Donovan's Reef in Sea Bright has been a Jersey Shore landmark and party destination since 1976. But, when Sandy hit, it left the bar in shambles. The owners of Donovan's vowed to rebuild and finally a plan has been put in place.

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It just wasn't summer in Sea Bright without the Shore's best bands packing one of Jersey's only beach bars and rockin' through the night. Luckilly, that void will be filled this summer as the town of Sea Bright has given the green light for Donovan's to rebuild. Word came from Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long on Twitter.


The new Donovan's will be a modern two story building equipped with a full kitchen and incredible water views. It will also be significantly raised to prevent damage from future storms.

While the owners of Donovan's can't promise that the establishment will be fully open by the beginning of summer, they promise that the tiki bar will be in action during the construction and in time for Memorial Day 2014.

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