NEO-DOO WOP

The Doo Wop Preservation League has introduced and continues to support the "Neo Doo Wop" movement - an effort to encourage 21st-century interpretations of classic Doo Wop designs in new construction and development throughout the Wildwoods. Everyone from national chain stores to local restaurants and proposed new hotels are getting in on the act...

Here's a quick look at the shape of things to come...

 
At left, Tony Luke's cheesesteaks opens its first Wildwood location in 2010 with a Doo Wop twist! At right, Stewart's Root Beer opens on the boardwalk with a distinctly Doo Wop-inpsired design like no other!
 
 
At left, a new Walgreens opens in Wildwood with a one-of-a-kind Doo Wop-inspired sign with flashing stars and neon lights!
 
At left, a new "Super Wawa" convenience store and gas station adopts a Jetson-esque Doo Wop motif for its design & signage. At center, the Marvis Diner renovates an original '50s-era building will cool neo-Doo Wop touches and installs a great retro sign! At right, a Harley Davidson motorcycle shop models itself after a 1950s-era movie theater.
 
From left, Commerce Bank President/CEO personally designed this wacky neon sign for its Wildwood branch bank. A Subway restaurant on the main boulevard into Wildwood sports a retro neon sign. The Starlux Motel was an extensive 1999 retro-renovation of the original 1950s-era Wingate Motel, sporting a dramatic glass-encased "Astro Lounge".
 
From left, a new Acme supermarket is built with Doo Wop angles and facades, and this retro-inspired roadside sign. Cool Scoops Ice Cream Parlor in North Wildwood features an over-the-top exterior with '50s trimmings, inside and out. The Star Diner in North Wildwood features cool shapes and neon accents, while the Coastal Broadcasting Plaza in downtown Wildwood features lots of chrome and neon.