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Are you experiencing knee pain symptoms such as popping, clicking, bone-on-bone grinding, achiness, or sharp stabs? You're not alone in this journey. Knee pain affects nearly 25% of adults in the United States, causing discomfort, swelling, and chronic pain that can hinder everyday activities like childcare, walking, and exercise. Shockingly, recent statistics from The American Academy of Family Physicians indicate a 65% increase in diagnosed knee pain cases.

In a world where invasive surgeries and prescription painkillers are often the default solutions, it's crucial to explore the effective non-invasive options that are available. These alternative treatments provide relief without the associated risks of surgery.

Today, many doctors still recommend invasive surgeries and prescription painkillers rather than exploring non-invasive options. While those treatments are needed in some circumstances, there are alternative treatments available that can help you overcome knee pain without needing to go under the knife.

NJ Sports Spine and Wellness' advanced knee pain treatment in Spring Lake Heights, NJ gives men and women suffering from knee pain hope. Instead of relying on surgery, our team of doctors and physical therapists use non-invasive, highly effective treatments to help heal prevalent conditions such as:

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Arthritis

Soft tissue injury

ACL tears

MCL tears

Patella dislocation

Misalignment of the kneecap

Patella tendonitis

Jumper's knee

Osgood Schlatter's Disease

Knee

With the right treatment,

many people can reduce their pain and improve their function, allowing them to return to normal daily activities. Plus, by taking preventative measures and seeking prompt care from our team, it's possible to reduce your risk of developing chronic knee pain and other painful knee conditions. If you've been searching for a non-invasive way to eliminate knee pain and get back to an active life, your journey to recovery starts here.

Let's take a closer look at some of the knee pain treatments available at NJ Sports Spine and Wellness, which all serve as great alternatives to knee replacement surgery.

Physical Therapy:

Optimizing Musculoskeletal Health with Conservative Care

The field of Physical Therapy (PT) aims to rehabilitate individuals who have experienced injury, illness, or disability by restoring their mobility and function. Physical therapists cater to patients of various ages and capabilities, ranging from young athletes to senior citizens, in order to help them surpass physical limitations and improve their standard of living with advanced knee pain treatment in Spring Lake Heights, NJ.

At NJ Sports Spine and Wellness, our physical therapy program was founded on a patient-centric philosophy, where physical therapists work closely with patients to get a deep understanding of their goals, preferences, and capabilities. In doing so, they can create a tailor-made treatment strategy to address their unique knee pain with the goal of avoiding a knee replacement. Treatment may involve exercises that are therapeutic in nature and can include:

  • Joint mobilizations
  • Soft tissue mobilization using cupping
  • Graston technique
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Stretching of associated muscle groups

Joint Mobilization for Knee Pain

This unique knee pain solution involves physical therapists using skilled manual therapy techniques to help improve your joint range of motion while simultaneously reducing your knee pain.

During joint mobilization, a physical therapist applies targeted pressures or forces to a joint in specific directions to improve its mobility. The intensity of the force applied can vary, and it is adjusted based on the patient's comfort level. Joint mobilization is generally pain-free.

STM

Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM)

Soft Tissue Mobilization is a manual therapy technique that involves stretching and applying deep pressure to rigid muscle tissue. This helps to relax muscle tension and move fluids that are trapped in the tissues that cause pain and inflammation. This effective form of physical therapy is often used as an advanced knee pain treatment in Spring Lake Heights, NJ for treating knee strains, knee sprains, knee pain, and more.

Graston

The Graston Technique

The Graston Technique involves the use of handheld instruments to identify and break up scar tissue through specialized massage. During a Graston Technique session, physical therapists use convex and concave tools for cross-friction massage, which involves rubbing or brushing against the grain of the scar tissue. This process re-introduces small amounts of trauma to the affected area. In some cases, this process temporarily causes inflammation, which can actually boost the amount and rate of blood flow in the knee. This process helps initiate and promote the healing process so you can get back to a normal life.

Massage

Soft Tissue Massage

Soft tissue massage is a less intense form of massage than it's deep-tissue relative. Instead of focusing on slow and firm strokes to reach the deep layers of muscles and tissues, this massage technique uses a variety of pressures, depths, and durations. Soft tissue massage is helpful in alleviating different types of knee aches, pains, and injuries. Soft tissue massages can also help reduce stress, improve circulation, and promote relaxation.

