Suds In The 'Shark Tank:' NJ Soap Company Sees $100K Investment From Mark Cuban Suds In The 'Shark Tank:' NJ Soap Company Sees $100K Investment From Mark Cuban
Suds In The 'Shark Tank:' NJ Soap Company Sees $100K Investment From Mark Cuban An Ocean County company that makes a therapeutic type of muscle-massaging soap is now swimming with a Shark. The Brick Township-based company called Sorsoap was featured on an episode of ABC's 'Shark Tank' that premiered on Friday, Apr. 12. The company was founded by David Restiano and Dr. David Staats. Dr. Staats owns a physical therapy clinic on Brick Boulevard. Restiano was one of his patients before the two became business partners. The two men enjoy playing sports and were looking for a way to relieve muscle pain while cleaning off sweat and dirt. In their seven-minute sales pitch and…
Cannabis Dispensary OK'd In This South Jersey Borough: Are You For It? (POLL) Cannabis Dispensary OK'd In This South Jersey Borough: Are You For It? (POLL)
Cannabis Dispensary OK'd In This South Jersey Borough: Are You For It? (Poll) A borough in Camden County is the latest municipality to approve cannabis sales at a state-approved dispensary. Collingswood Planning Board ok'd plans for the dispensary on Monday, April 8. It's expected to open by the fall. Acreage Holdings would open a retail outlet called "The Botanist" at 35 E. Crescent Boulevard (Route 130), in the former Egbert Express courier service property, according to Collingswood Administrator Cassandra Duffey. "It's exciting," Duffey said. Acreage operates The Botanist locations in Atlantic City, Egg Harbor Township, and Williamstown. "They're established i…
Forbes Names NJ Billionaires To List Of Richest People In The World — AGAIN Forbes Names NJ Billionaires To List Of Richest People In The World — AGAIN
Forbes Names NJ Billionaires To List Of Richest People In The World — Again Some Garden Staters are raking in the dough. New Jersey residents once again made Forbes' annual list of the world's billionaires, with three ranking in the top 800, based on net worth. The Garden Staters you most want to hit up for cash are: No. 322: Rocco Commisso, 73, is the founder and CEO of cable company Mediacom based in Chester, New York and the richest man in New Jersey with a net worth of $8.8 billon. The Saddle River resident immigrated to the United States from Italy when he was 12 years old. His first job was playing the accordion during movie theater intermissions. No. 364.…
Declining Departures Cause Spirit To Close Atlantic City Airport's Crew Hub Declining Departures Cause Spirit To Close Atlantic City Airport's Crew Hub
Declining Departures Cause Spirit To Close Atlantic City Airport's Crew Hub Spirit Airlines will close its crew base at Atlantic City International Airport, the company said. In a statement, a Spirit spokesperson said the airline will shut down its ACY crew base on Sunday, Sept. 1. The closing will affect 157 pilots and flight attendants. The move will not impact Spirit's flight schedule at ACY. "Over the past several years, our flight schedule from Atlantic City has gradually decreased to an average of 8-10 daily departures, depending on the season," the spokesperson said. "Moreover, half of this flying is to our largest crew bases in Florida. Given the grou…
Pints And Putts: Philly Brewery To Open Jersey Shore Location Featuring Mini-Golf Pints And Putts: Philly Brewery To Open Jersey Shore Location Featuring Mini-Golf
Pints And Putts: Philly Brewery To Open Jersey Shore Location Featuring Mini-Golf A Philadelphia brewery is opening up a new location on the Jersey Shore that will also offer beer fans a chance to play mini-golf. Meyers Brewing Company will open a sister location in Ocean View, the brewery said in a Facebook post on Saturday, Apr. 6. It will be called Meyers Lighthouse Brewing Company and is expected to open in May. The new brewery will be located on Route 9, about a quarter-mile north of the intersection with Sea Isle Boulevard. "The brewery will serve a variety of beer styles such as hazy IPAs, sours, stouts, and more," Meyers Brewing Company wrote in its Facebook pos…
$70.4M Sale Of NJ Mall Means $155.7M Loss For Investors, Report Says $70.4M Sale Of NJ Mall Means $155.7M Loss For Investors, Report Says
$70.4M Sale Of NJ Mall Means $155.7M Loss For Investors, Report Says Seventy million may seem like a lot. But context is everything. New Jersey's troubled Woodbridge Center sold to an unnamed buyer for $70.4 million in February, according to credit-rating firm Kroll. While the sale resolved a loan issue, investors suffered a $155.7 million loss, Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) said. In 2015, the 1.7 million-square-foot mall was acquired by Brookfield when it was appraised at $366 million, according to CoStar, a DC-based commercial real estate firm that analyzes market trends. The February 2024 sale was even lower than its most recent appraisal last Oct…
