The company behind Congo Falls golf in Margate stirring up controversy in Ocean City too.
Adventure Golf LLC launched the sizable mini-golf attraction over strong objection from neighbors and civic organizations.
In nearby Ocean City, Adventure Golf owns a few attractions along the busy Boardwalk. One of them is a food concession called Frenchy’s.
Frenchy’s recently took over the small public beach next to Ocean Pier. Just like that.
One big, giant commercial via chairs and umbrellas. Wanna sit here? That’ll be $29 please.
So far, no comment from embattled Ocean City Mayor, Jay Gillian.
From Philly Inquirer:
“There’s a reason there’s never a line at Frenchy’s,” said a fuming Dawn Marie Jardel, a regular on the beach south of the Music Pier for 14 years, who shelled out $80 in beach tags only to find her beloved family beach had been taken over by a french fry company armed with an artillery of yellow chaise lounges.
She and friend Kelli Ireland are so outraged at the Frenchy’s chaise lounges monopolizing their beach they say they are boycotting Frenchy’s French Fry store on the Boardwalk (formerly Curly’s). And their children are on board!
Note: Opponents to the Margate golf project said an attraction like this didn’t fit within city ordinance. Mayor Becker and his planning & zoning board disagreed.