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Who’s New, Who’s Moved, Who’s Gone 2015

There have been a lot of changes in Cape May this year, especially with our restaurants. Here is the breakdown of who’s new, who’s moved, and who’s gone.

Accommodations

  • The Bedford Inn is reopened after a fire
  • The Fairthorne B&B is closed
  • The Primrose B&B is closed and is now a whole-house rental

Restaurants

  • M’Ocean is now Room 429 at M’Ocean
  • Boiler Room at Congress Hall now offers draft beer and brick-over pizza, a blend of Neapolitan and New York style.
  • Fins Bar and Grill is replacing the Pilot House at 142 Decatur Street, featuring fresh food from the land and sea, from the chef at Peter Shields Inn. The building is now bright blue.
  • Depot Market under new ownership as of 4/16, John and Josephine Siuta (formerly of Martini Beach).
  • Gecko’s moved to West Cape May and offers takeout and seating on the premises. Yozu sushi has taken its place at the Carpenters Square Mall.
  • Exit Zero Cookhouse is opening up June 5th at 109 Sunset Boulevard, offering down-to-earth food with a twist.
  • Jo Jo Pizzeria Cuisine opened at the end of last season at 101 Liberty Way
  • The Little Store is taking over Tony’s Pizza at 1208 Route 109. Michel Gras’ fresh croissants and cinnamon buns will be sold alongside produce from Manteca’s organic Fincas del Mar farm.
  • Louisa’s Cafe added another 12 seats to their existing 20.
  • Lucky Bones Beach will be serving up surfer-chic burger takeout with natural Pennsylvania beef burgers (plus lamb and salmon), fries, and shakes sometime in June.
  • Mayer’s Bar and Restaurant is closed. It was purchased by the Lobster House. No plans for the location have been released.
  • Primo Hoagies is closed. O’Nice has taken its place.
  • Bliss Organic Ice Cream is closed, rumored to be offered wholesale in the future. Peace Pies has taken its place, offering an ice cream sandwich with a layer of pie filling. (They’re good; trust us.)
  • Quincy’s Original Lobster Rolls is opening on Beach Ave. This is their second location (Flagship store in Berwyn, PA)
  • Cucina Rosa closed. That’s Amore has taken its place at 301 Washington Street.
  • Captain’s Cove is closed. Tony’s Pizza has been reborn there at 1216 NJ 109.

Shopping

  • Art Block, a paint-your-own-pottery store, has opened at 108 Liberty Way.
  • Cape May Organic Market has new owners, Julie Slack and Rob Castor. Look for a combo of local and Lancaster County sourced items.
  • Cape May Boutique and Resort Wear is open at 412 Washington Street.
  • D’May Home Gallery, an art gallery, is opening later this month at 401 Washington Street.
  • Happy Baby has moved to West Perry Street and is under new ownership (Alison Patrick).
  • Louisa’s Chocolate Bar moved into the space previously occupied by Happy Baby.
  • Makers Making has replaced the Shoe Rack at 418 Washington Street. They sell hand-made items with a focus on design.
  • Never Sink, a maritime store, opened at Lyle and Jackson.
  • A golf cars rental store has opened at 600 Park Boulevard in West Cape May.
  • Wood Nook has been replaced by Sei Bella at 507 Washington Street in Liberty Way.
  • Sunshine News & Beach has closed
  • Ella Rae Boutique has gone out of Washington Commons. Valentino’s & The Pirates Lair has taken its place.

Updates:

  • Fine Fellows Creamistry has opened at 313 Beach Avenue
  • Mad About Cape May has replaced Shark Bait at the corner of Beach and Jackson

Do you know of another new business or business change? Tell us about it in the comments or tweet @lovecapemay and we’ll update the list!