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Jessica Leeburg

Jessica is the Creative Director at Cape Publishing. She's a dog person. Is there a change in town we should know about? Please email jessica@capemay.com.

A tour of The Hugh, Cape May’s new boutique B&B

We had an opportunity to stop into The Hugh, the new boutique B&B on Washington Street that opened in June. The 1883 Victorian was previously home to the Blue Rose Inn and Alexander’s, but it’s now in the hands of John and Sandy Vizzone, who were kind enough to let us inside for a quick… Read more »


First look at the new clothing store Willow & Stone

If you’ve visited Cape May during the last year and strolled down Carpenters Lane, you probably noticed the construction going on diagonally across from Fins at 215 Decatur Street. The white house on the corner has transformed from low-key to sharp, and we’re excited to show you the results of the renovation. The ground floor… Read more »


Outdoor dining and retail shops reopen

Cape May restaurants can reopen for outdoor dining this week as part of New Jersey’s state-wide reopening plan. For everyone’s comfort and safety, tables are to be spaced at least six feet apart in any direction, and smoking is prohibited in outdoor dining spaces. If you’re going inside a restaurant for takeout, you’ll need to… Read more »


Who’s New, Who’s Moved, and Who’s Gone 2020

With sit-down dining and retail still closed across New Jersey due to COVID-19, and our hotels just reopened, it feels premature to be putting together our annual roundup of new, moved, and closed businesses. For now, we’ve gathered what we know, and we’ll continue to update this post with new information as we receive it!… Read more »


A look inside the new Big Wave Burritos

Local favorite Big Wave Burritos has moved to a new location at 605 Lafayette Street, putting them within walking distance to the Washington Street Mall and the beachfront. We popped in for photos (we didn’t touch anything!) of their breezy, surf-inspired new space: bleached wood floors, potted palms, woven basket lights, a show-stopping live-edge table,… Read more »


Ongoing changes to Schellenger’s Landing

The next time you come over the Route 109 bridge into Cape May, you might notice that Schellenger’s Landing looks a little different. An ongoing project aims to make the area safer for foot traffic, while adding ADA accessible sidewalks to both sides of the street. Five new brick crosswalks are already in place, as… Read more »


The Franklin Street School renovation project receives federal grant

We have some good news to share amid the world chaos: Earlier this month, the Franklin Street School renovation project received a $500,000 grant from the African American Civil Rights Grant Program. The program is funded by the Historic Preservation Fund, which is administered by the National Park Service. Franklin Street School is one of… Read more »


Cape May restaurants offering takeout & delivery

Currently, all restaurants and bars in New Jersey are closed for eat-in service until further notice, but many are open for curbside takeout and delivery. We’ll update this list as we learn of new places. See what’s closed and what stores have online shopping Aleathea’s Bella Vida Garden Cafe – Open Thursday through Sunday for… Read more »