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Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home's issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey's one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won't rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won't have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Hazlet, it's no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.

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The Healthy Way Difference

At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won't be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren't like anybody else's, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won't find any "one-size-fits-all" solutions here, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

  • Best warranties in the industry
  • Free initial inspection
  • Full-service basement waterproofing
  • Mold remediation
  • Foundation repair
  • Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation

Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.

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With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can't handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We're talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home's value and your family's health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:

  • Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
  • Mildew residue
  • Water stains on your foundation's walls and floors
  • Erosion of your concrete
  • Mineral deposits found on pipes
  • Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
  • Pooling water around your foundation's interior
  • Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
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Basement Waterproofing in Hazlet

Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn't in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement's water-related problems.

Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.

Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.

Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:

  • Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
  • Basement flooding
  • Loss of valuables
  • Serious water damage to your home's walls and floors
  • Decrease in home value

Don't wait to address the moisture developing in your basement - call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.

What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?

It's easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don't know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Hazlet:

Clay Bowl Effect

The "Clay Bowl" Effect

It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or "bowl" effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.

Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure:

This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.

How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs

Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:

  • Sump pumps
  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • High-strength washer hoses
  • Floor and wall crack repair
  • Replacement windows
  • Flood protection for your water heater

When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home's value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.

The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process

Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a "prevention over repair" mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We're not in the business of putting a "Band-Aid" on your water problem - we want to fix your issue completely, so you don't have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:

Interior Waterproofing

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don't usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior Waterproofing

Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home's foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren't clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home's foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.

Exterior Waterproofing

Drainage Systems

One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you're thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn't retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it's best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.

WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Because every home is different, it's hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor's. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you're having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.

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GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME

Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won't do the work!

If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.

Don't let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!

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'Dream Park' Ideas Welcomed For Hazlet's 8th Street Space

There will be a community meeting on Tuesday night to share ideas, concepts for the transformation of the 8th Street Park in Hazlet.HAZLET, NJ — Township kids have already told town officials what they'd like to see in the proposed 8th Street Park in Hazlet. Now it's time for the community at large to hear their ideas and suggest some of their own to create a "dream park," officials said.The next step in the Township Committee's plan to transform the 8th Street Park will be a community information meeting Tue...

There will be a community meeting on Tuesday night to share ideas, concepts for the transformation of the 8th Street Park in Hazlet.

HAZLET, NJ — Township kids have already told town officials what they'd like to see in the proposed 8th Street Park in Hazlet. Now it's time for the community at large to hear their ideas and suggest some of their own to create a "dream park," officials said.

The next step in the Township Committee's plan to transform the 8th Street Park will be a community information meeting Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m..

The meeting will take place at the West Keansburg Firehouse, 91 Eighth St., the township said on its website.

Learn about the concept plan, talk to engineers, offer input and view the park site at the meeting.

Tara Clark, the township's former mayor, continues to spearhead this project, the township said.

On Aug. 10 she sought the advice of some playground experts at Hazlet Summer Recreation Camp. Clark read kids a true story about a girl who helped design a playground in her community. She then gave the children the challenge of helping design the future play space for 8th Street Park.

The children shared what they love most about playgrounds they have visited and gave feedback on structures like saucer swings, wavy slides, spinners, and rope towers.

They were excited to hear that their suggestions would be shared with community members, town engineers, and Hazlet's governing body and they could create a dream playground of their own.

The Township Committee authorized bonds for the project on July 12. It also approved the payment of $141,560 to T & M Engineering for design and construction services of the park.

The bond ordinance calls for $1.5 million, instead of the 2021 projected cost of $1.2 million, to cover possible inflation. The committee authorized the issuance of $1 million in bonds or notes for the financing part of the appropriation. The amount includes the sum of $250,000 expected to be received as a Monmouth County Open Space Grant and $250,000 as the down payment required by NJ Local Bond Law to be provided by the Open Space fund, the township said last month.

Wedding invitation led to new life in US, and Ray's Real Pizza in Hazlet

Special to the Asbury Park PressHAZLET - Marco Russo, owner of Ray’s Real Pizza in Hazlet, came to America at age 9 to attend his brother's wedding, but after being in the United States for just a month, his family decided to stay and pursue their own American dream.“I came here with my mother, father and two other brothers to be apart of Giuseppe’s wedding, we soon found that we liked America very much, and so, we made the choice to stay here and make a better life for ourselves,” Russo s...

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HAZLET - Marco Russo, owner of Ray’s Real Pizza in Hazlet, came to America at age 9 to attend his brother's wedding, but after being in the United States for just a month, his family decided to stay and pursue their own American dream.

