Despite one of the coldest Rehoboth Beach winters in recent memory, during which even the ocean froze, LGBT businesses flourished and are now heating up in preparation for the onslaught of summer visitors from D.C. and elsewhere.
Gone from the scene are Big Sissies (37385 Rehoboth Ave. Extended), replaced by The Swell Tiki Bar and Grill, which may be open by mid-May, and, on Wilmington Avenue, Planet X and Cypress (former home of Café Zeus and Yum Yum, known for its Sunday teas), which will be replaced by an extended Avenue Hotel.
Most of the stalwarts remain in place. Blue Moon (35 Baltimore Ave.), now in its 34th year, will continue with summer entertainment, award-winning dining and its popular Sunday brunch. You can hear Pamala Stanley perform in her tenth fabulous season from Sunday to Thursday, “Rehoboth Idol” will continue and you will be able to see the original Chantels and other performers during the summer, as well as popular female impersonators.