Construction of a QuickCheck convenience store with an 18-pump gas station planned to take the place of a recently-demolished and previously abandoned building has been delayed, but will still be built, its developer said.
The 5,496 square foot building, which will include 12 indoor seats and 8 outdoor seats, as well as the covered gas station, is on track to be built at the corner of Route 37 and Fischer Boulevard. The lots on which the project will be built, located at 3104 and 3108 Route 37 west, were previously occupied by a furniture store and several smaller businesses. The bulk of the space had been largely abandoned for several years. The buildings were recently demolished.
The construction project was initially approved by the Toms River Township Planning Board in May 2015, but construction was delayed, prompting the developer to request an extension of the board’s approval. A copy of that request did not detail the exact amount of the extension being sought.
The board will decide on QuickChek’s request at its Dec. 21 meeting.
QuickChek is expanded throughout Ocean County. A similarly-sized store with a gas station is under construction in Brick and stores are currently operating in Point Pleasant, Beachwood and Bayville.
As for the new Toms River location: “QuickChek immediately recognized the value of this exceptional location, situated at a signalized intersection that offers optimal visibility and access among the area’s dense consumer population,” said Steven Winters, of CBRE commercial realty, said in a previous press release.