After many successful years running L’Aragosta Restaurant at the Lighthouse Circle in Brigantine, the Presta family is moving on.
Look for Mr. & Mrs. Presta & family to set up not ONE….but TWO dining destinations in Ventnor. One location is already up and running. It’s called ‘Amici’ at 6525 Ventnor Ave and features panini & gelato. Their 2nd location will soon be open at 7309 Ventnor Ave, next to Greens & Grains & No.#7311. That Presta business will soon be open for fine Italian dining.
It’s unknown why the Presta’s decided to move out of Brigantine.
The 2 local Wawas should get much busier as Brigantine’s lone 7-11 has been shut down. While WAWA will certainly do nicely as a 7-11 alternative, Real Estate executives in Brigantine are not too happy about having another boarded up business in town, especially in such a high profile location on Brigantine Blvd.
‘It’s almost impossible to run a successful business in Brigantine’ said Councilman Andy Simpson recently. Mayor Guenther & Councilman Sera echoed that sentiment at a Brigantine public forum held a few months back. Guenther thinks Hurricane Sandy is the culprit for Brigantine’s bad business environment, while Sera suggested that second homeowners were a viable ‘revenue source’ to run the city. Councilman Sera also mentioned his support for protecting a handful of businesses, even if that meant others would fail.
UPDATE JUNE 8 According to the Don Williams radio show on JUNE 8, 2015 (1400am WOND) & Press of AC… SUN BANK in Brigantine will be closing soon. In studio guest; Doug Keefe (Brigantine Economic Development Committee and Brigantine Chamber of Commerce) also said SUN BANK was closing and that he was considering buying that property on Brigantine BLVD. Doug has a track record of buying old bank properties in Brigantine. He had excellent timing with his bank property purchase at the Lighthouse Circle a few years back….which was quickly flipped to CVS for a nice tidy sum.
Watch Brigantine BUSINESS STRATEGY Video Below>