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A “Beer Hall”?

I noticed this in today’s Wall Street Journal story, “Rebuilt Jersey Shore Sees Summer Rebound”.  Subscribers can see it here.  The rest of you will just have to believe me.

In many places, life seemed back to normal.

In Belmar, only about a dozen families haven’t returned home, said Mayor Matt Doherty. A new beer hall is opening near the boardwalk, and beachfront homes are under construction down many streets.

A “beer hall”?

I’m hoping this is just a case of a journalist not really paying attention and that Matt actually said that a new beer brewery is opening far from the boardwalk.  Still, maybe somebody should ask him next time they see him.


Coming to the boardwalk?


  1. VITO CORLEONE wrote:

    It may be where the old gym is across from the boardwalk. Could be one of the five families that set this up?

    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 7:31 pm | Permalink
  2. madame.snark wrote:

    Welcome to “Djais North” with oompah bands? Nice. Sleep well, neighbors.

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 9:24 am | Permalink
  3. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    Finally a place where I can wear my lederhosen.

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 9:29 am | Permalink
  4. madame.snark wrote:

    “Ja ja ja ja, weisst nicht wie gut ich dir bin.”
    (Yes yes yes yes, you don’t know how good I am for you.)
    Yes, Mayor, I hear your song.

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 9:42 am | Permalink
  5. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Beer everywhere!
    Beer Brewery @ Freedmans w/drink & takeout
    Beer Garden @ Pied Piper (using 507 Main’s license)
    Beer Hall @ Belmar Fitness (probably use Barclay license, aka D’Jais North)
    The upside to the later would be Brendan Read’s enhanced Belmar experience of living in the urination zone.

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 9:55 am | Permalink
  6. VITO CORLEONE wrote:

    Sorry Ted.. No lederhosen’s. We need men dressed in suits and fedora’s.

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 10:12 am | Permalink
  7. madame.snark wrote:

    Belmar already has a good connection for porta-potties. Lotsa beer = lotsa weewee.

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 10:28 am | Permalink
  8. Bill McKim wrote:

    I look forward to finding out how many residents support a liquor license at 8th ave & Ocean. I dont want Matt to be blindsided by the opposition to this foolish idea of adding more bars to the beach front. Residents first Matt.

    Belmar move forward not backward.

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 10:34 am | Permalink
  9. madame.snark wrote:

    Hmmm…a picture is forming in my mind: a local brewery to supply multiple beer joints? And the blind approvals by the Council members? Follow the money. As Don Vito claimed somewhere, “I smell a rat.” In fact, several rats. Besides, I like beer but prefer my vino, red or white.

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 10:55 am | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    It’s about time the mayor started to think of the residents,Belmar doesn’t need tourist to survive contrary to some opinions. In the Forties and fiftys the tourist trade was helpful for summer jobs, after ww2 when the turnpike and parkway got constructed people started traveling out of county to work. Everything changed but now our town is expanding beyond reason, you can hardly walk down a sidewalk in town since so many bus. owners have taken over the egress and ingress God forbid that a mother try to take a baby carriage on a walk down main st. Iv’e seen it completely blocked on more than one occasion.

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 3:19 pm | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    Agree with Anonymous regarding ingress and egress of sidewalks on Main Street.
    This is in noncomlpiance with ADA…regarding accessible sidewalk space. As a former ADA member,I brought this problem up at many meetings. The corner crosswalks are blocked with palm trees, tables and bicylcles at Stay Gold..where’s code enforcement?

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 8:50 pm | Permalink
  12. MATH WOMAN wrote:

    Could not agree more. ADA was passed to prevent just this type of “attitude” towards certain unfortunate people.

    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 9:50 am | Permalink
  13. ms.perspicacity wrote:

    Now that the ADA and sidewalk accessibility are on the table, has anyone noticed that the cute heart-shaped shrubs around Volker’s Inn at the Shore at 301 4th Avenue, block the corner sidewalks to wheelchairs? Code enforcement must not apply to certain Democrats.

    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11:08 am | Permalink
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    I hate to think how much the towns insurance will go up if one of the handicapped people get hit by a car. My main concern is the handicapped and the mothers that sometimes have to use the road simply because some of the bus. owners want to do more business. Whats wrong with code enforcement? Maybe they are out electioneering!

    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 2:35 pm | Permalink
  15. Dave the Fraud wrote:

    Typical fear-mongering by Dave to get his minions to go along with his narrative. Lemmings at their best.

    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 5:20 pm | Permalink
  16. admin wrote:

    So I’m reading the Wall Street Journal over dinner Saturday night and there’s an article saying that “a new beer hall is opening near the boardwalk” and I’m not supposed to say anything about it because that would be “fear-mongering”? Did I get that right?

    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 6:41 pm | Permalink
  17. madame.snark wrote:

    If those who agree with Dave the Admin are lemmings, then those who support Matt Doherty are deaf and blind lemmings with large bladders and stuffed-up noses. At least Dave’s readers can read and see through crappola. A rose is a rose, except when it is skunk cabbage.

    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 7:48 pm | Permalink
  18. VITO CORLEONE wrote:

    DAVE THE FRAUD….Leave your deragatory comments about Dave to yourself. You didn’t read where I said the five families like Dave? Now get lost.

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 6:02 am | Permalink
  19. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    The most obvious ADA discrimination in Belmar is Borough Hall …. where Mayor & Council, Planning Board, Zoning Board and others sit on a dais without a ramp for the physically challenged.

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8:44 am | Permalink
  20. madame.snark wrote:

    God forbid that the Mayor and/or a Council Member breaks a leg and must use a wheelchair. Wait…no quorum, no meeting? How will matters get decided? Oh yeah, private sessions by phone or in some back room of a bar, restaurant or cafe. (Gee, which ones) I love Belmar. Thank you, Dave, for the opportunity to express my opinions.

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 11:35 am | Permalink
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    Now that ADA discrimination is out in the open…what about the non operating automated doors at 6th Ave entrance to boro hall. When I went to vote Aug. 19th, someone put signs up at that entrance ” HANDICAP ACCESS”!
    Obviously, no one checked to see if the automated doors were working before posting
    Another area that needs to be accessible is the audio system in the court room. Hearing people have trouble hearing people using the microphone; hard of hearing
    people lucky to pick up a word here and there.

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 1:45 pm | Permalink
  22. Bravo wrote:

    I applaud the Admin’s stance on allowing posts that he may not agree with. Bravo. That said, definition of free speech goes well beyond governmental interference only. You do a nice job of posting stuff and are certainly free to promote your own narrative. Just don’t hate those that call you out on the nonsense from time to time. You are wrong on occasion and should realize it just as those you criticize should realize when they are wrong. (Aren’t you trying to get them to see the error in their ways? If so can you do that and not recognize when you are wrong?) Sounds like real Common Sense to one that is reasonable.

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 3:50 pm | Permalink
  23. Robert wrote:

    I just wanted to toss my 2 cents in about the ADA part….how about the businesses at 16 & Ocean – tables on the sidewalk. I have several times tweeted photos to the Mayor. And received the response that Zoning will be notified – but no action taken.

    I am just waiting for some roid head drunk coming from D’jais to bump in to some of the bikers in the 15 min parking that sit at tables all night….or a mom with a stroller or handicapped person.

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:28 am | Permalink
  24. Joe wrote:

    Update on this??

    Belmar should not add any more bars at Ocean Ave. Too crazy there already in summer.

    Ocean Ave should be a family zone, where parents don’t have to worry about their kids seeing drunks stagger out of bars.

    Bring in wholesome businesses and let the bars go elsewhere.

    Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

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