Dolle’s Candyland, a Rehoboth Beach landmark at the corner of the Boardwalk and Rehoboth Avenue, closed its doors Jan. 31 as the lease on the property expired. In business for 94 years, Dolle’s will move 100 feet to the west and become part of Ibach’s Candy by the Sea. A new manufacturing facility is planned to be constructed along Route 1 north of Lewes.
The fate of the large Dolle’s sign atop the building is unknown. Owner Tom Ibach said if the sign is moved – possibly to the new location – a structural engineering analysis must be completed and Rehoboth officials would have to approve a variance.
Dolle’s opened its landmark store in 1927. The famous sign was placed atop the building when it was rebuilt following extensive damage from the Storm of ‘62.