After being decimated by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and watching as the construction came along, it's finally time to celebrate the new Taylor Pavilion with a "Taste of Belmar" celebration!

Taylor Pavilion, at 5th Avenue & the Boardwalk, is finally ready for its ribbon-cutting! The ceremony will take place this coming Monday morning at 10 am, with Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Senator Rob Menendez, Senator Cory Booker, and Congressman Frank Pallone scheduled to be in attendance.

This is a pretty big deal because it's a way of finally celebrating a big comeback after the amount of recovery time it took since the devastation from Superstorm Sandy.

You are invited to attend the ribbon cutting and then stay for a reception in Taylor Pavilion with live music by the Danny White Band, food and drinks from a wide variety of Belmar restaurants in a 'Taste of Belmar' celebration!

The Taylor Pavilion is a 6,800 square foot facility that houses Belmar's beachfront operations, event and meeting space, and an oceanfront concession. Merri-Makers won the lease for the space via public auction and will operate "Cruz Bay Cafe" starting in May of this year.

The construction has been underway for a while on both the Taylor Pavilion and the Howard Rowland Public Safety Pavilion at 10th Avenue. Epic Construction has not only built the pavilions, but they also built the new boardwalk in 2013 which was the first major infrastructure project in Belmar after Superstorm Sandy.

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