Yesterday, my husband suggested that we have lunch at our favorite fish 'n' chips spot, Thompson's, in Belmar. I called to be sure that they were open only to get the "number has been disconnected" recording. Uh, oh... Their website is still functioning, so we were quite mystified.
We went, instead, to Stewart's, in Pt. Pleasant. My review is posted on a separate thread.
On our way home from Stewart's, we decided to detour to Belmar to see what was going on with Thompson's. Last summer, there was construction going on in the buildings adjoining their building. What we found was that their former space is now boarded up and a wire fence surrounds that entire end of the block. As we had feared, Thompson's is definitely gone! :-(
Worse yet, we discovered that our favorite spot for fabulous homemade gelato, Cold Cream, was also out of business. :-( :-(