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Who’s New, Who’s Moved, Who’s Gone 2014


Every year, we round up the changes in Cape May that we’ve seen since last summer, including new businesses that have opened up, familiar names that have closed, and businesses that have changed location. This year, we’re adding renovations into the mix. Is something missing from our list? Let us know and we’ll add it!


  • Wave One is gone & replaced by Red Oak (Good Scent’s sister store) on the 300 block of the Washington Street Mall
  • Sea Bags replaced Down by the Sea Shops down Liberty Way
  • El Paso Groceries is open in Liberty Way
  • Cotton Company has taken over the Klothes Kove on the 500 block of the Washington Street Mall
  • CM Peanut Butter Co is open (and fantastic) on Carpenter’s Lane
  • Unanchored opened in the Beach Theater complex
  • Pink House Boutique opening on 2nd floor of the Pink House
  • Artists’ co-op moved out of West End Garage and onto Sunset Boulevard
  • The Linen Outlet downsized and moved to a smaller location on Park Avenue
  • Amelia’s Garden in West Cape May is gone
  • 7-11 is closed
  • Manzoni Realty closed its doors end of April


  • Linda Lee no longer operating as a B&B
  • The Bedford Inn is temporarily closed due to a fire
  • It’s rumored that the Summer Cottage is now a private rental


  • Martini Beach has reopened as M’Ocean, serving Pacific Coastal cuisine
  • The Gazebo Bar replaces the Finn Bar at Marquis de Lafayette
  • Jackson Mountain has been renamed Delaney’s, an Irish Pub
  • Peter Shields Inn is buying The Pilot House; closing is scheduled for June. The Pilot House American Bar & Grille will be open this summer with a brand new food and drink menu. Full renovations are scheduled for January.
  • Beach House restaurant (formerly Henry’s on the Beach) is now Angelo’s
  • The Pier opens at the Lobster House for private events
  • Cappelletti’s Deli is open on West Perry Street
  • Seaside Cheese moved into the old Linen Outlet on Park Avenue
  • Empanada Mamas has a location on Park Avenue
  • Ellie’s Bakery moved into Seaside Cheese
  • The Laudemans (of the Lobster House) bought Mayer’s and Captain’s Cove
  • The Merion Inn, which was temporarily closed, is scheduled to re-open in June
  • (Added June 17) Sapore Italiano is opening where the Smokehouse was last year – the former Daniel’s on Broadway

Sprucing up

  • The new brick project is finally finished on Carpenter’s Lane
  • Colors got a new paint job!
  • So did we
  • Jackson Street got refinished
  • Bank Street’s former Wawa is still undergoing renovations to become Homestead Real Estate
  • The wood mall benches are now wrapped in stone
  • The building that houses Henry’s Jewelers was renovated front to back and expanded
  • Island Grill has rebranded itself as a farm-to-table restaurant
  • Peter Shields Inn has redecorated guest rooms by the designer from White

If you know of other changes in town, leave a comment below or Tweet us! We’ll add it to the list.