new restaurant in Bistro 44 space Toms River
Guess the people who bought the business from Chef Eric couldn't make a go of the place. It's been empty for the past several months.
Today I heard (from someone very close to the situation) that someone has leased the space and is going to put a "Italian-American comfort food" restaurant in there. Seems to be pretty brave to do that right across from Capone's which has been pretty successful for many years.
Should be interesting to see how this plays out. Now that Capone's has given up its liquor license, the playing field may be more even if this place can produce some good food.