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Bamboo Dismantling Continues in Seaside Heights, And It’s Looking Eerie

The ongoing demolition of the former Bamboo Bar in Seaside Heights continued this week, and as additional portions of the building were peeled away like the pieces of an onion over the course of the last several days, the scale of the property and volume of the building itself became even more apparent.

Demolition of the Bamboo nightclub in Seaside Heights continues, Nov. 3, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Demolition of the Bamboo nightclub in Seaside Heights continues, Nov. 3, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Demolition of the Bamboo nightclub in Seaside Heights continues, Nov. 3, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Demolition of the Bamboo nightclub in Seaside Heights continues, Nov. 3, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Demolition of the Bamboo nightclub in Seaside Heights continues, Nov. 3, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Demolition of the Bamboo nightclub in Seaside Heights continues, Nov. 3, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)


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Demolition of the Bamboo nightclub in Seaside Heights continues, Nov. 3, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Demolition of the Bamboo nightclub in Seaside Heights continues, Nov. 3, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

A pair of front doors, still in their frames, stood alone behind a chain-link fence as one of the last apparent signs of what once was on the southern half of the site, where the main nightclub was housed. A few vestiges of the building’s former identity – a decaying stalk of a faux palm tree, promotional posters, and an odd smell of booze when the wind blows in the right direction – were at that remained. On the northern end, the former Shore Thing Pub on the corner of Franklin Avenue remained completely exposed to the elements, but blocked from pedestrian access by the fence.

Demolition of the Bamboo nightclub in Seaside Heights continues, Nov. 3, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Demolition of the Bamboo nightclub in Seaside Heights continues, Nov. 3, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Demolition of the Bamboo nightclub in Seaside Heights continues, Nov. 3, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Demolition of the Bamboo nightclub in Seaside Heights continues, Nov. 3, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Demolition of the Bamboo nightclub in Seaside Heights continues, Nov. 3, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Demolition of the Bamboo nightclub in Seaside Heights continues, Nov. 3, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Demolition of the Bamboo nightclub in Seaside Heights continues, Nov. 3, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Demolition of the Bamboo nightclub in Seaside Heights continues, Nov. 3, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Demolition is expected to continue until all of the debris is hauled away. A mixed-use building is slated to replace the once-booming nightclub and, eventually, will be presented for municipal approval.


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