The party is over – at least for now – at the infamous “Jersey Shore house” on Ocean Terrace in Seaside Heights.
Borough Administrator Christopher Vaz said the town reached a settlement with the owner of the property, D&P Rentals LLC, after a fracas broke out Sept. 14 after the house was rented to the Nelk Boys, a group of Canadian social media influencers who used it to launch a new clothing line. After the incident drew a police response from multiple towns to control thousands who showed up for the event, resulting in eight arrests, the borough filed an administrative mercantile license complaint.
Under the terms of the settlement, D&P Rentals is not permitted to rent the Jersey Shore house through Oct. 31, 2021. After that date, the owner will be permitted to apply for a new mercantile license. D&P Rentals will also be required to make a payment of $5,000 to the borough to offset the its costs “related to the illegal party and administrative prosecution of this matter,” a statement from the administrator’s office said.
“Borough Council is pleased with the settlement, and we acknowledge D&P Rentals for accepting responsibility for what occurred last September,” said Mayor Anthony Vaz. “We encourage other owner-landlords to take notice because Borough Council will not tolerate this type of behavior in Seaside Heights.”
There has been no response from the Nelk Boys, whose latest stunt in Medellin, Colombia generated controversy when the group pretended, in the presence of police officers, to have a “trunk full of coke,” only to reveal that the “coke” in question was Coca-Cola, not cocaine. The largely-gentrified city in the Andes mountains was once home to the infamous Medellin Cartel led by Pablo Escobar.