Lighthouse Cove Development Company Offering $10,000 Reward for Information Re: Fire

7 May 2020

DEWEY BEACH, DEL. (May 6 , 2020) — The Lighthouse Cove Development Company today announced that it is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who can provide information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the fire that destroyed the Lighthouse Restaurant on April 23.

The fire has been investigated by the Delaware Fire Marshal’s office, which determined that the destructive fire was intentionally set (Arson).

“The entire Lighthouse Cove family has been devastated by this senseless fire that destroyed the Lighthouse Restaurant – one of the final components of the wider Lighthouse Cove redevelopment project. The damage caused by this act also extends well beyond our property and into our community, as area residents will be impacted by the loss of vital jobs the restaurant would have provided,” said E. Thomas Harvey III, President of Lighthouse Cove Development Company.

“We are extremely thankful for the local fire departments that helped contain and extinguish the fire, and for the investigators with the Delaware Fire Marshal’s office who have been working day and night to identify responsible parties. It is our hope that this reward will help encourage those with additional information regarding the fire to come forward, so that the responsible parties can be brought to justice,” stated Thomas J. Hanna, President of Harvey Hanna & Assoc, the company that is overseeing the redevelopment.

The Lighthouse Restaurant was being remodeled at the time of the fire, with the expectation that it would be reopened in the Summer of 2020. No timeline has been determined for rebuilding the restaurant.

Anyone with information on the fire is asked to contact the Delaware Fire Marshal at (302) 856-5600; Delaware Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (800) TIP-3333; or Harvey, Hanna & Associates at (302) 323-9300 Ext. 112.

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The multi-phased Lighthouse Cove resort project features the award-winning Hyatt Place Dewey Beach Hotel (2016, 2017 & 2018 Coastal Style Magazine’s Best Hotel in Sussex County), luxury bayside residential condominiums (known as The Residences at Lighthouse Cove); a 21st Century conference center with banquet capabilities and meeting space (Lighthouse Cove Event Center); an award-winning restaurant (The Lighthouse Restaurant), commercial retail space; and both interior and exterior parking to accommodate year-round amenities. The entire property is operated and managed by TKo Hospitality Management, an affiliate of Harvey, Hanna & Associates. TKo is a specialized hospitality management company  with over 100 years of combined industry experience. To follow project development and news, visit: