A Seaside Heights restaurant that closed its doors after delivering 36 years of sweet morning memories will be demolished.
Bobber’s Family Restaurant, noted for its Mickey Mouse pancakes and service with a smile, ended its decades-long run in Seaside Heights after the 2022 summer season. Owned by the family of former Mayor William Akers, the restaurant bore the nickname of his son, whose untimely death in 2014 hung heavy over the community.
The borough council on Wednesday voted in favor of utilizing funds from a state grant to demolish the building in which the restaurant was located, at 906 Boulevard near the corner of Sherman Avenue. The $1 million grant from Trenton can be utilized to raze private businesses that meet certain approvals.
The property is for sale privately, and is not listed in the Monmouth-Ocean MLS system. According to tax records, the parcel is owned by two Toms River residents and is assessed at $606,200.