Saturday, March 23, 2013
The new breakfast and lunch spot takes the place of Casa Del Dolce on Asbury Avenue.
Mayor Jay Gillian, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michele Gillian and the Idell family cut a ribbon on Friday to mark the ceremonial opening of the Sunrise Cafe on the 900 block of Asbury Avenue in downtown Ocean City. The new cafe has been serving breakfast and lunch for a week, and already the popovers, scones, deli sandwiches and the prices are proving popular. __________ SUNRISE CAFE Address: 949 Asbury Avenue Phone: 609-398-9300 Online: Website, Facebook, Instagram Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily __________ "Our main focus is on quality and low cost year-round," said R.J. Idell, 22, the marketing manager for the cafe and a 2009 graduate of Ocean City High School. From a two-egg breakfast (with home fries and toast) for $3.50 …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Asbury Avenue location will host live entertainment on Fridays and invite musicians to perform.
Beginning on Friday night, the Ocean City Coffee Company will host weekly live entertainment from 7 to 9 p.m. at its downtown location (917 Asbury Avenue). The coffee shop will feature different local musicians each Friday. There will also be an open mic so that anyone can get up and play a tune or two during the course of the evening, according to manager Aubrey Corbett. "Not only do we want to benefit our local musicians, but we would also love to benefit local causes," Corbett said. "To kick off this exciting new event, we will be having a benefit for the Humane Society of Ocean City." Ocean City Coffee Company has a popular location on the 900 block of the Boardwalk. The downtown location opened in 2012 adjacent to the former City Hall…
Friday, November 23, 2012
More flood-damaged stores are reopening as Ocean City prepares for its 'Old-Fashioned Family Christmas Celebration' on Friday, Nov. 23.
Less than four weeks after the ocean and bay swept through downtown Ocean City, filling stores with a couple feet of salt water during the record flooding of Superstorm Sandy, the Asbury Avenue shopping district is on the rebound. Merchants have been working around the clock to gut their stores, remediate damage and replace merchandise. Rallying to open in time for the holiday season, downtown Ocean City stores will celebrate "An Old-Fashioned Family Christmas," starting at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. The traditional Black Friday promotion takes place on Asbury Avenue between Sixth and 11th streets and includes Christmas caroling, horse-and-carriage rides, shopping and dining specials, photos with Santa Claus and a variety of other family …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Ocean City's Earlier Than The Bird Shopping Extravaganza is set for 7 a.m. to noon on Nov. 17.
Downtown Asbury Avenue remained a construction zone on Thursday as a collection of contractors worked to get flood-damaged businesses open in time for a weekend shopping promotion. Ocean City’s fourth annual Earlier Than the Bird Shopping Extravaganza will run from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 17. The record flooding from Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29 left downtown merchants with two feet of water in their stores and forced most of them to replace floors, walls and merchandise. "Merchants have been busy cleaning up, remodeling and merchandising to be ready for holiday shoppers," Marcia Shallcross, director of Main Street Ocean City, said in a news release. "Those unable to be back in their stores may offer “Sandy Sidewalk Sales" or the …
Friday, June 22, 2012
A new logo, slogan and image will serve as the foundation for marketing downtown Ocean City year-round.
Downtown merchants, city officials and business leaders gathered Thursday evening on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle for the unveiling of the downtown shopping district's new brand. The slogan is the centerpiece of a new logo for the downtown that stands out from the City of Ocean City's logo. It is underscored by two lines of gold and blue that represent the beach and ocean. The new brand is the result of a six-month effort to distill all of the downtown's attributes into a simple and short message — a call to action for shoppers and visitors. One of the primary goals is to promote Ocean City as a year-round shopping destination. Main Street Ocean City — led by Paul Cunningham and Marcia Shallcross — received a $20,000 grant …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The Cape May jewelry and watch store opens a second location on Asbury Avenue.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce recently announced the grand opening of Artisans Alcove at 714 Asbury Avenue in downtown Ocean City. A ribbon-cutting was held in celebration of the new venture. Artisans Alcove in Ocean City is the store's second location. The original has operated in Cape May for 18 years. Artisans Alcove buys, sells and trades a wide variety of art deco, Victorian, Edwardian and modern jewelry. For more information, call Artisans Alcove at 609-399-2050 or visit www.artisansalcove.com. -- News release from Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce