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PIER VILLAGE WINS 2009 NJ GOVERNOR’S TOURISM AWARD; Developer David Barry Accepts Award From NJ Secretary of State

Friday, April 17, 2009 / CAHN Communications


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Developer David Barry Accepts Award From NJ Secretary of State


LONG BRANCH, NJ – Pier Village, the Victorian-inspired mixed-use development situated along the oceanfront in Long Branch, NJ, has been honored with a 2009 New Jersey Governor’s Tourism Award.

David Barry, President of Applied Development Company, Pier Village’s developer, accepted the prestigious award from New Jersey Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells and New Jersey Travel Industry Association Chair Marilou Halverson at the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism held April 2nd at Trump Marina in Atlantic City.

Pier Village was among ten organizations in the state that were honored from what tourism officials said was an unprecedented number of nominations.   Judges consisted of tourism professionals representing academia and private business associations throughout the state. The annual awards honor individuals and organizations that have contributed to the experience of visitors and the quality of life of residents.


“We’re delighted that Pier Village was recognized for its considerable contribution to New Jersey tourism as a sophisticated destination that consistently draws out-of-state visitors and residents to the Long Branch oceanfront,” said David Barry, who owns Hoboken, NJ-based Applied Development and Ironstate Development with his brother, Michael Barry.

“The successful realization of this project as an upscale shopping, dining, entertainment and living destination represents the vision, collaboration and commitment to excellence of a public and private partnership cohesively forged for the good of the community at large.”

The $400 million Pier Village community sits on a 16-acre site and features 536 luxury rental residences, more 100,000 square feet of boutique shops and restaurants, a rebuilt boardwalk and refurbished beach, the elegant members-only Le Club beach club, several oceanfront restaurants including Avenue, and an outdoor festival plaza which hosts year-round public events.  Travel & Leisure Magazine named it one of the “20 Great American Beaches" in its July, 2007 issue.

Applied Development Company designed Pier Village to reflect a charming downtown village environment brimming with outdoor pedestrian activity.  The eye-catching architecture clearly celebrates the Victorian tradition of the area, while a vibrant retail streetscape comprising dozens of individual local shops and restaurants adds to the small-town feel and pays homage to the nostalgia of the historic shore town.

While a popular day-trip destination, Pier Village will soon offer visitors the ability to extend their stay with the May 1st opening of Bungalow, a 24-room boutique hotel.  Located at the entrance of the community just steps from the beach and alluring Atlantic Ocean, Bungalow is the Jersey Shore’s only authentic boutique, luxury lifestyle hotel.  Stylish and beach chic yet playful and profoundly inviting, Bungalow features a lobby café serving delicious light fare and clever cocktails and has an endless assortment of games for guests to enjoy.   All rooms are oversized with king beds, flat screen TVs, Ipod docking stations, kitchenettes, café tables, expansive window walls and fireplaces. 

While Bungalow is sure to attract vacationers to Pier Village, hundreds of people have already decided to make the oceanfront community their home.   The initial phase of 320 rental residences is more than 90% leased, while more than 75% of the second phase of 216 residences has been leased since last fall. 

“The homes -- many of which offer balconies -- are available at monthly rents starting in the $1,400s and offer open layouts that are flooded with natural light thanks to expansive windows,” notes Jacqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, Inc., Pier Village’s marketing and exclusive leasing agent. 

 “Gourmet kitchens boast custom cabinetry and a full complement of GE appliances, including individual washers and dryers in every home, while bathrooms are clad in ceramic tile accented by polished chrome fixtures.  Onsite parking is also available.”

 Resident-only amenities include a billiards lounge with flat screen TVs and an outdoor pool.  Onsite parking is also available.

            For more information on Pier Village and to schedule an appointment to tour the furnished model residences, call 732-923-0100, or visit the website at

For more information on Bungalow and to make a reservation, visit

To visit the community, take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 105. Proceed on Route 36 East to Rt. 71 South. Continue on Rt. 71 through 3rd traffic light onto Cedar Ave. On Cedar Ave. make a left onto Ocean Blvd. Proceed for 1.5 miles then make a right onto Laird St. Follow signs to Leasing Center.


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