B&B department store in downtown Ocean City to close | Local News

The store specializes in clothing, with men on one side, women on the other, but it also offers homewares, gifts, accessories, beach items and more. He is perhaps best known for the decorations on his ceiling, which include a Volkswagen Beetle and Karmann Ghia, an Ocean City lifeboat and a Cessna airplane. Not models or replicas, but the actual vehicles hanging above the screens. The cars are upside down.

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Robert Smith, who grew up in Ocean City, was disappointed by the news, he wrote on a Facebook page dedicated to Ocean City.

“Sucks,” he wrote. “I loved going to B&Bs when I was a kid. I was amazed by the plane and the cars hanging from the ceiling, and had hoped to share this with my daughter.

Hundreds of people have commented on this page and other posts about the impending closure. Many said they were shocked and saddened by the news, saying they made it a point to stop by whenever they visited Ocean City.

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“Loved this store. It will leave a huge empty space in downtown Ocean City,” wrote Susan Shubert.

The company has been in business since 1974, according to a history on the company’s website. It had locations at Ship Bottom and Beach Haven on Long Beach Island, Ocean City and Sea Girt, Monmouth County.