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Last Remnant of Dover Mall Demolished

Old Staples came down last week

The Old is down, Presidential Boulevard is redone, ShopRite is bustling, Party Fair has moved in — there's a lot of activity at the Crossroads Center.

Coming soon: the opening of at the front of . Where the Old Time Tavern once stood, the foundation for an unnamed restaurant tenant is being lain.

Here's some images as Staples came down and Party Fair opened, the latest chapter of the reboot of the Dover Mall.

Tracy January 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Now just fix the traffic issues and parking lot ..
Susan January 13, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Pleeeese be a Kona Grill in the Old Time Tavern spot....
Steve Domanski January 13, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Just wait until summer.This traffic is nothing !!!!!!
gracie allen January 13, 2012 at 06:04 PM
I hope they put a delayed green light at the new intersection. Trying to come out of SR to go straight up Old Freehold Road is a nightmare. The cars coming down Old Freehold don't give you a chance to go as they make that "L" turn towards 37 which keeps you sittiing at the light.
sassyone January 13, 2012 at 06:34 PM
I agree with Gracie. I really hope it doesn't happen but I have a feeling there are going to be a few accidents there at some point. It reminds me of the intersection by Pathmark where everyone is trying to beat the light. No one is yielding to each other by the new Shoprite.
Ken G January 13, 2012 at 07:12 PM
I hope the new restaurant is worth tearing down the old building for. When they tore that historical (Old Time Tavern as a restaurant, and originally called the Ocean House)building down for a new business it tore a hole in the heart of Toms River's History and Heritage, let's hope the restaurant is worth the wait and destruction.
Mitchell January 13, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Don't hold your breath Ken!!!!
bayway mike January 14, 2012 at 12:47 AM
There was a cigar shop at the old Dover Mall. Does anybody know where that cigar shop moved to??
. January 14, 2012 at 04:17 AM
I know there is a cigar shop on Fischer Blvd, but I don't know if it's the same one.
. January 14, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Citta's Old Time Tavern was horrible. The worst food ever. It needed to go.
Skizma January 14, 2012 at 12:47 PM
It was NOT the worst food ever. It was good everyday dining. Loved the place. It was such a loss when they took it down. Old historic places need to be preserved. Maybe they will recreate the new with the old in mind.....
Catherine Galioto (Editor) January 14, 2012 at 06:33 PM
There is actually a cigar department inside the new ShopRite, if you can believe it.
Liberty Towing February 02, 2012 at 01:20 PM
next to als pizza

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