Amazon Fresh Opening Second NJ Grocery Store In Former Toys 'R' Us Building Amazon Fresh Opening Second NJ Grocery Store In Former Toys 'R' Us Building
Amazon Fresh Opening Second NJ Grocery Store In Former Toys 'R' Us Building A new Amazon supermarket is about to open in Monmouth County, officials said. The Amazon Fresh in Eatontown will officially open on Thursday, June 20, the company said in a news release. It will be the second Amazon Fresh location in New Jersey after one opened in Paramus in July 2022. The Eatontown store is located at 137 Route 35 in a 35,500-square-foot space once occupied by Toys“R”Us. "This new, affordable grocery store in the community will offer wide selection of quality groceries and a convenient shopping experience," Amazon said in its release. "We’re also proud to support the…
Habit Burger Grill Opens New NJ Joint: 'Fresh-From-The-Flame-Food' Habit Burger Grill Opens New NJ Joint: 'Fresh-From-The-Flame-Food'
Habit Burger Grill Opens New NJ Joint: 'Fresh-From-The-Flame-Food' With a promise of mouth-watering flame-cooked food, The Habit Burger Grill opened its 17th restaurant in New Jersey on Tuesday, June 18. The California-based restaurant chain is renowned for its award-winning Charburgers grilled over an open flame, signature sandwiches, fresh salads, and more. The new restaurant and drive-thru are located at 1227 Route 33 in Hamilton. “It’s a dream come true to be able to open The Habit Burger Grill here in Hamilton and feed this city the best Charburgers, salads, shakes, kids’ meals, and sandwiches," said franchise owner John Tomasulo. The 3,100 sq. foot…
$18.5M Aerospace Innovation Center Planned Near Atlantic City International Airport $18.5M Aerospace Innovation Center Planned Near Atlantic City International Airport
$18.5M Aerospace Innovation Center Planned Near Atlantic City International Airport A new facility near the Atlantic City International Airport focusing on aerospace innovation will be the first of its kind in New Jersey, officials said. The $18.5 million Aerospace Innovation Center (AIC) will be built in the National Aerospace Research & Technology Park (NARTP) in Egg Harbor Township, Gov. Phil Murphy announced in a news release on Tuesday, June 11. It will be the state's fifth strategic innovation center and the first dedicated to aerospace. The AIC will have space for aerospace research, high-speed connectivity with the data systems and labo…
Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting
Smile, You're On Body Camera: TJ Maxx To Equip Employees To Fight Shoplifting To fight the recent rise in shoplifting and retail theft, shoppers could see store security employees wearing body-worn cameras to help catch thieves red-handed.  TJX, the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Serria, HomeSense, and HomeGoods, said will begin equipping some employees with body-worn cameras similar to those worn by police, the Boston Globe reported. The company started testing the initiative last year.  The company operates nearly 3,400 stores nationwide.  A call to the Framingham, Massachusetts, headquarters of TJX for comment was not immediately r…
New Jersey Cocktail Bar Named Among Best In America New Jersey Cocktail Bar Named Among Best In America
New Jersey Cocktail Bar Named Among Best In America A Monmouth County cocktail bar picked up another national recognition after just one year of serving specialty drinks. Esquire named La Otra in Aberdeen Township on its list of 42 Best Bars in America for 2024. The bar is next to its sister restaurant Lita on Route 34, and both businesses are run by chef David Viana and his girlfriend Neilly Robinson. Bar manager Ricardo Rodriguez has a more "free-wheeling" approach to mixology at La Otra, compared to the Iberian classics at Lita. "Like the best bars attached to restaurants, the drinks are on the culinary side, such as the Tzatziki, which …
Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination
Cucumbers Shipped To 14 States Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination A Florida-based company is recalling whole cucumbers that were shipped to 14 states, but may be contaminated with Salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. According to the FDA, the cucumbers subject to recall are dark green, between 1.5 inches and two inches thick and between five to nine inches long. Officials made note that mini cucumbers and English cucumbers are not included in the recall. FDA The recalled cucumbers were shipped in bulk cartons between Friday, May 17 and Tuesday, May 21 to retail distribution centers, wholesalers, and food service distributor…
Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast
Stop & Shop To Close Underperforming Stores In Northeast The future is grim for Stop & Shop's underperforming stores in the Northeast. The grocery giant — which operates 400 stores across Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts (where the company is headquartered) — announced plans to close a number of its underperformers in the interest of company longevity, officials confirmed with Daily Voice. Nearly half of the company's stores have been remodeled, and a Stop & Shop spokesperson said those stores continue to perform well. "We're committed to continuing to invest in our stores - as well in our prices - to deliver a great…
'Grim' Future Of NJ Mall Reversed With Addition Of 2-Story Entertainment Center 'Grim' Future Of NJ Mall Reversed With Addition Of 2-Story Entertainment Center
'Grim' Future Of NJ Mall Reversed With Addition Of 2-Story Entertainment Center The Moorestown Mall is coming back to life. Plans for a proposed two-story entertainment center known as Parky’s were presented to the Moorestown Planning Board on May 2, according to Mayor Nicole Gillespie.  A go-kart track, arcade games, music venues, an outdoor rooftop, duckpin bowling, and themed golf centers are just some of what's included in the highly-anticipated addition, which Gillespie said is set to open next year. "I'm definitely excited about it. It's great to see it finally happening," Gillespie told Daily Voice. "The whole development of the mall has been huge. It was …
Jewelry Store Owners Gift Jersey Shore Family Business Of 60+ Years To Employees Jewelry Store Owners Gift Jersey Shore Family Business Of 60+ Years To Employees
Jewelry Store Owners Gift Jersey Shore Family Business Of 60+ Years To Employees The longtime owners of an Atlantic County jewelry store have given their family business to a group of their employees. Harvey and Madalyn Rovinsky handed over the keys for Bernie Robbins Jewelers in Somers Point to five employees during a special ceremony on Tuesday, May 7, according to a news release. Their family had owned the jewelry store on New Road for 62 years before passing ownership on to the group. Stephen Berman, Gen Flaxman, Steve Jaffe, Andy Lazar, and Sandra Moran are now co-owners of the store, which has no debt. "The Rovinskys entered into negotiations …
Trackside Sportsbook With Shake Shack Coming To Monmouth Park In 2025 Trackside Sportsbook With Shake Shack Coming To Monmouth Park In 2025
Trackside Sportsbook With Shake Shack Coming To Monmouth Park In 2025 A Monmouth County horse track has begun a large expansion project to keep up with the growth of the sports gambling industry. Monmouth Park and Caesars Entertainment have started building a new trackside sportsbook and entertainment complex, according to a news release. A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Oceanport track on Tuesday, May 7. The new facility is expected to open in 2025 with 16,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space for watching sports. There will also be a Shake Shack restaurant, wall-to-wall televisions, and more than 25 self-service betting kiosks. Park ope…
'America's Best Restaurants' Filming At Popular NJ Burger, Ice Cream Spot 'America's Best Restaurants' Filming At Popular NJ Burger, Ice Cream Spot
'America's Best Restaurants' Filming At Popular NJ Burger, Ice Cream Spot America's Best Restaurants roadshow is paying a visit to a popular New Jersey spot. America’s Best Restaurants will be filming at Outlaw's Burger Barn & Creamery, on South Main Road in Vineland on Monday, May 27. Popular dishes will be highlighted, along with an interview with owner and chef Ryan Briggs. The episode will be aired on social media channels at a later date. "We're excited. We're looking forward to it," Briggs told Daily Voice. "It's going to be a fun day." In addition to specialty burgers, the menu also has hot dogs, wings, cheesesteaks, sundaes and an arr…
Red Lobster Restaurant Closings: 4 NJ Locations Among Dozens Shuttered Abruptly In U.S. Red Lobster Restaurant Closings: 4 NJ Locations Among Dozens Shuttered Abruptly In U.S.