116-Year-Old Jersey Shore Market Abruptly Closes, Accused Of Unpaid Debts In Lawsuits 116-Year-Old Jersey Shore Market Abruptly Closes, Accused Of Unpaid Debts In Lawsuits
116-Year-Old Jersey Shore Market Abruptly Closes, Accused Of Unpaid Debts In Lawsuits A Monmouth County market that abruptly closed after more than a century of business is facing several lawsuits for unpaid debts, according to court filings. Sickles Market closed its grocery store in Little Silver in early March. The store had been open on Harrison Avenue since 1908. The market's website had a statement explaining the sudden closure. "It is with heaviest hearts that we have closed the doors on our 116-year-old business at this time," the statement said. "We have been so lucky to have all of you by our side on this long journey, from friends near and far, to our incredible …
Ocean State Job Lot Will Bring Bargains To Eighth New Jersey Location Ocean State Job Lot Will Bring Bargains To Eighth New Jersey Location
Ocean State Job Lot Will Bring Bargains To Eighth New Jersey Location A Rhode Island-based chain of discount stores is expanding in the Garden State. Ocean State Job Lot will open a new location in the Kohl's Plaza on Route 35 in Holmdel. The company announced the newest store in a news release on Thursday, Mar. 28. The store will be in the former Stein Mart location and offer more than 37,000 square feet of shopping space. It was expected to open in the late summer or early fall of 2024, and online job applications will begin in late spring. The location is about 15 minutes from the former Ocean State Job Lot store in Shrewsbury that closed in 2019. "We ar…
McDonald's, Krispy Kreme Announce Nationwide Partnership: Here's How, When It Will Work McDonald's, Krispy Kreme Announce Nationwide Partnership: Here's How, When It Will Work
McDonald's, Krispy Kreme Announce Nationwide Partnership: Here's How, When It Will Work It could be the sweetest of partnerships. McDonald's and Krispy Kreme are teaming up for a national expansion. Customers will begin spotting Krispy Kreme doughnuts in their local McDonald's restaurants later this year as part of a phased market rollout across the US.  Nationwide availability at participating restaurants is expected by the end of 2026, McDonald's announced on Tuesday, March 26. Three of Krispy Kreme’s most popular doughnuts will be delivered fresh to McDonald’s restaurants daily. They’ll be available individually, or in boxes of six, starting at breakfast and las…
Goodbye Starbucks, Hello Slammin' Brew, Newest Coffee Shop In Trenton Goodbye Starbucks, Hello Slammin' Brew, Newest Coffee Shop In Trenton
Goodbye Starbucks, Hello Slammin' Brew, Newest Coffee Shop In Trenton Starbucks may be leaving Trenton. But no worries because there's a new coffee shop in the city at 24 South Warren St. Slammin' Brew is set to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, April 3 at 11:30 a.m. It officially opened on Monday, March 18. In addition to coffee and specialty drinks and pastries, Slammin' Brew serves sandwiches and salads. Its new manager, Megan Morelli, had managed a Starbucks at Target in South Brunswick. "That's where my coffee journey started," Morelli said.  Slammin' Brew employs about nine people. "We're definitely here for the community," Morelli …
Popular NJ Bar Sets Opening Date For New Location, Announces Another Coming Too Popular NJ Bar Sets Opening Date For New Location, Announces Another Coming Too
Popular NJ Bar Sets Opening Date For New Location, Announces Another Coming Too Tommy's Tavern + Tap has an opening date for its newest location, and announced one more. The fast-growing restaurant chain is opening in Cherry Hill later this month and will soon bring another location to Sea Girt, the business said. Tommy's will open its 9th store in New Jersey, replacing Houlihan’s at 2050 Route 70 at the Market Place at Garden State Park shopping complex on Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m. A brand-new Sea Girt location will open at Brook 35, Tommy's Tavern + Tap said on Instagram, noting "We are really, really excited about this one." View this …
Shell To Close 1,000 Gas Stations: Here's Why, Company Says Shell To Close 1,000 Gas Stations: Here's Why, Company Says
Shell To Close 1,000 Gas Stations: Here's Why, Company Says One of the nation's major oil companies says it will close 1,000 gas stations. Shell made the announcement in its 2024 Energy Transition Strategy report, saying the measure is “in response to customer needs” and aimed at reallocating those resources towards EV charging stations. Shell said it will close 500 stations in 2024 and the other 500 in 2025. "We believe growth in oil demand is set to slow in the second half of this decade and could start falling in the 2030s because of increasing vehicle efficiency and growth in electric vehicles," the company stated in the report. "Toda…
