Nine bids were opened earlier this week to rebuild the Allenhurst Beach Club restaurant which was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy.
Borough Administrator Lori Osborn said the project is estimated to cost about $2.5 million. The nine bids will be reviewed and one will probably be awarded at the April 29 Board of Commissioners meeting.
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.
Osborn said the work is expected to begin sometime this spring and be completed in the fall. She said a lease has 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.