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first_imgBob and Maria Boyer, the owners of the Chatterbox Restaurant, threw a bash Friday to celebrate the 80th anniversary of their iconic, pink-hued eatery at the corner of Ninth Street and Central Avenue in downtown Ocean City.The Boyers served up a super-sized anniversary cake – with pink icing, of course, to match the building’s color scheme – to their customers, Chatterbox employees and several dignitaries led by Mayor Jay Gillian, his wife, Michele, and Carol Heenan, president of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce.The Boyers are joined by Michele Gillian, executive director of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Carol Heenan, the Chamber president, and Mayor Jay Gillian.“Eighty years. Wow. Unbelievable!” exclaimed Michele Gillian, who serves as the Chamber of Commerce’s executive director.Bob Boyer thanked city officials, the Chamber of Commerce and the Chatterbox employees for all of their support over the years. The Boyers bought the family-style restaurant in 2014 and have kept its nostalgic touches and décor intact.“We’re just trying to keep the old girl going,” Bob Boyer joked.The distinctive, pink restaurant occupies the corner of Ninth Street and Central Avenue. Chatterbox owners Bob and Maria Boyer light the candles on the 80th anniversary cake.last_img read more