Thursday, November 15, 2012


October 24, 2012


BERKELEY TOWNSHIP:  When I first began in the real estate business thirty years ago, there were restaurants and bars lining the waterfront along the New Jersey coastline,” states Richard R. Santore of, Bielat Santore & Company, Allenhurst, New Jersey.  “Now, with the exception of the boardwalks, few remain.”  Over the years, waterfront real estate became more attractive to wealthy individuals and/or real estate developers who saw the opportunity to convert a restaurant property on the water into a mansion resort for their private residence, or into a multi-unit townhouse development to create many residences for sale with high price tags on the water.
However, there are a number of waterfront restaurant hold-outs that dot the New Jersey coast and because of their locations and spectacular panoramic water views many are time-stamped institutions.  One such restaurant and bar, “The Waters Edge,” 11 Whitecap Way, Berkeley Township, New Jersey was just sold, according to Santore, the broker for the sale.
The Waters Edge exhibits a most tempting menu with every item specifically created and prepared to perfection for that on-the-water dining experience.  Then again, the main attraction is the restaurant’s massive 7,000 square foot outdoor deck, equipped with three “Tiki-Bars,” a full outdoor kitchen and a bandstand for music listening and dancing pleasure.  Warm bay breezes and serene water views add to the allure of this summertime oasis in Ocean County, New Jersey.
The new proprietors, the Ziegler family, plan to make many improvements to the facility and business.  They are adding a whole new technology component to the business that will allow it to run more effectively and proficiently, while at the same time create a captivating social media outlet that will instantly and regularly communicate events, specials and restaurant happenings to both loyal clientele and waterfront dining seekers. 
Nestled on the Barnegat Bay, the Waters Edge is a great place to meet for food, drinks or entertainment.  The exquisite atmosphere, tranquil setting and top chefs make the Waters Edge the latest and most talked about facility to hold a wedding reception or other catered affair.  The Water’s Edge is open seven days a week in the summer and six days in the winter.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


October 17, 2012


HOWELL TOWNSHIP:  The twenty-year history of the Chapter House Restaurant, located at 1454 Highway 9 South, Howell Township, New Jersey has turned the page and was sold according to Richard R. Santore of, Bielat Santore & Company, Allenhurst, New Jersey, the broker for the sale.  But no worries, the new proprietors are none other than the Jaspan family, owners of the Ivy League Restaurant, located on the north side of Highway 9 in Howell Township.
At one period of time the Chapter House was one of five restaurants created and operated by American Innkeepers.  Three others were sold over the past ten years; The “Varsity Club,” Fair Haven, New Jersey, the aforementioned “Ivy League,” Howell Township, New Jersey and the “Thirsty Mallard,” Waretown, New Jersey.  With the sale of the Chapter House, the only remaining American Innkeeper operated restaurant, is the “Tiger’s Tale” in Montgomery, New Jersey.
“This is a perfect fit for us,” says new owner Tom Jaspan.  “We have just bought up the competition.  The concept is exactly the same one we are running at the Ivy League.  We now can buy better, market together and share staff which will lead to a better bottom line for both restaurants.”
For over twenty years the Chapter House Restaurant has packed them in.  The food isn't exactly gourmet, but, then again, it isn't pretending to be. The "pub grub" is good, solid fare, the portions are generous, and the prices more than reasonable.  The bar is big and bustling, with seating for 40.  It is decked out with flat screen televisions, rustic lanterns, blackboard specials and assorted memorabilia.  Various ales, lagers, stouts and microbrews hold a prominent place.  The dining room seats 145 and is spruced up with collegiate ivy-league themed decorative embellishments.
For lovers of the great American grilled hamburger, all of burgers should live up to your expectations. Among the sandwiches, recommended is the French dip; thinly sliced roast beef served on French bread with au jus.  And speaking of sandwiches, the buffalo chicken wrap leads an array of tangy wraps that are so very popular on the menu.  But why tempt the culinary muses? Stick with the steak. The 16-ounce grilled rib-eye dipped in Cajun spices is certainly the best of the lot. The 24-ounce NY sirloin is another delectable possibility, and it may also be ordered grilled or dipped in Cajun spices.
Stop by with a group, dress as casual as you like, get ready to eat and drink, and a good time will be had by all.  The Chapter House is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


October 1, 2012
NEPTUNE CITY:  The former La Cantina southwestern restaurant, located at 116 Third Avenue, Neptune City, New Jersey has been sold according to Richard R. Santore of, Bielat Santore & Company, Allenhurst, New Jersey, the broker for the sale.  The new owners, Alan Grippaldi and Fabian Gomez are converting the restaurant and bar into a stylish sports bar featuring a tapas menu and sushi bar.  “This area has not seen anything like the concept we are bringing to Neptune City,” says theme originator and promoter Grippaldi.  “Jersey’s, as the new restaurant will be called, is going to be a sports and entertainment mecca offering food and drink not found in your typical New Jersey sports bar,” continues Grippaldi.

