We all know the Wildwood boardwalk isn't the place to go if you want to witness rapid change, but it seems there's some new stuff this season. Hatchet-throwing is becoming a thing (never done it, but maybe I should so I can understand the appeal) and there are at least two new clothing stores that are very different from the usual t-shirt traps (Beau Boutique near Mariner's and another between Mariner's and Adventure Pier selling Wildwood-specific stuff, almost like a boardwalk "Exit Zero").
Has anyone noticed anything else new and different? Your thoughts on these businesses surviving/thriving?
You are all correct, the "upscale" places bombed and more T-shirt places have proliferated. And Fredo's (same owner, same equipment) opened on the front corner of the boardwalk mall, so much for new ideas.
Ever notice how the "t-shirt traps" are featuring Wildwood graphics a lot more than they did not so long ago? That's a good thing, fellow fanatics. The shirt business on the boardwalk is going through some changes though, which I haven't quite sorted out yet. One thought I definitely do have on this subject: Thank the gods that something, anything replaced Fredo's. 😁
Someone should bring back 'The Fun Shop' - selling the same types of items it originally did.
I saw a couple new clothing stores, one in particular, "Simply Wildwood" looked very nice. It was all embroidered Wildwood attire. The store was clean, organized, and bright. It's definitely nice to see more place like this as opposed to the t-shirt stores. Every Jersey boardwalk needs some of them, but they get old after a while. Shore Lines looks to be doing great, I dropped $120 there last night getting a couple gifts and decorations for my house.
we will let everyone know in a few weeks when we head there
I don't forsee some of the upscale clothing stores lasting on the boardwalk. People are on vacation and don't want to spend $50 for something they can get for $10 at Wal-Mart.
I'm all for more healthy food options! Some people go nuts on vacation with what they eat- I don't blame them, I used to do the same. But not everyone does. So it's a win win for everyone.
I know there is a Playa bowl place on the boardwalk now. That seems to be the new fad in healthy desserts.
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