“I came here with my mother, father and two other brothers to be apart of Giuseppe’s wedding, we soon found that we liked America very much, and so, we made the choice to stay here and make a better life for ourselves,” Russo said. “My two brothers that were already in the States had opened up a pizzeria in Brooklyn. With our whole family here together, we had the opportunity to open up more locations around the rest of Manhattan.”

“We started opening up more pizzerias,” Russo said. “Even though I was very young, I started to help out at age 13. It was great experience. I always liked this business and interacting with people. I wanted to learn and I was eager to do so. I started selling Italian ice inside the pizzeria and little by little, I graduated to working behind the counter and learning the business. By the time I was 15, I was running my own location in Brooklyn.“

Between 1983 and 2003, the Russo family would open seven different pizzerias around New York City.

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“It was a space we were comfortable in,” Russo said. “My two oldest brothers had experience with running a pizzeria and they definitely passed down their knowledge to me and the rest of my family. I saw them doing something they were passionate about and I wanted to be included. It was our family business and I took it upon myself to contribute in my own way. I just wanted to be apart of something great.

“The process was well worth it,” Russo said. “I was not interested in school, so I knew this would be my life’s work and I was comfortable with that. I wanted to commit my efforts to this project. I knew it was something I could grow. We had a lot of employees and the overall establishment was worth all of the hard work. We put our blood, sweat and tears into it.”

Moving to New Jersey

In 2003, the Russos were at the height of their success and were doing great business with their pizzerias all around Manhattan, but rising New York rents were becoming unsustainable.

“The business was doing well overall, but the rent was just too much,” Russo said. “No matter how successful you are with a business, you need to put the money back into it to grow it continuously. When our landlord was raising the amount of money we were paying every month, it was more feasible to just close down the locations completely. It was a long time in the making and we had a lot of fun and great experiences, but in the end, we made the right decision to move on.

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“Although we closed down our pizzerias around the city, we still had some gas left in the tank,” Russo said. “We were still hungry to do more and we still had the potential to serve the public, but just in a different location this time. Later in that same year, we moved to New Jersey and found a place in Hazlet. This time, it was myself and my two older brothers that opened up a pizzeria and named it after my grandfather Ray. We named it Ray’s Real Pizza.”

All three brothers had an even slice of the pie until 2016, when both of Marco’s older brothers decided to retire and let Marco run the business by himself.

“I was truly honored to take the reins from my brothers and run the business with a strong commitment to serving great food and maintaining customer service to the highest level,” Russo said. “At the time that I had the opportunity to take over the business from my brothers, they both asked me if I wanted to just shut it down, but I felt just the opposite. I liked the area and the people and I just felt right at home. There was no place I would rather be. It was bittersweet.

“After taking over the business officially, I really invested a lot of time into making the business the best it could possibly be,” Russo said. “I had the background and the experience from my earlier years and I was in my element. I was able to take all of my positive energy from my past and insert it into this business. Little by little, we got our name out there and started to really draw in clientele from the locals and people that came from a distance. Everything really came together.”

'It’s not just a pizzeria'

Although Ray’s Real Pizza is mainly a pizzeria, it does serve other cuisine.

“We have a full-blown menu with our restaurant,” Russo said. “We do pork chops, fish and old-fashioned Italian pasta, in addition to our pizza. We do special orders for many of our customers and they really appreciate those specialty dishes. It’s not just a pizzeria, it’s more than that. We do our part to serve our customers and the community. It’s all about our connection with our customer base.”

Russo believes he has a bright future ahead of him.

“I want to keep going from where we are right now,” Russo said. “I would like to get my kids to one day take over the business and keep it running, but that decision is up to them. I’ve really enjoyed running the business up until this point and I think we will be a success, no matter what, but for now we will stick to what we know and that is serving our customers with a smile on our faces.”

Ray's Real Pizza

Owner: Marco Russo

Location: 3429 Route 35, Hazlet

Phone: 732-203-1600

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 10 p.m. Sundays

Bell Works Signs Up Vonage, LT Apparel At Holmdel Campus

The global communications company and a privately owned children's apparel company are the newest tenants at Bell Works in Holmdel.HOLMDEL, NJ — Bell Works has announced that two new tenants have joined the so-called "metroburb" that was once Bell Labs, and one of them is a neighbor from 23 Main St. - the Vonage global cloud communications company.Vonage is moving its corporate headquarters there and LT Apparel, a manufacturer of children's clothes, has leased about 13,000 square feet as of July for support st...

The global communications company and a privately owned children's apparel company are the newest tenants at Bell Works in Holmdel.

HOLMDEL, NJ — Bell Works has announced that two new tenants have joined the so-called "metroburb" that was once Bell Labs, and one of them is a neighbor from 23 Main St. - the Vonage global cloud communications company.

