The Gate House restaurant in Lewes has closed its doors. The Gates family is focusing their efforts on their relatively recent acquisition, The Buttery restaurant at Second & Savannah. Probably a smart move – and not the first local restaurant group to close one location to consolidate their help and resources on another.
Good help has been very hard to find here at the beach, and we suspect that that was part of their decision. The Buttery’s longtime reputation and brand recognition seems to be the better place to consolidate their efforts. We’ll keep you posted. That duck dish from Wilson Gates WILL be missed!
According to Chip Gates (Chef Wilson’s dad), the building is for sale. The plan – depending on a lot of factors, of course – is that they expect to reopen in the spring, though it seems that that will ultimately depend on the desires of the (prospective) new owner of the building. Time will tell, I guess. In the meantime, they are indeed closed.