The Eatontown Planning Board has approved the construction of a Quick Check convenience store and gas station for Route 35 North in the borough.
The store and gas station will be located at the site of the Sands Motor Lodge, which has been vacant for several years. The site rests between Public Storage and Capitol Lighting and across the street from Houlihans on Route 35.
"There was a need for it and I think it's a nice fit for Eatontown," Eatontown Mayor Gerald Tarantolo said today. "It will be a great ratable for the borough."
Tarantolo said the application consisted of about two hours of testimony and that it was unanimously approved by the board.
Tarantolo said it will be a 24-hour facility and could employee between 50-60 people.
The Sands Motor Lodge will be demolished in the near future to make way for Quick Check, but Tarantolo said he was not sure when that would take place.