Vonage is moving its corporate headquarters there and LT Apparel, a manufacturer of children's clothes, has leased about 13,000 square feet as of July for support staff, though not retail, a Bell Works spokesperson said.

The two companies are "the first two major tenant leases" signing up for the Campus office space, a Bell Works press release said.

For Vonage, which has already been headquartered in Holmdel, the move is a short one.

Vonage "helps businesses accelerate their digital transformation" with offices across the globe and more than 2,200 employees worldwide, the news release from Bel Works said.

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"Holmdel has been our home for more than a decade, and we remain committed to this community,” said Stephen Lasher, chief financial officer for Vonage.

“Like many companies, in the past two years we have moved to a hybrid working environment. The dynamic, creative, and tech-focused space at Bell Works will allow us to continue to expand right here in New Jersey as we continue to work toward making Vonage a top company for great talent,” he said.

Vonage has offices throughout the United States, Europe, Israel and Asia and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ericsson, a Stockholm-based telecommunicati0ns and networking company, a news release from Bell Works said.

"We’re thrilled to welcome LT Apparel and Vonage, two companies that share similar values like community and connection, to our diverse lineup of tenants and know they will fit in seamlessly,” said Ralph Zucker, president of Inspired by Somerset Development, the developer behind Bell Works New Jersey.

"Campus" is a flexible workspace solution at Bell Works, the company's public relations representatives said in an email.

Essentially a business can lease space at the "metroburb" without the worry of long-term contracts. Campus is one of the many workspace options at Bell Works, which range from customized, long-term private offices to pre-furnished, “ready-to-wear” suites and coLab — Bell Works' co-working membership experience, Bell Works says.

Workspaces at Campus are fully furnished and fully wired, and offer businesses the ability to lease both small and large footprints, depending on the needs of their teams, the public relations company explained.

Zucker noted that “Companies today are seeking well-designed spaces that inspire and encourage their employees to collaborate and exchange ideas. At Bell Works, we find that people arrive with enthusiasm each day as they walk into a place teeming with life.”

LT Apparel Group is a New York-based children’s clothing company, whose portfolio includes Adidas Kids, Carhartt Kids, and French Toast. LT Apparel is a family-owned, privately held company. The company’s headquarters will remain in New York City.

“It’s important to us that we give our employees a special place to work when they come into the office to collaborate with colleagues in a dynamic environment,” said Alfred J. Sutton, vice president/supply chain operations, at LT Apparel Group. “There is nothing else in the market like Bell Works, a true one-of-a-kind destination, that fits in as well with our business and culture.”

The Campus, which opened in 2021, caters to the growing number of medium-sized businesses and enterprises in search of flexibly termed leasing solutions as their teams begin to return to the office post-pandemic, the company said in the news release.

The 72,000-square foot workspace provides the option for teams to easily return to an office environment and maintain a physical location.

Businesses at Campus have access to break-out rooms, conferencing facilities, and the retail and dining options on The Block at Bell Works.

The more public face of Bell Works is The Block, which is home to a growing roster of retailers and restaurants, all centered around a quarter-mile atrium, which has been repurposed as an enclosed pedestrian street, the company representatives said.

Visitors can stroll along the climate-controlled avenue that offers the appeal of an urban "Main Street," including a food hall, pour-over coffee bar, and various retailers. The Block also hosts the monthly pop-up Bell Works Fresh Market, where local artists, artisans and other vendors put their creations on display.

Campus’ interior design elements reflect a human-centric approach, applied to every environment at Bell Works, and feature unique, sustainable and biophilic elements, including: renewable selections, repurposed materials, LED and natural lighting and indoor plants.

Bell Works’ creative director and lead designer, Paola Zamudio from NPZ Style & Décor, and G3 Architects collaborated on the design for Bell Works’ Campus workspaces.

Jeff Garibaldi, president at The Garibaldi Group; Tara Keating, vice president at The Garibaldi Group; and Lindsey Florio, broker support analyst at The Garibaldi Group, represented Bell Works New Jersey in both transactions.

To learn more about Bell Works New Jersey, visit its website.

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New Destinations Coming For Visitors To Hazlet Town Center

Urban Air Adventure Park, Bubbakoo's Burritos, AT&T Wireless & CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice are among newest tenants of the regional center.HAZLET, NJ — Hazlet Town Center has announced four new retail leases at the regional shopping center on Route 35.Urban Air Adventure Park, Bubbakoo’s Burritos, CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice and AT&T Wireless are coming to the site, the company said. Urban Air, a trampoline and adventure park, is expected to open in the beginning of 2023, a company spokesperson said....

Urban Air Adventure Park, Bubbakoo's Burritos, AT&T Wireless & CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice are among newest tenants of the regional center.

HAZLET, NJ — Hazlet Town Center has announced four new retail leases at the regional shopping center on Route 35.

