Impala Suites Offers Luxury and Convenience in Ocean City

A new lodging option will soon be yours to enjoy when Impala Suites opens in Ocean City. Located at 914 10th Street, Impala Suites offers luxury accommodations situated just a few steps away from the beach and boardwalk.

Set to open its doors in the coming months, Impala Suites will offer 15 individually-owned and professionally-managed suite accommodations. Each suite includes three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a master room with a full kitchen and living room, so you have plenty of space for the entire family. The rooms connect within each suite so you can have family time together and privacy when you want it. And if you want to enter and leave your room without disturbing others, don’t worry, you can easily do so as each room has an exterior door, too.

The beach chic decor of the suites will provide a relaxed vibe for you to enjoy in between refreshing swims, lounging on the beach, and indulging in your favorite seaside culinary treats on the boardwalk. Impala Suites offers many wonderful amenities to its guests including a heated outdoor pool, complimentary beach tags, and a unit parking space. And when you want to breathe in the fresh ocean air and take in the seaside views, all you have to do is step outside on your deck.

As a member of the Shorebreak Resorts family, Impala Suites will offer the luxury, convenience, and amenities this company is known for providing.

Ready to plan your next Ocean City getaway? Reserve your stay at Impala Suites by calling (609) 399-7500 and secure your new home away from home today.

Photo credit: Impala Suites

Ocean City Businesses Now Hiring for the 2021 Season

With the summer season quickly approaching, many businesses are starting to put out their help wanted signs, both online and in-person. If you’re currently looking for a new job or are thinking ahead to the summer season and want to be first in line, here are a few Ocean City businesses looking for help:

  • Mario’s Restaurant: Hiring for counter and phone service, servers, and delivery drivers. Immediate hiring and seasonal hiring. Contact the restaurant for more information or stop in to fill out an application.
  • Payton Jewelry: Hiring for summer and year-round positions at the new location at 952 Boardwalk. Visit the Payton Jewelry website for details.
  • Gillian’s Wonderland Pier: Hiring for many different job roles. Start date of 3/27/21 for $12/hour.
  • Playa Bowls: Playa Bowls is hiring for the summer season. Find out more information by sending an email to
  • Breezin’ Up: Breezin’ Up is now hiring for the 2021 season and looking for individuals available April through October. To apply, send an email of interest to
  • The Farm Stand at 14th: The Farm Stand at 14th is now hiring for the 2021 season (ages 16+). Available positions include counter help, line cook, prep cook, and salad/smoothie constructor. Contact The Farm Stand at 14th for more information and to apply: or 609-432-1036.
  • Mangos & More: A new eatery at 1242 Boardwalk is hiring cashiers/bowlristas for the spring and summer season. Contact Mangos & More at to apply.
  • Johnny B Goode Ice Cream Parlor: Johnny B Goode Ice Cream Parlor is hiring servers for the 2021 season for both locations. Visit the ice cream parlor’s website for further information and to apply.
  • Ocean City Cafe: Now hiring for immediate job roles of delivery driver and takeout counter team member for lunch shifts. Visit Ocean City Cafe to apply.
  • Harbor Outfitters: Harbor Outfitters is hiring for the summer season. Visit the Harbor Outfitters website for details on available positions and to apply.
  • Ike’s Famous Crabcakes: Ike’s Famous Crabcakes is now hiring waitstaff, line cooks, bussers, and dishwashers for the 2021 season. Apply online via the Ike’s Famous Crabcakes website.
  • Bungalow Bowls: Bungalow Bowls is now hiring team members! Contact Bungalow Bowls at and fill out your application today.

Keep checking back to OCNJ Happenings for job post updates as new information becomes available. Good luck with your Ocean City job search!

Payton Jewelry Adds Location in Ocean City

A new business is headed to the Ocean City boardwalk: Payton Jewelry! With its flagship location based in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and three other stores located throughout the state, Payton Jewelry heads across the river to add a new location at the Jersey Shore.

