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Brick Moose Lodge to be Turned Into Hardware Store

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Moose Lodge, Brick, N.J. (Credit: Google Maps)
Moose Lodge, Brick, N.J. (Credit: Google Maps)

Brick officials have approved a change of use for a social hall in town so it can become a hardware store.

The township’s planning board granted an application heard Oct. 25 to change the existing use of the structure, located at 149 Mantoloking Road, to a hardware store, Township Planner Mike Fowler confirmed.

The applicant, LST Land Development, will utilize the existing building footprint to rehabilitate the existing building to create a 2,680 square foot structure at the site.


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  • 205167117

    There’s another property similar to this located back in Midstreams. I’ve always wondered who owns the old VFW.

    • Let’s Roll

      I have heard that there are already plans for a mosque or a synagogue in that spot.

      • 205167117

        Interesting spot with the Fellowship Chapel next door. Last I drove past it looked like a film location for a horror movie lol

  • Creepy Green Light

    Hardware store? Hope the owner has fun going out of business within 12 months. Do the owner(s) know of a place called Home Depot & Lowes? Two places they wont be able to compete with? Duh….

    • Andy Pat

      This location will serve the barrier island (mostly upscale owners) who will pay a premium to avoid traffic and distance.

      • Creepy Green Light

        Upscale owners are the biggest cheap skates & mooches there are. He’ll be out of business, IMO.

      • Let’s Roll

        Hardware, fishing gear, bait tackle. He might do okay. People down here dont want to drive to Rt. 70 shopping area. Does anyone? I would pay 10% higher prices on basic hardware instead of driving to the Costco, HomeDepot , Lowes area.

      • Kimberleely

        I hate driving out to Home Depot and Lowe’s!!

      • beeee

        Small hardware stores can compete in prices these day. Ace and other such suppliers can supply cost effective solutions for small stores. Also, they can supply corporate accounts for small contractors. They also have to big docks up the roads which should give them good traffic in summer. Your wrong about the barrier island. Conveince always trumps cost for small purchases.

      • Creepy Green Light

        Time will tell. I say; out of business. I’m an advertising consultant (for 13 years). I’ve seen them come and have seem them go and this location/type of business is the exact demographic for “going out of biz”.

      • 205167117

        Surprisingly to me as well it’s a good point. There’s a small hardware store on 88 as well. I believe it has a lot to do with the product not having a shelf life and the majority of the tools not being subject to advances in technology. If the operating cost is low enough they’ll survive. Not sure how profitable it’ll be but local examples suggest it could be.

        The other side of the coin is the examples we can come up with are long standing businesses that to my knowledge have maintained the same ownership. They had the opportunity to create those relationships prior to the big chains coming around. Those relationships exist already between the potential customers at this location and the big chains.

        Hope they do well.

      • Andy Pat

        Here is an advertising slogan for you-“Never tell the man Doing It that it can’t be done!” Let’s revisit this topic in a year, just to see how smart you are.

    • Glenn

      Tell that to Beaver Dam Hardware.

  • Andy Pat

    He will sell tons of ice to boaters and beach-goers! Contractors working the island and island residents will gladly patronize this location, pessimists be damned!

  • edub71

    Keep the tap and everyone wins

  • Kimberleely

    I can promise you that we will shop there often probably to the tune of at least $500 a year.

  • Surfrider

    There are 2 bait shops and a liquor store within a half mile of the place on the same road! He won’t be selling ice….too funny….hardware will come in handy for locals, but will that be enough to support a store and taxes and a living? Baywood hardware was the best and sorely missed, the other hardware store (slum) finally went out of business because of no real stock and the dirtiest property on mantoloking road. Still is the worse eyesore on Mantoloking Road. Long ride to Lowes and home depot from the island, but they have the Lavallette hardware store which is excellent, so it will be interesting to see if it can survive there? Jury certainly out on this one, but good luck!