Planning board approves lobster store on Channel Drive

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The borough planning board has approved plans for a retail seafood establishment specializing in lobster sales and takeout.

At the board’s July 5 meeting, members were presented with a plan that would allow the father and son duo of Larry and Michael Sarapochill to create a store on the first floor of 212 Channel Drive, where they plan to store and sell the lobsters they catch.

“Michael and his father are determined to rent these premises from its current owner and put in a retail lobster storage and distribution center,” their attorney, John Jackson III, of the firm King, Kitrick, Jackson & McWeeney of Brick told members of the board.

“What they envision is that when the catch comes in, they will be in a much better place if they have tanks to store the catch for a relatively short time period so that they don’t have to sell their catch that day.”

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