The menu is comprised of over 50 different hot and cold tapas items.  Most of the tapas recipes are from Spain.  Many of the products will be imported directly to the restaurant to maintain the authenticity of the dishes.  Customers will have an opportunity to sample many things for dinner, while having drinks or watching their favorite team on one of the many huge flat screen televisions doming the bar.  An exclusive Spanish wine list will be carefully designed by the owners.  “Watch out for our homemade Sangria,” says owner Gomez, “it is a secret family recipe that will knock your socks off.”

In a unique twist to the common tapas bar menus customers may find throughout the state, Jersey’s menu will also incorporate a complete selection of handmade sushi.  Conforming to the restaurant’s tapas oriented them, the portions and the menu will be arranged “tapas-style,” and customers will be encouraged to share and taste a variety of Japanese delicacies.

All sports all the time, lively music, a vibrant crowd, inventive cocktails, the finest tapas items of Spain and the best sushi this side of Tokyo…you can get it all at Jersey’s, Neptune City, New Jersey.  Opening October 15, 2012, seven days for lunch, dinner and late night entertainment.

Friday, August 10, 2012


Commercial real estate firm is producing short promotional videos for its clientele to use with Internet and social media, such as YouTube, Facebook and business' websites.

Bielat Santore & Company, Allenhurst, New Jersey, is filming, editing and producing short promotional videos for its valued restaurant clientele for use on YouTube, Facebook, the client and firm’s websites and other Internet-related media. “We are trying to help our client base,” states Richard Santore, Vice President of the Allenhurst firm. “If we have a client looking to sell a restaurant, bar, catering facility, hotel, golf course or similar property, we dispatch a professional crew to film the location and to interview the owner. The video includes special events, promotions or menu items that the owner wishes to emphasize,” continues Santore.
Bielat Santore & Company also produces videos for clients who recently purchased a restaurant-type property from the firm. “This type of video helps the new proprietor get its message out to the public quickly. Its purpose is to ramp up business so that prospective purchasers perceive more activity when they are looking to buy,” says Santore.
The real estate firm produces these unique marketing videos for its valued clientele throughout the year. If you are a Bielat Santore & Company client, or want to be, and are interested in getting your message out to the public via video and social media, contact Senior Project Coordinator, Jenna Boker, at 732.869.4200.
To view the latest Bielat Santore & Company client video featuring MJ’s Pizza, Bar & Grill, check out the “Press Page” of the Bielat Santore & Company website at, or the firm’s Facebook page, “Jersey Beats & Eats”, sponsored by company.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Commercial Real Estate firm introduces new Facebook page "Jersey Beats & Eats", a place where NJ businesses and patrons can share information about the food, beverage and entertainment industries.

A new social media page has been launched byBielat Santore & Company of Allenhurst, New Jersey. The Facebook page is called “Jersey Beats & Eats” and its purpose is two-fold: to inform subscribers with what is happening around New Jersey, as well as increasing patronage and revenue for Jersey businesses. The page focuses primarily on the food, beverage and entertainment industries.
Jersey Beats & Eats” shares information about deals and promotions happening at New Jersey bars and restaurants, notifies subscribers about various local music and entertainment performances, supplies its readers with weekly recipes, discusses the latest news and trends among entrepreneurs within the food, beverage and entertainment industries, and encourages those within those industries to share their feedback, as well as post their own news and specials on the “Jersey Beats & Eats” page. Additionally, the social media page has a bi-weekly E-newsletter sponsored by the New Jersey commercial real estate firm, Bielat Santore & Company, a boutique agency working exclusively with food and beverage related real estate since 1978. According to the mission statement on its Facebook page, “ ‘Jersey Beats & Eats’ is where you can get the scoop on local restaurants, bars, events, deals, music, news and other general happenings in the Garden State” and “is the place to find and share information about what is new and noteworthy in our great state.”
Check out “Jersey Beats & Eats” on Facebook For more information about Bielat Santore & Company, visit their website at, or call 732.869.4200.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


This past Saturday, July 21st, the campground commemorated the sixth-month mark to the Christmas holiday with its “Christmas in July” celebration.

