5 Jersey Shore Businesses That Opened In 2017
Last week we talked about 5 businesses at the shore who shuttered their doors this past year, but let's turn our thoughts to the positive and count down 5 new businesses that cut the ribbon in 2017!
One of the web's most popular destinations for proud geeks opened their very first brick and mortar stores starting in the fall of 2015, and the Ocean County Mall was picked as the next location for Shore locals to geek out at this past April.
There is no part of me that will ever deny that I'm biased. I love Moe's.
I've been a fan for almost 15 years when I was living in Central Pennsylvania and hosted a grand opening when they first entered that market. Since moving home to New Jersey, I've been unashamedly lobbying for a Moe's in Ocean County.
My wish finally came true in April when Moe's Southwest Grill opened their doors in Toms River.
Speaking of brilliant burrito joints, 2017 was a big year for Ocean County original Bubbakoo's Burritos.
It was only about 10 years ago that I became a regular customer of the first Bubbakoo's on Bridge Avenue in Point Pleasant. Since then, they've replicated like a 3-D printer stuck on delicious mode.
Summer of 2016 saw the Beachwood QuickChek move just a few feet down Route 9 to much fanfare. In the year and a half since then, it seems like someone planted QuickChek seeds that are now sprouting.
First, the beginning of October not only saw the Grand opening of a new Brick QuickChek, but a prototype concept store at that.
They weren't done, though.
Less than a month later, Fischer Boulevard and Route 37 welcomed another concept store to the QuickChek family.
I put this one at #1 for a reason.
The most encouraging thing that I've seen in a long time was the rapid building and opening of new businesses on the Seaside Park Boardwalk this past summer.
Between Memorial Day Weekend and the end of July, nearly half a dozen new permanent restaurants and games welcomed customers on the Seaside Park Boardwalk.
It's been 4 years since the southern boardwalk was engulfed in flames, so seeing new businesses put down roots in The Park has been awesome!