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Allenhurst Awards Bid for Club Building

 

coaster-news-200By DON STINE

The contract to rebuild the Allenhurst Beach Club restaurant, which was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, was awarded by the Board of Commission this week.

Santorini Construction Inc., based in Neptune, was awarded the $2,360,000 contract. Santorini was the lowest of nine bidders on the project.

Borough Administrator Lori Osborn said rebuilding the restaurant could begin as early as May but is not expected to be finished until sometime on the fall.

The project was estimated to cost about $2.5 million.

The new restaurant will be built on the same footprint as the old one and will sit on a concrete foundation, not pilings. The restaurant will, however, be setback a bit from an existing sea wall nearby.

A lease has already been awarded for the borough’s snack bar at the beachfront so that will be open for the upcoming summer season. Public bathroom facilities are separate from the restaurant and are already up and running.

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