Corrubia's Restaurant and the Wine
grew up in Asbury Park, attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel
School. My family owned and operated Corrubia's Restaurant
located next to the Palace and directly across from the
Mayfair. We were at 213 Lake Avenue. Since the shore was
different then, the palace was opened up until late Fall- no
one was there but the regulars. After school I would go on
the rides-the place empty-free of course since everyone knew
me-then I would walk to the Casino for my skating
lessons-Later after a fire, my Dad upgraded the place and it
became the Wine Barrel-France Vale, Judy Garland, stopped in
later the Ink Spots performed there.
He sold Croupier's during the riots and 10 years later we
purchased The Deck House. Bruce was there was his 1st wife,
Julianne, Danny Devito a second cousin, my grandmother was a
Devito, Chris Walken and Micky Roake were there as well-They
were filming a movie in the 80's at that point in Asbury.
Michele Corrubia Villani
DB Duggan - remembering 1967 and meeting his
wife in AP...
Your site fills me
with the memories of that great place where I met my wife in
1967. Asbury Park's edges were getting ruffled even
then, but it was magic for a Michigan guy worrying about
shipping out to Vietnam. The board walk was alive day and night.
You could sneak on the beach in the day and sleep under the
boardwalk at night (chill your bones though).
after freezing my butt off with my buddies trying to sleep on
the beach, I went to the Asbury Inn for a cup of coffee. All I
had was enough for one cup and this cute little waitress
came up and caught my eye. She stayed at the Princess Hotel with
other college gals there for the summer. Although she didn't
like me right away, we eventually hit it off. Forty-one years
later we are still kicking around the beach in S. Palm Beach,
Florida enjoying our life together and our walks on the ocean.
The magic of
Asbury Park has never worn off. We took our kids there in the
80's and we were disappointed, but the kids had a ball anyway.
We drove through in 2002 and I wanted to cry. It was like
reliving the Planet of the Apes. The sad dynamics of ruin has
stayed with me. But even with "ruin", there was
"magic" for me. Memories keep it magic.