March 2001: What ever happened to all those
shopkeepers that lined this boardwalk? Did they all retire and live
happily ever after?
Did you know that there was a salesman who would work in the City all
day take a train home at night, eat, then first make his sales calls
to merchants on the boardwalk? This was at 11 pm.
All those pretty girls that
worked at Kohr's and Criterion and the rest of the shops....where are you
The Coca-Cola rep that used
to come by and actually test the soda....thought we weren't telling the truth?
see the email we received,
Tami's Pizza, Ollie's (now
the Mayfair), Ducky's, The Casino and Convention Hall Coffee Shops, The Flame
Pit, Nick's Arcade 5th Ave, Lee's Arcade in Convention Hall, Martell's Second Ave
Arcade, The First Ave Arcade, Bait and Tackle Shop, The Olympic Bob, The
Skyride, 4th Ave Arcade, The original Home Shopping Network- Auction on
5th Ave, Malson's Gift Shop, Jamison's Gift Shop, Delmar's Gift Shop, The Dart Guy in Convention
Hall, Barbara Jeans, Kohr's Frozen Custard, The Waffle House, Froggie's, The little snack bars
in Convention hall with best french fries... (need a name please - I recall
the woman running it...) The Peanut Shops in Convention Hall and the Casino,
Bumper Cars, Paddle Boats, Wheels to win cigarettes and Records, Jonathon and
Berkeley Candy shops, Howard Johnson's and Beach Boys,
Madam Marie and her family, Tilt-a-whirl, the bubble machine on the 3rd ave
rides, the train ride, mixing cups, and of course the little boats on Wesley lake.....the 7th Ave Pool - further back - the Monte Carlo
Pool or that the Empress and Berkeley Carteret were a dream to stay at? The
Jefferson Hotel, the Albion, walking through the Albion Bar when it became a
"lesbian" bar, and let's not forget Mrs. Jays Beer Garden.... the
Palace Carousel and the Casino Carousel, The Ferris Wheel at the Palace.....ceramic shows, boat shows....so what went wrong. The Clubs - The
Circuit, Park Place and "the I Drank them All" T-shirts,
The Stone Pony, Sunshine Inn, The Wonder Bar...
Golf. Asbury Park
used to have 4 miniature golf courses. Boardwalk and 2nd Ave, 4th Ave and the
Boardwalk, 4th Ave between Ocean Avenue and Kingsley Street, and 7th Avenue on
the Boardwalk. See
these Miniature Golf in Asbury Park Post Cards and photos.
Today, there is a NEW mini-golf on the Asbury Park Boardwalk - Asbury
Eighteen. Take a look.
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