Friday, April 8, 2011

Jersey Shore Fact of the Day 5: Avalon has a Past

Not to be of the "kid get off my lawn" variety, but sometimes I miss the old Avalon, back when the Princeton was old and grungy, and you could get almost anything you needed for the beach at Hand's department store.

I'm not the only one: check out to see what I'm talking about.

Maybe it's nostalgia. My "shore" as a kid was Avalon. Most of you who emailed me about what you think is the real Jersey Shore wrote about what you remember from when you were a kid (hi dad). I bet your parents think the real Jersey Shore is what THEY remember when they were kids. And so on. And so on.

At least this website covers a lot of different generations, so if your nostalgia leads you to the town that's Cooler By a Mile, check it out.

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iconjohn said...

Avalon movie theater on the boardwalk for 50 cents. I saw many of the Kurt Russel Disney movies there. Also Angelos and Buckleys arcades.

Karen Stoner said...

AMEN cousin!

Jen A. Miller said...

I would like to note that when she writes "AMEN cousin," it's not just a saying. Karen really is my cousin.

Karen Stoner said...

And I grew up spending my summers in Avalon, sitting on the beach in a perfect little spot between 16th and 15th streets. I'd give anything to be back there.

Ann Delaney said...

Because you are young, you don't remember that Hands actually replaced another old time Avalon landmark: Sullivan's. A classic beach town department store with a popular lunch counter.