Monday, February 11, 2013
On Sunday, Middletown's mayor officially welcomes the retro drive-thru, serviced by skating waiters.
Jay and Cathy Grillo of Keansburg were parked in their car at noon Sunday, feasting on grilled cheese and Tater Tots with ketchup, at Middletown's new Sonic, a new outpost of the national burger fast food chain that features delivery by 1950s-style carhops on roller skates. It was their second trip to the fast-food restaurant since it opened 10 days ago. "I like the carhops. It brings back a little face-to-face atmosphere. It's more personal," said Jay Grillo through his rolled down window. His wife was more blunt. "I'm pregnant," she said. "I had a craving." Sonic was officially welcomed to the neighborhood by Middletown Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, on the day after a snowstorm left mounds of snow on …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Middletown-NJ Patch readers share their experiences and opinions about local businesses.
Update: Since publication on noon on Jan. 27, several new reviews have been posted on Patch about some of these businesses. Did you know you can rate and review hundreds of Middletown, NJ-area businesses and restaurants in our directory? Businesses are rated on a scale of one to five with five stars being excellent and one star indicating a poor rating. Here are excerpts from a few of the recent reviews posted in January, 2013 by Middletown-NJ Patch readers: Five star ratings "Bought a washer, it was delivered the next day i found a leak, the owner came out and found that the leak was in my wall, Thank you for all your help!" - Read more reviews, good and bad, posted by customers of Community Appliance on Route 35, just past Kane's Lane…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
If you're a local business owner who is open for business post-Hurricane Sandy, please post your info in our comments section below to let readers know.
With so many local businesses still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Patch is compiling a list of businesses that are open and serving the community. Are you open for business? Comment on this article with the name and address of your business, the hours you’re open. Plus, please include any special services, products or other information that might be useful to the community. For example, do you have wifi, fresh water, or charging stations? Let us know and we’ll publish it on Patch, in our email newsletter, and on our Facebook page.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Stores are bustling with customers looking for water, flashlights, batteries and generators
The pre-hurricane shopping spree has begun. Area residents are buzzing up and down the aisles of local stores, in search of bottled water, non-perishable foods and generators as Hurricane Sandy tracks toward Monmouth County. Old Bridge neighbors Teal Baughan and Melisa Takacs took a trip to ShopRite of Aberdeen Friday afternoon to prepare for the storm. Last year during Tropical Storm Irene, their neighborhood managed to maintain power, however the pair are taking the better-safe-than-sorry approach. "I'm having trouble finding a generator, although I'm not sure I want to spend the money," Baughan said. The women are taking a calm approach to the storm, but Takacs' 7-year-old son is a little anxious. "He's very worried. He packed all his …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The very old, very large building is located across from Middletown Township offices.
- REAL ESTATE
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
An old, large building formerly used as a daycare for small children, located across the street from the Town Hall complex, will be put on the auction block on November 16. The 7,800-square foot building dates back to 1820 and is located at 18 King's Highway. According to Monmouth County property records, in 2012 the land and buildings were assessed at $1 million and taxes were $21,471. It was recently marketed for $850,000, but did not find a buyer. It was most recently known as Red Oak Village School. It has also operated as Little Village Day Care Center. Max Spann Real Estate and Auction Company will conduct the auction, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Double Tree on Frontage Street in Newark. Two other Monmouth …