SoDel Concepts, a Rehoboth Beach-based hospitality group, has entered into an agreement to purchase Crust & Craft, a Rehoboth Beach restaurant specializing in handmade pizzas cooked in a wood-burning oven, and craft beer. The sale should be finalized by Feb. 25.
“I’ve always admired what Brenton Wallace has achieved with Crust & Craft,” said Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts. “The food is consistently good, and Brenton has a solid concept. Along with being a great chef, he’s admired as a businessman and a contributor to the community.”
Wallace, who was a chef in the Philadelphia area before coming to the Delaware beaches, kept a home in Philly and plans to move back to that city.
“I’m super proud that SoDel recognized what we’ve accomplished and wants to see Crust & Craft grow,” he said.
Crust & Craft will be SoDel Concepts’ 11th restaurant in coastal Sussex County.
“It’s a unique concept at the beach that complements our other restaurants,” said Doug Ruley, who is vice president of SoDel Concepts and oversees the culinary division. “Brenton created a restaurant that’s committed to quality ingredients and customer service.”
Like SoDel Concepts’ other restaurants, Crust & Craft is as popular with locals as it is with tourists.
“The best part of the sale is that the people who have been with me – and helped us grow into what we are now – are going to be rewarded with opportunities that a small, independent restaurant can’t offer,” Wallace said. “I’m very happy for them and SoDel Concepts.”
For information about SoDel Concepts, go to sodelconcepts.com.