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 :)
Yes, I was involved with trying to save the Paramount - and every other building in that town. Sigh...
The only difference between AC and AP is that AP has definitely made inroads within the town. Because so many of the Victorian homes were beautiful and well-designed, a lot of pioneers (young homeowners, annoying gay guys, etc.) moved in. When you are there next, take a walk between Main Street and the boardwalk. The neighborhood - despite some gaps - is seriously coming back and quite lovely. Stop by the Stephen Crane House on Fourth and take a little tour.