Advanced Mechanics and Technology:

The Future of Knee Pain Therapy

While knee pain is a common symptom that affects millions of Americans every year, no two cases of knee pain are ever exactly alike. Some types of knee injuries require non-traditional solutions. At New Jersey Sports Spine and Wellness, we offer a range of treatments that leverage mechanics and technology to help patients recover from injuries while treating inflammation and pain as well as resolve the root cause of the pain.

AlterAlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill

The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill is equipped with NASA Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology, which is a precise air calibration system that uses the user's actual body weight to enhance rehabilitation and training. By utilizing a pressurized air chamber, the AlterG allows patients and athletes to move without any pain or restrictions.

This advanced knee pain treatment in Spring Lake Heights, NJ uniformly reduces gravitational load and body weight up to 80% in precise 1% increments. The results can be incredible, with patients reporting benefits such as:

  • Restoring and building of knee strength
  • Restored range of motion in the knee
  • Better balance
  • Improved knee function
  • More

What Makes the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill So Effective?

The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill can monitor various metrics such as speed, gait pattern, stride length, and weight distribution. With real-time feedback and video monitoring, your rehabilitation team can promptly and accurately identify issues and pain points or monitor your progress throughout your knee pain rehabilitation journey.

One of the key benefits of this cutting-edge equipment is that it replicates natural walking and movement patterns without the artificial feel that hydrotherapy or harnesses create. This makes it an excellent choice for faster recovery after knee injuries or surgeries, as it allows for early mobilization while also preserving strength. Furthermore, it is ideal for sports recovery as athletes can use it for physical conditioning maintenance.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Spring Lake Heights, NJ
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Spring Lake Heights, NJ

Low-Level Laser Therapy

Our advanced treatment modalities for knee pain include laser therapy, which harnesses the revolutionary power of light through photobiomodulation (PBM). LiteCureâ„¢ low-level laser therapy is available for acute and chronic types of knee pain and can be hugely beneficial when coupled with physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, and sports recovery care.

Understanding Photobiomodulation (PBM)

PBM is a medical treatment that harnesses the power of light to stimulate the body's natural healing abilities. The photons from the light penetrate deep into the tissue and interact with mitochondria, which results in a boost in energy production. This interaction sets off a biological chain reaction that increases cellular metabolism. Utilizing low-level light therapy has been shown to:

  • Alleviate knee pain
  • Speed up tissue healing
  • Promote overall health and wellness
  • Expedite knee pain injury recovery
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Spring Lake Heights, NJ

Exclusive Access to

Pain Management Professionals

At NJ Sports Spine & Wellness, we know that every patient requires a personalized approach to chronic knee pain and condition management. Sometimes, our patients need access to pain management professionals, who can offer relief in conjunction with physical therapy and other solutions like low-level laser therapy.

Two of the most common services we offer for pain management includes acupuncture which can assist in avoiding knee replacement surgery.

Acupuncture is a common treatment for knee pain that involves inserting thin needles into specific points in your knee. This ancient Chinese medicine has gained popularity in Western culture due to its effectiveness in treating various conditions with minimal side effects.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the nervous system to release various biochemicals, including endorphins and other neurotransmitters. The release of these chemicals helps to reduce inflammation, decrease pain perception, and improve overall blood circulation.

Multiple studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective in treating knee pain caused by a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis and injuries related to physical activity like running. Acupuncture can also help reduce inflammation, improve muscle function, and decrease pain perception, making it a viable treatment on its own or as an addition to traditional treatment methods like physical therapy.

When undergoing acupuncture, a professional acupuncturist will insert thin needles into specific acupoints on the skin. These needles are left in place for roughly 20 to 30 minutes and may be gently stimulated for an enhanced effect. Patients might experience a slight tingle or warmth at the needle insertion site, but overall, acupuncture is considered a painless procedure.

