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McQuay's Market to reopen with produce and flowers; brush piles work in Lewes McQuay's Market in Rehoboth Beach, closed since last July when its former venerable owner grew sick and died, will reopen on Sat- urday, May 23. Paul Lovett, an Allentown, Pa. resident and Iongtime Rehoboth Beach visitor, said this week that his son, Mike, and some friends will open the market with an ex- tensive selection of produce and flowers. "We think the produce and flowers will brighten the en- trance to Rehoboth Beach. We've also opened up some parking be- hind the building, which should add to its convenience." Lover said the operaors of the produce and flowesv operation will pattern their efforts on the New Castle County Farmer's Market and Willey's Market on Route 1 north of Dover. "They will be training there before open- ing up," said Lovett. He said he is still looking for seafood and meat vendors to set up inside the his- toric market. That will require some specific efforts, such as in- stalling sinks and washable floors to meet health depart- ment stan- dards. William "Butch" Mc- Quay operat- ed a market continuously in Rehoboth McQuay's Market before Beach from it was sold in October,1937 1997. until July of 1997. He was open every day of the year except Christmas. He moved his operation into the building just over the drawbridge in Rehoboth Beach in 1946 to cre- ate a landmark familiar to resort visitors for more than 50 years. A colorful character, Butch stood at the center of lots of local stories. One involved the building where his market stood. When he purchased the building in 1946 from Arthur Joseph, Butch decided to raise the build- ing from one story to two so the store could be expanded by mov- ing the living quarters upstairs. Using the stout wooden boom from a commercial sailing vessel, Butch planned to lift the roof with a crane hook by threading the boom under the roof, from the front peak to the back peak, and BAREF00TIN' lifting it with the crane. By the time Butch had the boom posi- tioned and the crane's cable se- cured to begin the lift, the crane operater had lost his nerve. "Get out of the way," Butch hollered at the man, "and I'll do it myself." The man moved, Butch took the controls, and soon he had the roof raised. Carpenters worked quick- ly and made short work of adding new second-story walls to go un- der the roof. Lovett said the historic apart- ment created by "raising the roof' will be rented out on a weekly ba- sis this summer. Anyone interest- ed in the apartment or working with Lovett on a fresh meat and seafood operation should contact him at 610-433-7996. JACK SCHULZ OVERSEES Blockhouse Pond Park for the Lewes Parks and Recreation Commission. Over the past few years he has directed an effort aimed at making the largest city- owned park accommodating for people and animals. "We've worked at establishing good cover along the banks of the pond, which is good for the ducks and other creatures and which also is helping to stop erosion. Over time that should also clear up the wa- ter." Schulz has also established brush piles in the park for the ben- efit of birds and rabbits. "When sharp-shinned hawks come buzzing through you should see the birds dive for the brush. They will add to the liveliness of the park." Responding to complaints from visitors about the unsightly piles of brush, Schulz placed signs noting their value. The result? No more questions and lots more birds and critters. Jack Schulz alongside one of the brush piles. CAPE GAZETIIg, Friday, May 1 - May 7, 1998 - 7 A GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Located Route One - Not in Rehoboth or Dewey Town Limits. Good cash flow. $330,000. Call Ron or Herb NEW HOME IN MAPLEWOOD 123 Bryn Mawr Drive - Brand new custom built ranch home on a 75'x135' lot. 3 BR, 2 BA, Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room, with cathedral ceilings, vinyl siding, two car garage, many special and distin- guishing touches. Ready for occu- pancy April 10. Call for appointment. Only $125,000. KINGS CREEK - New home on sunny lot near all facilities. Screened porch, deck, garage, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, gas heat. Membership included. $289,000. WATERFRONT LOT RBYCC Large Comer Lot Fully Bulkheaded Dock Permit in Hand $172,000 16 Hiekman St. - 3W Top Floor 2BR Condo Heat & AJC Ocean View Deck $119,500 THE BEACH HOUSE - Oceanblock B&B - 15 Hickman Street. In-ground pool. 10 guest rooms 8 w/prlvate baths, large own- er's quarters. i:":::i: 'i :i , CS : 123 Breezewond Drive Four bedroom - two bath Cape Cod on large lot Two car garage & studio $149,900 114 Coleman Ave. Lewes near Hospital 5 Year Round Apts. 100' X 125" Lot $299,900 57B Delaware- Rehob. Three bedroom condo Second floor Recently redecorated $124,500 LEWES OFFiGE = 117 Savannah Road 302-645-6100 -2U,.2501 REHOBOTH BEACH /M 317 -- Atelllle -- P, ellh Beach  ta( : Delaware 19971 .,, 00o,.n7.48oo 800-955-6350 "i" !