SoDel Concepts, one of Delaware's largest restaurant groups, recently broke ground on its latest business venture.
The company will open its 10th restaurant, the second Bluecoast Seafood Grill & Raw Bar, in the Rehoboth Gateway Mall by June 2017. The shopping center on Route 1 is already home to The Fresh Market and Bed Bath and Beyond.
"This will be our most exciting project yet," Scott Kammerer said, in a recent press release.
Kammerer is president of SoDel Concepts, which also owns Plate Catering, the food truck Big Thunder Roadside Kitchen and hospitality management and consulting divisions. "Bluecoast in Bethany Beach, our flagship restaurant, has received national recognition. We’re pleased to bring the concept to our customers north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge.”
The 250-seat, 4,500-square-foot restaurant will have an outdoor area with several fire pits, corn hole games and an acoustic stage. The restaurant will employ more than 100 year-round jobs to the coastal area.
Just like the restaurant in Bethany, the menu will highlight oysters and seafood, as well as a selection of steaks and other Bluecoast favorites. The wine list, created by wine director Mike Zygmonski, will align with the original location's.
Doug Ruley, who has been invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York three times, will head up the kitchen with Jason Dietterick, who started his career with SoDel in 2001, and Scott Visselli, who was named “Sussex County Chef of the Year” by Coastal Style Magazine.
"We’re looking forward to working with the local companies who are helping us make the second Bluecoast a reality," Ruley said, adding that Lingo Asset Management and Broadpoint Construction, both based in Rehoboth Beach, are working on the project.
For information about SoDel Concepts, visit sodelconcepts.com.