Sunday, August 31, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Circle Liquor Loses Its Circle

It's the end of an era in Somers Point. No more circle leading to the bridge to Ocean City. All part of new bridge construction underway that earlier took another casualty, the Pearl Chinese restaurant. Intrepid Atlantic City Press reporter Dan Good tracks down actual people nostalgic about the impossible to navigate and incredibly irritating (especially on a bicycle) traffic hazard. Ah, New Jersey. And check out Dan's video of the new traffic patterns.

Circle Liquor Loses Its Circle

It's the end of an era in Somers Point. No more circle leading to the bridge to Ocean City. All part of new bridge construction underway that earlier took another casualty, the Pearl Chinese restaurant. Intrepid Atlantic City Press reporter Dan Good tracks down actual people nostalgic about the impossible to navigate and incredibly irritating (especially on a bicycle) traffic hazard. Ah, New Jersey. And check out Dan's video of the new traffic patterns.

Photo - Danny Drake, Press of Atlantic City.

About this blog

Inquirer staff writer Amy S. Rosenberg has covered Philly police, city neighborhoods, Ed Rendell as mayor, the Jersey shore, Atlantic City, Miss America and the psychology of Eagles fans. She moved to Ventnor on July 3, 1995, which makes her a local, but not really.

Inquirer Staff Writer Jacqueline L. Urgo has spent every summer of her life at the Jersey Shore, and has lived there year-round for nearly 30 years, even fulfilling one of her bucket list dreams by once living in a house by the sea.

Since 1990, she has covered the waterfront for The Inquirer — from the Atlantic to the Delaware Bay shore — and some of the mainland in between. Along the way, she amassed an encyclopedic knowledge of this tear-it-down-and-build-it-back-up region, delving into the history and the hype of a place with a lot of unexpected stories to tell.

Reach The Downashore at arosenberg@phillynews.com.

The Downashore Blog
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com
Stay Connected