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Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. 2010. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

 

BOB DYLAN  “Why Try to Change Me Now?   From his album Shadows in the Night.

 

 

 

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Main Avenue, OG. 8 am, December, 2013. Paul Goldfinger ©

Main Avenue, OG. 8:30  am, December, 2013. Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.

 

JUSTIN HURWITZ     “City of Stars”  From the film La La Land  (with Emma Stone)

 

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Nagle's: A successful Main Avenue business. Blogfinger photo. ©

Nagle’s: A successful Main Avenue business. 2015.  Blogfinger photo. ©

 

The Emporium, a successful Main Avenue business. Blogfinger photo.©

The Emporium, a successful Main Avenue business.2015.  Blogfinger photo.©

 

Seasons at 69 Main to close.Blogfinger staff photo March 8, 2016 Jean Bredin.

Seasons at 69 Main to close.Blogfinger staff photo March 8, 2016 Jean Bredin.

From Laura:

— I just saw on Facebook that Seasons General Store on Main Avenue is also going out of biz. Wassup on Main?  In the years I’ve been in OG there has hardly been any churn on the main drag, so I’m curious if there’s been a change in zoning/flood insurance/leases.

Editor’s note:   We know that the original owner recently turned the business over to a colleague, but that hand-off has resulted in a liquidation sale—store closing. We don’t know why. We have posted a few items about the OG business district.

Here’s a link to a BF article from January about the topic of Main Avenue businesses:

https://blogfinger.net/2016/01/07/main-avenue-report-it-may-be-the-cold-off-season-but-downtown-og-is-open-for-business-with-a-core-group-of-fine-businesses/

WYNTON MARSALIS   “You’re My Everything.”

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Sam from Surf and Skate shop. Blogfinger photo. © Dec. 19, 2015.

Sam from Surf and Skate shop on Main Avenue. Blogfinger photo. © Dec. 19, 2015.

Despite the fact that it is only 6 days till the big day, there were few shoppers on Main Avenue in Ocean Grove on a sunny, cold  Saturday. What the Heck Avenue is happening to our commercial district?  But it wasn’t a total loss: The Wall High School Fabulous Four were playing carols in front of Favorite Things, but music lovers everywhere were elsewhere.

We did get the the recording in  only two takes.  The first was a warm-up.  A bandstand fell over during the taping, and the flute player had to fake the entire song, but she amazingly came through without showing signs of stage panic. A few wrong notes don’t bother this marvelous ensemble.  Their motto is, “good enough for jazz.”

The second piece was “Oh Come all Ye Faithful.”  What a marvelous performance. You must see them at half time sometime, these Knights of the Wall High School.  Martin Scorsese would have said “cut” and shown the first take as an example of cinema verité, so we are posting both takes.

Pizza Shoppe. Saturday, Dec 19, 2015. Blogfinger.net

The so called Pizza Shoppe (above)  still has the sign on the door that says “open weekends” but it was still closed.  What’s up with that?  The surf and skate shop was open, but Sam wasn’t having much traffic today.  But she had her cheerful face on, as always, as she waited for some skaters or surfers to fly into her Main Avenue shop where the newstand/toy shop used to be.

Here’s a link to our original post on Sam and her shop:      Surf and Skate in OG

Other shops were also open including Seasons, Favorite Things, Cheese on Main,OG bakery, The Emporium, Nagles, and The Comfort Zone.

BEVERLY KENNEY  from Guys and Dolls

 

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Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. October, 2012 By Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net

Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. October, 2012 By Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net

FRANKIE RANDALL

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