Starbucks Delays Closing Trenton Store Starbucks Delays Closing Trenton Store
Starbucks Delays Closing Trenton Store Amid intense lobbying by New Jersey federal, state and local officials, Starbucks has delayed closing its Trenton store. The popular coffee chain previously announced a closing date of March 30. A company spokeswoman did not say when the store will now close. "Yes, we have extended the closure date for our Trenton Community Store to support transition for our customers and the community; we look forward to serving our customers at nearby Starbucks locations," she said. Trenton's Starbucks employees have been offered jobs at surrounding stores in Lawrence Township, Hamilton Township, Penni…
187K Air Fryers, Ovens Sold At Best Buy Nationwide Recalled For Fire, Burn Hazards 187K Air Fryers, Ovens Sold At Best Buy Nationwide Recalled For Fire, Burn Hazards
187K Air Fryers, Ovens Sold At Best Buy Nationwide Recalled For Fire, Burn Hazards Nearly 200,000 more Insignia air fryer and air fryer ovens sold nationwide at Best Buy are being recalled due to potential fire risks and burn hazards. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of approximately 187,400 Insignia products following dozens of complaints of ovens catching fire, burning, or melting. According to CPSC, the recall includes these models of Insignia Air Fryers and Insignia Air Fryer Ovens:  NS-AF34D2; NS-AF5DSS2; NS-AF5MSS2; NS-AF8DBD2; NS-AF10DBK2; NS-AF10DSS2. Product rating label on the underside of the unit showing INSIGNIA…
'Everyone Knew Your Name': Beloved Restaurant Near Jersey Shore Is Closing 'Everyone Knew Your Name': Beloved Restaurant Near Jersey Shore Is Closing
'Everyone Knew Your Name': Beloved Restaurant Near Jersey Shore Is Closing A popular restaurant for travelers on their way to the Jersey Shore will soon stop serving customers after more than half a century. Tilton Inn in Egg Harbor Township announced it will be permanently closing in a Facebook post on Thursday, Mar. 14. The restaurant and bar sits on the corner of Tilton Road and Hingston Avenue. Al and Mildred Ulrich opened Tilton Inn back in 1963. "At this time, we have decided it is time for our family to close those doors. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to our incredible staff and loyal customers. ❤️" Fans of the Tilton Inn showed their appreciati…
Popular NJ Restaurant Closing After 60 Years Popular NJ Restaurant Closing After 60 Years
Popular NJ Restaurant Closing After 60 Years A popular Atlantic County restaurant will be closing after more than 60 years, the owners announced. Al and Mildred Ulrich announced the Tilton Inn will close on April 27. The pair opened the Tilton Road restaurant in 1963. Posted by TILTON INN BAR AND GRILL on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 "At this time, we have decided it is time for our family to close those doors," the Ulrichs said. "Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to our incredible staff and loyal customers. ❤️" Customers lamented the closing on social media. "The Tilton was like Cheers, everyone knew your name," one per…
Celebrity Chef Bringing Jamaican-Inspired Soul Food To Atlantic City Boardwalk Celebrity Chef Bringing Jamaican-Inspired Soul Food To Atlantic City Boardwalk
Celebrity Chef Bringing Jamaican-Inspired Soul Food To Atlantic City Boardwalk A celebrity chef will soon serve up his Caribbean-themed soul food at a new restaurant along the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The Simpson Restaurant & Bar will open at ACX1 Studios on Wednesday, May 1, according to an Instagram post from owner Wenford Simpson. The restaurant on Playground Pier will join Simpson's other location on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, across the street from the Barclays Center. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chef Wenford Simpson (@chefwsimpson) According to a news release, the restaurant will b…
What Losing Its Only Starbucks Means For Trenton What Losing Its Only Starbucks Means For Trenton
What Losing Its Only Starbucks Means For Trenton Trenton is about to lose its one and only Starbucks. The Starbucks at 102 S. Warren St., in Trenton, has been a "vital source of employment and opportunity for Trenton youth since 2017," Mayor Reed Gusciora told Daily Voice on Tuesday, March 12. The store's last day in business will be March 30, according to a Starbucks spokeswoman. “It is disheartening to learn of Starbucks’ decision to close their community store," the mayor said. The Community Store program represented Starbucks’ commitment to serving marginalized communities, regardless of profit margins, he said. "While we appr…
Just Salad To Replace Boston Market In Monmouth County Shopping Plaza Just Salad To Replace Boston Market In Monmouth County Shopping Plaza
