OB Pier to Re-Open Thursday, May 23

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in Ocean Beach

The Ocean Beach Pier will re-open this week, with an official ceremony on Thursday, May 23 at 8 am.

The symbol of OB has been closed since it was heavily damaged during storms in January. It was so damaged that many pieces of the railings washed up on shore – only to be carted off as souvenirs by locals and tourists alike.

More than 2,200 feet of guard rail, electric, water and sewer lines had to be substantially repaired or replace. Repairs estimated at $430,000 were made to the pier, which has definitely become the icon image of the seaside village. Many OBceans and other San Diegans have expressed their sadness and frustration over the pier’s closure.

No one – we assume – is more happy that the pier is opening than Chuck Fisher, who owns and operates the Walking on Water Cafe near the end of the pier. Fisher and his family have been doing this since 1993. “Twice before this closure, his place closed for six months each time. In 2002 high waves not only brought down railings but damaged the pier structure,” reports 7SanDiego

Unless there’s high surf and high winds and rain, Mayor Kevin Faulconer will officiate the official opening during an official ceremony. Jen Campbell will be there, as will the police chief and lifeguards and other officials.


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