Red Lobster Restaurant Closings: 4 NJ Locations Among Dozens Shuttered Abruptly In U.S. Red Lobster has abruptly closed dozens of locations across the United States. According to a Bloomberg, the fast-casual seafood restaurant has considered filing for bankruptcy. The following locations are listed as being temporarily closed on the Red Lobster website, with some set to be auctioned off. MD: Columbia, Laurel, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg NJ: Ledgewood, Lawrenceville, East Brunswick, Bridgewater PA: Erie VA: Newport News, Williamsburg, Colonial Heights TAGeX Brand, which bills itself as the world's largest after-marketplac…
$500 Million Open-Air Redevelopment Of Monmouth Mall Begins $500 Million Open-Air Redevelopment Of Monmouth Mall Begins
$500 Million Open-Air Redevelopment Of Monmouth Mall Begins A more than $500 million project to transform a Monmouth County mall into an open-air town center has officially begun, officials said. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday, May 9 at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, developer Kushner said in a news release on Monday, May 13. The mall will be redeveloped into a modern center with luxury apartments, new retail options, and medical office space called Monmouth Square. Kushner said the project to "de-mall" the property off Route 35 will bring a new purpose to the historic Monmouth Mall, which has been open for 64 years. …
Revived NJ 'Local Pizza Legend' On Brink Of Closing Sells Out After Portnoy's Visit Revived NJ 'Local Pizza Legend' On Brink Of Closing Sells Out After Portnoy's Visit
Revived NJ 'Local Pizza Legend' On Brink Of Closing Sells Out After Portnoy's Visit "You don't hear stories like this." Those are Dave Portnoy's words of the story that Bonvini's in Livingston tells. Portnoy, the CEO of Barstool Sports and self-proclaimed pizza expert, paid a visit to the storied S Livingston Avenue pizzeria for a "One Bite" review. His takeaway? The pizza's good, not great. Its history, that's something else. Dave goes to a pizza place with a very unique story.  One Bite Pizza Reviews Portnoy got it all from the current owner, who explained his father-in-law owned opened the original Bonvini's in 1954, which would close in 1998.  Years …
'This Place Is Iconic': Jersey Shore Nightclub Reopening Under New Ownership 'This Place Is Iconic': Jersey Shore Nightclub Reopening Under New Ownership
'This Place Is Iconic': Jersey Shore Nightclub Reopening Under New Ownership A historic Jersey Shore nightclub once owned by a popular Philadelphia radio host is bringing back the music. Memories in Margate will reopen on Friday, May 24 after closing in September 2022, the bar and restaurant posted on social media on Wednesday, May 8. The nightclub was owned by DJ and performer Jerry Blavat, who died on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at 82 years old from an autoimmune disorder called myasthenia gravis. Known by many as "The Geator with the Heater" and "The Big Boss with the Hot Sauce", Blavat purchased Memories in 1972 and hosted his radio show there. His est…
Brewery Specializing In Tropical Flavors Moves Into Old Cape May County Bowling Alley Brewery Specializing In Tropical Flavors Moves Into Old Cape May County Bowling Alley
Brewery Specializing In Tropical Flavors Moves Into Old Cape May County Bowling Alley A Cape May County brewery is giving an extra frame to an old bowling alley. Ludlam Island Brewery is moving from Ocean View to an expanded space in Woodbine, the company said in a news release. The new brewery is inside the former Mouse Trap Lanes on Dennisville-Petersburg Road. The brewery said the larger space will allow it to make more beer, along with having a full kitchen and bar. "We're aiming for something completely new to South Jersey," said Ludlam Island owner William Topley. "We've created a beer fest/food truck vibe in a relaxed atmosphere." Ludlam Island offers several b…
Popular Diner Reps New Jersey On OpenTable List Of Top Brunch Spots In America Popular Diner Reps New Jersey On OpenTable List Of Top Brunch Spots In America
Popular Diner Reps New Jersey On OpenTable List Of Top Brunch Spots In America There might not be any open tables after this. Tops Diner in East Newark was named one of the 100 best brunch spots in America by the reservation website, OpenTable. It was the only restaurant from the Garden State to make the list. The diner is an institution in East Newark, having been established in 1942. "Our focus has always been to serve what our customers want, exactly when and how they want it," the restaurant wrote at OpenTable. "As the American dining culture shifts, we recognize we must strive to recreate the 1920’s renaissance that birthed the diner as we know it today, al…
'One Of The Best In The Game:' Portnoy Drops Special Review For NJ Pizzaiolo 'One Of The Best In The Game:' Portnoy Drops Special Review For NJ Pizzaiolo
