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Fire! on the Beach offers a twist on comfort food

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

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 10:00 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 10:10 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 Wednesday, September 03, 2014 11:00 pm

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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Home Bank supports Shore Medical fundraiser

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 03, 2014 11:00 pm

OCEAN CITY — The D. Allen Stretch Memorial Golf Tournament was the sixth Signature Event of the year for the Ocean City Home Bank’s “It Pays To Give” volunteer incentive program.

For more than 20 years, the bank has sponsored the tournament, which benefits Shore Medical Center. This year, the bank offered additional support, as employees donated their time to contribute to the fundraiser’s success.

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New Port-O-Call restaurant, Adelene, a hit

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Written by Ann Richardson Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:00 pm

Guests enjoy a taste of the menu at the new Adelene inside the Port-O-Call earlier this summer. Guests enjoy a taste of the menu at the new Adelene inside the Port-O-Call earlier this summer.

OCEAN CITY — Offering upscale dining with a view of the Atlantic Ocean and Ocean City Boardwalk, Adelene, which opened this summer at the Port-O-Call, has been an overwhelming success, management says.

It’s where the landmark hotel’s family-friendly environment meets sophistication, according to Deneen White, the hotel’s director of sales. 

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