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Jersey Shore Businesses Before-and-After Sandy
Fox Small Business spoke to five Jersey Shore small business owners about how they are dealing with superstorm Sandy’s economic blow and whether they plan on rebuilding. Here’s a look at their shops before-and-after the devastating storm.

Hurricane Sandy Seaside Park

The hard hit Jersey Shore, which accounts for roughly half of New Jersey’s $38 billion yearly tourism industry, was a bull’s-eye location for Hurricane Sandy’s landfall in late October. During a Nov.-9 press conference in Seaside Park, NJ, Governor Chris Christie pledged to be a partner in the rebuilding effort, but warned, “Next summer is not going to be like last summer.”

Parts of an amusement park's rides are all that remain from a boardwalk and pier after Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Park, New Jersey. (Source: REUTERS)

SBC Slideshow South Street Salon Owner

South Street Salon 

Owner of South Street Salon Jaycee Cosentino stands in front of a line of products he sells at his salon.

SBC Slideshow South Street Salon Outside

South Street Salon in Monmouth County's Manasquan, NJ lost electricity for twelve days after storm.

SBC Rockn Joes Inside

Rockn' Joe's

Customer stands at Rockn' Joe's of Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, counter to get her morning cup of coffee pre-Sandy.

SBC Rockn Joes Outside Dry

Entrance of Rockn' Joe's in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, before the extreme flooding brought on by Sandy.

SBC Rockn Joes Water- Outside

Local business owner wades in over three feet of ocean water surrounding Rockn' Joe's post-Sandy.

SBC Rockn Joes Kitchen

Sandy destroys the kitchen of Rockn Joe's, tossing around major commercial kitchen equipment.

SBC Inside Rockn Joes Post Sandy

Rockn Joe's furniture lays in ocean water and sand post-Sandy.

SBC Dive! Pre Sandy Chairs Up

Dive!

Owners of Dive! of Sea Bright, NJ, prepare for superstorm Sandy by placing all chairs and tables off the ground.

SBC Dive! Steve Graniero

Family members of Dive! owners Steven Graniero and Christina DiIorio place sandbags in front of building and windows to lessen the impact of Sandy.

SBC Dive! Patrons

Dive! patrons relax at bar pre-Sandy.

SBC Dive! Inventory

Sandy destroys and spews Dive! inventory throughout the bar.

SBC Dive! Kegs

Dive! kegs are mangled and upside down post-Sandy.

SBC Dive!-Post Sandy

Dive!, located just one block from the Ocean, was engulfed with over seven feet of water.

Tangerine Boutique Owner

Tangerine Boutique

Tangerine Boutique owner Diane Courtney in her Bay Head, NJ clothing and accessory store pre-Sandy.

SBC Tangerine Boutique Contents

Water-damaged contents of Tangerine Boutique sit curbside after post-Sandy cleanup.

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Adrenaline Fitness

Adrenaline Fitness was a three-level upscale fitness club located on Ocean Avenue in Monmouth County's Sea Bright, NJ.

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Cardio equipment located on the first floor of Adrenaline Fitness pre-Sandy.

SBC Adrenaline-Fitness-Equipment-Post-Sandy

Sandy destroys all fitness equipment on Adrenaline Fitness' first floor.

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The juice bar located on the first level of Adrenaline Fitness pre-Sandy.

SBC Adrenaline-Fitness-Juice-Bar-post-Sandy

Sandy tears through the front wall of Adrenaline Fitness, leaving remnants of what was once the juice bar exposed.

Jersey Shore Businesses Before-and-After Sandy

Fox Small Business spoke to five Jersey Shore small business owners about how they are dealing with superstorm Sandy’s economic blow and whether they plan on rebuilding. Here’s a look at their shops before-and-after the devastating storm.

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