Friday, March 9, 2012
Failure to provide a larger buffer zone between the burger place and nearby residences displeased the Middletown Planning Board.
The White Castle application for a 24/7 drive-through fast food restaurant at Route 36 and Main Street in Port Monmouth has been unanimously denied by the Middletown Township Planning Board. The vote, taken at the board's March 7 meeting, followed several rounds of hearings and changes to the site plan for the proposed 1,952-square-foot facility. White Castle has the right to appeal, but whether or not it will remains to be seen. The board said the application, by White Castle Management Company, did not conform enough to its standards or address issues potentially affecting neighbors’ quality of life. The board had requested buffers of at least 50 feet between the restaurant site and nearby residences. The site plan, as presented at the …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Residents question the viability of a White Castle on Route 36 in Middletown and its neighborhood appeal, or lack thereof.
Monday, March 5, 2012
They can’t fit 10 pounds of White Castle in a 2-pound bag. That is what the Columbus, Ohio-based fast-food chain is trying to do in Middletown. As some of the residents of Port Monmouth are becoming aware with White Castle’s fourth attempt to gain approval from the township planning board scheduled for March 7, 2012. With each planning board meeting, the laundry list of problems grows and grows. I and many other homeowners in the immediate area have attended the meetings in opposition of this type of over development in our community. The property White Castle plans to build a 2000-square-foot restaurant is located on a vacant lot between Main Street and Wilson Avenue on Route 36. It’s right next to Iron Horse Motors. The zone is a B3 (…
This spot, on the National Register of Historic Places is known for being a little creepy, historic and kooky.
This week’s Mysterious Middletown Sightings Tour takes you to a notoriously spooky spot by the sea. The lore that surrounds the house and bayside area is legendary. Now a Monmouth County Park System activity center, the homestead is on the National Register of Historic Places. Years back, the curator of the place, the renowned, hair bun-sporting elderly Gertrude Neidlinger, conducted candlelit ghost tours on the premises. She believed she saw and heard ghosts of a lifetime past there and she had a large contingent of believers. Then there were the realists, who, while crediting Neidlinger with an endearing demeanor and earnest power in drawing national attention to the historic hot spot, denounce any sort of ghostly connections to it. …