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Miniature Golf Course, Games, Food Venue Proposed for Former Seaside Heights Bank Site

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The former Bank of America building in Seaside Heights, where a miniature golf course and arcade is being proposed. (Credit: Google Maps)
The former Bank of America building in Seaside Heights, where a miniature golf course and arcade is being proposed. (Credit: Google Maps)

A new entertainment complex has been formally proposed to be constructed along the Boulevard in Seaside Heights, taking the place of a former bank that closed two years ago.

Robert Bennett, the would-be business owner, has applied to the borough’s planning board for permission to construct a miniature golf course, arcade and and food services operation at 315 Boulevard, the site of the now-shuttered Bank of America building between Hamilton and Franklin avenues.

According to a filing before the planning board, Bennett is seeking variances for construction of a small wall and fence around the property which requires front yard setback and side yard variances. The wall and the fence will be constructed on the property lines and provide no setback.

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The hearing will be held at the board’s Jan. 25 meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the borough court room above the firehouse. Bennett is being represented by local attorney Harvey L. York.

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  • Peter James Smith

    Mr. Bennett is a longtime Seaside Heights businessman, the former owner of Casino Pier, and they should give him whatever he wants. He brings a first class operation.

  • Debbie Geo

    I hope they know that the mini golf course needs to be at least half wheelchair accessible according to US federal law (ADA).

  • J. M.

    I like the ‘classic’ style mini golf…the newer ‘natural’ styles are nice-at first, but so many have been built recently its hard to find a good classic course with classic obstacles. The one in Chadwick is still my favorite.

  • reeve brenner

    I would suggest adding a Bankshot family sport particularly Bankshot basketball – which is miniature golf with a basketball – to the proposed family golf at seaside Heights. Many children’s museums such as the Children Museum of Memphis in the Boston children’s Museum and science museums as well as miniature golf courses and family fun centers have been adding Bankshot particularly for their outreach to the differently able and the mobility impaired who have difficulty getting around a miniature golf course but at Bankshot the obstacles are above the ground in the flat floor provides accessibility. Look in@bankshot.com and the children was him of Memphis linked below. Miniature golf itself increases in attendance when there’s a Bankshot family sport alongside it. It takes only a fraction of the space because is vertical and it is Museum level attractive. There are many Bankshot courts in New Jersey at schools community centers and indoor and outdoor miniature golf courses… Much fun and challenge and a perfect add-on for seaside Heights.
    (Bankshot at The Children’s Museum of Memphis)