• Sunday , 21 January 2018

Grand Opening of The Chelsea Beach Bar

Story and Photos by Lou Perri

Celebrity Corner owner Dominic Gaggiano has a winner in The Chelsea Beach Bar, which opened on August 6th and is located on the beach at the Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City. He also selected a wonderful interior designer Cynthia Cortopassi, to create a casual venue to sip a brew or enjoy a menu option.

The night’s entertainment featured the Philly band, Steal Your Face, providing music for a crowded dance floor. Guitarist Paul Baroli is also the band’s leader.

Opening night featured Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian snipping the ceremonial red ribbon to celebrate the arrival of one of Atlantic City’s unique beach bars.  It highlighted a fun evening of drinks, dance and food. Mayor Guardian praised Mr. Gaggiano and Ms. Cortopassi for creating  a wonderful beach facility that brings excitement to the area.

Among guests enjoying the cool night air and a cocktail at the bar were a couple from suburban Philadelphia, Shirley and Mike Graniak. The couple were in Atlantic City celebrating their 41st wedding anniversary. Also, the Rios family from Connecticut were staying at The Chelsea Hotel and enjoying the new beach bar.

The beach party serves up more than just sea breezes; the Chelsea Beach Bar offers tasty food from Teplitzky’s and Celebrity Corner restaurants.  Every hour is happy hour offering sun drenched fun.  Everyone is welcome and guests of the hotel receive vouchers for 20% off their beach bar bills.

If sitting on the beach and digging your toes into the sand, isn’t enough…you can head up to the Chelsea’s fifth floor for their AC Daylife Saturday pool parties, happening all summer long.

The Chelsea’s Inner Circle is the place to be this summer!  Call 1-800-548-3030 for more information or reservations.

Among guests were Janice Gallagher, Dennis Jamesson, andLisa Johnson, president, Lisa Johnson public relations.

Among guests were Janice Gallagher, Dennis Jamesson, andLisa Johnson, president, Lisa Johnson public relations.

A scene at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

A scene at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Diane, Isabella (twins) Sofia, and Robert Rios celebrate at the Grand Opening.

Diane, Isabella (twins) Sofia, and Robert Rios celebrate at the Grand Opening.

Chelsea Beach Bar owner Domenic Gaggiano inspects food trays at the Grand Opening party. He also owns Celebrity Corner non the boards.

Chelsea Beach Bar owner Dominic Gaggiano inspects food trays at the Grand Opening party. He also owns Celebrity Corner non the boards.

Sojo morning host Tom Morgan, and Charlee DiFebbo, were among guests.

Sojo morning host Tom Morgan, and Charlee DiFebbo, were among guests.

Guests included Jan Leiz, Pam Delaney, of Florida, and Chuck Darrow, a Daily News, Philadelphia, columnist.

Guests included Jan Leiz, Pam Delaney, of Florida, and Chuck Darrow, a Daily News, Philadelphia, columnist.

A view of the beach bar.

A view of the beach bar.

The band, Steal Your Face, entertained throughout the evening.

The band, Steal Your Face, entertained throughout the evening.

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian meets a friend and waves to ExplorNJ photo/journalist.

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian meets a friend and waves to Explore NJ photo/journalist.

A scene at the Chelsea Beach Bar Grand Opening.

A scene at the Chelsea Beach Bar Grand Opening.

Interior designer Cynthia Cortopassi, poses innside the beach bar, which she created on the sands in Atlantic City.

Interior designer Cynthia Cortopassi, poses inside the beach bar, which she created on the sands in Atlantic City.

Servers included, from left, Berlin, Brandy, Kristen, and Christie, all beauutiful young women.

Servers included, from left, Berlin, Brandy, Kristen, and Christie, all beautiful young women.

Guests included Melissa Marler, Al Borzi, and Joanne Shepherd.

Guests included Melissa Marler, Al Borzi, and Joanne Shepherd.

Bob Triechenberg, left, and Bob Maloney, enjoy a drink at the Grand Opening party.

Bob Triechenberg, left, and Bob Maloney, enjoy a drink at the Grand Opening party.

A bar scene.

A bar scene.

Radio personality Raymond Tyler, andLou Hargrove, a poetess, enjoy evning at Chelsea Beach Bar.

Radio personality Raymond Tyler, and Lou Hargrove, a poetess, enjoy evening at Chelsea Beach Bar.

The Karps, left, and the Becks, Atlantic City residents, enjoyed the Grand Opening event.

The Karps, left, and the Becks, Atlantic City residents, enjoyed the Grand Opening event.

Shirley and Mike Graniak were celebrating 41 years of blessed bliss.

Shirley and Mike Graniak were celebrating 41 years of blessed bliss.

Mayor Guardian arrives to pfficiate at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Mayor Guardian arrives to officiate at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

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Putting heads together are Mayor Guardian, Domenic Gaggiano, and interior designre Cynnthia Cortopassi.

Putting heads together are Mayor Guardian, Dominic Gaggiano, and interior designer Cynthia Cortopassi.

Gallaway residnets Madison and Jamie celebrate with a kiss.

Gallaway residents Madison and Jamie celebrate with a kiss.

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Band leader Paul Baroli, Jr.,sang and played guitar.

Band leader Paul Baroli, Jr., sang and played guitar.

Fodd aplenty was the order of the day at the Grand Opening.

Food aplenty was the order of the day at the Grand Opening.

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Steal Your Face keyboardist.

Steal Your Face keyboardist.

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BartenderStephani handled the drinks.

Bartender Stephanie handled the drinks.

 

 

 

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