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 Might 2019 and has develop into a serious 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 concerning the property after his sister’s loss of life in August. 9 at age 53. “I’ve lived out of state for over 20 years, not a sensible determination to maintain.”
The property, which is positioned at 501 Broadway, is listed for roughly $6 million.
After a zoning change—eradicating golf programs and different makes use of from the checklist of developments beforehand not permitted throughout the borough—was handed in 2013, clearing the way in which 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 gadgets 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 authorized by the Barnegat Mild Planning Board in July 2016, with development and development starting in 2018.
As soon as the challenge 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 line with administration. Administration stated the COVID-19 pandemic considerably hampered operations in the course of the 2020 season, however in 2021 and 2022, even with Barnegat Lighthouse closed for renovations for many of final yr, enterprise has been robust.
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 just lately realized that it will 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 haven’t got 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 essentially the most smart choice.”
The hope, he stated, is that somebody will purchase the property and preserve it as a miniature golf course, however he additionally realizes that the client has the correct 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 presently 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 nicely 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 common business zoning permits for a variety of potentialities, together with residential improvement. Proceed or return this sought-after 7-lot single-family package deal for the wonderful improvement.”
On Jen’s Hyperlinks at LBI Fb web page, the December 31 publish reads: “Season and one other yr are within the books for us! Thanks to each single certainly one of our workers, friends, and administration crew. Pleased New Yr 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 one more 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 yr on or shortly after Halloween.