Acupuncture has been a trusted and effective treatment option for thousands of years. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as a legitimate form of healthcare, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has even funded research studies to explore its efficacy for a range of medical conditions. To learn more about acupuncture for knee pain, contact NJSSW today.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Spring Lake Heights, NJ

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a common treatment for knee pain that involves inserting thin needles into specific points in your knee. This ancient Chinese medicine has gained popularity in Western culture due to its effectiveness in treating various conditions with minimal side effects.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the nervous system to release various biochemicals, including endorphins and other neurotransmitters. The release of these chemicals helps to reduce inflammation, decrease pain perception, and improve overall blood circulation.

Multiple studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective in treating knee pain caused by a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis and injuries related to physical activity like running. Acupuncture can also help reduce inflammation, improve muscle function, and decrease pain perception, making it a viable treatment on its own or as an addition to traditional treatment methods like physical therapy.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Spring Lake Heights, NJ

What Happens During Acupuncture Therapy for Knee Pain?

When undergoing acupuncture, a professional acupuncturist will insert thin needles into specific acupoints on the skin. These needles are left in place for roughly 20 to 30 minutes and may be gently stimulated for an enhanced effect. Patients might experience a slight tingle or warmth at the needle insertion site, but overall, acupuncture is considered a painless procedure.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Spring Lake Heights, NJ

Is Acupuncture Actually Effective for Knee Pain?

Acupuncture has been a trusted and effective treatment option for thousands of years. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as a legitimate form of healthcare, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has even funded research studies to explore its efficacy for a range of medical conditions. To learn more about acupuncture for knee pain, contact NJSSW today.

Avoid Knee Replacements with Advanced Knee Pain Treatment in Spring Lake Heights, NJ

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Spring Lake Heights, NJ

When it comes to knee pain therapies and treatments, getting a knee replacement should be last on your list. Why put your body through such trauma if you haven't tried other non-invasive treatment options? Whether you're an athlete trying to work through a knee injury or you're over 65 and are dealing with osteoarthritis, NJ Sports Spine and Wellness can help.

It all starts with an introductory consultation at our office in Matawan or Marlboro. During your first visit, we'll talk to you about your knee pain symptoms, the goals you have in mind, and the advanced knee pain treatments available to you at our practice. From there, it's only a matter of time before you get back to a healthy, active lifestyle.

Every day you wait can worsen your knee condition. Contact us today and let our team help get you on the road to recovery and life with painful knees.

Latest News in Spring Lake Heights, NJ

Monmouth County Commissioners, Tourist Partners, Kick-Off Summer Season at Jersey Shore

Photo Credit: Jeanne WallCommissioner Director Tom Arnone, Bill McKim; winner of Tourism Guide Photo Contest, Commissioner Sue Kiley, Deputy Commissioner Nick DiRoccoPhoto Credit: Jeanne WallMonmouth County Administrator; Teri O'Connor. Photo Credit: Jeanne WallPhoto Credit: Jeanne WallPhoto Credit: Jeanne WallPhoto Credit: Jeanne WallL-R:Dawn McDonough, Exec Director of the Spring Lake Business Improvement District, Ellen Manger Exec. Director of the Greater...

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Commissioner Director Tom Arnone, Bill McKim; winner of Tourism Guide Photo Contest, Commissioner Sue Kiley, Deputy Commissioner Nick DiRoccoPhoto Credit: Jeanne Wall

Monmouth County Administrator; Teri O'Connor. Photo Credit: Jeanne Wall

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L-R:Dawn McDonough, Exec Director of the Spring Lake Business Improvement District, Ellen Manger Exec. Director of the Greater Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce, Commissioner Director, Tom Arnone.Photo Credit: Jeanne Wall

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PublishedMay 26, 2023 at 3:11 AM

L-R: Sheriff Shaun Golden, Asbury Park City Manager Donna Vieiro, Assemblywoman Victoria Flynn, Asbury Park Councilwoman Eileen Chapman, photo contest winner Bill McKim, Spring Lake Mayor Jennifer Naughton, Assemblywoman Marilyn Piperno, Commissioner Susan M. Kiley, Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone, County Clerk Christine G. Hanlon, County Commissioner Ross F. Licitra, Commissioner Deputy Director Nick DiRocco. Photo: Monmouth County Gov't.

