A deal to house seven people who survived the March X fire at the Mariner's Cove Motor Inn went sour earlier this week.

The Ashbury Park Press reports that the seven were supposed to check into the Point Pleasant Manor on Thursday morning.

A local food pantry, St. Gregory’s, had raised $1,400 for at least seven rooms for the group’s lodging there.

But when they got there, the hotel had apparently changed its mind, returned they money and turned them away, according to Ellen Tobin, co-director of the food pantry.

“They were not at all receptive to these poor victims who have been through hell,” she said.

Steve Hughes

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