Surf & Stream Campground in Toms River, New Jersey, celebrated its annual “Christmas in July” celebration this past weekend. The campground, which offers an array of RVs and tents, hosts a variety of extracurricular activities for its campers on a weekly basis, including: Elvis impersonators, hayrides, live music, children’s film nights, kids crafts, parades, picnics and potluck dinners, among other activities.
This past Saturday, July 21st, the campground commemorated the sixth-month mark to the Christmas holiday with its “Christmas in July” celebration. The festivities included holiday decorations, a Christmas tree adorned with lights and ornaments made by campers, two visits from Santa, a gift-exchange among the residents of the campground, holiday music, food and entertainment. “We had a great turnout,” states Ray Rimoldi, manager of Surf & Stream campground, “70 kids received gifts, Santa cooked pancakes for everyone and cake and ice cream was served to all.” Rimoldi explained how the day began with young campers creating paper snowflakes and a variety of holiday ornaments, which were then used to decorate the campground, followed by two separate visits from Santa, one in the afternoon to distribute gifts, and another in the evening to cook pancakes for the campers, as well as a live band playing holiday music. “It was a success and everyone had a lot of fun,” said Rimoldi, “we can’t wait to do it again next year.”
The next events at Surf & Stream campground include a kids craft day, a live DJ, and a hayride this upcoming weekend. The campground is located at 1801 Ridgeway Road, off of Route 571 in Toms River. It is conveniently located near Six Flags Great Adventure, Atlantic City and Seaside Heights. Call 732.349.8919 for more information or visit the campground on the web at

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


New Jersey commercial real estate firm launches interactive site to provide real estate offerings and the latest industry news.

Allenhurst, New Jersey (PRWEB) July 18, 2012
Bielat Santore & Company, Allenhurst, New Jersey has launched its new website This innovative and interactive site provides users with the ability to register and connect to a new world of food and beverage real estate offerings, industry news, tips on the trade, press releases and client videos produced and posted by the firm. It is also where you can get the scoop on events, deals, music, food and a recurrent schedule of what is happening within the New Jersey restaurant and entertainment scene through the company sponsored “Jersey Beats & Eats” Facebook page.
By completing an online registration form, interested restaurant buyers and sellers can search through an array of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, catering complexes, hotels, marinas and golf courses available within the firm’s database. If there is not a match at the time of the search, no worry, the next time a listing comes in that matches a registered user’s criteria, an immediate company “E-Bulletin” email will be generated, alerting the user to its availability.
Bielat Santore & Company is an established commercial real estate firm. The company's expertise lies chiefly within the hospitality industry, specializing in the sale of food and beverage real estate and businesses. Since 1978, the principals of Bielat Santore & Company, Barry Bielat and Richard Santore, have sold more restaurants and similar type properties in New Jersey than any other real estate company. Furthermore, the firm has secured in excess of $500,000,000 in financing to facilitate these transactions.
If you would like to be kept in the New Jersey restaurant and bar loop, bookmark this site:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


March 16, 2012 

BRICKTOWN:  It seems that Mort Nase has been in the restaurant business all of his life.  The Point Pleasant resident has been a staple behind the bar at Frankie’s Bar & Grill on Route 35 in Point Pleasant and was a principal reason for the success Frankie’s enjoyed for over the past two decades.  If you are a regular at Frankie’s, or even if you just stop in occasionally, it is more than likely you were greeted or served by Mort Nase. 
Well guess what?  The next time you visit Frankie’s for a beer or a burger, you are not going to see Mort’s smiling face.  It’s not that Mort is retiring; gosh no, he’s way too young for that.  The truth is that Mort Nase has finally purchased his own restaurant and will be opening up soon. According to Richard R. Santore, Bielat Santore & Company, Allenhurst, New Jersey, the broker for the sale, Mort Nase and a partner have purchased Craig’s Restaurant, 292 Princeton Avenue, Brick, New Jersey and after a few weeks of renovations will open up as the “Windward Grille.” 
When I asked Mort what he was seeking to accomplish in his new Brick restaurant, he couldn’t stop talking; “We want to sell delicious and remarkable food and drink and make sure that the product we serve meets the highest standards of quality, freshness and seasonality, combining both creative and traditional American styles of cooking.  We want to consistently provide our customers with impeccable service by demonstrating warmth, graciousness, efficiency, knowledge, professionalism and integrity in our work. We want to have every customer who comes through our doors leave impressed and excited, eager to come back again.  We want to provide all who work with us a friendly, cooperative and rewarding environment that encourages long- term, satisfying, growth employment. We want to keep our concept fresh, exciting and on the cutting edge of the hospitality and entertainment industry and finally, we want to be a giving member of the community and to use our restaurant to improve the quality of life in the Brick area." 
Well, that’s sure a mouthful!  So whether you are coming across the bridge from Mort’s home town of Point Pleasant, wrapping up a sailing trip on the nearby Metedeconk River or just cruising down Route 70 looking for a place to eat, stop in and say hello to Mort.  He wants to make you happy!  The Windward Grille will be open for lunch and dinner following minor renovations.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


