In fall 2021, SoDel Concepts is set to break ground on a new corporate office building in the space formerly occupied by John Lorraine European Hair, SoDel Concepts President Scott Kammerer announced.
"It made sense for us to build our own office space to accommodate our growing company,” Kammerer said. “We are constantly in need of additional space where our corporate chefs and directors can have their own workspace, as well as areas designed for meetings and collaboration. When the John Lorraine property came up, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for us to build what we need in a location accessible to all our current businesses, their managers and employees."
SoDel Marketing Manager Nelia Dolan said the new location in the Forgotten Mile will house human resources, accounting, development, marketing and the executive team.
“We are outgrowing our current office space,” Dolan said. “We also need space for our directors of operations and corporate chefs who work both on-site at the restaurants that they oversee and in the office.”
Matt Patton, director of operations for SoDel Concepts, who oversees two of the organization’s 12 restaurants, Bluecoast Seafood Grill Rehoboth and Thompson Island Brewing Company, will manage the design and build-out of the new project. SoDel officials say Patton will work on the design with Fisher Architecture; the companies have a long-standing relationship, and Fisher was instrumental in the design and build of Thompson Island, the most recent addition to the SoDel Concepts family of restaurants.
SoDel Concepts’ other restaurants are Fish On and Matt’s Fish Camp in Lewes; The Clubhouse at Baywood in Millsboro; Crust & Craft and Lupo Italian Kitchen in Rehoboth; Matt’s Fish Camp and Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in Bethany Beach; NorthEast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View; and Catch 54 and Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria in Fenwick Island. All restaurants are open for dine-in service or carryout. For more information, go to sodelconcepts.com.