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After Several Years of Successful Operation, The Marina at Oceanport is Approved for Sale

The Marina at Oceanport opened at the former Fort Monmouth marina nearly two years ago, under an operator’s agreement between the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) and the restaurant owner, Mario Criscione of Asbury Park Development Partners (APDP). Since its opening, patrons have been flocking to the waterfront restaurant and bar, which occupies the renovated marina building formerly operated by Fort Monmouth. This July, the FMERA Board approved a Purchase and Sale & Redevelopment Agreement with APDP for the sale of the marina parcel.

“The Marina is one of the many outstanding amenities existing within Fort Monmouth,” FMERA Executive Director Bruce Steadman said. “Offering a waterfront dining experience is an excellent complement to residential development and the expanding workforce. We’re excited to see business thriving in the Borough and we expect the economic impact to continue to grow.”

There is indoor seating for approximately 52 patrons at tables and a bar inside the restaurant, as well as outdoor seating overlooking the water for another 60 patrons. For those looking to “dock and dine,” the restaurant has boat slips available at its easternmost piers, closest to the public boat launch. The Marina also offers a broad array of entertainment, including trivia night, karaoke and live music.

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Note: FMERA Board action is subject to a ten (10) day veto period by the Governor.