Construction is just about complete on the brand new Gilligan’s on the canal in Lewes.
Last fall, huge machinery made short work (see the gallery) of the building at 134 Market Street that started many years ago in a boat. The new restaurant is now a reality and is almost identical in size to the old building, and, much to our pleasure, the popular outdoor deck bar/dining will remain, though the bar will be repositioned to the center of the structure. Indoor dining will increase to about 62 seats, with the inside bar increasing from 6 to 12 seats. Dining will be split into two dining rooms on either side of the new indoor bar. In a clever design move, the indoor bar is now parallel with the deck bar, thus streamlining service AND providing a canal view for patrons sitting inside.
At 4 on Sat., May 20 on Sip & Bite with the Rehoboth Foodie, Gilligan’s owner Cheryl Tilton fills us in on Gilligan’s history and her remodeling adventure on the canal!
The outside bar always filled quickly, but any noise that might have been a problem just floated away across the water. Outside seating will increase from 12 to 15 seats at the bar and from 54 seats to 70 on the patio.
We’ll keep you posted as the opening date nears.
Thank you Nick Roth from Cape Gazette for the initial images. Thank you Robert Wolhar for the images of the demolition!