Burley Oak Delmar expansion, more Red Roost, new owner at Browseabout: What's going there

Kelly Powers
Salisbury Daily Times

This week's column showcases business happenings — from Rosenfeld's newest location in South Bethany, to Burley Oak's first expansion in Delaware and some Red Roost bounty stretching into December.  

Check out what's coming and going on Delmarva below. 

Rehoboth Beach 

Browseabout Books has new owner

133 Rehoboth Ave.

The Rehoboth Beach staple Browseabout Books has changed hands, but they will still be familiar. Former store manager Susan Kehoe will now take over as owner. 

Susan Kehoe, general manager at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, talks about the books people should be reading at the beach this summer.

Steve and Barbara Crane ran Browseabout Books for about 45 years, but by November of this year, the pair sold to Kehoe and her husband Matt. 

"On behalf of myself and our staff, we thank Steve and Barb for their tireless dedication to the store, the staff and our community," Kehoe wrote in a company Facebook post. "They have put their hearts and souls into this business for 45 years, and we will remain steadfast in continuing their mission of 'being the best Browseabout we can be.'"

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Now Kehoe just needs to lead the downtown bookstore through a pandemic. 

"Here’s to 45 more years!" she said, closing her post. 

Nuevo Taco to close its doors 

62A Rehoboth Ave.

The Mexican eatery in downtown Rehoboth Beach posted its last post to Facebook Tuesday, as Nuevo Taco owner Leo Cabrera shared his move north. 

"I moved to Pennsylvania and starting a new chapter in my life, around my family and pups," he wrote. He told Delmarva Now he may even return to school, to study radiology. 

Cabrera said the restaurant was sold to another chef and his wife, who will bring new creations to Rehoboth. But for now, he's just staying positive and sending thanks. 

"Can’t wait to go back to Rehoboth Beach and enjoy good food from many excellent eateries, drink some wine carefully selected by Laura Lamprecht and taste the homemade desserts made by Dru Tevis," he wrote. "Stay positive and please continue supporting all of the downtown eateries!"

More:Nuevo Taco, formerly Modern Mixture, closes in Rehoboth


Red Roost stays open through December 

2670 Clara Road

For the first time in its history, The Red Roost in Quantico, Maryland, will open for the month of December — running all-you-can-eat blue crab special each day it's open. 

"With this year already being so crazy we figured, why not?" read a Dec. 2 post from the restaurant.

The special will be $29.99, as the doors stay open until "at least" Dec. 13, according the post. Hours will be 4-9 p.m. Friday, noon-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday. 


Burley Oak ventures into Delaware at former 3rd Wave site

501 B-State Blvd., Delmar, Delaware

Burley Oak is officially opening a new brewery the first weekend in December at the former 3rd Wave Brewing Co. site in Delmar, Delaware. 

Loakal Branch — the Berlin brewery's first Delaware site — will be used for Burley Oak's experimental, small-batch brews, as previously reported by Delmarva Now.

"Our passion to always try to come up with the new recipes involving a variety of brewing techniques, yeast strains, unusual hop and fruit profiles, barrel aging, etc has led us to the idea of showcasing our wildest ideas in an intimate setting," Burley Oak announced in a Nov. 27 Facebook post.

Back in August, 3rd Wave Brewing announced the end of its seven-year run and a change in ownership.

Brewing has "already been in process," and Burley Oak founder Bryan Brushmiller has said he planned to open the Loakal Branch Dec. 5 at 12 p.m. According to another social media post from the company, the grand opening Saturday will have food provided by Grandpa Mac and live music from Otto Grundman. 

"They’ve decided to collab with us, and use our beer in a couple of exclusive dishes that will be sold at their food truck during this event," the company wrote.

"The feeling of showing you these new ales is incredibly surreal, and we cannot wait and are honored to become part of the neighborhood."

More:Burley Oak ventures into Delaware with new brewery at former 3rd Wave site

Background:Mogan's, Irish Penny expanding; Rosenfeld's to close airport location: What's going there

South Bethany 

Rosenfeld's, Big Fish partner for South Bethany store

34444 Coastal Highway, Bethany Beach

Warren Rosenfeld opened Ocean City Jewish deli, Rosenfeld’s Jewish Delicatessen, after he found his early retirement to lack excitement.

Rosenfeld's Jewish Deli and Big Fish Restaurant Group are will take over the McCabe's Gourmet Market space in South Bethany.

McCabe's Gourmet Market, in York Beach Mall on Coastal Highway, has been owned by Richard and Rebecca Mais for over 30 years. They're retiring "on their own terms," as previously reported by Shannon Marvel McNaught of the Sussex Countian. 

The new team will share the Big Fish Market space — offering Rosenfeld's deli meats, chopped liver, smoked fish, knishes, pickles and bagels and Big Fish's fresh fish, beef, steaks, cheeses, breads and prepared foods — while also offering a dine-in space for Rosenfeld’s, according to a recent Facebook post

This will mark the fourth location for the Jewish delicatessen that is already in Wilmington, Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City. And it will join ranks with Big Fish Grill's locations in Wilmington and Ocean View, as well as a combination restaurant-market in Rehoboth Beach.

The business owners hope for an opening by Memorial Day weekend 2021. 

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