 and Aug. 11-12. Don’t forget to tour the galleries and visit the Dogfish Head beer garden.

12DoddsLane,HenlopenAcres, 227-8408


Readers, downstate:AddySea

99 Ocean View Pkwy., Bethany Beach, 539-3707

Band to Watch

Readers, downstate:lower case blues



Editors, downstate: You have your pick of tent site, RV site or cabin atKillensPond State Park, but no matter which you choose, you have access to a true playground: paddling, fishing, playgrounds and the big splash park, with its pool and towering slide. There’s more than enough to keep the family occupied for days.

5025KillensPond Road, Felton, 284-4526

Gala-Fundraising Festival

Readers, downstate:WinterWonderfestat the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal

43 CapeHenlopenDrive, Lewes, 727-0221

Golf Course (Private)

Readers, downstate:Kings Creek Country Club

1 Kings Creek Circle,RehobothBeach, 227-7172

Golf Course (Public)

Readers, downstate:Baywood Greens

33267 E. Clubhouse Way Long Neck, 947-9800

Local Sports Hero

DonteDiVincenzoRead more about the athlete who’s been dubbed ‘Delaware’s Michael Jordan.’


Readers, downstate:The Starboard

2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, 227-4600

Outdoor Lunch Break

Editors, downstate: The shadyDover Green, a short hop from downtown or the capital complex, offers pleasant coolness during summer, plus a taste of history. Bring a bite from nearby La Baguette Bakery or Good News Natural Market.


Place for Live Music

Readers, downstate:Bottle & Cork

1807 Highway One, Dewey Beach, 227-3888

Radio Deejay

Readers, downstate:BillSammonsand Denise Harper at 88.7 The Bridge

Milford, 422-6909

Radio Station for Music

Readers, downstate:88.7 The Bridge

Milford, 422-6909

Radio Station for News

Readers, downstate:92.7WGMD

Lewes, 945-2050

Radio Station for Sports

Readers, downstate:92.7WGMD

Lewes, 945-2050

Radio Talk Show Host

Readers, downstate:ValeryCorderyat Delaware 105.9WXDE

Milford, 668-1078

Reason to Get Dressed Up

Editors, downstate: The weekend before Thanksgiving, hundreds of people gather to dine and dance in their best designer duds all in the name of cardiovascular health. The annualBeebe Ball—which just celebrated its30thanniversary—brings together local doctors, community supporters and even Beebe patients for an evening of celebration. Mark your calendars for Nov. 17 at theRehobothBeach Country Club.

Lewes, 644-2900

Simulated Golf Experience

Editors, downstate: When the weatherdoesn’t cooperate or tee times are booked at your favorite course, visitOut of the Sand, where sophisticated sensing equipment monitors your swings and strokes as you play in a simulation of courses such as Heron Point in South Carolina orFontainbleauin Canada. There are 40 dream courses to choose from.

18675 Coastal Hwy.,RehobothBeach, 200-9777

MaureenBotti, owner of Aquamarine at 114 in Lewes, entices shoppers with her eye-catching window displays.//Photo by LeslieBarbaro

The Dogfish Inn in Lewes is across the street from the town’s dining and shopping district.


Editors, downstate: If your ideal vacation day begins with a sunrise kayak tour or yoga on a stand-up paddleboard, theDogfish Innis perfectly located a bike ride away from the Delaware Bay. It’s also across the road from Lewes’ dining and shopping district, an easy jaunt to the namesake brewery in Milton and a stone’s throw to CapeHenlopenState Park and a network of scenic multi-use trails. Contemporary, but still a throwback to the1950s, kinda kitschy while still modern and comfortable, it has a vibe all its own.

105 Savannah Road, Lewes, 644-8292

Place to Take Your Out-of-Town Guests

Editors, downstate: For 25 years, theBiggs Museum of American Arthas housed a remarkable collection of classic furniture and art gathered by the namesake himself. And it has hosted amazing exhibitions, such as “John James Audubon and His Influence Today,” which will open Aug. 4. A robust schedule of special events, such as a birding day at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in conjunction with the Audubon exhibition, make it a center of the community. Schedule your visits accordingly.

406 Federal St., Dover, 674-2111

Tattoo Artist/Shop

Readers, downstate:Tough Luck Tattoo

17728 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, 644-8001

TV Personality

Readers, downstate:JimmyHoppaatWBOC

Dover, 734-9626


Bridal Boutique

Readers, downstate:Brides 2 Be by Hope Mitchell

19160 Coastal Hwy.,RehobothBeach, 645-2485

Gifts for the Bride-to-be

Readers, downstate:The Wooden Indian Ltd.

