The Rum Runner was the first restaurant in Tim McLoone's empire, so when it was destroyed by superstorm Sandy in the fall of 2012, there was little doubt that he would rebuild. After all, the place was chock-full of memories. So his customers waited. And they waited. First for McLoone to find the energy. Then for McLoone to find the money. "It took a while," McLoone said. "I think I had a little bit of PTSD working, because I was struggling making a decision, and anyone who knows me knows I'm pretty good about getting right to it. And I just couldn't do it. I couldn't move for about six months, if I remember correctly. I think we were all kind of like that."
Posted on March 25, 2016
McLoone's Rum Runner in Sea Bright, destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, will be rebuilt at its Ocean Avenue location abutting the Shrewsbury River and reopen before summer 2015, according to a report by Word On the Shore. Under plans approved by the planning board last week, the new version of the restaurant will be elevated 10 feet, according to the report.
Posted on April 15, 2014
The borough planning board has given the approval to McLoone's restaurants to rebuilt their Sea Bright location, the Rum Runner. The restaurant, located at 816 Ocean Ave., was flooded and destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, but will be rebuilt at a higher elevation.
Posted on April 14, 2014
Tim McLoone's Rum Runner is coming back. McLoone, the restaurateur and musician, this week said his first eatery, overlooking the Shrewsbury River at 816 Ocean Ave., will be rebuilt and, hopefully, ready for business in early 2015. The Rum Runner, flooded and wrecked by Super Storm Sandy, has been closed since the storm hit 14 months ago.
Posted on January 3, 2014