Ocean City Gazette | Business

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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Sneaker Shop, Glazed Over are back open downtown

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 22, 2014 08:44 pm

The Sneaker Shop and neighboring Glazed Over are sharing space at 704 Asbury Avenue. Pictured are Greg Merritt, Maureen Kelly, Janet Schlitz and Bridget Fairburn at the Sneaker Shop. The Sneaker Shop and neighboring Glazed Over are sharing space at 704 Asbury Avenue. Pictured are Greg Merritt, Maureen Kelly, Janet Schlitz and Bridget Fairburn at the Sneaker Shop. OCEAN CITY — With their new downtown store open after a six month hiatus, co-owners Janet Schlitz and Maureen Kelly couldn’t contain their excitement. 

The Sneaker Shop was back in business and life was good; on a cool, overcast summer afternoon, the customers kept on coming.

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Merchants: Early rain doesn’t dampen holiday weekend

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 08, 2014 12:30 pm

OCEAN CITY – Mother Nature rained on the city’s Independence Day parades, but the Fourth of July weekend was far from a washout.

After Friday’s rain, sunny skies returned for Saturday and Sunday and visitors arrived in droves, business owners said this week. The fireworks show, postponed from Friday to Saturday, went off under clear skies without a hitch. A bike parade in the south end was canceled and one in the Gardens was held on Saturday.

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Ike's expands on Ocean City Boardwalk

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 01:45 pm

OCEAN CITY — Frank and Alec Palmieri spent the summers of their youth in Ocean City.  The Palmieris were just kids in the early 1990s when they first tasted the food at Ike’s Famous Crab Cakes.

As teenagers, both took summer jobs working in the kitchen at Ike’s.   As young adults, Frank and Alec decided to enter the restaurant business in 2013 and it seemed only natural to buy the Ike’s brand, made famous by Ike Cossaboom and his family.  

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