Spring changes in Cape May

Daffodils in front of Antoinette's fenceSpring in Cape May is quite the sight, with flowers blooming, birds chirping, and many new businesses starting to sprout. Check out some of the new sights on the horizon and what we’re looking forward to seeing open this season!

Visitors will notice the outdoor dining option will continue from last summer into this summer, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Cape May City Council worked to provide planter boxes over orange barriers at Carpenters Ln and Decatur St – which remains closed to thru traffic. The Garden Club of Cape May provided flowers and will maintain them throughout the year.

  • La La Lobster: Opening in the old Sea View grille on the Boardwalk is La La Lobster, which will offer lobster rolls and bowls. The location is expected to open this summer. For more information, visit lalalobster.com.
  • Primal Daringly Distinctive: Opening in the restaurant side of the second arcade at 406 Beach Ave is Primal, a restaurant owned by Chef Mia Chiarella, who currently runs Prawn by Mia Mia (409 Elmira St). For more information, visit primalcapemay.com.
  • Across The Way: A staple store for Washington Street Mall Goers, Across The Way has moved into a bigger space, literally across the way from their old shop. The new space features their exceptional variety of popular treasures their shoppers have known and loved. For more information, visit shopacrosstheway.com.
  • Revolution Rail: At the end of 2020, the new Cape May “Revolution Rail Co.” opened on the train tracks behind the Welcome Center at 609 Lafayette St. Riders can take a 4 mile out-and-back trip along the railroad tracks and take in the sights alongside the Garrett Family Preserve. Railbikers enjoy a ride along the train tracks that do not see passenger traffic. For more information, visit revrail.com.
  • Other: Stewart’s Root Beer on the Washington Street Mall has closed, and it’s not clear what will be going into their space. El Pueblo Taqueria in North Cape May will be opening a location in Cape May on the Promenade in late May.

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