It's always sweet when a locally grown business does well. In this case, it is a sweet business...literally. One of the Jersey Shore's top-rated ice cream shops is expanding from 2 to 3 locations. Here's the SCOOP.

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Credit: Rich's Ice Cream Facebook

Let's go back to 1955 and one of the first Carvel locations in Ocean County opened on Route 37 East in Toms River. About 10 years later, the "Richie Bar" was born, Carvel was dropped, and "Rich's Ice Cream" was born. Almost 70 years later, the same family still owns it, along with a second location in Forked River, and a soon to be 3rd location. Here's what we know...

Credit: Rich's Ice Cream Facebook

Rich's Ice Cream is coming to Manahawkin in the spring of 2022. The iconic ice cream shop made the announcement today on Facebook. Here's a picture of the new location.

Credit: Rich's Ice Cream Manahawkin Facebook

It was formerly a Texaco and is located on the corner of Route 72 and South Union Street in Stafford Township. The exact address is 138 Nj 72 west. According to LoopNet, the location has over 1,800 square feet and over 40,000 cars pass by daily. While the building looks to need work, I see a lot of opportunity and it sounds like so does Rich's as they shared on their Facebook, "We are so excited to announce our 3rd location!! We have some work to do, but we are beyond excited to be coming to Manahawkin!"  They're also encouraging everyone to follow the remodel on their Instagram. I'm excited. This is awesome! Perhaps you remember Rich's making our list of the sweetest ice cream parlours? Read on...


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