Call it hearsay, but I personally know somebody who is buying a recently raised West End bungalow with the sole intention of just living in LB during the summer months (and could care less what happens here in the winter).
Population always swelled in Long Beach during the summer but when driving around, I feel like I see more dark/empty homes in the winter than I ever did. Not all these houses look Sandy-damaged.
Park Avenue looks desolate; it appears as if businesses are struggling or leaving; the Blue Bungalow being the latest to say they’re closing up shop. I’m worried that a decrease in year-round residents will also mean a decrease in business quality ( I really liked Blue Bungalow!) Is this something to panic about? Most movement on Park Avenue appears to be sad ending Day Spas [link].
Is Long Beach going Marvel before our eyes (open in the summer, closed in the winter)? And is our quality of life going to suffer if it’s true? –
Am I panicking for no reason? Discuss.