Wow a McMystery? What’s The Deal with the Abandoned McDonald’s in Ortley Beach
It's a McMystery! Vin, not our 92.7 WOBM Morning News Anchor, recently reached out to me to ask "what is going on with the empty McDonald's in Ortley Beach?" We always enjoy it when we hear from listeners and they ask us questions and things to look into here at the Jersey Shore.
This time around we are looking at the McMystery in Ortley Beach! the abandoned McDonald's in Ortley Beach. I say abandoned because it's been nearly 2 years since it closed its doors, so it has sat for a long time and is empty....kinda abandoned, even though technically it just closed.
Doing a little searching online it appears that around May of 2020 we started seeing pots about the building being emptied out and the McDonald's logos coming down, which signaled to many that the Ortley Beach location was not going to re-open.
This McDonald's used to close in the off-season, but in 2020 it closed and never re-opened. So what is the deal with this location along Route 35? I checked the McDonald's website and it does not show they still are controlling the Ortley Beach location, so is this property owned by someone local? is it for sale? are their people squatting there on this property? If you have any information please share it with us so we can pass it along to listeners.
What would you like to see at this property? want another fast food place? another type of business? would you tear down the existing building and leave open space?
This property is located right next to the Acme Plaza on Rt 35 in Ortley Beach.
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