You can find the new Payton Jewelry store at 952 Boardwalk, where Henry’s 9th Street was formerly located. When Payton Jewelry opens its doors, on a future date to be announced, you can explore the unique jewelry creations which include necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings of various materials and styles. Plus, be sure to peruse the shop’s Love Inspired Collection which features love-centric and infinity-themed accessories.

Grab a sneak peek at the impressive jewelry creations on the Payton Jewelry website. Also, if you’re looking for a part-time or full-time job, Payton Jewelry is now hiring for summer and year-round positions. Visit the Payton Jewelry careers page for more details.

Congratulations to the Payton Jewelry team on your new location in Ocean City!

Photo credit: Payton Jewelry

Last Minute Super Bowl Food and Beverage Options

Super Bowl Sunday is here and it may be looking a bit different this year. Gatherings are probably smaller but that’s no excuse to not have spectacular food and beverage options for the big game!

Here are some spots in Ocean City and on the mainland to grab your favorite game day culinary bites and beverages:

Bennie’s Bread

Bennie’s Bread at 12th Street and Asbury Avenue is a go-to, one-stop shopping spot for all your game day essentials. Some of the culinary bites you’ll find at Bennie’s Bread include freshly baked rolls, stuffed breads, wood-fired pizzas, and so much more! Bennie’s Bread also offers a wide array of prepared Italian entrees, so feeding your family for Super Bowl Sunday is easy as can be.

Mario’s Pizzeria and Restaurant

Order your favorite Italian delicacies from Mario’s Pizzeria and Restaurant off their regular menu or try their Super Bowl special to enjoy during the game today. The Super Bowl special includes 25 wings, a large pizza, and a 2-liter bottle of soda for $39.

Somers Point Brewing Company

If you’re heading over to the mainland, stop by Somers Point Brewing Company from 1-6 p.m. for your favorite beer to-go. Takeout brews can be purchased in 32-ounce crowlers and 64-ounce growlers. You can enjoy your favorite beers while supporting this local brewing company at the same time.

Charlie’s Bar

While you’re over at Somers Point Brewing Company, order takeout chicken wings from Charlie’s Bar to indulge in during the game. Choose from a variety of sauces including Tail Gun (mild), Top Gun (very spicy), Southwest (secret BBQ sauce), and Stinger (honey garlic with a kick). Just make sure to order before you head over, because they’re sure to be even more popular today!


No matter whether you want to pick up your Super Bowl food or have it delivered directly to your door, Randazzo’s has you covered. Order your favorite pizza pies, sandwiches, Italian entrees, and more from Randazzo’s. The restaurant is open until 9 p.m., with orders taken until 8:30 p.m.

Make sure you’re well stocked for the big game today and show some love for the local restaurants and breweries at the same time!

Things to Try and Buy This Month in Ocean City

The holidays have come and gone and cold, brisk days are probably what the rest of January has in store for us. Want some ways to make this month an eventful and fun one? Try some tempting food items you haven’t indulged in yet and buy some new products from the businesses around Ocean City!

Here are a few of the latest and greatest food and product offerings you should enjoy in Ocean City:

Beef Empanadas from Sunrise Cafe

Sunrise Cafe has an expansive dining menu with many tempting culinary items on it. This beef empanada special is comfort food at its finest. Pair it with a side of your choice and you have a complete meal you’re going to be thinking about for days to come.

Cozy Outfits from Surf Cottage Shop

As the colder weather sets in, staying cozy and comfortable is essential. With the new joggers available from Surf Cottage Shop in Stainton’s, this goal is an easy one to achieve. While you’re in the shop, check out the other products and buy some additional items to add to your 2021 wardrobe.

CocoaBombs at JiLLy’s Candy Factory

Visit JiLLy’s Candy Factory to stock up on CocoaBombs. These sweet treats are the latest culinary craze which are delicious and fun at the same time. Make your weekend even better with one of these chocolaty treats.

