The Chatterbox, an iconic Ocean City restaurant that originally was established as an Ocean City tradition in 1937, will reopen in April under new ownership, the Ocean City Sentinel reports.
Bob and Martha Boyer, of Sewell, will purchase the restaurant and plan to make very few changes ahead of the reopening scheduled for April 1, according to the report.
The restaurant, largely recognized by its pink exterior, was flooded with 12-14 inches of water during Superstorm Sandy, according to the report. The current owners took the time to renovate the inside while leaving the vintage photos and mural in tact. It was closed for seven months.
The Chatterbox went up for sale in December.
Jean Campbell opened the restaurant in 1937, and in 1940, it moved to its current location on the corner of 9th and Central, according to the Chatterbox's website. The Repici Family purchased the restaurant in 1972.