Grotto Pizza Purchases Dolle’s Candyland Property On Rehoboth Boardwalk


The Rehoboth Beach boardwalk property that was recently vacated by Dolle’s Candyland has been purchased by Grotto Pizza.

The pizza chain’s plans for the site have not been fully developed. The Cape Gazette reports that Grotto Pizza plans to relocate one restaurant that it already operates into the boardwalk corner property.

Dolle’s plans to open on Rehoboth Avenue at Ibachs’ Candy by the Sea. Dolle’s also plans to build a manufacturing facility along Coastal Highway.

Owners of Dolle’s cited a rent increase as the reason for moving out of the store property from which it operated for decades, under the iconic Dolle’s sign. The sign was expected to remain in place through this year, but plans for its ultimate future are still uncertain.

The Delaware Business Times reported that the transaction, which also involved a couple of other boardwalk storefronts, amounts to about $6-million.