Framed Products from SaltWorks Studio

January is an excellent time to redecorate and hang framed artwork and decor pieces around your home. Take your artwork to a whole new level by having it turned into a beautiful finished product with the help of SaltWorks Studio. Visit the studio to view their products and ask for suggestions as to how to turn your artwork or decor piece into an even more spectacular vision.

Virtual Book Club at the Ocean City Free Public Library

In an effort to social distance and continue to provide literary activities to the community, the Ocean City Free Public Library is offering a virtual book club. Join other book lovers every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. starting on January 20. With the help of Zoom and the fabulous Ocean City librarians, this book club provides a convenient way to bring individuals together to discuss a different book each month.

Puzzles at Sun Rose Words & Music

Sun Rose Words & Music offers a large selection of puzzles, including Ocean City puzzles. Choose your favorite puzzle and get ready for hours of family fun.

Whether you choose to shop, dine, or take part in fun activities this January, make this month a spectacular one in Ocean City!

Last Minute Holiday Gift Finds in Ocean City

It’s a couple days before Christmas and you might still be looking for that perfect gift or a few extra gifts for friends and loved ones. Don’t stress! You can get your last minute holiday shopping done with ease thanks to the extraordinary businesses in Ocean City.

Here are a few ideas to help you finish off your holiday gift list:

These are just a few of the many wonderful Ocean City spots to visit to finish your holiday shopping with ease. Happy Holidays!

Support Ocean City Businesses on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is finally here! Show your support for Ocean City businesses and get all your holiday shopping done at the same time. From Henry’s on the boardwalk for fine jewelry and clothing to Stainton’s on Asbury Avenue for a wide array of products from tons of excellent vendors, it will be easy to mark items off your gift list this weekend.

Get your shopping spree started by walking around town and popping into your favorite stores as well as newly discovered favorites. Here are some ideas of where to start your shopping ventures:

  • Peace of Wood: Peace of Wood offers an amazing selection of items, from sea-inspired paintings from local artists to surfboards and so much more. Visit Peace of Wood today (and any other day!) to show some love for this local business and grab some holiday gift items.
  • Mallon’s: You might want to recharge during your shopping spree and Mallon’s can help. Stop by for Mallon’s homemade sticky buns and other tempting sweet treat items.
  • Pumpkinbuds: Find clothing and accessories for the little ones on your gift list at Pumpkinbuds, located in Stainton’s.
  • Seagrass Boutique: If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the ladies on your list head over to Seagrass Boutique. From stylish and casual to eye-catching and dressy, the clothing and accessories you’ll find fit all categories.
  • Bohemian Mama: Bohemian Mama has a great selection of clothing and accessories for women and kids. They’re also offering 20% off all apparel today (in-store only)!
  • Salty Seahorse: From art to pottery to jewelry, you’ll find plenty of must-have items to buy at the Salty Seahorse. Plus, the store is offering $10 off purchases of $50 or more and $25 off purchases of $100 or more.
  • Henry’s: Head up to the boardwalk and explore the wonderful items at Henry’s. From jewelry to clothing, you’re going to find a lot of gift items at Henry’s. The shop is offering a Small Business Saturday special on their Ocean City masks, $12.99 each or 2/$25.
  • Surf Cottage Shop: Visit the Surf Cottage Shop inside Stainton’s for all your favorite women’s clothing and accessories, plus 20% off your entire Surf Cottage purchase.
  • Ocean City Coffee Company: Stop by Ocean City Coffee Company to recharge with a caffeinated beverage or to buy coffee items for your friends and family members.

These are just a few of the many wonderful local shops in Ocean City. The best way to embark on your Small Business Saturday shopping spree is to walk around town and get to as many small businesses as you can. Not only will you be supporting local businesses but you’ll be working on your holiday gift list, too. And don’t forget local restaurants in your travels, as many Ocean City restaurants offer gift cards which make excellent gifts.

