Popular Shore Nightclub Set for Demolition

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An iconic hot spot in one Jersey shore community is set to become a thing of the past.

The LaCosta Lounge in Sea Isle City has been sold to developers who plan to demolish the building within the next two years to make room for new attractions.

The LaCosta, which was sold for $7.3 million, has been serving customers since the 1960s.

Soon to be former owner Jimmy Bennett says he will continue operating his other Sea Isle business, the Oar House, and will be making some new changes to keep things fresh in the city.

"Well, because we want to stay up with the times ... we try to always have a fresh look so we try to keep it fresh," said Bennett.

The LaCosta Lounge will continue operating for the next 15 months. It will then be redeveloped.

Bennett added that he plans to make sure the iconic Sea Isle nightclub will go out in grand style.


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