Ocean City Gazette | Business

Joe and Chris Ferzoco join Keller Williams

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Joe Ferzoco and Chris Ferzoco of The Ferzoco Group, one of the country’s top-producing real estate teams, is leaving Re/Max at the Shore to join the Keller Williams Realty team at the Jersey Shore market center.

“We’re excited to welcome Joe and Chris and the entire Ferzoco Group to the Keller Williams family,” said operating principal Paul Chiolo. “This market center succeeds through its people, and having Joe and Chris on our team is a huge win for us.”

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Old Salt to close Boardwalk store

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, November 13, 2014 03:13 pm

OCEAN CITY — Old Salt on the Ocean City Boardwalk announced that after 38 years, it will be closing after Thanksgiving weekend.

The business made the announcement Thursday afternoon via Facebook.

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Frankie’s on the Bay to open at former Bongo Café location

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, November 04, 2014 12:00 am

The interior of the new Frankie’s on the Bay, at 1050 Bay Ave. in Ocean City, will be an ode to coal country. The interior of the new Frankie’s on the Bay, at 1050 Bay Ave. in Ocean City, will be an ode to coal country.

OCEAN CITY — Looking to bring a taste of the coal country to the Jersey Shore, Frankie’s on the Bay at 10th Street will open this month.

Located at 1050 Bay Ave., the site of the former Bongo Cafe, the newly renovated restaurant will be “set back in time,” according to co-owner Laura Sacco.

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P. Francis reopens in more intimate location on Asbury

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, October 31, 2014 11:00 pm

Paul Cunningham, owner of P. Francis on Asbury Avenue, in his new storefront in the 800 block. Paul Cunningham, owner of P. Francis on Asbury Avenue, in his new storefront in the 800 block.

OCEAN CITY — Missing the charm of a smaller boutique, Paul Cunningham happily relocated his popular P. Francis gift shop from larger digs in the 700 block of Asbury Avenue to its new perch at 846 Asbury Ave.

“We got our cozy back,” Cunningham said, delighted with the more intimate setting.

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Love of antiquing helped Ocean City resident start her dream job

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, October 22, 2014 07:45 am

Ann Richardson / Lorraine Hansen turned her lifelong love of vintage items into a business with Shorely Vintage at Stainton's on Asbury Avenue. Ann Richardson / Lorraine Hansen turned her lifelong love of vintage items into a business with Shorely Vintage at Stainton's on Asbury Avenue.

OCEAN CITY — Always on the lookout for vintage items, Lorraine Hansen trolled garage sales and old homes destined for demolition for treasures to fill her large north end home over in past three decades.

Passionate about anything vintage, she changed it up; rotating her treasures from one room to the next, eventually running out of rooms to fill.  

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Young and talented: Flanders head chef leaving an impression

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, October 16, 2014 06:31 am

Blake Young, executive chef at The Flanders Hotel, a 2003 Ocean City High School graduate, was headed for a career in finance, but after the market crashed, found his true passion in the kitchen. Blake Young, executive chef at The Flanders Hotel, a 2003 Ocean City High School graduate, was headed for a career in finance, but after the market crashed, found his true passion in the kitchen.

OCEAN CITY — Graduating Monmouth University with a degree in finance, Blake Young was headed for a career in accounting when fate intervened. The market crashed and unable to find a job in his field, the 2003 Ocean City High School graduate headed home and back to the kitchen at Uncle Bill’s where he had worked his way through college.

From there Young landed a job at The Flanders and discovered his true passion was not in crunching numbers. Now executive chef at the historic hotel, the 29-year-old is making a big name for himself.

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