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Fire! on the Beach closes in OC (UPDATE)

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, September 19, 2014 09:48 pm

Fire! on the Beach closes in OC Fire! on the Beach closes in OC

OCEAN CITY — Fire! on the Beach on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City is closed, the business announced on its Facebook page Friday, Sept. 19.

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Coolahan receives Citizens Bank Excellence Award

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Citizens Bank has recognized Keith Coolahan of Ocean City with the Home Lending Solutions 2013 Mortgage Sales Excellence Award for his success as the number one producing loan officer in the company for the second year in a row.

The annual award is given to mortgage loan officers who have performed above their peers in sales and service.

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Fire! on the Beach offers a twist on comfort food

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Ann Richardson / Fire! on the Beach is located at 949 Asbury Ave. Ann Richardson / Fire! on the Beach is located at 949 Asbury Ave.

OCEAN CITY — When discussing the success of his new restaurant at 949 Asbury Ave., Charles Coburn is not bashful.

“If you want to be a success, you have to offer something to make people go past 10 or 20 other restaurants to get to you,” said Coburn, of Egg Harbor Township, who runs Fire! on the Beach with his wife, Judith. “If you don’t do that, it won’t work.

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Bongo Café owners cite road work in decision to leave

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:00 am

Breakfast and lunch spot to close Sept. 13

OCEAN CITY — They survived the worst storm to hit the New Jersey coastline in more than a century and a prolonged economic downturn, but the owners of the Bongo Café and Grill say they cannot weather another round of road construction.

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Merchants report busy, successful Labor Day weekend

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, September 04, 2014 11:10 am

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OCEAN CITY — Despite some clouds and a chilly breeze to kick it off Saturday, local merchants say the three-day Labor Day weekend was one of the best they’ve had in many years.

“We were pretty pleased,” said Skip Tolomeo, president of the Retail Merchants organization.

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Real estate pros see limited local effect from casino closings

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Bill Barlow / The closing of four Atlantic City casinos this year is expected to have a negative effect on the Atlantic County real estate market. Bill Barlow / The closing of four Atlantic City casinos this year is expected to have a negative effect on the Atlantic County real estate market.

OCEAN CITY — The shuttering of the Atlantic Club earlier this year and three more casinos closing by mid-September is causing nearly 6,200 casino workers to lose their jobs. Local real estate professionals predict that markets in Ocean City and neighboring Upper Township may be somewhat insulated from the brunt of the layoffs.

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