This is my first blog post for 2024! I decided in 2023 that I would start blogging again, a few times a week.
So, what’s happening in the Wildwoods for 2024? More than I could ever write in one blog post but here are just a few.
Yesterday ( 1/3/2024) I attended the swearing in of The Wildwoods new mayor, Ernie Troiano Jr, who was the mayor for 20 years. Also sworn in were re-elected commissioners Steve Mikulski and Krista Fitzsimmons.
I went up to check on the boardwalk reconstruction and they are moving right along with most of the section between Oak and Cedar completed. The section extending down Cedar Ave is totally gone and will be completely rebuilt.
Some current business news is, The Cove bar and restaurant went up for sale, Pompeo’s restaurant is now up for rent and so is The White Dolphin restaurant, both located on the boardwalk. The former Eleanor’s Gifts located at Oak and the boardwalk is also up for rent. The new pet store “Sandy Paws” that just opened this past summer has also closed. My advice for anyone looking to open a business at the Jersey Shore, do your homework. “Build it and they will come” does not apply with most seasonal businesses.
The beach in North Wildwood took a beating this winter and the city installed a new steel bulkhead around the lifeguard station to save it from storms.
There is so much going on in The Wildwoods right now we will have a lot to blog about this year. There is no place in the world like The Wildwoods! I am looking forward to seeing the town fill up with visitors in a few months. 2024 is going to be a great summer to spend in The Woods!
Look for my next blog post coming soon! Thanks for following me and my team! Tony Deutsch