Nearly Two Years After Sandy, Seaside Heights Receives Much-Needed Facelift

CBS New York

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J.(CBSNewYork) — One Jersey shore community is getting a much-needed makeover.

The beloved boardwalk in Seaside Heights was wrecked when Superstorm Sandy hit the tri-state area nearly two years ago.

Now, businesses are bouncing back.

“I think it looks fabulous. they made one heck of a recovery from what it used to be,” Greg Acre told CBS 2’s Scott Rapoport.

The devastation of Superstorm Sandy has now been largely replaced by a refurbished and spruced up Seaside Heights, and business owners say it’s no accident.

“You know, a fresh face, a better look. It’s got to help,” Lucky Leo’s owner, Steve Whalen said.

There has been a bright and shiny facelift of sorts for 27 businesses in Seaside, courtesy of the Seaside Heights First Impression Program, which offered free design consultations to businesses and $2000 grants to business owners to make those designs a reality.

“The grant was…

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