Last Minute Thanksgiving Finds

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and you might still be searching for a few last minute items. No matter what your Thanksgiving gathering looks like this year, there are still many different ways to make your holiday as festive as can be. Here are some items you might need and where to find them:

Thanksgiving Decorations at Hoy’s 5&10

If you need a little more Thanksgiving decor to put you in the spirit of the holiday, stop by Hoy’s 5&10. You can find fall and Thanksgiving-inspired items such as yard flags, wall hangings, kitchen hand towels, fall-themed window clings, and more.

Local Beer from Somers Point Brewing Company

You’re going to have to head over the bridge if you want to add some beer to your Thanksgiving festivities and Somers Point Brewing Company has the local brews for you! Choose your favorite Somers Point Brewing Company beers and order them to-go in 32-ounce crowler cans and 64-ounce growlers. The brewing company will be open from 4-9 p.m. today, Wednesday, November 25.

Key Lime Pie from Capt’n Chucky’s

Add a unique pie to your Thanksgiving table this year with the Chef’s Key Lime Pie from Capt’n Chucky’s. These delicious pies won’t last long so stop by Capt’n Chucky’s before 4 p.m. today to get yours!

Thanksgiving Morning Breakfast

You don’t want to be cooking all day long on Thanksgiving. Fortunately, Hooked on Breakfast can help you with your breakfast needs. Stop by Hooked on Breakfast to gain your energy and strength before cooking up a Thanksgiving feast later in the day. And be sure to try one of the three quiche specials of the day: the Asbury, Brighton, and Jersey. All three quiches are accompanied by your choice of fresh fruit or three pumpkin silver dollar pancakes.

Wishing you all a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Shop Earlier Than the Bird and Support Ocean City Businesses

There may be quite a few Ocean City events that had to be canceled this holiday season due to the current health crisis but rest assured that Earlier Than the Bird isn’t one of them!

Wake up early on Saturday, November 21, grab your first cup of coffee, and then head out the door for some spectacular shopping at the businesses around Ocean City. Best of all, you can do it all in your pajamas, if you like, and could even win a prize for doing so (in addition to just being extremely comfortable!). The shoppers selected as the best dressed will win a free turkey!

Earlier Than the Bird takes place 8 a.m.-noon mainly between 6th and 11th Streets along Asbury Avenue. Many shops and restaurants around town are offering special shopping deals, giveaways, and more. Here are some deals you should be on the lookout for as you walk around town:

And after you’ve completed your shopping spree for the day, reward your efforts by having lunch at one of the downtown restaurants or hop on a free horse and carriage ride taking place noon-3 p.m. in front of City Hall.

It’s always important to support local businesses and small business owners, but now more so than ever! When you shop local, you’ll be able to find extraordinary gifts but also help support local business owners and the stores that make this town so great.

Support Ocean City Businesses and Start Your Holiday Shopping at Winterfest 2020

As we approach mid-November, it’s easy to see the holidays will be here in no time. Fortunately, Ocean City Winterfest offers an easy way to start (and even finish!) your holiday shopping.

Ocean City Winterfest By the Sea Gift and Craft Market is an outdoor event taking place today, Friday, November 13, from noon-5 p.m., and tomorrow, Saturday, November 14, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Head down to the Ocean City High School field, located at 6th Street and Boardwalk, for an outdoor shopping event like no other!

You’ll find a wide array of Ocean City shops, restaurants, and local craft vendors selling all types of products, sure to help you mark items off your holiday list with ease. This one-stop shopping event not only makes it possible for you to get a head start on your holiday shopping but it’s an excellent way to support local businesses, too.

There will also be activities for the kids, including a visit from Santa Claus, so be sure to bring the family along to this Ocean City event.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary shopping event this weekend in Ocean City!