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Memorial Day Weekend 2012

May 23, 2012

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Once again, the summer season begins in Ocean City, Maryland. All things are possible. Cruising OC weekend was spectacular, thanks to perfect sunny weather on Saturday.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen the town packed so tight on the third weekend in May. A few hot rodders left behind a bit of burned rubber. You’ll see […]

Ocean City End-of-Season Status Report, 2011

September 19, 2011

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More than usual, it feels like something is ending in Ocean City this September.  But take this report with a caveat: Events and perceptions often appear distorted after a long summer season, to those who remain when the visitors go home. This year, Hurricane Irene put an exclamation point at the end of the season.  Ocean […]

Brice Phillips, 90, Founder of Phillips Crab House

July 3, 2011

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Brice Phillips, founder of the iconic Phillips Crab House in Ocean City, MD, died Friday at his home in Ocean City. He was 90. Mr. Phillips and his wife, Shirley, grew up on isolated Hoopers Island, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and started their restaurant empire with a carry-out crab shack in Ocean City in 1954. […]

Ocean City Warms Up For Summer With Springfest (Plus Slideshow)

May 1, 2011

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Ocean City Season, 2011 Many years ago, in the 1970s, we opened the Boardwalk 5 & 10 for Easter weekend, but rarely saw much business in Ocean City before Memorial Day weekend. In those days, the season began on the Friday before Memorial Day, and ended promptly at noon on Labor Day. These days, the […]

Business Opportunities in Ocean City, 2011

January 5, 2011

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I wonder what the global economy will bring us on Main Street America in 2011? As a public service, your Ocean City Blog presents a sampling of business opportunities available in Ocean City, Maryland, this winter. I’m not recommending any of these businesses, mind you; just showing the variety of opportunities out there. I imagine there […]

Slots Open For Business At Ocean Downs on Rt. 589

December 14, 2010

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Black billboard with gold lettering, at the intersection of Rt. 50 and Rt. 589, announces casino gambling at Ocean Downs. After many delays, the era of slot machine gambling is about to begin at Ocean Downs. The grand opening is scheduled for Jan. 4, barring last-minute hitches. The new casino needs a final certificate from […]

Boog’s Barbeque to be Sold at Auction

November 29, 2010

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New restaurants have a notoriously short life expectancy. And it’s no secret that we’re in a difficult economy.  But I figured that Boog’s Barbeque on Route 50, just outside Ocean City, MD, would be a home run, or at least a solid hit. Boog’s Barbeque has been thriving on the Boardwalk, next to Thrasher’s, for years. […]