White Castle Deemed Technically Complete

White Castle will have a public hearing at the April 9 Planning Board meeting

The application for White Castle was deemed technically complete for public hearing by the township Planning Board.

“I’m not digging that,” said Katie Bonacolta of Big League Barbers, a hair salon located at Sunrise Plaza, which is right next to the site where White Castle will be located.

Although the fast food restaurant most likely won’t have a long-term effect on business, traffic will be impacted, she said.

“Maybe it will be a little like Sonic (in Waretown),” she said. There was a boost in business for a short time after Sonic was built. “Traffic is just going to get worse.”

White Castle will replace an existing dwelling at the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard and North Main Street.

Sunrise Boulevard typically gets backed up, said Brian Besser of , also located in Sunrise Plaza.

“It’s going to create a problem for Sunrise Beach people,” he said.

But there might be a spike in business, Besser’s wife Janine Besser said. If White Castle creates a cross-access to Sunrise Plaza, more attention will be drawn to the bagel shop.

“It won’t hurt business,” Brian Besser said. “It’s a different quality of food.”

But despite how the White Castle impacts business, Janine Besser does not see any positives.

“I think it’s going to create more kids hanging out,” she said. “That worries me for our business.”

White Castle appeared before the board several years ago, Board Engineer Bruce Jacobs said.

Originally the site plan was cramped and the applicant was seeking many variances, he said. The Department of Transportation did not give the applicant access to Route 9 and a buffer was located on the border of a residential and commercial zone.

Now, the applicant plans to restripe the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard and Route 9 and they purchased an extra lot, Jacobs said. The restaurant will have a drive-through.

“It’s disgusting,” Bonacolta said. “It will be located a mile within McDonald’s and Burger King.”

White Castle will be before the Planning Board for a public hearing on Monday, April 9 at 7 p.m.

