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Address: 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Phone Number: 732-775-3533
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Interesting architecture outside, and shops & casual restaurants inside.

You'll love the architecture of this old building, once the home of the Paramount Theater. Inside are a few shops and restaurants - and if you want to get out of the hot sun, this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Metuchen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Really neat shops and restaurants! The build is cool and really neat. I really enjoyed looking around and visiting the shops!

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

You'll love the architecture of this old building, once the home of the Paramount Theater. Inside are a few shops and restaurants - and if you want to get out of the hot sun, this is a cool place to sit, relax, order a cup of coffee or food.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very good for the Asbury Park Roastery alone...some of the best java--anywhere! The Hall is like time travel back in time.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Beautiful building, wonderful staff, a nice place to see a show except for the horrible acoustics. I would recommend sitting in the rear of the auditorium, I had seats up front and could not hear the "softer" instruments like the violin, once I moved to the back I could hear all of the instruments.

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Clayton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is an absolutely breathtaking structure. It has so much history and was built to last. The architecture of that era was so well designed, this building has withstood even the worst of hurricanes. If only they were still building things like this today!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 978 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I love this theater and hall - very cool architecture and nicely redone. The building is in the middle of the boardwalk with shops, restaurants and restrooms.

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Sebastian, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Building appears to be in full restoration processes, views of beach are great from side porch. Shops and restaurants inside are quaint and neat to go through. Its obvious it had copper window frames can't wait to go back soon and see what they have done with them. Huge auditorium for the venue and it appeared movie theater was open... More 

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Irvington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Saw the Asbury Park Loves Jazz Concert. Perfect venue for this event. Was able to move about and get quick eats and drinks and even shop between artists. Really loved the second floor balcony overlooking the beach.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This building dominates the boardwalk, literally splitting it in half, forcing you to walk through it if you wish to walk the full boards. Inside you will find an assortment of stores and a few places to grab a bite, and restrooms. But overall, it seems like the town is missing the mark with this place. Yes, the inside has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Really enjoyed visiting this place & looking at the architecture - nice shops here as well. A great example of the Shore of yesteryear. I recommend a visit!

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