MJ’s Restaurants, one of New Jersey’s fastest-growing restaurant companies, has just purchased its eighth eatery. MJ’s newest acquisition is the former P.J. Sweeney’s Irish Pub located on Brick Boulevard in Brick Township, according to a Wednesday announcement from Bielat Santore & Co.
Richard Santore of Allenhurst-based Bielat Santore & Co. acted as the exclusive real estate broker. Santore has selected all eight sites for MJ’s, negotiated the transactions and secured financing.
P.J. Sweeney’s has been a fixture in Brick for 15 years. When it went on the market, MJ’s saw its location as an ideal spot for its newest location as it is situated midpoint between MJ’s restaurant in Bayville and its Neptune location.
According to MJ’s principal, Angelo DiCapua, “Toms River – Bricktown is a vibrant marketplace that we have been looking to enter for some time. We saw the opportunity for economies of scale in Brick, being able to shift labor between three stores and fill a gap in the marketplace we had no presence in.”
MJ’s restaurants offer standard American fare in a fun-filled, sports-bar style environment.
The property will undergo cosmetic renovations to transform the existing facility into an MJ’s restaurant. MJ’s is expected to open for business on or about Nov. 1.
Other MJ’s New Jersey restaurants are located in Tinton Falls, Middletown, Neptune, Matawan, Long Branch, Spotswood and Barnegat Bay in Berkeley Township.