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'Jersey Shore' Store

CRUSHED

By Hurricane Sandy

10/31/2012 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The boardwalk t-shirt store made famous by "Jersey Shore" has been RAVAGED by Hurricane Sandy -- torn open like a sardine can -- and TMZ has a photo of the heartbreaking damage.

A source close to the owner of the Shore Store tells TMZ, the storm caused severe water damage to a lot of the merchandise -- including t-shirts and jewelry display cases -- as well as screen printing equipment.

But we're told the worst damage of all was to the rolling steel doors in front of the shop, which were bashed in by Sandy's extremely strong winds. Each door costs several thousand dollars.

The boardwalk itself was also torn asunder by the storm, as you can see in the picture.

The "Jersey" shore cast all tweeted their concerns during the storm yesterday, claiming they couldn't believe the extent of the damage.

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57 COMMENTS

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1.

propaganjah    

Please tell me the entire cast was inside there when it happened...

722 days ago
2.

Tim    

Who cares? The owner of that store has become filthy rich just for his show being on MTV. He has the funds and insurnce to pay for it. Boo Hoo.

722 days ago
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ithoughtitwasgum    

um, its not that bad, only the doors are dented.

722 days ago
4.

christy    

Where's the plywood? Can't believe it's still standing! No worries he'll get huge exaggerated insurance payout on damage!

722 days ago
5.

kitnplayn    

Hey, I know, let's put a store up on an ocean in the path of hurricanes, and then buy lots and lots of insurance. Then, we wait for the next hurricane, and shazam...lifetime wealth!

722 days ago
6.

joblo    

Don't think the doors were damaged by the wind. Maybe the waves hurling debris? Ya think?

722 days ago
7.

cherries    

GTL

722 days ago
8.

OH NO!    

Where are doucebags gonna get their "Douche Gear™" from now?

722 days ago
9.

Marina    

concerned all they want, are they going to donate towards the shore that made them famous?

722 days ago
10.

Carl    

I think even God got tired of Snooki and felt something needed to be done.

722 days ago
11.

jimmy    

pretty sure these are two different stores in the pics....

722 days ago
12.

rdhmommy    

YIPPIE they washed away the Jersey Shore trash!!!!!

722 days ago
13.

snowcat    

Say what you will about the cast but the owner of the store and the house they live in is a very smart man for getting involved with the show.I am sure without exaggeration,his sales at the tee shirt shop probably increased by 500% after the first season aired.He owns a lot of rental property too and can probably get more in rent now that he has become famous and the "Shore House" and " Snooki's house" can command an incredible rent now. They only rent 4-5 weeks a year,the houses are for rent the rest of the summer season and maybe all year,for all I know.

Danny seems like a nice,normal guy and I feel bad his business was damaged.But I am sure he is insured and has more than enough money to get get repairs done,the tourist season was just about over anyway...

722 days ago
14.

Phishie from Philly    

Looks like Snooki was drinking again.
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Phishie from Philly

722 days ago
15.

Gretel    

It was a cheesy boardwalk T-shirt shop, like hundreds of others. There is probably insurance money and they'll come back bigger and better. That show made the place an icon so the owner is probably rolling in money and about to make more with insurance anyhow. Other people who no on ever heard of aren't going to be nearly as fortunate.

722 days ago
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