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Shoppes at Old Bridge

Come visit the Shoppes at Old Bridge – a family-friendly lifestyle destination! Conveniently located at 601 Texas Rd. at the intersection of U.S. Route 9 and Texas Road, this outdoor center is easily accessible and has something for everyone.

Surrounded by many flourishing communities – Old Bridge, Marlboro, Freehold and Manalapan, the Shoppes is your one-stop location for shopping, dining and wellness centers. Explore a variety of retailers, indulge in delicious eateries, pamper yourself and enjoy special community events, all in the comfort of one delightful, tree-lined, open-air center with plenty of parking. Among the nearly 20 retailers are Jos. A. Bank, the Children’s Place, Justice and White House Black Market, and health and wellness establishments include Crunch Fitness and Eden Spa. Come enjoy a variety of restaurants such as Feast Italian Kitchen, Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse and KOI Asian Fusion.

Special events are regularly scheduled throughout the year, high-lighted by Cruise Nights held on the first Friday nights of the month from May through October. This is a great opportunity to see dozens of classic automobiles while shopping and dining. Center hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays; individual store and restaurant hours vary. More information is available at www.theshoppesatoldbridge.com.

If you’re looking for a break from the mall crowds, look no further than your local community center, the Shoppes at Old Bridge!

The Big Pizza Debate – A Slice of Old Bridge

No one can deny that when it comes to making the “dough,” Old Bridge has the market cornered. It’s a “slice” of opinion as to who makes the best pizza in town (becasue variety is the spice of life), but fortunately, residents can choose from over 20 successful pizzerias around town.

Whatever your preference, there’s a slice of Old Bridge for everyone: round or square; upside-down or right -side up; regular pie or personal pie; to cheese or not to cheese; cheesy filled crust, sesame crust, gluten-free, crunchy crust, doughy crust, thick or thin; red sauce or white; oregano or no oregano. There are many spices to choose from; not to mention the variety of toppings, including whether or not it should be topped off with basil. Will your pizza creations come from a traditional pizza oven, wood-fired or coal-fired? Will you dine in an old-school pizzeria or at one of the many restaurants where pizza is one of their specialties? If you’re exhausted by all those choices, wait – because there is one last question: Will you be dinning in or taking out?

Perhaps the hardest part is getting your family to agree where to eat! Unfortunately, we do not have any suggestions on how to make that happen quickly and fairly. However, what we suggest is that you try them all and remember, ‘When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie,” you’re in Old Bridge! Buon Appetito!