You got give it to Sea Bright, they’re doing something right, not only are existing businesses opening; they have 4 new businesses opening as well.
Gracie & the Dudes ice cream shop and the 7-Eleven are both returning shortly. But the real story is that four totally new businesses opened up. In a flood zone. (Ah-hem, hint hint very similar to Bay Ave in Highlands.)
The new additions in Sea Bright are:
ALICE’S KITCHEN opened in the space long occupied by Steve’s Breakfast & Lunch. Chef and owner, Alice Gaffney, (formally of the Claddagh) who’s combining Ireland with the Jersey breakfast. Think Irish soda bread & pork roll.
BEACH BURGERS AND GRILLE, 1064 Ocean Avenue Antonio Murray decided to open a traditional burger joint.
JAKE’S SURF SHOP Owner, Jake O’Donnell is planning on the beach carries surfboards, wet suits, and beach apparel.
BILLY G’S BEACH BISTRO -Ok so this one isn’t totally new, just relocated. It features a fusion menu. Hours are Monday through Saturdays for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sundays for breakfast and lunch.
Maybe the Highlands BID should take a lesson from Sea Bright Business Alliance on how to attract new businesses.