We are sad to report that the independently owned Hammerhead's Dockside at the Indian River Marina is closing. In a social media post, owners and operators George Bendler and Cohen Sade announced that the State of Delaware chose Big Fish Restaurant Group to take over the space, after Hammerheads' 10 seasons operating there at the DE Seashore State Park.
As with La Vida Hospitality's Big Chill Beach Club at the south end of the IR Bridge, restaurants in the State Park are there at the behest of the State of Delaware and contracts are awarded based on a number of variables.
George and Cohen's last words in the notice were, “We have sincerely enjoyed the past 10 seasons and hope you have too. We hope that Big Fish will make our customers as happy as we have for the past 10 years.”