NOW LIVE: Eyewitness News

Local

Friends And Neighbors Reach Out To Help Jersey Shore B&B Owner After Blaze

(Credit: David Madden, KYW Newsradio)

(Credit: David Madden, KYW Newsradio)

David Madden David Madden
David Madden is a Philadelphia native with virtually a lifetime of...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

By David Madden

BEACH HAVEN, NJ (CBS) — It’s said that in tough times, you find out who your friends are, and the owner of a restaurant and B&B down the shore apparently has a lot of them—far more than she thought.

When an Easter Sunday fire scorched much of the Gables, a Victorian-style inn in Beach Haven, owner Sondra Beninati was devastated. The 120-year-old structure was in need of a lot of work, and she had weddings and catered events scheduled. That’s when the offers of help started coming in.

gables20front20in20bloom1 Friends And Neighbors Reach Out To Help Jersey Shore B&B Owner After Blaze

The Gables B&B in Beach Haven before the Easter blaze. (Credit: David Madden, KYW Newsradio)

“People who were friends, people who were quote-unquote competitors, people who were strangers to us…people who were even clients that would come to the restaurant. I couldn’t believe it,” Beninati says.

Those events went on as scheduled, and Beninati figures she’ll have the Gables up and running again by Memorial Day weekend.

Top Content On CBSPhilly

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 33,278 other followers