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Monmouth Mall Eatontown New Jersey
Jan 24, 2019

Monmouth Mall on the Fall- 5 Closings This Month

Monmouth Mall Eatontown New Jersey

In just one month, five stores have closed their doors at Monmouth Mall. When Monmouth Mall opened their doors on March 1, 1960, the mall was just a 600,000-square-foot building. Over time, the mall transformed as renovations occurred and businesses opened more brick and mortar stores.

Fast forward, 59 years later, the mall is not what it used to be as businesses are leaving week after week. In January alone, Yankee Candle, Chef’s Gyro, Lord & Taylor, Bobby’s Burger Palace, and Johnny Rockets have closed their doors. Whether you frequented these businesses or not, it is sad to see so many stores close down in such a short period of time. The mall is owned by Kushner Cos. who will be redeveloping the mall into a combination of shops and housing. Kushner also owns Pier Village, the beachfront community in Long Branch.

Here are five stores that all closed in January:

Chef's Gyro Eatontown NJChef’s Gyro

The take out gyro restaurant was located in the food court. They closed on Jan. 14.

Lord & Taylor Eatontown Monmouth Mall Closing

Lord & Taylor

There are 10 Lord & Taylor stores that closed in 2019. There were 124 employees who worked at the Monmouth Mall location.

An employee said the store closed for ‘restructuring to make room for more online sales.”

Yankee Candle Eatontown nj

Yankee Candle

A representative from Yankee Candle corporate told The Journal NJ that after reviewing their productivity levels and determining how busy the location is, they decided to purchase real estate elsewhere and focus on opening new stores. Full statement/more details on their sale, click here.

Bobby's Burger Palace Eatontown NJ Closes

Bobby’s Burger Palace

The Eatontown location just celebrated their 10th year in business this past summer with a visit from Chef Bobby Flay.

There is no word on why the restaurant has closed.

Johnny Rockets Monmouth Mall Eatontown Closes 1 copy

Johnny Rockets

The Journal NJ reached out to Johnny Rockets corporate headquarters to find out more information.

A representative from the company said they were not aware of the business closing and that they would find out more information. In a follow-up call, The Journal NJ was told they did, in fact, close and were in the process of taking down their location on the website and marking the business as “closed” online.

When asked why the franchise closed, a specific reason was not given.