Joe Stewart March 15, 2012 at 01:54 PM
@lacey for life........you don't get out much after 12am then. If you go to the White Castle in Toms River in the early morning hours, it is nothing but drunk kids.
Joe Stewart March 15, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Look at it on the bright side....the town will generate more revenue from the fines resulting from drunk driving fines and drug busts.....
WhyohWhy March 15, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Joe Stewart I'm not sure its so much a non-English speaking employment base as it is a non-English speaking clientele ! And if thats your problem then ya better go complain to ShopRite as well bc they do announcements the same way... its a sign of the times... this isn't Kansas anymore !
WhyohWhy March 15, 2012 at 03:01 PM
mussel mon... first you ask a ton of questions about Sunrise Beach, like you know nothing about it, THEN you make this remark? Seems to me you are a disgruntled SRBC sourpus ! Give it up already !
WhyohWhy March 15, 2012 at 03:05 PM
I think W.C. was ahead of its time being put in Manahawkin back then. If there was one there now it would thrive, I'm sure.
tr March 15, 2012 at 03:41 PM
As I understand it, the shack is not part of the Sunrise Beach organization, since the tract was sold by the original developer. The "Club" is a pay to play entity, which means, that IF you pay your dues and have a VALID PAID-UP MEMBERSHIP CARD, no one will bully you at the PRIVATE beach. Get it "mussel mom"????? Sunrise Beach continues to enjoy the dubious pleasure of being one of the highest assessed tax contributors in Lacey. I love having the "elite" Ha! Ha! pay more.
tr March 15, 2012 at 04:12 PM
See "mussel mom" you answered your own question . If, in your opinion, the beach can be used by "anyone", then let "anyone" spend the time, effort, and money to keep it from being in "horrible" shape. You are going to get exactly what you THINK you are entitled to. ENJOY!!! And for not knowing, you sure seem to know alot about Sunrise Beach. Are you one of those disgruntled elite high taxpayers, and if so, thank you from the rest of us lowly taxpayers.
WhyohWhy March 15, 2012 at 05:12 PM
I do think the sign at the beach says For Sunrise Beach Club members only. And ya know mussel mon if ya have any legit questions why not go to the meetings and ask them.....unless your one of those people that likes to moan on the side pointing fingers on what a bad job everyone else is doing ? And no they do not maintain the shack' as you put it. You have to ask your mayor about that eyesore.
larry March 15, 2012 at 07:30 PM
What happened to WC.Do you think WC will affect traffic that is already a mess. I vote for taco bell
Lacey Lover March 16, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Just so ya all know something that some of you already might know, THIS summer they are totally redoing the rt.9/ Lacey rd. intersection. That will be our traffic nightmare until it's complete.
John Lane March 16, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Should have built the rail trail road! keep burglars off it and helped with traffic?
gettin by March 16, 2012 at 03:39 PM
LOL Amen!
Roger Thomas March 16, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Oh I remember When Lacey was just another stagecoach stop over with perrty girls.. back in my day we had to catch our own rats and place them on a bun (make sure you push the tails).. What a bunch of cry babies. Funny how all these people have the answer, yet it's the same ol jokers running the town. How 'bout fighting for one of those seats and implement your desires for this cheesy little town..
grace March 16, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Debbie March 17, 2012 at 02:24 PM
wish it were a Popeyes instead!
Vee March 18, 2012 at 04:32 AM
Honestly you people are a bunch or freaks worried about obesity and food giving you cancer my god give me a break were you all fat at one time or maybe your still fat. If you can't Handel change and growth then move. There's worse shit going on like drugs...this is life people deal with it already.. I'll bet everyone of you who are complaining will be eating there when it opens
WhyohWhy March 18, 2012 at 01:04 PM
LMAO @ Vee.. well said ! ;)
karen coon March 18, 2012 at 04:23 PM
I'd rather see a book store!
Joe Stewart March 19, 2012 at 02:03 PM
I love when people out of town with a 1st grade education make stupid comments...stay in Bayville and don't forget to fill up the tires on your house with air.
Joe Stewart March 19, 2012 at 02:06 PM
@tr.....sounds like your disgruntled about having a low income...sour grapes on society for handing you a bad hand. In fact Sunrise Beach is for everyone to enjoy...during the day. At night the club is closed and the ramp is the only part of the beach that is only open to members for insurance reasons. THANK YOU...high tax paying "elite" for allowing others to enjoy the beach that you pay for.
River City Rover March 19, 2012 at 02:14 PM
We need either a Chicken Holiday or a KFC in town....even settle for a Taco Bell, but another fried food hamburger joint? And how did Waretown get a Sonic over Lacey? If Dewey Dawgs is smart, he'll open a joing similiar to the old Mister Hot Dog acroww from Sunrise. We don't need another bust hot dog place like at Oak & Main Street.
Chandler H April 02, 2012 at 07:45 AM
Forget white castle how bout taco bell or a movie theater
Vee April 05, 2012 at 08:00 PM
You people are ridiculous I swear I want white castle like it's gonna make anyone fatter please if your fat I'm sure it's not from white castle.. And who ever said about cancer you have got to be kidding me...I'm pretty sure a burgers not gonna give you cancer.. And about bringing in trash there are so many dirtbags here in town already I'm sure people aren't going to drive miles for a. White castle... Why isn't anyone complaining about the knew fast cash opening on rt 9 ya know where drug addicts who just robbed someone to sell there shit for money to buy more drugs... You people make such a big deal over the wrong things...Chandler h I agree a movie theater would be cool taco bell hmmm now what will that bring into this town???
Joe Stewart April 05, 2012 at 09:02 PM
@Vee...Ignorance is amazing....first of all...if there are already dirtbags, invite more...real smart....secondly the fast cash is already on Lacey road...not a new business. Fast Cash actually has helped the lacey police catch a whole bunch of crooks. in your infinite wisdom, do you really think that if it weren't there people would steal less? I think the Police should run it under cover to catch some more of these people.
Vee April 06, 2012 at 11:59 AM
I know there's one in Lacey road now we'll have two that what I'm saying it'll bring more dirtbags in... I'm far from ignorant I'm just real...my whole point is people are complaining about a damn white castle and not a store which brings shitheads around this town just think if it were a Fridays or chilis ya know a place where they serve alcohol would people complain about that too? PALEEZZZZZ !!!!!!
John April 09, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Gavin..., its simple don't go there!
hello April 10, 2012 at 11:56 AM
would a bar be better there then white castle?. think about it there is no bars south of lacey raod off rt9. they do have the parking for a bar what would become of sunrise blv then, like with people parking on the roads like some other bar in lacey. so people u want a white castle or a bar? p.s. u could have a salad at a bar
hello April 10, 2012 at 06:45 PM
o ya baby i cant wait yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Matt July 26, 2012 at 01:53 PM
I don't see why people complain, one small White Castle in Lacey, NJ out of all the other New Jersey towns isn't going to change much, If you're worried about the health of people then why don't you go complain about the McDonalds, Burger King, or Wendy's we have, or how about the nearby Sonic in Waretown because I don't see what the problem is. If you don't want to eat their food then don't go there, it's as simple as that...
PerfectlyFlawed March 09, 2013 at 07:03 PM
Give me a break, find something worth complaining about, other than a fast food chain. You people have way too much time on your hands to complain about something so stupid.... NO ONE IS FORCED TO EAT FAST FOOD!!! The traffic is bad regardless, I don't think white castle is going to have that much of an impact on RT 9... I hate people that complain on things that are so trivial....


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