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Where the pine trees meet the ocean and a classic tavern meets a modern interpretation. Where our name and concept were sparked by the rich history and hospitality of old Rehoboth Beach.

The Pines was designed to pay homage to old Rehoboth Beach and to thoughtfully remind visitors of what Rehoboth Beach was like then and now. A charming beach town perfect for celebrating the important things in life - Family, Friends, and Love.

Tyler Townsend
Growing up in Rehoboth Beach and raised by a family with roots in the restaurant world, it is no surprise that Tyler found his way into the same industry. Spending quality time in his family’s restaurants created lasting memories and left a big impact.

As a Rehoboth Beach native, Tyler also developed a love for baseball and soon became a local superstar. He was recognized time and time again for his play on and off the field, which lead to a 3rd round draft by the Baltimore Orioles in 2009. Dedicating himself to his well-earned career, Tyler jumped in with both feet, but shortly after he began this new journey, life threw him a curve ball. It was a career ending injury that interrupted this path, however, Tyler is never one to back down from a challenge, and instead, draws inspiration and likes to push himself into new experiences.

So, as fate would have it, he reflected on the things that brought joy and happiness into his life and he landed back in the culinary scene. As a graduate of Florida International University with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, Tyler launched his entrepreneurial spirit into the restaurant industry. Here he cultivated his vision of opening his own restaurant.

Drawing on his keen insight and industry knowledge, Tyler took his vision and began the process of opening The Pines. He is passionate about creating a special space and experience for people, one that is relaxing, carefree and simply fun.

His hope is that guests will find the atmosphere at The Pines to be unlike any other establishment in town. A place to celebrate the important things in life – family, friends and good times.

Bob Suppies
An east coast native, originally from Maine (The Pine Tree State), Bob has lived and worked in and around Rehoboth Beach since 1997. After graduating from the University of Maine, he found his way into a highly successful career in retail for 28 years. He retired in 2017 but little did he know...

Having been recognized as a guru in business development - it was there that he discovered his passion for coaching, leading and shaping teams, as well as, thoughtful marketing/design.

On a personal level, his passions include food/wine, desserts (he has a sweet tooth second to none), helping his community and friends, and spending time with his partner Vadim and their Jack Russell Terrier Shelby.

Dave Gonce
Born and raised in Maryland, Dave grew up spending time in and around Rehoboth Beach and the surrounding beach communities. His love of the area drew him to purchase a home back in the mid 90’s and the rest is history.

After a successful career in business development and private equity, Dave decided it was time to make a change and take on new challenges. His lifelong love of food and beverage is what lead him to a “second” career in hospitality.

His expertise as a client focused sales leader was a perfect fit for joining The Pines ownership team.
Dave loves to cultivate relationships and is a master at developing strategies to drive both revenue and customer interest.

Dave moved to Rehoboth full time in 2014 and loves to spend time with friends and family while also taking time to escape to destinations around the world.

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