Re-Opening 2015     

McLoone's Rum Runner in Sea Bright, destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, will be rebuilt at its Ocean Avenue location abutting the Shrewsbury River and reopen before summer 2015, according to a report by Word On the Shore. Under plans approved by the planning board last week, the new version of the restaurant will be elevated 10 feet, according to the report.

SEA BRIGHT: The borough planning board has given the approval to McLoone's restaurants to rebuilt their Sea Bright location, the Rum Runner.

The restaurant, located at 816 Ocean Ave., was flooded and destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, but will be rebuilt at a higher elevation.

The Sea Bright Planning Board unanimously approved the site plans and necessary variances at its April 8 meeting, according to board secretary Kathy Morris.

The old restaurant will de demolished soon and construction of the new site will begin shortly thereafter. The Rum Runner is expected to be completed in time for the summer of 2015.

A loan from the Economic Development Authority will allow the restaurant to be rebuilt at a cost of between $3 million ...

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SEA BRIGHT – Tim McLoone's Rum Runner is coming back.

McLoone, the restaurateur and musician, this week said his first eatery, overlooking the Shrewsbury River at 816 Ocean Ave., will be rebuilt and, hopefully, ready for business in early 2015. The Rum Runner, flooded and wrecked by Super Storm Sandy, has been closed since the storm hit 14 months ago.

Last week, the state Economic Development Authority (EDA) gave its confirmation to approve a loan that will allow McLoone Management to move forward with the rebuilding, McLoone said.

The future of the waterfront restaurant certainly was in question, he acknowledged.

The location was hit hard by the Oct. 29, 2012 storm that blew through the area. The restaurant's outside deck was swep...

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Mcloone's Rum Runner  816 Ocean Avenue  Sea Bright  NJ 07760


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