SEA BRIGHT: The reconstruction of one of the borough's most popular spots began on Tuesday, Dec. 20.
Workers broke ground on the reconstruction of Donovan's Reef, a bar/restaurant located at 1165 Ocean Ave., that was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
"The new era begins today," a post on Donovan's Facebook page states. "We can not wait to see our old friends and to make many new ones."
The post says that the bar is expected to open in May, 2017.
Donovan's has been closed since the hurricane devastated the bar, but did open a temporary tiki bar in 2015. They received approval to open the temporary tiki bar again this year but ultimately opted not do so.
The permanent structure that is currently under construction was OK'd by the Sea Bright Planning/Zoning Board in February, 2014.
The new, 2-story building will be equipped with a full kitchen and will be raised significantly to help prevent damage from future storms.