December 19, 2011



LOCH ARBOUR:  The Lakehouse Restaurant located at 601 Main Street, Loch Arbour, New Jersey has been sold according to Richard R. Santore, Bielat Santore & Company, Allenhurst, New Jersey, one of the brokers for the sale.  The new proprietor is the owner and operator of the Four Winds Restaurant in Manasquan, New Jersey. 

Situated on Deal Lake directly across the bridge from Asbury Park and within walking distance of the ocean, the new McGillicuddy’s has actually been open since June under a management agreement.  The facility has a very active bar; actually two bars.  Inside there is a huge forty-seat oval bar domed with large flat-screen televisions.  Outside there is a spacious tiki-bar complimented by an additional ninety seats for casual dining, where patrons sit under colorful umbrellas during fair-weather months. 

On weekends you can always find a lively duo or small band performing after 10:00 p.m.  Sundays and Monday nights the bar is filled with football fanatics.  Everyone can find their favorite beer at McGillicuddy’s.  The bar has 18 delicious beers on tap and features a “Happy Hour” Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

However, the main ingredient that was missing from the former Lakehouse menu of operations was good, quality, consistent food.  In an effort to overcome that shortcoming, the new owners have brought signature items from their renowned Four Winds menu including their famous prime rib to Loch Arbour.  “The food has really been kicked up a notch since the new owners have taken over,” states Santore.  “Our office is right down the block from the restaurant and many of our employees and clients have noticed a big change in the food,” continues Santore. 

McGillicuddy’s takes over where the Lakehouse left off as a local haven for residents of Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Allenhurst, West Allenhurst, Ocean Township and Deal.  Many of these area residents frequent the restaurant more than one night a week.  In the summertime, the outside deck is packed with three generations of families from this local following.  Grandparents, parents and their college-aged children all frequent the restaurant, especially during the summer.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Asbury Park Pillar Calls It Quits

March 8, 2012

ASBURY PARK:  After forty-five years in business in the City of Asbury Park, of which thirty of those were spent as owner/operator of the Adriatic Restaurant, 1409 Kingsley Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey, Stanley Tokic is turning in both his apron and his keys. The long time restaurant and bar across the street from the Berkeley Carteret Hotel has been sold according to Richard R. Santore, Bielat Santore & Company, Allenhurst, New Jersey, the broker for the sale.
Stanley Tokic, both the chef and owner of the Adriatic Restaurant is an old-school New York City restaurateur with amazing skill and style.  He came over to the United States over fifty years ago from Croatia, and has been in the restaurant and bar business ever since.  Menu items such as the “Steak Stanley,” “Chicken Murphy” and the “Hungarian Goulash” have attracted loyal patrons for over three decades.  The old fashioned jukebox and two traditional TVs give the bar the vibe of being back in the 1970s.  It's been a great place to eat, drink and relax, but now it is time for Stanley and his wife Mirjana to retire and enjoy life together.
Santore reports that the restaurant has been sold to executive chef and co-owner of several restaurants in Asbury Park, Marilyn Schlossbach, and her brother, Richard.  Ms. Schlossbach operates the Trinity and the Pope, with a Creole and Cajun theme, Langosta Lounge, which serves what Ms. Schlossbach calls “vacation food - a mix of Mexican, Caribbean and Asian,” and the Dauphin Grill in the Berkeley Carteret Hotel.  She also operates three casual Mexican spots called Pop’s Garage, one in Normandy Beach, one in Asbury Park and one in Shrewsbury and the Labrador Lounge, in Normandy Beach.  Now add the Adriatic to her list.
Her biggest project is Asbury Park itself, where she has more charitable endeavors and sits on more Boards than she has restaurants.  She has a very good feel for the community and about what works and doesn’t work.  Schlossbach has a vision for Asbury Park: a thriving downtown that would funnel people to the beachfront, and a resulting prosperity that would benefit the city’s rundown neighborhoods, generally on the west side of town.
Don’t expect many changes at the Adriatic until after the summer rush subsides.  As you can surmise, Schlossbach has plenty on her plate!