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Developer outlines future plans

The City of Asbury Park supports state tax credits for boardwalk developer Madison Marquette as long as restoration and repair of the Convention Hall complex is a priority. "A new roof and there could be performances [in the Paramount Theatre] tomorrow," said Mayor John B. Moor. Madison Marquette is floating a proposal for a 5,000-seat amphitheater east of the Casino building at the south end of the boardwalk. [MORE]

Sea.Hear.Now 2023

Sea.Hear.Now sets headliners

Two of the top musical acts in the world, The Killers and Foo Fighters, will headline the 2023 edition of Asbury Park's Sea.Hear.Now festival. The Las Vegas-based Killers, fronted by Brandon Flowers, tops the bill on Sat., Sept. 16. Foo Fighters with former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl close out the festival on Sun., Sept. 17. Other top level acts scheduled to appear are Weezer, Greta Van Fleet, Sheryl Crow, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Tegan & Sara, and Living Colour. Locals Waiting On Mongo, Quincy Mumford, Yawn Mower and Alexander Simone are also in the lineup for the beachfront fest. [MORE]

Langosta Lounge

Popular spots change hands

Marilyn Schlossbach has closed her operations in Asbury Park. The owners of Deal Lake Bar + Co. in Loch Arbour are occupying the boardwalk buildings which housed Langosta Lounge, Salt Water Market, Asbury Park Yacht Club and Pop's Garage. Schlossbach is now focusing on Long Branch's Whitechapel Projects. [MORE]

More details released on new condo proposal

Rendering courtesy Somerset Development

Plans submitted to city officials call for 160 condominium units next door to the Wonder Bar at Fifth and Ocean avenues. The proposal would reduce the bar's outdoor space including the venue for Yappy Hour, a 15-year tradition which raises money for local rescue organizations. [MORE]

Parking garage, residential units eyed near ocean

Empress Hotel - Coaster photo

More than 200 residential units and a four-story parking garage are being considered for construction at Cookman and Kingsley avenues, just west of the Empress Hotel. Asbury Partners LLC has asked the City Council to refer two new proposals to the municipal Planning Board. [MORE]