Seaside Park Councilwoman Gail Coleman sat in the Seaside Park luncheonette, 3C's, that has been in her family for decades. Despite
being up almost all night serving food to the firefighters working at
the Seaside Park blaze, she still had a smile on her face for her
Except when she talked about Biscayne Candy. Then, she couldn't hold back the tears.
used to stop there on the way back home, and I got to pick once piece
of candy, whatever I wanted," Coleman said. "I always picked the
chocolate pops that they poured into the molds."
walking into that store earlier this summer and saying [after Sandy] 'I
am so glad that I could come in and get this again."
That's when her voice cracked. Biscayne - family owned and operated since 1964 - was one of more than 30 businesses destroyed by the fire at Funtown.
Gov. Chris Christie said in a press conference this morning
that he was mobilizing state agencies to assist
disaster-weary business owners rebuild for the second time in a year,
and Coleman said she is hoping that he will get the resources needed as
soon as possible.