Dogfish Head Craft Brewery was denied the first time they attempted to rebuild their Rehobeth Avenue restaurant.
Rehoboth, Delaware has a local law stating that restaurants serving alcohol must be 5,000 feet or less. The current location on 320 Rehoboth Avenue is 8,280, but has been grandfathered into the the law, passed since its opening.
The plan has been to renovate the location, which would expand it to 9,820 feet. To do so would require a new exemption to the 5,000 foot limitation.
Sam and Mariah Calagione’s plea to Board of Adjustment mentioned the need to renovate to stay competitive with local businesses.
The Calagiones won their appeal 4-1.
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