When proprietor Jennifer Lackland died unexpectedly about 5 months in the past, Jane Hyperlinks’ future at LBI grew to become unsure. On Wednesday, January 4, Lengthy Seaside Island’s latest mini golf course, which opened at Barnegat Mild in Could 2019 and has turn out to be a significant North Finish leisure attraction, formally goes up on the market.
“Jennifer’s coronary heart and soul received into it, however sadly the unhappy reality is that I’ve to place it in another person’s arms,” stated David Lackland, who grew to become the decision-maker relating to the property after his sister’s dying in August. 9 at age 53. “I’ve lived out of state for over 20 years, not a sensible choice to maintain.”
The property, which is positioned at 501 Broadway, is listed for about $6 million.
After a zoning change—eradicating golf programs and different makes use of from the checklist of developments beforehand not permitted inside the borough—was handed in 2013, clearing the best way for a miniature golf course, Jennifer Lackland sought to carry not solely a one-of-a-kind household leisure enterprise to the North Finish. But additionally a strolling historical past lesson, utilizing replicas of historic websites and different themed objects to accompany informative indicators with anecdotes detailing the LBI’s previous.
Wildwood-based Harris Miniature Golf Course Inc designed two ranges, obstacles and distinctive challenges. The plans for Jen’s Hyperlinks had been accepted by the Barnegat Mild Planning Board in July 2016, with development and development starting in 2018.
As soon as the mission was accomplished and the 2 18-hole programs open for enterprise, it grew to become a well-liked vacation spot. Jen’s Hyperlinks had a robust first season financially as mini golfers from world wide stopped in to play a spherical or two whereas visiting the island, in accordance with administration. Administration stated the COVID-19 pandemic considerably hampered operations through the 2020 season, however in 2021 and 2022, even with Barnegat Lighthouse closed for renovations for many of final 12 months, enterprise has been sturdy.
After Jennifer Lackland handed, the cycle course of fell into the arms of her brother. Whereas he initially supposed to protect his sister’s dream of offering a enjoyable mini golf expertise to residents and guests, he has not too long ago realized that it could merely be an excessive amount of for him to handle from afar.
stated David Lackland, now principal proprietor of Lackland Associates, which oversees Lackland’s operation self storage. “However I am not there and actually do not have the time to handle the operation, and I haven’t got a administration firm in place that may handle it, so promoting the property is probably the most smart choice.”
The hope, he stated, is that somebody will purchase the property and hold it as a miniature golf course, however he additionally realizes that the client has the best to transform the property into one thing else. Jen’s Hyperlinks at LBI is listed on the market on Barnegat Mild’s Pleasure Luedtke Actual Property web site with an asking value of $5,999,000.
“This spacious parcel is at present being operated as a state-of-the-art 36-hole miniature golf course with in depth hardscape, waterfall holes, and ample parking,” the itemizing states. The adjoining constructing is properly appointed with a spacious patio deck, full electrical kitchen with business freezer room and entrance/again workplace house. Jen’s Hyperlinks is obtainable turnkey with all business home equipment included.
“Marine and basic business zoning permits for a variety of potentialities, together with residential growth. Proceed or return this wanted 7-lot single-family bundle for the superb growth.”
On Jen’s Hyperlinks at LBI Fb web page, the December 31 publish reads: “Season and one other 12 months are within the books for us! Thanks to each single certainly one of our employees, company, and administration workforce. Completely happy New 12 months and we’ll see you once more in 2023.”
Relying on when the sale of the property is accomplished, whether or not Jen’s Hyperlinks will open for an additional season, or many extra seasons, is unknown right now. For the previous few seasons, the course has opened for play on the weekend in April and closed for the 12 months on or shortly after Halloween.