A South Jersey landmark restaurant that was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy will reopen for one night only this week as it prepares to fully return in the spring.
The Vineland Daily Journal reports that the Charlesworth Hotel and Restaurant is opening its restaurant for 100 guests on New Year's Eve.
The 90-year-old landmark known for its panoramic views of the Delaware Bay was hit hard by the storm. They lost the bulkhead and the air conditioning, heat and other infrastructure needed to stay open was destroyed.
Owner Jim Fonash says the dinner is a step in the right direction for the restaurant, which he and his wife considered tearing down. He says it is making progress to fully reopen in the spring.