The much maligned Tillie was pushed by the city council into a damp, dark storage space. It has not been seen since. Sort of like Richard III’s little nephews. I’m sure it’s a wreck. This same council allowed the gorgeous Art Nouveau Casino designs to be stolen in broad daylight. Talk about heartbreak...
You are thinking of the Wonder Bar which recreated the Tillie image.
The next time you’re there walk around the east side. It is so beautiful! So well-designed by Mr. Bradley! As I’ve said previously: I do not like what the council has done to the waterfront. They built condos which obstructed the ocean view. But the condos sold and residents like it. All of these owners are middle to upper middle-class. I dislike furniture stores on the boardwalk (!!!) but I’m in the minority.
Anyway, I’m sorry if I jumped on you but I kinda like Asbury. I ran a theatre there and was on the historical society.
Back in the 70s my friend was involved in the “Save the Paramount” - he was a projectionist there.
Asbury’s new shopping area reminds me of what they did around Caesar’s in AC. IMHO, AC lost a lot of its charm when the got rid of their old buildings, too.
Wildwood is losing a lot of its wonderfully cheesy motels to condos.
Progress, I suppose, but I miss the old designs.
When we do go to the shore, it’s usually to Spring Lake - they still have those neat design tiles by the pool and concession stand.
Back to Asbury - last time I went, there seemed to be a semi-thriving cafe scene towards the south end. We had just come from dinner, so we didn’t stop. Next time we will.
Nice chatting with you, and keep me posted :)