27. June 2010 02:58
Busch's Seafood in Sea Isle is closing its doors at the end of the summer after 98 years in business.
According to BRIAN IANIERI in Press of A.C. Staff Writer,
Busch’s Seafood is bracing for its last summer after 98 years of serving shore vacation meals to generations who have enjoyed its traditional deviled crab and lobster tail.
The 450-seat seafood restaurant, bar and packaged goods store at 87th Street and Landis Avenue is being sold to a development company that plans to demolish the structures to build a city-block-wide complex of several new restaurants with 13 condominiums above them.
Meanwhile, Busch’s Seafood will remain in Sea Isle City, but will operate as a takeout seafood establishment across the street at the site of the restaurant’s prep kitchen.
For fifth-generation owners Al and Kim Schettig, the decision to sell was not easy, and not something they welcomed, said Al Schettig, a chef who was stirring she-crab soup Tuesday afternoon before the restaurant opened.
Better rush to Sea Isle and get your last taste at this shore classic!