It's been several years now, an empty restaurant in Lakewood on Rt. 70.

I'm always thinking that's Brick there on Rt. 70. It's confusing because right up the road is The Christmas Tree Shoppe and that's Brick. Brick, Lakewood, and then it runs into Toms River. Maybe I'm the only one that gets confused there and that's Ok.

Ruby Tuesday on Rt. 70, next to Starbuck's closed several years ago and three more in New Jersey closed along with it. According to nj.com, the three that closed, were one in Freehold, Neptune, and Lakewood.

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Ruby Tuesday is one of my favorites for cheeseburgers. I went to the one on Rt. 70 a lot. When checking out Ruby Tuesday's website the three restaurants are no longer on it. When Ruby Tuesday closed, it was when the pandemic had restaurants closed inside. Like several restaurants in Ocean County, was it due to financial reasons?

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I always write about empty buildings and restaurants and businesses closing, especially during the pandemic. It's so sad to see empty buildings. This place needs to be replaced with something good. It's a great location and the perfect location for a restaurant.

What are you thinking Brick needs? What are you thinking Lakewood needs? Recently, I wrote an article about Quaker Steak & Lube and so many of you gave me great ideas on what you want to see there.

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You really, really want to see a Cheesecake Factory in this location. I think I have to agree with you, that would be a perfect location for one of those in that area. Out of all the restaurants to choose from, this was the winner for this location. Do you agree, with The Cheesecake Factory in that location?

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