Gone, but not totally forgotten!

The lot where the famous Wildwood Diner stood, at 4001 Atlantic Ave in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey has a new hotel built on the property, according to Google Maps.  The diner hadn’t been open since operating sporadically in 2005, and was subsequently demolished 

The Wildwood Diner, taken in 2004, well before attempted sale and demolition.

It was composed of two main sections, the original O’Mahoney in 1957 which was soon after fronted by a larger rare Superior Dining Car Company unit. The interiors of stainless, sturdy formica and terrazzo were still in excellent condition. The art deco stainless and turquoise exterior still gleaming brightly and solid after 50 years.

The vestibule and two dining room areas were added onto the diner in the early 1960s. The 5 section diner seated 127 customers, 110 booth seats and 17 counter stools.  It was for sale for only $5,000 in “as is where is” condition after October 31, 2005. The diner came complete with all furniture and all equipment.

The new hotel is called The Waves, 3 floors high with an elevator, large pool, and deck. It reportedly has large 3 bedroom family rooms and offers FREE hot breakfast. The company building and operating the hotel owns 8 other hospitality properties at the Jersey Shore. Another “Doo-Wop property” in Wildwood bites the dust!

So Sad…


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