Decades in Dewey continue!
The Little Store in Dewey Beach will reopen this spring under the management of Jeremiah’s Beach Party proprietor Jason Fruchtman, who noted both stores are celebrating their 40th anniversaries.
Before the pandemic, owners Ken and Kay Miller decided not to open The Little Store in summer 2020, but to enjoy retirement in the apartment above the ocean-block grocery and convenience store they operated seasonally for nearly four decades.
Marc Fruchtman opened the original Jeremiah’s, a record store in Wilmington, in 1980. Marc opened a couple other locations, including the one in Dewey in 1990, which outlasted them all. When his son Jason took over the store 15 years ago, the music industry was digitizing, leaving little need for physical retail space. One section at a time, Jason began replacing music CDs with beach items on store shelves until he sold the last of the CDs on two tables outside the building.
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