Just Salad To Replace Boston Market In Monmouth County Shopping Plaza A Monmouth County storefront that was once the home of roasted chicken meals will soon serve up specialty salads. Just Salad is preparing to open in the former Boston Market location in a shopping plaza at 1021 Broad Street in Shrewsbury. A spokesperson said the restaurant is "tentatively tracking" toward opening in the third quarter of the year. The Boston Market was one of 27 New Jersey locations that were forced to shut down in August 2023. The state Department of Labor said the rotisserie chicken franchise owed more than $600,000 in back wages. The former Boston Market restaur…
Johnsonville Sausage Products Subject To Recall Due To Possible Presence Of Rubber Johnsonville Sausage Products Subject To Recall Due To Possible Presence Of Rubber
Johnsonville Sausage Products Subject To Recall Due To Possible Presence Of Rubber Popular kielbasa sausage products that were sold nationwide are subject to a massive recall due to concerns of potential contamination - specifically small pieces of rubber. Wisconsin-based Salm Partners announced this week that an estimated 35,430 pounds of Johnsonville turkey kielbasa sausage are subject to the recall, according to the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The items subject to the recall were produced between Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 last year and come in 12-ounce vacuum-packed packages that contain a single piece of "Johnsonville POLISH KIE…
Iconic Asbury Park Deli For Sale Iconic Asbury Park Deli For Sale
Iconic Asbury Park Deli For Sale An iconic Asbury Park deli and restaurant once featured by renowned chef Anthony Bourdain is listed for sale. Frank's Deli & Restaurant has been put up for sale, according to an online real estate listing. The Main Street deli's website said it opened on Sunday, May 1, 1960. The listing called Frank's a "revered landmark" in Asbury Park. "Over the decades, certain places come to symbolize their time or are unique to a city," the listing said. "Such places often seem irreplaceable, the notion of selling them as if they were mere commodities would strike many as unorthodox. "This iconic…
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled
Popular Chick-fil-A Sauce Recalled Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A announced it is recalling one of its most popular dipping sauce cups and advising customers to toss them in the trash due to the possible presence of undeclared allergens.  According to a notification posted on the eatery's website, anyone who took home Polynesian Sauce cups between Wednesday, Feb. 14 and Tuesday, Feb. 27 should discard them because they may, in fact, contain a different product that contains wheat and soy. The eatery did not disclose whether there have been any reports of adverse reactions from customers consuming the mixed-up product. Any…
Atlantic City Casino Gives $10M In Bonuses To Employees Atlantic City Casino Gives $10M In Bonuses To Employees
Atlantic City Casino Gives $10M In Bonuses To Employees Thousands of employees at an Atlantic City hotel and casino are getting shares of $10 million in bonuses, resort officials said. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City said thousands of union and non-union workers will split the $10 million, according to a news release on Tuesday, Feb. 27. The bonuses were announced to the employees during internal town hall meetings. Hard Rock employees also had the chance to win a share of $100,000 in cash and prizes. "Hard Rock Atlantic City team members are the key to our success in the market, and we are honored to recognize them and the…
Large Outdoor Pool, 6 Pickleball Courts Among Amenities At New Jersey Shore Athletic Club Large Outdoor Pool, 6 Pickleball Courts Among Amenities At New Jersey Shore Athletic Club
Large Outdoor Pool, 6 Pickleball Courts Among Amenities At New Jersey Shore Athletic Club A luxury wellness company has opened its first fitness center in Monmouth County, officials said. Life Time officially opened its newest location in Middletown on Tuesday, Feb. 27, the company said in a news release. The 127,000-square-foot facility is at 230 Half Mile Road, which is just off of Garden State Parkway exit 109. The athletic country club joined the nearby Life Time Work premium coworking space that opened in late January 2024. "Our expansion across the East Coast and here in New Jersey is a direct result of our strong performance as our brand continues to become a staple for …
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands
Macy's To Close 150 Stores, Prioritize Luxury Brands Macy's plans to close about 30 percent of its remaining stores over the next three years. The 150 closures will be at underperforming locations, with 50 planned for this year, the retailer announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27, unveiling what it is calling "A Bold New Chapter" strategy designed to return Macy’s profitability.  "It challenges the status quo to create a more modern Macy’s, Inc.," Tony Spring, chief executive officer of the company said in a statement. "We are making the necessary moves to reinvigorate relationships with our customers through improved shopping experiences, releva…