'One Of The Best In The Game:' Portnoy Drops Special Review For NJ Pizzaiolo Weeks after surprising a Morristown pizza master, Dave Portnoy has released his review of the pie. The Barstool CEO said he designated just 10 minutes to each pizzeria on this leg of his North Jersey "One Bite" tour, but set aside extra time for Nino Coniglio, of Coniglio's in Morristown. During his surprise visit, Portnoy got a tour of the Morristown digs from Nino — a 9-time world champion pizza maker who has six other restaurants in New York City — running down the history of their friendship. Portnoy has sampled hundreds of pizzas from across the country and even threw a One Bite Pizza…
Celeb Chef Curated Menu At New Indian Restaurant In Central Jersey Celeb Chef Curated Menu At New Indian Restaurant In Central Jersey
Celeb Chef Curated Menu At New Indian Restaurant In Central Jersey A new Indian restaurant, bar and lounge has opened in Mercer County. Hamilton Township is now home to a new culinary gem: Rani Indian Restaurant, Lounge & Bar. Its grand opening was on April 26. Guests can immerse themselves in a dining experience where the ambiance mirrors the grandeur of Indian palaces, and each bite tells the tale of centuries-old recipes passed down through noble generations. Royal dining at Rani Indian Restaurant Photo Courtesy of Foxtrot Media Located in the Foxmoor Shopping Centre, Rani promises a dining journey like none other. From the vibrant spices …
$54M Renovation Preserves Doo-Wop History At Jersey Shore Resort Opening This Summer $54M Renovation Preserves Doo-Wop History At Jersey Shore Resort Opening This Summer
$54M Renovation Preserves Doo-Wop History At Jersey Shore Resort Opening This Summer A new beach resort in Cape May County will have a modern twist on historic architecture reminiscent of the doo-wop era. Madison Resorts will open its second Jersey Shore resort in Wildwood Crest on Thursday, May 16, the company said in a news release. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. The Ocean Avenue resort is a massive renovation for the Oceanview Motel, which was the largest motel built in Wildwoods when it opened in 1964. "We’re thrilled to bring our Madison Resorts family to the Wildwood Crest community," Madison Resorts founder Dan Alicea said in a statement. "…
Sam Ash To Close All Locations Including Cherry Hill Store Sam Ash To Close All Locations Including Cherry Hill Store
Sam Ash To Close All Locations Including Cherry Hill Store The largest family-owned chain of musical instrument stores in the nation has announced it will be closing all its locations. Sam Ash Music was founded in 1924, has locations in more than a dozen states, and is headquartered on Long Island, in Hicksville. It currently has 27 stores, including five in New York (White Plains, Carle Place, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Forest Hills), two in New Jersey (in Springfield and Cherry Hill), two in Pennsylvania (in Philadelphia and King of Prussia), one in Connecticut (in New Haven), and one in Virginia (in Richmond). The Ash family made the announcemen…
Major Mall-Based Chain With 2 NJ Stores Closing 543 Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy Major Mall-Based Chain With 2 NJ Stores Closing 543 Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy
Major Mall-Based Chain With 2 NJ Stores Closing 543 Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy A major retailer primarily located in malls and headquartered in Pennsylvania is set to close all 543 of its stores following its third Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Closures for all rue21 locations are expected to be completed within the next two months with going-out-of-business sales coming soon. The company, headquartered in Pennsylvania outside Pittsburgh, had first filed for bankruptcy in 2003, and then for a second time in 2017, when it closed around 400 stores. Founded in 1970, rue21 specializes in women's & men's casual apparel and accessories. rue21 has locations in …
'Beautiful Addition': Couple Opening Restaurant With Sunset Views On Jersey Shore Beach 'Beautiful Addition': Couple Opening Restaurant With Sunset Views On Jersey Shore Beach
'Beautiful Addition': Couple Opening Restaurant With Sunset Views On Jersey Shore Beach A popular spot to see gorgeous sunsets on the Jersey Shore will soon have a new restaurant to enjoy meals along the waterfront. Fish House is expected to open in the summer of 2024 in Lower Township, according to a teaser video on social media. The restaurant will be at 502 Sunset Boulevard on the former site of The Grille. The seafood spot will be the newest edition to Sunset Beach, known for the site of the SS Atlantus wreckage. "We are deeply grateful to the Hume family, owners of Sunset Beach, whose continued stewardship and partnership allows us to introduce a fresh dining experi…
Seaside Saloon: Country Music-Themed Bar Opening Along The Jersey Shore Seaside Saloon: Country Music-Themed Bar Opening Along The Jersey Shore
Seaside Saloon: Country Music-Themed Bar Opening Along The Jersey Shore If you're heading to the beach in Wildwood this summer, you might want to pack some cowboy boots along with your sandals. A country music-themed bar called Wildwood's Honky Tonk Saloon will open on Friday, May 10. The bar in the Boardwalk Mall announced its grand opening weekend plans in a Facebook post on Monday, Apr. 29. Nashville recording artist Brian McConnell will perform at the saloon at 7 p.m. on the opening night. Country musician Sam Stinson will play two sets at 1 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. The saloon's followers said they're excited to finally visit the bar once it opens. …
