Photos: Signs Tell All About Long Beach Business

The marquee remains empty at Long Beach Cinemas.
The marquee remains empty at Long Beach Cinemas.
More than 60 businesses are back up and running in Long Beach in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, City Manager Jack Schnirman reported Tuesday's City Council meeting. But while more stores continue to cleans up and rebuild, other businesses, such as Peir 1 Imports, CVS and Maritime Surf shop, remained boarded up Friday morning.

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Of the stores that have returned, many have posted makeshift signs outside to let passers-by know that, yes, they're open for business. Among those that are still closed, some have posted signs to inform their customers of their plans and whereabouts. A sign in the window at Rose & Eye, a West End women’s boutique, announces a Spring 2013 reopening and lists the address of their temporary store in Rockville Centre. As workers reconstructed the interior at CVS on West Park Avenue, a sign on the boarded windows outside directs customers to their location in Oceanside. Unsound surf shop on East Park Avenue features a neon-yellow sign that reminds patrons of their Quiksilver store in Oceanside, as well as words in the window that declare: "We Will Be Back."

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Meanwhile, the marquee remains empty at Long Beach Cinemas, a filled dumpster is parked outside the still-closed Long Beach Library, and piles of gutted materials line the sidewalks outside a few stores from the West End to East End. 

Patch photographers were in the city Friday to take photos of these and other scenes, including postal, utility and sanitation employees working doing their part to return Long Beach to normalcy. 

Photos by Joseph Kellard

Photos by Joseph Kellard
Carly December 07, 2012 at 05:35 PM
No, but Paul is a wonderful man and we wish him and his family the best. First he had to endure the ridiculous brick median in front of his store which reduced store traffic, then the fire from the pizzeria and now the storm of the century.
David Prophet December 07, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Thank you for the reply Carly. I've been a daily morning customer at Dunes since I moved to LB almost 4 years ago. Paul is absolutely a great guy, and one of those rare people and business owners who treats his customers like family. I feel so badly for him and his family and all the people who work there.
Steve N December 08, 2012 at 03:04 PM
"The Dunes shall rise again!"
Jack December 09, 2012 at 10:38 AM
They were hurt bad by last year's fire. Dont know if they will reopen. Hpoe that the stores can get back in business otherwise we will be paying large tax increases next year to make up the difference. Unfortunately the LB public school district will use this as an opportunity to raise taxes again on the community. Maybe even float another bond for "upgrades".
Taurus December 10, 2012 at 07:39 AM
Dec 10th early morning fire destroyed The Knights of Columbus building on W. Beech Street...the structure was built in 1931. No one was injured, no cause yet for the fire...it was a place for donations of clothing and hot food for residents and a meeting place for Contractors from all over to set up days and times for helping residents. The building was destroyed along with the contents..another hit for our City By The Sea.


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