Hooters on the highway closes its doors

Open for a year, this marks third national chain to close in as many months
October 9, 2019

Story Location:
18693 Coastal Highway
Rehoboth  Delaware  19971
United States

For the third time since July 4, a national restaurant chain has closed the doors of its Rehoboth location. Open for little over a year, Hooters in the Midway Shopping Center closed its doors the last week of September. The restaurant opened in July 2018.

This location has been home to many restaurants over the years – Rag Tops, Crystal Palace, Roadhouse Steak Joint, Old Bay, Delaware Distilling Company and Roadhouse Bar & Grill. There has been no word as to what will happen with the space in the future.

This is the second failed Hooters in Rehoboth. For many years, there was a Hooters on the second floor of First Street Station in downtown Rehoboth Beach. That location is now the home to Cooter Browns Twisted Southern Kitchen.

In July, TGI Friday in the Safeway shopping center closed. In early September, Ruby Tuesday closed its doors.

According to, the chain first opened in 1983 in Clearwater, Fla., and now has more than 420 restaurants in 29 countries. According to the website, the chain’s closest restaurants to the Cape Region are now in Newark and Ocean City, Md.


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