Urban Air Adventure Park, Bubbakoo’s Burritos, CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice and AT&T Wireless are coming to the site, the company said. Urban Air, a trampoline and adventure park, is expected to open in the beginning of 2023, a company spokesperson said.

Pierson Commercial is the leasing agent for the 203,912-square-foot shopping center.

“Within a short period of time, Hazlet Town Center has been transformed into a high-profile lifestyle and experiential services destination," said Gregg Medvin, vice president of Pierson Commercial.

“Anchored by recent tenant additions of Burlington and Aldi, which book-end Urban Air, the shopping center appeals to a diverse slate of tenants, from national and local service providers to medical, fitness and restaurant providers,” he said.

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In addition to the latest leasing activity, Panera’s indoor/outdoor dining with a drive-thru location and Bubbakoo’s Burritos at the center’s northwest corner recently opened. Construction is expected to begin on the pad at the northeast corner for a Wawa convenience store and fueling station.

Situated at the intersection of Route 35 and Bethany Road, Hazlet Town Center is owned by a joint venture between Onyx Equities and Siguler Guff & Co. Since being acquired by the group, it has undergone renovations that include facade refurbishments and "a rebranding and repositioning," the company said.

According to Medvin, Pierson Commercial is currently in lease negotiations for the remaining space.

“Hazlet Town Center is an integral fixture within this highly desirable trade market," said Matthew P. Flath, vice president of asset management at Onyx Equities. “By repositioning Hazlet Town Center, we are ensuring the shopping center’s longevity as a center of commerce as well as a community gathering place.”

Established in 2011, Pierson Commercial, headquartered in Marlboro, is a retail-focused commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firm. It also has an office in New York City, the company said in a news release.

Headquartered in Woodbridge, Onyx Equities, LLC, is a real estate firm specializing in investment, asset repositioning and ground-up development. Since its founding in 2004, Onyx has acquired more than $2.3 billion worth of real estate assets throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, the company said in a news release.

Bubbakoo's Burritos ready to open Hazlet Town Center restaurant

HAZLET - Get ready taco and burrito fans.Bubbakoo's Burritos, the Mexican food chain, opens a new restaurant at 3070 Route 35 Friday. The burrito joint is located at Hazlet Town Center and the hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.”Everyone’s always asking when are we opening?” s...

HAZLET - Get ready taco and burrito fans.

Bubbakoo's Burritos, the Mexican food chain, opens a new restaurant at 3070 Route 35 Friday. The burrito joint is located at Hazlet Town Center and the hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

”Everyone’s always asking when are we opening?” said Wayne Jordan of Aberdeen, who along with friend and business partner Rob Stolker of Holmdel owns the franchise location. “In the northern part of Monmouth County, not two years ago, not a lot of people heard about Bubbakoo’s, but now it’s completely changed. Everybody has”

Bubbakoo’s offers Mexican food fused with American funkiness, such as burritos and tacos with Buffalo crispy chicken or sweet chili shrimp. It also features other menu items such as boneless chicken wings, tater tots and curly fries as well as its signature Love Chips, fried tortilla chips with powdered sugar and caramel. The Hazlet shop is the chain's 21st location in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

The food and Bubbakoo's local roots were among the reasons Jordan and Stolker signed up with Bubbakoo's. The company, founded by Paul Altero and Bill Hart, opened its first restaurant, located in Point Pleasant, in 2008. "The Mexican concept is definitely something that a lot of people love," Jordan said.

"It's really good food," Stolker said. "It's fresh, healthy. It's what people want today."

And Bubbakoo's is growing. The Hazlet restaurant will be the chain's 71st location overall and the pair say they plan to open a Bubbakoo's in Avenel as well.

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"We're just impressed by everything they're doing and what they're growing to be and how they're building as a brand," Stolker said. "We think we're in early in what is going to be an exploding, great brand."

Jordan said he and Stolker will be focused on supporting the local community. They recently joined Hazlet's small business association. "There's a lot of volunteer work, sponsorships, a lot of things we want to connect to the community," Jordan said.

Bubbakoo's is part of a rebirth of Hazlet Town Center. Once the home of giant empty Kmart and Pathmark stores, owner Woodbridge-based Onyx Equities has transformed the center, breaking up the big spots with tenants to make way for Burlington, Aldi and Planet Fitness.

Bubbakoo's is part of a remodeled space that was formerly Planet Fitness before the fitness club moved to another part of the center. Panera Bread is expected to open next door. A Wawa convenience store with fuel pumps has not yet begun construction.

David P. Willis, an award-winning business writer, has covered business and consumer news at the Asbury Park Press for more than 20 years. He writes APP.com's What's Going There column and can be reached at [email protected] Join his What's Going There page on Facebook for updates.

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