Closed Jersey Shore Pizzeria Returning In New Location With 'Some Insane Upgrades' Closed Jersey Shore Pizzeria Returning In New Location With 'Some Insane Upgrades'
Closed Jersey Shore Pizzeria Returning In New Location With 'Some Insane Upgrades' A recently shuttered Jersey Shore pizza shop is getting a second chance at serving slices a few miles down the coast. Bakeria 1010 will reopen at 955 Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, owner Mike Fitzick posted on Instagram on Friday, Apr. 19. The pizzeria was located in The Exchange on New Road in Linwood and closed in February 2023. Fitzick, who also goes by the nickname "The Pizza Jew," said he's excited to revive the restaurant from a "pile of ashes." "The new venue will be in a local spot, yet slightly seasonal as well," wrote Fitzick. "Expect all your old favorites and clearly so…
Last Joe's Crab Shack In NJ Closing Next Month In Deptford Last Joe's Crab Shack In NJ Closing Next Month In Deptford
Last Joe's Crab Shack In NJ Closing Next Month In Deptford New Jersey's last Joe's Crab Shack is set to close next month at Deptford Landing Shopping Center in Gloucester County. “Due to a natural lease expiration, Joe’s Crab Shack located at 2000 Clements Bridge Road in Deptford, NJ will close its doors on May 26, 2024,” Chief Operating Officer Terry Turney said in a statement to Daily Voice. “We thank the community for the many years of support. We value our employees, their dedication to our company, and are working to relocate them to our sister locations nearby.” Joe’s Crab Shack is owned by Landry’s, a large dining, entertainment, hospitality…
Jersey Shore Stir-Fry: Philly-Based Wokworks Opening First NJ Location Jersey Shore Stir-Fry: Philly-Based Wokworks Opening First NJ Location
Jersey Shore Stir-Fry: Philly-Based Wokworks Opening First NJ Location A Philadelphia-based restaurant specializing in southeast Asian street food will open its first New Jersey location just two blocks away from the beach. Wokworks is expanding with a new restaurant on the Jersey Shore in Margate, the company said in a news release. The 2,000-square-foot location is expected to open in early June at 7801 Ventnor Avenue, the former home of Greens and Grains. Owners Brennan and Samantha Foxman said they grew up in Linwood and have spent plenty of time in Margate. "After years of searching, we've finally found the perfect spot for Wokworks in Margate,…
Underground Jersey Shore Pizza Maker Preparing To Open Its First Restaurant Underground Jersey Shore Pizza Maker Preparing To Open Its First Restaurant
Underground Jersey Shore Pizza Maker Preparing To Open Its First Restaurant After spending years as a secret seller of square slices, an underground pizza maker is opening a restaurant along the Jersey Shore. Squares & Fare said construction is underway for its first permanent location in the summer of 2024, the pizza place posted on social media. An Instagram post on Friday, Feb. 9 said the goal is to open the shop by the Fourth of July. The restaurant will be at 7 East New Jersey Avenue on Somers Point, according to the Squares & Fare website. Squares & Fare is renovating a building that was once a laundromat in the city's historic district and is "on…
Dave Portnoy Surprises NJ Pizza Making Champ For 'One Bite' Review Dave Portnoy Surprises NJ Pizza Making Champ For 'One Bite' Review
Dave Portnoy Surprises NJ Pizza Making Champ For 'One Bite' Review It's about time! That's what Nino Coniglio is saying to Barstool CEO Dave Portnoy, who finally stopped by his Morristown pizzeria for a One Bite review. Without warning. "It means a lot," said Nino, a 9-time world champion pizza maker who owns six other restaurants in New York City, most of which have been reviewed by Portnoy. Six years ago, Portnoy reviewed two different pizzas from 310 Bowery, and gave them both an 8.1. Nino says the highest score he's ever gotten from Portnoy is an 8.7. Coniglio's made headlines for canceling a meet-and-greet with Tommy DeVito after his agent doubled …
Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Sold In New Jersey Due To Salmonella Outbreak Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Sold In New Jersey Due To Salmonella Outbreak
Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Sold In New Jersey Due To Salmonella Outbreak Trader Joe's is recalling Infinite Herbs-brand organic basil that was sold across the country in 2.5-ounce clamshell packaging due to concerns of Salmonella contamination. This week, the supermarket giant issued an alert cautioning shoppers in 29 states, as well as Washington, DC, not to consume the product as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigates a reported outbreak of Salmonella. Trader Joes is recalling Infinite Herbs Organic Basil FDA According to the FDA, "Trader Joe’s has already voluntarily removed all Infinite Herbs-brand organic basil packed in 2.5-oz clamshell pa…
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…