It’s not just the picturesque views of the Manasquan River and Manasquan Inlet or the food or dishes that make this establishment so special. It’s the memories. Countless families have walked through after a day at Manasquan Beach or Seawatch Beach and ended the night nearby watching fireworks. Countless employees have spent their summers serving food, drinks, and desserts while bringing smiles to their customers. Countless memories have been created by, dare I say it, millions of locals and tourists over the past 80 years. Now this great business is for sale and the price is just as memorable.
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Is that Carlson’s Corner that you remember? It is now on sale and the price surprised me. More on that below.
A look at some of their employees at the time. I don’t have the year the photo above was taken, but it looks to me like the mid 50’s. I’m not a car / truck expert, but it looks like it was. taken during this decade depending on the appearance and style of individual clothing.
This is another throwback from the Carlson’s Corner website. The value of the company would have been only a fraction of what it is today. According to Weebly, the average price of an ice cream cone in the 1950s was around 10 cents. Today it’s $ 4. Wow.
Today it looks like this. Located at 432 First Avenue in Manasquan, Carlson’s Corner offers beautiful views, great food and a great pitch:
You are on the Jersey Shore. We know how it is. it’s hot. The weather is nice. The weather is absolutely beautiful, but you are hungry, thirsty and need to cool off. Carlson’s Corner has the cure! Go downstairs and put an end to your hunger with a delicious burger, chicken sandwich or wrap from Original Carlson. Quench your thirst with ice water or a variety of soft drinks. Top it off with the best ice cream ever. Enjoy it all while taking in picturesque views of the Manasquan Inlet and River. Come see us today! – The Carlson’s Corner site
So what is the price charged by Carlson’s Corner?
According to the list, they are asking for $ 1.7 million. While that sounds like a lot, keep all of the factors I described above (location, views, customers, etc.) in mind. Listing agent shares: “The iconic Carlson’s Corner is a thriving seasonal establishment frequented by surfers, fishermen, beachgoers and creek watchers. On Thursday nights in the summer, the queue for ice cream will spread along the sidewalk with people gathering to see weekly fireworks displays on the beaches of Point Pleasant. ” Hope the new owners carry on the tradition and satisfy customers with great service, friendly faces and fantastic food!
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