Mel Taylor

Reinventing Ventnor, One Neighborhood At A Time. Movie Theaters and More.

Nestled between Atlantic City and Margate, the Downbeach town of Ventnor is working hard to climb out of years of shaky management and limited / questionable re-development. Not all development plans are embraced by myriad Ventnor neighborhoods. But, one project that gets mostly full support, is the still under-reconstruction of Ventnor’s movie theater. It’s one …

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Ventnor Buzz. Various News & Info for Week of May 20, 2018

As of June 1, Ventnor beach badge prices will increase to $15. No senior citizen badges will be sold after May 31. [2nd home owners & part-time residents not happy about that] Rinse your sandy feet in one of the new, handicap-accessible showers that have been installed along the boardwalk on Somerset, Wissahickon Ave and …

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Downbeach Discussion: Bulkheads, Dunes, Outfall Sewer Pipes & Boardwalks

On Tuesday, May 8, the Ventnor Planning Board recommended a deeper dive into back-bay bulkheads. With state approval, Ventnor may be able to help certain homeowners get a no-interest loan for rebuilding their bulkheads. Many are falling apart, or are too low. Voluntary program for Ventnor property owners who want to upgrade their bulkheads. Getting …

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Demolition of Ventnor Gas Station Clears Way for Dunkin Donuts

The long shuttered gas station at Portland & Ventnor Ave. is gone. Thanks to a diesel back-hoe. Large banners now proclaim the imminent arrival of Dunkin Donuts, with drive-thru. Seems like Ventnor commercial Real Estate is finally on a roll. A real trend here. And how about the resurrection of the Ventnor Twin Movie Theater? …

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Tax Incentives & Alcohol Help Seal Deal for Ventnor Movie Theater Resurrection

Most thought the building that housed the iconic Ventnor Movie Theater was toast. On the verge of condemnation and tear down. A really tough sell, even at the bargain basement price of $825,000. Resurrecting it as a movie theater was nothing more than a far-fetched dream. Especially in the age of Netflix and YouTube. It’s true. …

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Margate Boardwalk Update. Next Steps, Exciting Possibilities and Opposition.

Media coverage of Margate’s beaches is nothing new. The dune and outfall pipe project makes for some serious drama. Let’s add a boardwalk to the mix, shall we? Listen to Margate resident Glenn Klotz as he talks about the pros & cons of a new Margate Boardwalk on WOND News Radio. Glen also addresses the …

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Imagine Ventnor Shares Vision on AC Primetime Radio

FROM THE ARCHIVES:  ‘Imagine Ventnor‘ hit the Boardwalk and visited ACprimetime Radio on April 8, 2016. The trio talked about Ventnor’s fishing Pier, new tenants for the former Melelani, business districts, Bart Blatstein, Mayor Bagnell, raising homes, ski-beach upgrades, a new City web-site…and other fast-paced topics. The Imagine Ventnor team are candidates for those 3, …

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Longport Commission Meeting Minutes Nov. 17, 2017

Here is a draft of the Longport Commission Meeting Minutes of Nov. 17, 2017. This meeting was called pursuant to the provisions of the Open Public Meetings law. Roll call: Russo and Lawler present, Leeds absent. Also present were Solicitor Agnellini, CFO Kelly, Deputy Clerk Kyle, Municipal Clerk Strawder, Engineer Carter. Future Municipal Clerk Conlon also …

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Congressman LoBiondo, a Ventnor Resident, Talks Dune Expense and Back Bay Flooding

NJ Congressman Frank LoBiondo made it very clear to Radio host Harry Hurley, back in Jan of 2015: there’s no local cost share if/when dunes are poured along the shores of Absecon Island; Margate, Ventnor & Longport. That’s not entirely true. Replenishment of old dunes & beaches is mandated when you sign a deal with …

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Downbeach Business. Re-Vitalization of Ventnor

Sun, surf and sand. Always in demand along our Downbeach communities. Close proximity to major populations make Margate & Ventnor a prime destination for 2nd homeowners and vacation time fun-seekers. Declining full-time populations along Jersey shore increase small business risk & reward. Debated for decades: Why does Margate rake it in….while Ventnor right next door, …

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