It was recently announced that two major retailers will be coming to Manahawkin. The Stafford Township Planning Board has approved applications for two new major retailers to come to Manahawkin.


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It was announced in a recent Patch article, that lawmakers in Stafford Township have approved the addition of a Popeyes restaurant and a Jiffy Lube auto repairs shop. According to the article the Popeyes restaurant will replace the Makoto’s restaurant in the Stafford Square Plaza. The Jiffy Lube will find a home in the Stafford Park business plaza.


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According to the Patch, after site work is permitted to begin, the Jiffy Lube store could open for business in Manahawkin within six months or sooner.


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By the way, it also looks like two extremely popular chains are still looking to open in Manahawkin down the road. Both Chik-fil-a and Panera Bread are expected to begin construction along Route 72 very soon, which is great news as both chains have a huge following. Busy times in Southern Ocean County.

How do YOU feel about all these franchises, Popeyes, Jiffy Lube, Chik-fil-a and Panera Bread, coming to Manahawkin? A good move for the Township or over-saturation of the area. Post your comments below, we always love hearing YOUR “two-cents”.




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