The Seaside Heights borough just acquired the Casino Pier's 109-year-old carousel through a controversial land swap and now they are asking the state for a $1.5 million grant to build its permanent new home.

The carousel's current location is inside an arcade on the upland-land side of the boardwalk.

The previous owners will have to officially give up the carousel once they are done hosting any special events that were already booked which means nothing major will probably not happen until the fall.

Then the carousel will be transported to a local warehouse and be completely restored before being moved into the new housing structure that officials are hoping will be built just four blocks north of the arcade on an empty a boardwalk lot.

If this grant is approved, the carousel will be back up and running in its new location by the Summer of 2020.

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