I heard its going on the old Dutch Boy paint site. They have been filling in the area for a while now.South side of the Raritan river about 10 or so miles by water to Sandy Hook,Very close to Staten Island,Central and North Jersey an hour or so from Ocean county , I Think they found a good site. The ground is probaly so toxic that a retail site is the only thing you can build there.The site is on the west side of the parkway on the east side they are doing something also .Maybe a marinaJust was told about Bass pro shop coming to raritan bay on the water with a marina . Did anyone here about this???
A "good" toxic site? Well, it is Jersey so we have to grade on a curve. Ha HaI Think they found a good site. The ground is probaly so toxic that a retail site is the only thing you can build there.
To be fair, I don't think this will hurt the mom and pops too much on things like bait. And there's still custom rod building and reel repairs done at mom and pop shops...and the fact that most of the mom and pop places are right by marinas or water, so they'll always be more convenient. Frankly, I think that's the only thing that's kept some mom and pop places open anyway, as some of their prices and customer service are absolute garbage. I always prefer to support the little guy, but I'm not gonna pay more to be treated like crap. I guess you have to pick your mom and pops, just like anything else.Yeah, and then all the local mom and pops go to sh*t..
I agree but if the local shop provides good service even at a little bit of a higher price- this shouldnt affect them. The problem is that most of these local mom and pop shops are rude and their prices are ridiculous so those goes are in trouble.thats not great for the local shops. how much business are they gonna lose. maybe not in bait sales but rods and reels and tackle overall??? could be bad
I worked at a mom and pop shop in the area for a couple of years. I can say for certain that rods/reels were never where we made money. Profits were mostly from ice and bait. Maybe 1 out of 100 customers bought a rod or reel. Maybe less than that, even. And the mark up on the big ticket stuff is small. Just like any retail business, most of the profits come from the little stuff. And, as has been said, the ones with good service will keep customers. The ones without...they might have a little trouble. But convenience is still probably what's kept them in business, anyway.thats not great for the local shops. how much business are they gonna lose. maybe not in bait sales but rods and reels and tackle overall??? could be bad