5 Businesses That Closed In Ocean County In 2016
Yesterday, we talked about the newest businesses that opened here in Ocean County this year. But along with openings, we also had a number of business closings as well.
Some were more expected than others. So here is just a selection of some of the businesses that Ocean County lost in 2016:
Hooper Avenue's Pub 1850, Mulligan's before that, rather abruptly announced their closure on their Facebook page back in April.
They teased that a "new establishment" would be coming soon. But as of this writing, the property still stands vacant.
By contrast, the closure of Brick's Sports Authority location didn't come as a surprise and wasn't an isolated closing.
Sports Authority, after originally announcing that a few dozen stores would be closing, eventually shuttered all of its retail locations, with Brick being just one of the victims.
A neighborhood institution for generations, Villa Vittoria, at Old Hooper and Cedar Bridge Avenues in Brick, suffered a devastating fire on the 4th of July.
The owners have pledged to re-open, with a target date of January, 2017. So hopefully families will be able to enjoy this iconic Ocean County eatery again soon.
Arguably, one of Ocean County's most famous restaurants, thanks as much to reality TV as to their huge portions, Fischer Blvd's Rivoli's also abruptly shuttered its doors this year.
In a pair of Facebook posts, owner Tony Rivoli announced the closure in November.
In one of the stranger closures of the year, students at Star Career Academy, with an Ocean County location in Brick, among others, found out about the closure rather unconventionally.
Those who didn't receive an email or text notification, showed up to class to find doors locked and classes cancelled.