Demonstration in support of Atlantic City’s “Fish Heads” ensemble for 4/29/22

Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small and his wife, La’Quetta, appear to have made a serious miscalculation in their decision to move Fish Heads Seafood Restaurant from its location in Gardner’s Basin.

Fish Heads, owned by Gregory “Dredgie” Wood, has been in business in Atlantic City for 25 years. He has operated for the past 6 years in Gardner Basin.

Fish Heads is the last African-American-owned business in the Gardner Basin.

The Atlantic City community doesn’t take Mayor Small’s decision well. Many believe this is political retaliation.

A diverse contingent of community leaders gather for a protest event tomorrow, Friday, April 29, 2022, as follows:

Photo Steve Young.

Photo Steve Young.

Here are some of those who will attend and participate in tomorrow’s protest event:

  • Several members of the Atlantic City Council.
  • Atlantic City Independence Committee.
  • John Devlin, Member, Atlantic City School Board.
  • Steve Young, president of the South Jersey chapter of the National Action Network.
  • Johnny Exadaktilos, Owner, Duck Town Tavern & Liquors of Atlantic City.

We have confirmed that the City of Atlantic City has emailed Dredgie Wood, advising him that he must remove his Fish Heads food truck/trailer by tomorrow.

This means that tomorrow’s protest event will directly coincide with Wood’s “eviction” date.

The operating philosophy of the new Atlantic City Independence Committee is to “create lasting influence and betterment in Atlantic City and the
around. There is a shared passion among members of the Atlantic City Independence Committee
team to make a difference!

This will be the very first public appearance of the Atlantic City Independence Committee. They have met and arranged privately so far.

It’s also the very first look at their organization’s logo.

Atlantic City Independence Photo.

Atlantic City Independence Photo.

This event should catch the attention of New Jersey Phil Murphy, to whom I am copying this article now.

Demonstration in support of Atlantic City’s “Fish Heads” ensemble for 4/29/22.

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