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Resolution spares Jersey shore landmark

Local News | Apr 18, 2013

Resolution spares Jersey shore landmark

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey shore landmark will remain open this summer despite a lack of new fire sprinklers.

Asbury Park’s City Council has approved a resolution extending the deadline for a developer to submit plans for a sprinkler system for Convention Hall until Sept. 30. The developer claimed Superstorm Sandy hindered its ability to meet a court-ordered deadline of March 21.

Asbury Mayor Ed Johnson tells the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/YZ4Sal ) the developer and city will work with the fire department to ensure the complex is safe.

Asbury’s Convention Hall and the Paramount Theatre were placed on the National Register of Historic Sights in 1979.

Convention Hall has hosted concerts starting in the 1930s, including Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.