New Businesses Open in Ortley Beach



TOMS RIVER TOWNSHIP- One of the hardest-hit areas from Superstorm Sandy is home to several new businesses, further enticing Ortley residents to rebuild their homes faster.


Toms River Township Mayor Tom Kelaher said, “Along with many re-openings for businesses that were here before Sandy hit, we have three brand-new businesses that recently opened in Ortley Beach. This speaks volumes that people have faith in the recovery of our barrier island and they’re willing to invest in our area.”


The new Ortley businesses include:

Papa Grande Grille-1929 Rt. 35 North & 6th Street

Kohr’s Frozen Custard, The Original, Inc. -1956 Rt. 35 North

Johnny Fries- 1960 Rt. 35 North


Councilwoman Maria Maruca said, “It is encouraging to see businesses continue to open in Ortley Beach.
Residents and visitors alike should patronize these businesses. For established businesses, I strongly recommend they apply to the EDA for the Stronger New Jersey Business Grants that are available. These grants can provide businesses with up to $50,000 in grant money.” For more information, contact the NJEDA at or call 1-855- Sandy BZ or 1-855 726-3929.


Mayor Kelaher and Councilwoman Maruca also attended the grand re-opening of Barnacle Bill’s, who were able to open their miniature golf course at 1968 Rt. 35 North.


 Kohr's   Johnny Fries

Papa  Bill's



Mayor Tom Kelaher and Councilwoman Maria Maruca attend ribbon cutting ceremonies for new businesses Papa Grande Grille, Kohr’s Frozen Custard, Johnny Fries, and the re-opening of Barnacle Bill’s miniature golf course. (Photos by Debbi Winogracki)





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