By Tim Kowols
From the destruction of a prominent landmark to the birth of a new one, 2017 was a year of changes in Egg Harbor. The village lost Shipwrecked Brewpub and Restaurant in August when it was destroyed by a fire that started in one of the rooms. Blocks away, residents and visitors were able to see the construction of the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion, which will host the community’s library, historical society, and various events when it officially opens to the public next month. Village administrator Ryan Heise says Egg Harbor businesses and local non-profits also invested in public art.
In addition to businesses like the new Shipwrecked and Hatch Distillery opening in 2018, Heise says residents and visitors can possibly see an expansion of their popular “Eggy” bikeshare program and Farmer’s Market.