WELCOME back to another beach season! As it always seems to do, winter has a way of changing the landscape in town, be it with business openings and closings or improvements throughout the island. This year was no exception – there was a healthy mix of closings, relocations, and openings… a perfect reason to get out and explore this spring, summer, and beyond. Here is a guide to what’s happening on the island to get you started.
ON THE ISLAND
Stainton’s Gallery of Shops is expanding to the Boardwalk.
Stainton’s by the Sea sits beside Henry’s and is slated to open this month.
The old Enchanted Boutique is where you’ll find Sunsmiles Tots 2 Teens, 811 Asbury Avenue. If you miss Enchanted Boutique, they moved to 283 96th Street, Stone Harbor.
Mangos and More, 1242 Boardwalk, is now The Famous Cookie Creamery. The Famous Cookie Creamery serves two Philly favorites – The Famous 4th Street Cookie Company cookies and Bassetts Ice Cream.
Shirt Shack’s at 9th and Boardwalk is now Anime Spot. Shirt Shack’s location at 808 Boardwalk is open.
Santucci’s is now 2 Lucky Brothers Pizza, 944 Boardwalk.
Jewelry Hut, moved inside its sister shop, Fisherman’s Cove, 1300 Boardwalk.
Primitive Beach Boutique opened at 601 East 9th Street.
Collective Vibes OC is bringing yoga to 936 Haven Avenue.
Sand+ Stitch and 9 North flipped locations. Sand+ Stitch is now at 846-848 Boardwalk and 9 North is at 844 Boardwalk.
Lucky Find, 1035 Asbury Avenue, is now Silver Secrets Asbury.
Bike pumps were installed on the far ends of the Boardwalk – St. James and 23rd Street.
Downtown Pilates, Again on Asbury, Goodbeet, Ike’s Crabcakes on Moorlyn, Stillwater Stress Center, Donny’s Family Kitchen, and Pork Island Grill are all permanently closed.
Find this story and more about what’s happening around the island in the May magazine