ASBURY PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Beginning today, businesses in New Jersey that were impacted by superstorm Sandy can apply for grant money. But some businesses at the Jersey Shore have already re-opened.
The Cubacan restaurant in is right on the beach in Asbury Park. When the storm blew through, it left four feet of water.
“Most of the doorways had blown out. Glass was everywhere. All of our furniture was piled and destroyed,” General Manager Margaux McDaniel told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell.
She said they couldn’t wait for government money to rebuild.
“We wanted to be open and ready to go for the summer,” she said.
They re-opened in February and said people are anxious to get back to the shore.
“I think there’s a soft spot for people for the Jersey Shore,” she said.
Tom Rogers of TR’s Food Court in Belmar did much of his fix-up himself.
“I’m out of pocket, quite frankly. Used my savings money to get it repaired,” he said.
Businsses can apply for up to $50,000 in Stronger New Jersey Business Grant money. CLICK HERE for more information.
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