Dreamer Coffee opening second location in former Dolle’s

Owner Adile Akgoren looking at mid-May opening for iconic Boardwalk spot
April 8, 2021

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Dreamer Coffe and Juice Bar
1 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
United States

Dreamer Coffee and Juice Bar will be opening a second location in Rehoboth Beach in one of the most iconic properties in town – the former home to Dolle’s Candyland on the corner of Rehoboth Avenue and the Boardwalk.

Owner Adile Akgoren opened the original Dreamer in 2015 at 32 Rehoboth Ave., on the opposite side of the Bandstand from the new location. Akgoren also owns Adeline New York, which is located a little farther west on Rehoboth Avenue in First Street Station.

Signs announcing the new coffee shop have been placed in the windows facing the Rehoboth Avenue side of the property. They say there will be coffee, fresh-squeezed lemonades, fresh juices, smoothies, shakes, snacks, ice cream, waffles, bakery items and gozleme, a Turkish stuffed flatbread.

In an interview April 6, Akgoren said she was shooting for a mid-May opening, but she was still working through the inspection process.

The Cape Gazette first reported in December that Dolle’s, after nearly 100 years, was moving from its prized Boardwalk home. At the time, Dolle’s owner Tom Ibach said the landlord, his cousin Signe Murray, was increasing the rent and it didn’t make financial sense to stay. Ibach has moved Dolle’s to Ibach’s Candy by the Sea, which is located a few doors away on Rehoboth Avenue.

The candy shop closed Jan. 31. At about the same time, Grotto Pizza, which also owns the original Dreamer location, announced it had purchased the property. 

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