State and Local Leaders Honor the Andy Family for their Contributions to the Community

CAPE MAY, NJ (October 24, 2019) –  The Andy family celebrated five decades of business in Cape May during a special ceremony at their iconic property, La Mer Beachfront Resort on Tuesday afternoon.  Jeffrey Vasser, the Executive Director of New Jersey Tourism, Cape May Mayor Clarence “Chuck” Lear, and a representative from Congressman Jeff Van Drew’s office addressed the crowd gathered at the property to mark the occasion.  Van Drew sent along a Congressional proclamation to honor the Andy family and their dedication to the South Jersey community and Mayor Lear also presented a proclamation on the behalf of the city.  A time capsule containing memorabilia, photos, and letters from long-time guests was on display during the event, and will be buried on property to later be unearthed For photos and captions from last night’s event, please click here.

Under the ownership of the Andy family, La Mer Beachfront Resort (1317 Beach Ave.) opened in 1969 as a standard shore motor inn with 38 units in the heart of Cape May, New Jersey. La Mer’s signature restaurant, the Pier House Restaurant, (formerly the Water’s Edge) quickly became a local favorite known for its fresh, seasonal cuisine in an inviting atmosphere. Summer 2019 marks the resort’s 50th summer in business, and with the milestone comes a newly expanded hotel, with 21 new rooms and an all new restaurant. For more information, visit