LONG BRANCH: The following is a press release from Pier Village:
The developers (have) announced that exciting new shops and restaurants will open at the existing phase of Pier Village at the start of the 2017 summer season. New tenants include a majority of shops and restaurants founded in New Jersey, combined with top national brands. This follows Pier Village's busiest winter season to date and a 38 percent increase in visitors for the month of April compared to the same time last year.
Pier Village welcomes Beach House, an upscale dining experience by OHM specializing in coastal Mediterranean cuisine and includes a ceviche bar and organic farm fresh ingredients sourced from local markets. New Jersey native, Raymond Tutela, better known as Chef Ray, will serve dishes that authentically portray regional flavors along with cooking techniques from the leading chefs throughout Europe.
Additionally, Luke's Lobster will open its first Jersey Shore location, serving sustainable seafood. International retail brands Lululemon and Havaianas will also open spaces at Pier Village. Lululemon carries yogawear and innovative technical athletic apparel, and Havaianas will sell high-quality flip-flops from a beach shack on Festival Plaza.
St. Tropez-based swimwear and resort-wear company Les Canebiers will open its first New Jersey location at the property. Also opening at the property is Sundaze, a new concept from the owners of Molly and Zoey, selling quality children's clothing.
Local New Jersey restaurants at Pier Village will include Booskerdoo Coffee & Baking Co., Coney Waffle, which serves unique confections of waffles, ice cream, and elaborate milkshakes, Playa Bowls serving California-style acai fruit bowls and other healthy organic options, Fin Raw Bar & Kitchen, and Faustini Wines.
Kushner and Extell have also completed several capital upgrades just in time to greet summer visitors: updated signage, newly painted facades, and striped beach-themed awnings.