25 Baltimore Ave.,RehobothBeach, 227-8331

Wedding Planner

Readers, downstate:EleveeEvents

204 Bayard Ave.,RehobothBeach, 212-2112

Wedding Reception Site

Readers, downstate:The Clubhouse at Baywood

33267 E. Clubhouse Way, Long Neck, 947-9800



Readers, downstate:Christine’s Consignments

200ARehobothAve.,RehobothBeach, 226-1126; 42 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View, 829-1425

Kids’ Clothes

Readers, downstate:Kids’ Ketch

132 Second St., Lewes, 645-8448

Lingerie,Intimate Apparel

Readers, downstate:Something Comfortable

122RehobothAve.,RehobothBeach, 227-6180

Men’sBusiness Attire

Readers, downstate:Carltons

31RehobothAve.,RehobothBeach, 227-7990

Men’s Casual Clothing

Readers, downstate:Carltons

31RehobothAve.,RehobothBeach, 227-7990

Women’s BusinessAttire

Readers, downstate:Carltons

31RehobothAve.,RehobothBeach, 227-7990

Women’s Casual Clothing

Readers, downstate (tie):Blooming Boutique107 Second St., Lewes, 644-4052; 102 Savannah Road, Lewes, 645-7479;216BRehobothAve.,RehobothBeach, 226-1900;SilicatoDrive,Millsboro, 945-5700;33AN. Walnut St., Milford, 422-8540TheLoocke123 W.LoockermanSt., Dover, 241-2023

Women’s Evening Attire

Readers, downstate:Carltons

31RehobothAve.,RehobothBeach, 227-7990


Furniture and Home Accessories

Readers, downstate:JohnnyJanosikWorld of Furniture

4719 S.DupontHwy., Dover, 697-7799; 11151TrussumPond Road, Laurel, 875-5955

Garden Center

Readers, downstate:East Coast Garden Center

30366CordreyRoad,Millsboro, 945-3489


Readers, downstate:RSCLandscaping

30366CordreyRoad,Millsboro, 945-5853

New Home Store

Editors, downstate: Mix clothing, art, furniture and decor all in one massive space and you getThe Brush Factory on Kings, a shopper’s delight. The mercantile shop houses nearly 50 vendors that sell new and vintage goods. Vendors includeKamProductions handmade art and apparel, Indigo Bleu women’s fashions,ReDonehome decor, and Beached & Rescued body, hair and skin products. We defy you to leave empty-handed.

830 Kings Hwy., Lewes, 745-2229


Day Spa

Readers, downstate:Bad Hair Day?

20 Lake Ave.,RehobothBeach, 227-4247

Gym/Fitness Studio

Readers, downstate:RISE Fitness + Adventure

35770 Airport Road,RehobothBeach, 567-2112

KimAigleand her mother handcraft clean and simple artisan skincare products at Suds & Company in Dover.//Photo by LeslieBarbaro

Organic Beauty Products

Editors, downstate:Suds & Companyis much more than mere soap. Chemist KimAigleand her mother, Aggie, handcraft clean, simple and honest artisan skincare products that include body butters, oils, beard oils and soy candles from natural ingredients such as coconut oil andsheabutter—ideal for dry, sensitive skin. Best of all, everything is affordable (prices range from $6.50 to $22).

31 W.LoockermanSt., Dover, 674-1303

Salon for Women

Readers, downstate:Bad Hair Day?

20 Lake Ave.,RehobothBeach, 227-4247

Salon-Barber for Men

Readers, downstate:Bad Hair Day?

20 Lake Ave.,RehobothBeach, 227-4247


Antiques Shop

Readers, downstate:Antique Alley ofBridgeville

18208 Sussex Hwy.,Bridgeville, 337-3137

Art Gallery

Readers, downstate:Kevin Fleming Photography

239RehobothAve.,RehobothBeach, 227-4994


Readers, downstate:Jen-MorFlorist

2109 S.DupontHwy., Dover, 697-3273

Gift Store

Readers, downstate:The Wooden Indian Ltd.

25 Baltimore Ave.,RehobothBeach, 227-8331

Pet Store

Readers, downstate:Concord Pet Foods & Supplies

15 S.DupontHwy., Dover, 672-9494; 135AerensonDrive, Milford, 424-8373; 26209 John J Williams Hwy.,Millsboro, 945-2113; 19287 Miller Road,RehobothBeach, 226-2300; 22836 Sussex Hwy.,Seaford, 628-1001; 599 Jimmy Drive, Smyrna, 653-1515

Surf Shop

Editors, downstate: Here’s a little secret: Surf shops are hidden gems for those looking to score chic summer styles. Case in point:Sierra Moon Surf & Skatehas some of the coolestclothing, kicks and accessories on the avenue, including a selection of tees by Jetty Apparel Co., easy-breezy Roxy and Billabong sweaters, dresses and bikinis, and plenty of sandals and sneakers. Of course, there is a range of skateboards by Sector 9 and floaty surfboards that are perfect for small summer waves.

16RehobothAve.,RehobothBeach, 227-3622

Toy Store

Readers, downstate:Kids’ Ketch

132 Second St., Lewes, 645-8448

Window Display

Editors, downstate: MaureenBottiadmits to being a bit of an insomniac. Ideas for her wildly vivid displays atAquamarine at 114usually come to her at 3 a.m. During the holidays, she decked out the store windows for “The Twelve Days of Christmas” disguising a new mannequin as a milkmaid, a lady dancing—even a swan—every day. For Valentine’s Day, friends, family and customers wrote about serious—and silly—things they love on multicolored Post-its, which she then arranged into hearts for passers-by to read and admire. (“I love vodka!” read one.) The result:Botti’s favorite window in years.

114 Second St., Lewes, 644-4550