• 33 West Loockerman St
  • 33 West Loockerman St
  • 33 West Loockerman St
  • 33 West Loockerman St
  • 33 West Loockerman St

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33 West Loockerman St

Downtown Dover Delaware

Downtown location:

Restaurant space available for lease.  Immediate, turnkey operation at prime location at the intersection of Loockerman and S. Bradford Streets.  Seeking pub-style with quality crafted sandwiches, local craft beers, piano bar/open-mic; Italian or ethnic eatery; others.  

This restaurant location enjoys a broad audience of legislators, state/office employees, local residents, college affiliates, and hundreds for casual business lunches and entre dinners, and weekend brunch.  Commercial kitchen, bar area, and dining, including equipment and furniture are in place.  Restaurant space could be expanded into an adjoining space to double square footage.  Occupancy (non-COVID) is 80-100.    

Along with well-established gift and apparel shops, join many new, trendy, quality businesses in beautifully landscaped downtown Dover – including high quality vintage style at Tina’s Timeless Threads, SoZo home goods, My Roots Boutique apparel/accessories and unisex styling gallery, Puffsters, La Baguette French Bakery, and House of Coffi. Dover, Delaware’s capital and the second largest city in the First State, is home to Dover Air Force Base, strong state/legislative presence, four colleges, Bayhealth hospital, many significant historical landmarks/cultural attractions, including the historic Green all adjacent to the diverse central business district.

The City of Dover and Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP) strongly support downtown merchants with ongoing business retention activities and events.  The DDP coordinates an active merchant-led DDP Merchants Committee, works with the City to encourage physical improvements, partners with a host of other downtown entities to incentivize good development, and promotes downtown Dover as the “heart of the community” while creating an entrepreneurial-friendly environment.  Learn more about downtown Dover: DowntownDoverPartnership.com and CityofDover.com

Approximate interior square footage of space:  4448 (2224 SF finished, unfinished basement 2224 SF)

Lease Rate:  $3,000/mo., Gross

Restaurant equipment/accessories: Exist in space and may be purchased outright at a cost of $80,000 or leased at $2,500 per month, with consideration to own in time.   

Incentives to tenant:

  • Landlord:  Open to negotiation
  • Downtown Dover Partnership:  $2,500 funds to support smooth/immediate opening.  Target June 1, 2021.

Other considerations:

  • Board of health and ABC: allow 6-8 weeks for ABC approval/transfer of alcohol license, state inspections.
  • Outdoor dining and alcohol service can be considered and will require City Planner approval as well as application to ABC.


  • Mike Harrington, Sr. Owner/Broker for lease considerations and to tour space: 302.736.0800
  • Downtown Dover Partnership for information on downtown and lease incentives. 302.678.2940