So I was thinking as I drove through Toms River about  how I used to love as a kid going out with family to the Bonanza Restaurant .... I believe it was on Route 37. We'd go their for lunch/dinner and I can still smell those steaks as you made your way through the ordering line with chocolate pudding for dessert. Now it is gone. I remember shopping with my Grandmother in Brick at Britts and Steinbachs (department stores). One of them, I think Britts had a really good restaurant right in the store with the best milkshakes! But they are both gone ..... I remember the Dover Movie Theater and the Ocean County Mall Cinemas were the only movie theaters in town ... but they are gone too ... Remember the old K-Mart in Manahawkin (with the restaurant) right next to Things U Like surf shop ? .... Gone! The go-carts that used to run along Route 37 .... Loved them , but gone! So many businesses have come and gone ..... but the memories remain, share yours ...

 

 

These are just some of the businesses I remember that have disappeared ..... What are some that you remember and miss ?