Sea Bright businesses struggle to reopen after Sandy

The Town of Sea Bright is still struggling to recover seven and a half months after Sandy, and some businesses have chosen not to reopen

The Town of Sea Bright is still struggling to recover seven and a half months after Sandy, and some businesses have chosen not to reopen this summer.

The Town of Sea Bright is still struggling to recover seven and a half months after Sandy, and some businesses have chosen not to reopen this summer. (6/13/13)

SEA BRIGHT - The Town of Sea Bright is still struggling to recover seven and a half months after Sandy, and some businesses have chosen not to reopen this summer.

Margaret Gilbertson of McLoone's Restaurants says the owners put their resources into the restaurants that they felt were more easily salvageable and chose not to rebuild the original McLoone's this year.

"As time went on, we finally realized nothing can happen this year in the way we want it to," Gilbertson says. "So, we'd rather come back stronger than ever."

McLoone's Rum Runner will likely have to be demolished before it is rebuilt.

Many of the other businesses along Ocean Avenue have made the same choice, or may have decided not to come back at all.

But some have worked hard to be up and running for the summer crowd. Workers at Sea Bright Pizzeria hope to be done with rebuilding their restaurant in a few weeks.

Mayor Dina Long says she cannot predict when recovery will be complete, only that it will happen.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Collection agencies working for the IRS may call 1 Consumer Alert: IRS collections
One of the tickets was sold at the 2 Winning lottery tickets sold in New Jersey
A new United Way ALICE report has found 3 Report: 37% of NJ households can’t afford basic needs
Hundreds gathered at a rally in Newark Sunday 4 Hundreds rally to save Affordable Care Act
After 146 years, the curtain is coming down 5 Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus to close after 146-year run

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE