Mayor Robert Mahon, Avon-By-the-Sea: Restore the Avon Pavilion Lease!
  • Petitioned Robert Mahon

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Mayor, Avon-By-The-Sea
Robert Mahon

Mayor Robert Mahon, Avon-By-the-Sea: Restore the Avon Pavilion Lease!

    1. Petition by

      Mike Rispoli

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February 2013

Victory

From Mike Rispoli: The board reversed it's decision after a deluge of calls, emails, and letters from residents and people who love the restaurant.

The Avon Pavilion is a Jersey Shore landmark, serving residents and visitors for over 23 years. After Superstorm Sandy, the boardwalk restaurant and boutique was destroyed. But worse than that, with no notice whatsoever, Avon Mayor Mahon and Commissioner Gorman, with at-best suspect legal reasoning, terminated the Avon Pavilion lease leaving the Avon Pavilion family shocked and dismayed.

We are unsure of the reasons behind Mayor Mahon and Commissioner Gorman’s actions. Their actions will not only cost the residents of Avon enormous legal fees and years in court; they'll also prevent all the guests of the Jersey Shore from visiting the great institution. It will prevent all the local families from dining at this quintessential summer place, and it will cost many of the Avon Pavilion family their livelihoods.

Sign, and we'll deliver it to the Mayor before the next Town Hall meeting on Feb. 11.

To:
Robert Mahon, Mayor, Avon-By-The-Sea
As residents, visitors, and lovers of the Jersey Shore, we are calling on you to immediately restore the lease for our beloved Avon Pavilion.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. The final stretch

      Mike Rispoli
      Petition Organizer

      Everyone -

      It's been a great week - we're closing in on 2,000, and ABC picked up the story, which you can watch here:

      http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/video?id=8984298&pid=8984468

      Monday is the Avon Borough Meeting, and in these last few days we need to keep the pressure up! Here's the info for Monday's meeting:

      Avon Borough Meeting @ 7pm, February 11
      Address: 501 Main St, Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717

      And be sure to keep sharing the petition on Facebook and email your friends and family.

      Thanks everyone,
      Mike

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    2. Reached 1,500 signatures
    3. Passing 1,000 signatures, and news coverage

      Mike Rispoli
      Petition Organizer

      Just wanted to say great job to everyone. We passed 1,000 signatures in 24 hours!

      The closing of the pavilion also received media attention. Go here for the Patch article: http://longbranch.patch.com/articles/avon-board-nixes-longtime-pavilion-s-lease

      IMPORTANT: For all Avon residents, we encourage you to let your voice be heard at the next Borough meeting on Feb. 11. Bring a friend or two. Below is the address:

      Attend: the next Avon Borough Meeting @ 7pm, February 11
      Address: 501 Main St, Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717

      Thanks again,
      Mike

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    4. Reached 1,000 signatures
    5. We've hit our goal within 5 hours!

      Mike Rispoli
      Petition Organizer

      Everyone - Thank you so much for the outpouring of support. Within 5 hours, we hit our goal of 500! Amazing!

      I've moved the target up to 750, so keep sharing with your your friends and family, email it to people you know, and keep up the good work! The more of us that sign, the stronger our call will be. I may have started this, but the success of petition is in your hands.

      Keep in mind, though, that we'll need to do more than just sign petitions to protect the Avon Pavilion. If you're in the area, let your voice be heard at the next Borough meeting on Feb. 11. Bring a friend or two. Below is the address:

      Attend: the next Avon Borough Meeting @ 7pm, February 11
      Address: 501 Main St, Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717

      Thanks again,
      Mike

    6. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Geanna Merola OCEAN GROVE, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      I would like to support the hard work and dedication of the pavilion owners and staff.

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    • Judith DeGennaro MADISON, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      The Avon Pavilion is a landmark! It is our spot! And it isn't fair to push out the tenant due to the storm! We need our businesses BACK!!!

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    • Kathryn Hampson HOLLAND, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      Love to eat breakfast ther

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    • Susan Borgese MANALAPAN, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      I grew up in Avon and have such fond memories. i still spend summers there and the Avon pavillion is an important part of the boardwalk and beach experience in Avon By The Sea.

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    • Christine Cullison SPRING LAKE, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      Guests at my Inn really enjoy the Pavilion

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