Valarie's Place a long time Sea Isle restaurant closed its doors for good recently. After moving into the newly constructed 1st floor retail and condo's above complex in July 2014, Valarie's did not renew their lease. Unless they are able to find a new tenant, it looks like there will be yet another empty store front on Landis Ave for the summer of 2015.
They have been working on the new city hall for quite a while now, but as you can see in the picture below from late September, they have not made a lot of progress since the summer. You can see that the exterior walls are going up. But considering that the steel frame of the building has been up since before Labor Day, I thought they would have been further along on the building's exterior by now.
Below is a picture from August. Progress has been made, but not much considering we have had little rain.
The Harbor-fest was definitely hampered by the weather. The morning started out rainy, but fortunately by 11:00 am the rain had stopped and then it cleared up by afternoon. That said the crowd was definitely smaller than in previous years. The Harbor-fest is a bit of a filler really. Just a small festival between the popular Irish weekend and Italian Festival/Columbus day weekend.
Right now the forecast for Italian Festival is rain. Lets hope the weatherman are wrong. We don't like rainy weekends.