Tim Southerst and Andrea Spuck assumed ownership of PUZZLES and Lewes Gourmet on the canal at 108 and 110 Front St. in Lewes June 30, 2015. They celebrated the one-year anniversary with a ribbon cutting with family, store colleagues, city officials and previous owners Gavin and Lou Braithwaite. The Braithwaites actively assisted the Southerst family as they transitioned into the world of retail ownership and Lewes life over the past year.
PUZZLES, a Lewes institution for over 20 years, is a fun, one-stop store with a huge selection of jigsaws, brain teasers, books and games, all designed to exercise the mind for all ages of puzzlers. Lewes Gourmet is a cherished source for global specialty foods, and provides hard-to-find favorites, local, Delmarva and international fare, including an extensive selection of British grocery and confectionery items.
Prior to moving to Lewes, the Southersts, who are American and British dual nationals, had lived in both small towns and large cities in many countries and states including Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, New Jersey, Belgium, England, Finland, France, Germany and The Netherlands. They look forward to supporting the Lewes community and its maritime and historical heritage, as well as its flora and fauna.