For young Jersey shore beach-goers, the “Fudgie-Wudgie” man is a hero. Day after day he battles the blazing hot sun, pushing his wide-tire wagon along the sandy shores of the Atlantic in his socks and sneakers. Seagulls and six-year-olds can hear his calls from what seems like miles away. And just for a moment, before the sun does it’s duty, the ice cream man delivers a pristine treat; a glistening cold ice pop on a summer afternoon.
Unless you’re in Brigantine. There you can hustle up back towards the street to grab a snack from the truck. It’s not nearly as majestic. But now, after 15 years in the making…
The City Council is set to vote on a seven-page ice cream ordinance, that could change the ice cream memories of Brigantine beach-goers for years to come, reports Philly.com.
Unfortunately for current vendors, Brigantine’s plans to bid out the beach is leaving some on the outs, and no longer allowed to park at the street’s end.