For a short time, the ill-fated and legally entangled Beachside Grill at 251 Rehoboth Avenue (next door to Catcher's and Hotel Rehoboth) was taken over by Fins Hospitality Group's El Jefe Gordo, a casual Mexican concept. Unfortunately, it didn't last long.
The operation was recently purchased by Realtor and former Aqua Grill owner Joe Maggio and Realtor Tony Sacco. Maggio's former partner Bill Shields sold Aqua Grill on Baltimore Avenue to the owners of The Pines restaurant.
Maggio and Sacco have turned the casual and outdoor-oriented spot into an Italian aperitivo bar, a concept similar to Azzurro Italian Oven at the corner of Wilmington Avenue and 2nd St. where Chez la Mer and Papa Grande's used to be.