Mediterranean-Fresh Restaurant Opens In South Jersey Mediterranean-Fresh Restaurant Opens In South Jersey
Mediterranean-Fresh Restaurant Opens In South Jersey Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, the nation’s leading fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant, is set to open its newest location in Delran on Tuesday, Feb. 27. The new Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh features stuffed pitas, laffas, traditional gyros, bowls, plates and salads that are packed with unique earth-grown flavors, like olive oil, paprika and hummus, making each dish simple, clean and good for you. The new location at 1361 B Fairview Blvd is owned by Aditya Sirpal. After making a career switch away from the IT world in 2013, Sirpal became a serial entrepreneur in the Delran community, havi…
Atlantic City Casino Hotel Losing Management Partner At End Of 2024 Atlantic City Casino Hotel Losing Management Partner At End Of 2024
Atlantic City Casino Hotel Losing Management Partner At End Of 2024 An Atlantic City casino hotel will lose its management partner at the end of the year, officials said. Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment announced it will end its management assignment at Resorts Casino Hotel at the end of 2024. Resorts was the first Native American-run casino in Atlantic City and Mohegan purchased a 10-percent ownership interest in 2012. Mohegan will keep its 10-percent stake in Resorts. "We’re extremely proud of our relationship with Resorts Casino Hotel and what we have helped accomplish," said Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment president and CEO Ray Pineault. "We want…
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: Cpsc Multiple biometric gun safes are being recalled nationwide due to locks that can fail and allow access to unauthorized users, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced.  On Thursday, Feb. 22, the agency issued a series of recall alerts regarding four safes that are subject to the recall due to the faulty locks.  Products subject to the recall:  Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes CPSC MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes CPSC Machir Biometric Personal Safes Machir Biometric Personal Safe…
ShopRite Store Coming To Central Jersey Hiring For Hundreds Of Positions ShopRite Store Coming To Central Jersey Hiring For Hundreds Of Positions
ShopRite Store Coming To Central Jersey Hiring For Hundreds Of Positions About 300 jobs are being created thanks to the arrival of a new ShopRite in Old Bridge. The new ShopRite is located in the Glenwood Green Shopping Center at Route 9 and Schulmeister Road. The store is set to open in March. Hiring is taking place for all positions including department managers, butchers, deli, bakery, dairy, produce and seafood associates, customer service associates, cashiers and baggers. Perry Blatt, director of E-Commerce and Business Development for Village Super Market, Inc., said,  “We look forward to continuing our commitment to the community with a brand new s…
Medical Office Complexes Have New Leasing Manager In Union, Burlington Counties Medical Office Complexes Have New Leasing Manager In Union, Burlington Counties
Medical Office Complexes Have New Leasing Manager In Union, Burlington Counties Lee & Associates New Jersey has been selected to lease two medical office properties in Union and Burlington counties.  The commercial real estate firm’s Erica Davidson is heading the exclusive agency for 200 Williamson Street in Elizabeth and 6 Earlin Avenue in Browns Mills. Landmark Healthcare Facilities LLC owns both properties. The national full-service developer specializes in physician office buildings and clinics, ambulatory care and surgery centers, cardiac and cancer centers, imaging centers, fitness and women’s centers and laboratories. 200 Williamson Street is a new…
Medport Diner Could Be Replaced By Shopping Center, Chipotle: Report Medport Diner Could Be Replaced By Shopping Center, Chipotle: Report
Medport Diner Could Be Replaced By Shopping Center, Chipotle: Report A drive-up Chipotle restaurant and retail stores are proposed for the site of a popular 45-year-old diner in Burlington County, according to local officials. The Medport Diner on Route 70 in Medford would be demolished under the developer's plans for about 13,000 square feet of new retail space, according to Township Manager Tom Czerniecki. Retail shopping is a permitted use under zoning law, but the developer would need special approval from the Zoning Board of Adjustment for a drive-through window, Czerniecki told Daily Voice. ."The zoning code only allows fast food establishments with d…