I do enjoy when we get feedback and response from you and you ask questions based on a story or article we are talking about. In this case, it was in regards to the new Starbucks being built in Toms River.
It's not just the picturesque views of the Manasquan River and Manasquan Inlet or the food or fare that make this establishment so special. It's the memories. Countless families have swung through after a day at Manasquan Beach or Seawatch Beach. Countless employees have spent their summers serving food, drink, and deserts while putting smiles on the faces of their customers. Countless memories have been made by, dare I say, millions of locals and tourists over the last 80 years. Now, this great business is up for sale and the price tag is equally memorable.
This location, Route 37 East in Toms River, is the former 7-11 location on the way to Seaside Heights. This 7-11 was fairly new and if my memory serves me correct, is this on the site of the old Stewarts on Route 37? Regardless this location is almost new so it’s in good shape, but like a lot of places in New Jersey…..it’s empty.
So as I drove around Ocean County this week, I noticed a vacant store with a sign which read “Available All Uses Considered”. This particular location is located on Fischer Blvd. in the Bellecrest Plaza in East Toms River