Vacant buildings on Route 37 in Toms River, New Jersey

Our last real estate question concerns this former 7-11 on Route 37 in Toms River. This site is currently dark and has been closed for a while. It is a busy section of Route 37 near Lakehurst Road. Recently we have seen several 7-11s close in Ocean County.

We usually throw the question “what’s next?” And it’s the same with this place. Whether the existing building is used, whether the old 7-11 or 7-11 is demolished and a new building is constructed… what do you think is the best idea for this location? So many vacant lots and buildings here in Ocean County, we have to start rebuilding these areas… a little sitting park would be better than an old, decaying vacant building, okay?

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The funny thing about this place is that it was a place I used to go as a kid with my friends to get treats at 7-11. Summer was always a walk until 7-11 with our change (money) to grab a slurpee and maybe a few pennies of candy. I remember the bazooka chewing gum was a favorite. Every once in a while when we went on our 7-11 trip we would get baseball cards and then sit outside on the sidewalk and “flip” our cards. Childhood sports game lol and sometimes you won and sometimes you lost all of your baseball cards lol. Another thing we loved about 7-11 was “wacky packages”Always fun to collect stickers.

Sad to see the old dark and vacant hangout, it’s been a while… guess I haven’t noticed it recently. Now I want a slurpee lol

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