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No Longer To Be Used….

By patrons of that restaurant next door.




  1. Love the Beach wrote:

    You can’t blame them for doing this in light of recent events.

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10:27 am | Permalink
  2. Blight Be Gone wrote:

    In this most recent episode of redevelopment Belmar style, one of the only truly blighted properties the Icehouse under a win/win redevelopment agreement becomes a Loose/Loose. Why Lawless Matt and Borough officials are determined to punish the Harmons and the developer will eventually see the light of day. For now, the taxpayers in Belmar must be vocal and let these elected and appointed officials know that they have gone over the line. They have authority because we gave it to them. When they are gone, and I hope that day is soon, we the people of Belmar will be stuck with a town that businesses will avoid. On my birthday, the owner of the restaurant visited the table. He shared even back in 2011 and 2012 he was approached by officials to open an operation at the Marina. Red flags went up over and over again and he walked away. How many credible and talented business people have done the same? We will never know what they have said and done representing us. Salt is a classic example and is now public knowledge and it is time to let folks no that we stand for fairness and the bullies in office in no way represent the good residents of Belmar.

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10:35 am | Permalink
  3. Katrina wrote:

    Number 2. I’m not quite sure of you point about restaurant being approached. Can you please explain ?

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 11:27 am | Permalink
  4. Hoffa wrote:

    If I remember right they control the dumpster site as well , and out of a courtesy they allowed Klein’s to use it. Great job Dirty Darts !!!

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 11:30 am | Permalink
  5. matt Does Not Care! wrote:

    The problem for the citizens of Belmar and the County is that matt does not care what anyone thinks. He has his personal political agenda for “fame and fortune” and that is all that matters to him. The money influences who can support him so they make more money and he makes more money is all that matters in that equation.

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 11:47 am | Permalink
  6. Blight Be Gone wrote:

    3. Katrina. My point is that there are people many who are not authorized to do so who work behind the scenes making deals, offering deals and incentives on our behalf. We will never know because of the lack of transparency. After this or maybe before this businessman and restaurant owner didn’t like the smell and walked, a group Calais LLC went all the way to elevation studies in 2012 for the Main Marina Parcel Building that included a bar and restaurant on the second floor AND fit within the permitted footprint and multiple usage per the 2010 CAFRA permit. When asked what happened at a subsequent Council meet , Lawless Matt stated that they could’nt, work with them. No other remarks.

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 2:05 pm | Permalink
  7. elemental wrote:

    Matt will have to build a garage at taxpayer expense.

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 2:18 pm | Permalink
  8. The Mayor's Dogs wrote:

    I have been seeing a pattern of behavior with Lawless Matt. It becomes more apparent using the LOKO LLC ( Kapalko/Harmon ) case.
    When you read the October 19,2015 Planning Board Minutes online at and compare them to the appearances and applications by Chefs International AND last weeks council meeting you see that the mayor is either absent ( like last week) or recuses himself as with the Harmon revised application on October19, 2015. Why would the mayor recuse himself as a member of the Planning Board for this specific hearing? I find no other cases of this in 5 1/2 years. You also see a concerted effort ( unlike Chef’s ) to put the redeveloper through the wringer. Hence lining up the attack dogs ahead of the meeting and leaving the scene. Different strokes for different folks. I dare anyone to show me where extension of patron capacity and drinking for the Mayor’s buddies: 10th Ave. Burrito, 9th Ave. Pier and presently DJais even bothered to bring those changes before the Planning Board. Even Burke and Hoffman were complicit in the Mayor’s attacks on Timmy Harmon in 2015. Needing new blood, step up Ollie Klein and the poster children of integrity Gene Murray, Jen Nicolay and Janis Keown-Whatever. Roof!

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 2:20 pm | Permalink
  9. A Voter 2 wrote:

    I could be wrong, I have a feeling things will start to change in Belmar’s Council. Serving the public is a privilege, not a right to do what you want!

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 2:37 pm | Permalink
  10. Keep Wishing! wrote:

    TO: A Voter- Comment #9, I wish things would get appropriate on the Council, but I don’t see why or how they would change. I have never understood the mindless blind rubber stamp of the Council to support everything matt wants…The Council members look stupid and pathetic, but they keep doing it.

