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September Is The New June


Of course these guys below will have to tell their customers to put off their weddings until fall of 2019…..if they’re lucky.



  1. Guest wrote:

    Now does this Mayor and Council see what they have created? Thanks for spending OUR money wisely!

    Monday, October 2, 2017 at 8:32 am | Permalink
  2. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    It isn’t just weddings …. it’s also ‘special events’ …. just waiting for the Muslim Brotherhood to book.

    Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:21 am | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Eugene, don’t you remember we had suited men patrolling the boardwalk for weeks on end every weekend after the Salt & Peppa riots at the 5th Avenue Pavilion?

    Monday, October 2, 2017 at 10:42 am | Permalink
  4. flower power wrote:

    Equal rights for the privileged and the subversive? The counter-culture?

    “You don’t need a weatherman to tell you which way the wind blows…”

    Monday, October 2, 2017 at 11:01 am | Permalink
  5. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    #3 …. the regime has no appreciation of history or lessons-learned …. this Taylor venture will turn into Pandora’s box.

    Monday, October 2, 2017 at 11:43 am | Permalink
  6. Guest wrote:

    Insane, Insane , this is just insane!

    Monday, October 2, 2017 at 11:55 am | Permalink
  7. Fleeced wrote:

    People of Belmar got fleeced. Speak up. Get these lackys out of office and anyone coming in. Please. Break away from these corrupt deals made and return Belmar to the people of Belmar. This Taylor Pavilion issue is a disgusting example of the back door deals in this town. Belmar didn’t vote in favor of a wedding venue and Tax payer funded building for profit gain by one company who clearly had a hand In this.

    Monday, October 2, 2017 at 11:56 am | Permalink
  8. Fleeced wrote:

    If the borough wanted a Catering hall or banquet facility and was making money off of this to defer debt or pay down notes or at minimum getting a percentage of the rental of the room then maybe one could understand but to lease a kitchen (bc there is no seating) to a caterer who now is promoting the best on the water wedding venue in the area. Charging prices that are pure profit money making for them. Wear tear. Extra police etc needed for the use of the building etc and the town gets nothing out of it. I would rather see it be the wooden floor open space residents can enjoy like it once was. The people from Matisse must be pissed. They had a great spot. Could never have the carte Blanche like this now has. Weren’t able to rebuild. Total sham. What’s next paved parking across the street for the ideal wedding site. Let’s hope we can return it to what it should be and drop this agreement and deal in place. Vote them out

    Monday, October 2, 2017 at 2:38 pm | Permalink
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    Matisse was railroaded just like the rest of Belmar voters.

    Do a T bar with pros and cons for each candidate. You choose.

    Monday, October 2, 2017 at 6:15 pm | Permalink
  10. Lawless wrote:


    Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 2:32 pm | Permalink
  11. admin wrote:

    $5 million. The original $7 million included 10th Ave pavilion and I believe a couple of toilet trailers. In the end, Taylor was $5 million and 10 Ave was about one and a half.

    At least that’s the amount that was bonded for them. We don’t know the true cost of either building.

    Feel better now?

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 2:50 pm | Permalink
  12. hanging.chad wrote:

    As far as I can tell, neither pavilion was actually “paid for” in full.

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 3:15 pm | Permalink
  13. Hmmm? wrote:

    Does the average voter know they’re paying for a MerriMakers wedding hall?

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 3:29 pm | Permalink
  14. dizzy wrote:

    Wait, you mean the Taylor Pavilion is not FREE as Doherty and his gang claimed? Or $1.47 or so per tax payer as stated on one of those glossy propaganda mailers? Were we DUPED? You betcha! Public works performed much of the labor. How could those costs be tracked? Overtime? We’ll never really know. Colleen is supposed to be receiving training to become the next CFO. Heaven help Belmar. Shades of shade!

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 3:44 pm | Permalink
  15. Belle wrote:

    #13 I know I’m paying for Merri-Makers to not have to pay to rent or buy a building to host their wedding in. I just can’t understand why the town council won’t put limits on how many times a person/company can rent out the pavilion. It is for the townspeople. Not for Merri Makers and now other catering companies to make a profit off of. Shame on the Mayor and council allowing this to happen. They need to be voted out!!

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 4:49 pm | Permalink
  16. SEASHELL wrote:

    Administrator…please put the Borough/Chefs lease on the website for all to see if possible. My understanding is Chefs is paying the Borough a little over $200,000.00 a year for the first 5 years for the 9th Ave Pier/Marina Grille/Golf Course combined. The borough had to bond $1,000,000.00 to repair the bulkhead and upgrade the parking lot around the construction site (so the Marina Grille could actually be built). That means, in a sense, that Chefs is there for free for the first five years. After that the lease goes up to $300,000.00/year. Chefs lease, and its options, extends for 50 years and the Borough has get approval from Chefs if it wants to do anything more in the marina. Doherty and Connelly both knew it was going to be a parking nightmare with the “bar” and its undersized kitchen when the deal was signed. Every minute they are in office where they are making decisions for the taxpayers of Belmar is one minute too long. They need to go!

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 4:53 pm | Permalink
  17. admin wrote:

    I’ll look for it.

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 5:03 pm | Permalink
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    The cost to Belmar for the privelege of owning the land wherein the Marina Grille, et al sits is known as a White Elephant. Send prosecutorial intervention it’s a done deal, get over it even if you refused to VOTE for the scalywags.

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:48 pm | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    19 Million earned by Monmouth County Beaches this year. Here in Belmar however the emphasis isn’t the Beach goer it’s the BARS.

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:50 pm | Permalink
  20. Betty wrote:

    Claire??? You ok with this?

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 7:27 pm | Permalink
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    20: She wasn’t it on that nefarious deal. Poor thing was mesmerized by the dollars signs that were purported to be earned by Belmar via the Marina Grille. They forgot to inform Claire of the Pro Format predictions.

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 8:12 pm | Permalink
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    Inside Cruz Bay, I find it interesting that they are going to host weddings buy there isn’t even a commercial dishwasher by the looks of it. (Just a very small 3 Bay sink)

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 7:01 am | Permalink
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    Anything affixed belongs to owner of building vs tenant?

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 9:44 am | Permalink

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