Longtime ‘bikini bar’ in Dover closes

Chase Lounge, a self-described “bikini bar,” on 4123 N. Dupont Highway in Dover closed down in early November. (Special to the Delaware State News/Ian Gronau)

DOVER — Chase Lounge, a Dover adult entertainment bar, closed its doors permanently as of early November.

According to the owner of the Brenford Plaza shopping center, Vincenzo “Vinny” Maddalena, the bar owner decided not to renew his lease.

“I guess he had another similar bar somewhere else in Pennsylvania and he just didn’t renew his lease on this one,” said Mr. Maddalena. “I’m not quite sure why.”

The business owner couldn’t be reached for comment.

The self-described “bikini bar” on 4123 N. DuPont Highway was in business as Chase Lounge for about seven years, said Mr. Maddalena.

Currently empty, the space is fitted out as a full-service bar. Mr. Maddalena said he’s on the hunt for a new tenant.

“We’re looking for a new tenant – not necessarily in that same type of business,” he added. “What we’re kind of looking for, to be honest, is something like a nice Mexican restaurant. There’s really not that many restaurants of that type in that North Dover/Cheswold area.”

Now open:

•Poke Bros. — The chain specializing in Hawaiian-style poké bowls held a grand opening on Nov. 11 at their new location on 1053 N. Dupont Highway in Dover. The new restaurant is the chain’s fifth in the state.

Ribbon-cuttings

•Wallflower Farm – The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce (CDCC) will be hosting a ribbon cutting for the farm on 4977 Kenton Road in Dover on Nov. 30 at 9 a.m.

•Orange Theory Fitness – The fitness chain will host a CDCC ribbon cutting at their new Dover location on 50 North DuPont Highway on Dec. 6 at 12:30 p.m. It’s the most recent business to open in the just-built Capital Station shopping center.

•Trini Quizeen Restaurant – The CDCC will hold a ribbon cutting at the new restaurant on 1855 South DuPont Highway in Dover at 3 p.m. on Dec. 6.

Staff writer Ian Gronau can be reached at 741-8272 or igronau@newszap.com

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