Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Route 166 corridor between Old Freehold and Highland Parkway will see concrete divider, new traffic lights
Changes at James Street and Route 166 are just the latest in an ongoing traffic project on the state highway that will see a new traffic light, dividers and turning lanes for one of Toms River's busiest corridors. A new traffic pattern made it illegal to turn left from Route 166 southbound onto James Street, the street across from one of the Crossroads Center entrances. Also, James Street traffic can only turn right to head north onto Route 166. You can't make a left turn onto Route 166 from James Street. Toms River Township Planner Jay Lynch said the traffic changes are part of the State Department of Transportation project at the stretch of Route 166 between Old Freehold Road through Route 37 until the Highland Parkway. Late last year, …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Sites such as Foodtown and ShopRite are across the street from each other. Grocery consultant weighs in.
With the opening of the new Saker ShopRite at the Crossroads Center on Route 37 and 166, another player on the supermarket scene fills the long-vacant spot once held by a Perlmart ShopRite. Across the street, a Food Circus Super Foodtown sits in one of the older supermarket locations in Toms River. And the Middletown-based company recently announced its Bayville location will close. How will the new ShopRite affect what looks to be a burdened supermarket industry? Toms River Super Foodtown Doing Well, VP Says Louis Scaduto, Jr., the vice president of Food Circus, said the Toms River location remains an important part of their Foodtown family. He said there are no plans to close the store and that the location continues to have success. "…
Old Staples came down last week
The Old Staples 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 Spirits Liquors at the front of Crossroads Center. 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.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
ShopRite in Crossroads Center and reconstruction of Presidential Boulevard changes life for nearby tenants
Since February, the demolition of the Dover Mall into the Crossroads Center at Route 37 and 166 has been taken shape with widespread demolition and rebuild of 100,000 of combined square feet of retail space. Emerald Apartments tenants have been living right next door to it all. A ShopRite went up to the south. A large-scale stormwater basin for the plaza was dug yards from the backyard fenceline. The ShopRite construction is over, but there's still a restaurant pad to build and the realignment of Presidential Boulevard. There's customers coming to ShopRite and Staples. We asked some local residents and staff at Emerald Apartments and Terrace View how the experience has been during construction. “It’s been a long time coming. We had to get …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Saker ShopRite kicked off its grand opening week with a small ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday morning. Store will open Wednesday.
Toms River Mayor Thomas Kelaher cuts the ribbon on the Route 37 ShopRite, the southernmost Saker ShopRite property in New Jersey. Joining him in front of the 75,000 square-foot supermarket is Dan Donofrio, owner of Dan-D development, which owns the property, and some of his staff. Saker ShopRite president Richard Saker and his family join Kelaher in the ribbon cutting.
We got a sneak peek of what Ocean County's newest supermarket looks like
The frozen food aisles have heated floors and there are chefs manning a Chinese wok. Ask the staff of the gourmet cheese shop what to pair with cranberries, or head over to the cigar shop for a couple Monte Cristos. Or just run in to stock up on cans of chicken soup. Sal Gauzzo, store manager for the new ShopRite at Route 37 and 166 set to open Wednesday, lead us around the store during an afternoon ribbon-cutting, showing us some of the features for the 29th store in the Saker ShopRite family. Gauzzo and Saker ShopRite President Richard Saker both described a store that aims to be in tune with the community's needs, providing customers with a wide variety, at low prices and of high quality. That means giving them the ingredients to …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Here's photos of some of the construction as the Dover Mall becomes the new Crossroads Center
Our gallery of images from the last several weeks as the Saker ShopRite prepares for its grand opening this week.
Saker ShopRite grand opening Wednesday on Routes 37 and 166 in former Dover Mall
The metal benches are out. The boxwood is planted. The milk and eggs are on the way. Saker ShopRite announced it will cut the ribbon at its Route 37 and 166 location Monday, and will officially open for business 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. The former Dover Mall, now known as Crossroads Center, will open a long-awaited tenant with the new ShopRite. The supermarket sits toward the back of the property on Route 37, and road construction is reconfiguring Presidential Boulevard to be the access road to ShopRite from Route 166. This week, the final touches are underway for a grand opening. Giant signs point delivery trucks to the ShopRite loading docks around the construction site, as stores such as Spirits Liquors make progress at the front of …