Supply chain slowdown: There is a light at the end of the tunnel in Brick Township!

Because of the supply chain slowdown, strip malls hit a partial pause, but the malls are coming back to life in Ocean County soon.

News 12 Staff

Nov 23, 2021, 1:04 PM

Updated 965 days ago

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Because of the supply chain slowdown, strip malls hit a partial pause, but the malls are coming back to life in Ocean County soon.
One of Brick Township’s most anticipated new supermarkets will wait a few more months before its grand opening.  
It was to be the most anticipated new grocery store in Brick Township. When Corrados announced it would replace the shuttered Pathmark, Brick mayor John Ducey said it would be a perfect fit.  
In 2020, the pandemic set the opening date back but by April, all seemed to be in the clear.
Excitement built as 120 employees were hired and then nothing.  
Essentials like shelving units, shopping carts, refrigeration, even cash register computer chips - became stuck in the supply chain.  
As the Corrado family continued to pay rent, they also had to provide the new hires unemployment.  
“People were excited; residents were excited; a lot of people have moved down here from up North and their stores up north they really love it - it employs about 120 130 people it's important for the community for jobs,” says Brick Township Mayor John Ducey.

Now they still anticipate an opening of January or February of 2022, and most of the employees hired say they will show up once these doors finally open.   


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