Grain On the Rocks
Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen Coming to the Lewes Terminal in 2020
When you venture into the Lewes terminal this winter, you'll notice that some big changes are underway. We've partnered with Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen, an award-winning Delaware-based restaurant operator, to redevelop, reposition and operate the restaurant and associated facilities at the Lewes terminal, and we're excited about what this new public-private partnership will do for the guest experience in 2020 and beyond!
But what does that mean for you, our Ferry passengers and On the Rocks guests, specifically? Let's take a look at a couple of different pieces of the project.
On the Rocks
With Grain coming on board and taking over operation of the restaurant, On the Rocks will become Grain On the Rocks, and feature a new menu, new drinks, and an updated, casual waterfront atmosphere that builds on what On the Rocks has developed over the years. You can find out more about Grain's other operations and get a feel for what's coming to Lewes, here. At the moment, the plan is for Grain On the Rocks to begin operations in the Spring of 2020.
In the Terminal
Perhaps the biggest change will come inside the terminal, as plans are in place to open up the layout and bring together the internal structure and incredible outdoor setting that the Lewes terminal location provides. There are also plans to revamp the gift shop area, bring in a stage (yes, that means live music!) and make some adjustments to the existing layout and flow of the restaurant side of the building, as well as increasing the hours to stay open later in the evening.
In the Interim
Change doesn't happen overnight, so there will be a period in which our service and offerings in the Lewes terminal are going to be impacted by the renovation. Here's a quick rundown of what you can expect:
- Coffee, tea, soda, light snacks and retail items will be available for purchase in the lobby while construction is ongoing.
- Once the grab n' go portion of the terminal is complete (timeframe TBD), this portion of the terminal will open. The grand opening of Grain On the Rocks will occur in the Spring of 2020, and although we don't have a specific timeframe yet, we'll announce it as soon as the construction schedule is finalized.
- Throughout the construction timeframe, food and beverage will be available on the ferries and at the Cape May terminal.