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 3:22 pm | Permalink
  11. ALLTRUMPEDUP wrote:

    PEOPLE- Vote them out, ONE BY ONE, TWO BY TWO and speak to your friends and neighbors. I’ve noticed quite a few new names appearing on this Blog in the past several months. Get the word out, I’d love to see MANY MANY more names. Go to meetings and speak up, do not fear these bullies.

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 4:46 pm | Permalink
  12. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Good picture!
    The Belmar Police control the rope barriers …. when the street lights work and the area illuminated …. safely.

    I like the Borough metal light poles and fixtures …. just not underneath JCP&L’s high voltage lines …. things can get exciting!

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10:05 pm | Permalink
  13. EUGEEEEENE wrote:

    Gene Murray has been a hack since 1934

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10:55 pm | Permalink
  14. No Chef's Fan wrote:

    Bob Cooper, CFO and President of Chef’s International told Matt that if Salt opens he will not build the Marina building. Matt got scared and vowed that Salt would not open

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 5:18 pm | Permalink
  15. No Chef'S Fan2 wrote:

    Belmar has a contract with them, so who cares what Boob Cooper CFO says? Quit jerking Salt (and I don’t even know them!)

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 9:18 pm | Permalink
  16. Super Coop wrote:

    Bob Cooper rules Doherty with an iron fist

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 10:47 pm | Permalink
  17. Investigate Cooper wrote:

    If Bob Cooper is demanding weak matt do things that are not in the best interest of the town,investigate Cooper and undo the wrongs, punish Cooper if appropriate.

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 7:02 am | Permalink
  18. admin wrote:

    I haven’t seen anything to indicate that Chefs or Bob Cooper have anything to do with this.

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 7:17 am | Permalink
  19. Just the facts wrote:

    Except everyone knows the two entities are joined at the hip

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 8:58 am | Permalink
  20. Planet Belmar wrote:

    #’s 14 to 18. Chef’s is a brand owned by Lombardi Restaurants, one of several Lombardi family corporations, Edison, NJ. ( Did I say Edison?) which include Lombardi Realty and Lombardi Construction. Bob Cooper started a bartender in one of their restaurants. He owns no shares, he is an employee. All of this can be easily found by searching the above online. There are no Chef’s corporate offices, only a P.O. Box in Pt. Pleasant. Going after Bob Cooper is like going after the manager and not the owners of Surf Taco, 10th Ave. Burrito.

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 10:16 am | Permalink
  21. Just the facts wrote:

    Planet – that makes sense but as president and CEO of the company it would make sense he is the one served and doubtful with his job title he has no shares

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 10:52 am | Permalink
  22. Planet Belmar wrote:

    To Search: Google- Lombardi Restaurant Group LLC- Chef’s International. Please note if anything were to happen, when you sue the attorneys, Lombardi & Lombardi own Chef’s.

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 10:52 am | Permalink
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    Isn’t there a Brennan, Chefs. Kapalko connection?

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 6:21 pm | Permalink
  24. An Observation wrote:

    Enough is enough. I think if everyone that has had it like me, flood the state and county attorney general’s offices and respectfully request that an audit take place immediately and to investigate why a Mayor has to be continuously sued by residents for violating civil rights and having a bar coursing employees that are not even residents to call voters to mail in ballots for democrats and the seniors being coursed to vote democratic as well as violations of campaign donations!

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 7:53 pm | Permalink
  25. Tulip wrote:

    I would like to inform those that do not know with the form of government we have (strong mayor weak council) nothing is happening that the mayor has not ordered. Until that is voted out we stay as we are. Put in a new mayor it runs the same way. Change the form of gov’t and we are 1 of 2 towns in the state that has this form and we are off to recovery . The council had for years a mix of people and politicians running the town and it worked. Maybe that should be brought back.

    Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 6:53 pm | Permalink
  26. A Voter 2 wrote:

    #25 Tulip I see your point, however the Mayor and council are ethically corrupt. It does not matter what form of government is in place if they are corrupt, it is not good.

    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 9:11 am | Permalink
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    #20 Planet Belmar Chefs International does have an office 62 Broadway near Jack Bakers.

    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 9:30 am | Permalink
  28. Tulip wrote:

    I can tell you the Mayor before this one was not corrupt and he did it his way. However he never went out of his way to hurt the town or the residents in it. The town was more under control than it is with this mayor. And #26 I
    Know what you are saying but the two
    Mayors were coming from different places and going different places. The last Mayor was in office for 20 yrs.
    This one may not get to finish this term.

    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

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