Spring is when new businesses in Rehoboth Beach complete their renovations and preparations for the summer season. Such LGBT-friendly businesses as the L Bar (formerly Double L), Cloud 9 and the Maggio and Shields Real Estate Brokerage and Café in First Street Station will be replaced, among others.
Recent weeks have brought other changes to the Rehoboth retail scene. Last month, one popular D.C. business opened its shore branch, when Pixie Windsor, of Miss Pixie’s, the iconic home furnishings store, which has operated in D.C. since 1997, opened her Miss Pixie’s by the Shore at 40 Baltimore Ave. in Rehoboth Mews, across the street from Blue Moon.
Windsor, who previously owned a business in Rehoboth Beach, said it was time for her to open the beach branch of her popular store, which started in Adams Morgan in 1997, and then reopened on 14th Street in 2008. She will maintain the store in D.C.
“People in Washington know me, so I have a built-in customer base with the summer crowd, as well as giving us a chance of getting known by the year-round residents,” she said.
In its press release announcing the opening of the store, the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Chamber of Commerce states that “Miss Pixie’s sells every whatnot from the Victorian era to yesterday with a bit of midcentury and shabby chic thrown in.”
Miss Pixie’s isn’t the only new addition to the home décor retail scene. The gay-owned R Squared Home opened March 1 at 39 Baltimore Ave. featuring items for the home and offering full interior design services.