Ocean City Gazette | Business

7 months later, Sun Seekers reopens after Sandy

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:00 am

The Cates family cuts the ribbon for the official reopening of Sun Seekers, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy last fall. The Cates family cuts the ribbon for the official reopening of Sun Seekers, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy last fall.

OCEAN CITY — It took seven months to reopen after Hurricane Sandy left more than two feet of water in the downtown clothing store, but Sun Seekers is back and owner Lynne Cates couldn’t be happier.

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Ocean City Hospitality Association head reports overnight stays are down

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, August 17, 2013 12:00 am

Vacancy sign Vacancy sign

OCEAN CITY — Not long ago, an empty motel room at mid-afternoon in the height of the summer would not concern the proprietor, because he knew it wouldn’t last long. But things are a little different this summer.

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Hospitality Association members considering not participating in shoulder season

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, August 17, 2013 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY – Some of the 33 members of Ocean City Hospitality Association are reconsidering plans to extend their seasons.

“The talk has been, because of the season boiling down to six or seven concentrated weeks, that some of our members are considering running from Memorial Day to Labor Day,” said Pat Gallelli, president of both the hospitality association and of the city’s tourism commission.

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Rain, tight wallets not helping Ocean City’s downtown

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, August 16, 2013 12:01 am

Merchants anxious to make up for lost sales

Downtown Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. Downtown Asbury Avenue in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — Downtown merchants are hoping for a strong finish to a season that started off slow thanks to rainy weather and the lingering effects of Hurricane Sandy.

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OC Home Bank makes charitable donations

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Monday, August 12, 2013 12:00 am

Submitted / At a reception on July 16, the Ocean City Home Bank Charitable Foundation awards $30,500 in grants to 11 nonprofit organizations. Submitted / At a reception on July 16, the Ocean City Home Bank Charitable Foundation awards $30,500 in grants to 11 nonprofit organizations.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation distributed $30,500 in grants to 11 area charities on July 16.

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Something for everyone at Ma France Creperie

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Written by Claire Lowe Sunday, August 11, 2013 12:00 am

Take a trip to Paris right in downtown Ocean City

Claire Lowe / Ma France owner Brian Crescenti of Ocean City surrounded by employees Eric Crescenti of Blackwood, Jennifer Bowen of Ocean City, Molly Senack of Linwood, and Ramy Zaher of Atlantic City and Egypt. Claire Lowe / Ma France owner Brian Crescenti of Ocean City surrounded by employees Eric Crescenti of Blackwood, Jennifer Bowen of Ocean City, Molly Senack of Linwood, and Ramy Zaher of Atlantic City and Egypt.

OCEAN CITY — Sweet smells fill the air and brightly painted yellow walls, lined with local art take you away to some place other than Ocean City at Ma France Creperie.

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