By WIL FULTON
The people who run the Mad Hatter a sports bar/restaurant thats practically synonymous with downtown Sea Bright knew they had to do something to get open.
With the boroughs first post-Sandy summer quickly approaching and their oceanside establishment still unusable, they knew that they couldnt risk going an entire season without opening their doors for loyal locals and Shore visitors.
So they decided to improvise. Twice.
Now, after a stalled attempt to reopen under a tent on the municipal parking lot, owner Scott Kelly and his brother Michael have a plan they say will allow the Mad Hatter to come back in time for Memorial Day.
What weve done is effectively turned the back of the building into the front, in a way, Michael Kelly, the manager, told redbankgreen,