SPRING LAKE, NJ – It was a patriotic event, an American Flag, next to a Monmouth County Flag, waving in the ocean breeze, as the Monmouth County Board of Commissioners officially welcomed the summer tourism season at a press conference with community partners on Tuesday. The event was held at 11:30 a.m., at the North End Pavilion, on the boardwalk in Spring Lake. The backdrop for the event included waves crashing on the sandy beach, under a sunny sky. The event opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Monmouth County Clerk Christine Hanlon.

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“Summer 2022 was incredibly successful, with more than $29 million reported in beach revenue in Monmouth County,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Division of Tourism. “2022 beach revenue saw a 5% increase over 2021 beach revenue at roughly $27.5 million.” Director Arnone also reported that 2022 visitor spending increased from $2.3 million in 2021 to $2.8 million in 2022 – a 19.6% increase. The 2022 number is a 5.8% increase to the 2019 number of $2.6 million.

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The tourism industry supported nearly 23,000 jobs in 2022, up from 17,000 in 2021. Food and beverage revenue increased to $816 million in 2022 from $682 million in 2021.

“May gets me thinking about the long summer to come such as hanging out at the beach and outdoor dining,” said Spring Lake Mayor Jennifer Naughton. “This is the magic of these small towns along the beach. They all have their own personalities and offerings to residents and visitors alike.” Mayor Naughton wore a dress and accessories that she said were all purchased from shopping at Spring Lake's many boutiques.

“I want to thank the Monmouth County Division of Tourism for the donations you have made to our festivals,” said Ellen Manger, Executive Director of the Greater Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce. “Our Chamber is a collaborative effort among Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Lake Como and Sea Girt. We let people know we have everything they would want here. This is a wonderful place and I tell everyone who comes here, ‘You will be back."

“It is really important for us to make sure our businesses thrive,” said Dawn McDonough, Executive Director of the Spring Lake Business Improvement District. “We have so many great stores. Please come to our downtown and shop in our stores. We love them.”

The event also celebrated the newly released 2023 Monmouth County Travel Guide. This year the County held the inaugural Travel Guide cover photo contest and officially thanked Bill McKim of Belmar, who received the most votes in the contest, with his incredible photo of the Belmar Fishing Pier in Belmar which serves as the cover of the Travel Guide (see image below).

Above is cover of Monmouth County 2023 Travel Guide, featuring award-winning photo.

“I am proud to announce that this contest had so much success, we are bringing it back for 2024! Submissions will be accepted from now until October 15 so get those cameras out all summer long and you may see your photo on the cover of next year’s Travel Guide!” said Director Arnone. “Full details are available at tourism.visitmonmouth.com.”

“The 2023 Monmouth County Travel Guide has tons of activities, resources and programs to make any trip to Monmouth County a great one,” said Director Arnone. “Join us for a day trip, stay for an overnight or vacation for the week, there will be events and activities all summer long and our Travel Guide will be your map to a great summer in Monmouth County.”

Director Arnone also discussed ways the Division of Tourism will continue to be involved with local Chambers of Commerce and other local events this summer.

“Monmouth County Division of Tourism has been sponsoring and supporting Monmouth County Chambers of Commerce and local events through the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) grant the Division received for 2023,” said Director Arnone. “We will be at more events than ever this year and we can’t wait to see everyone supporting our local towns and businesses.”

The Monmouth County Division of Tourism will also be offering new programs and resources for summer.One program is the Monmouth County Beach Public Safety dashboard. Monmouth County was the first County in the United States to utilize this dashboard. This dashboard provides a free public safety tool to residents and visitors with up-to-the-minute details about aquatic risks, wave height, water temperature, UV index, surf reports and more. This dashboard is 100% free to the public, and accessible from any device at www.MonmouthCountyBeaches.com.

Another program is the Brewed & Distilled in Monmouth program. This program assists in the promotion of Monmouth County’s wineries, distilleries and breweries.

The County created a website that houses all the locations of Monmouth County’s craft beverage businesses with a direct link to the businesses’ website and social media pages for Brewed & Distilled, where we share content from our partners that include events, new product releases and specials. For more information about this program, visit www.brewedanddistilledinmonmouth.com.

For more information about Monmouth County happenings, go to tourism.visitmonmouth.com and follow Monmouth County Tourism on Facebook, Twitter

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Fire Marshal Bids Farewell to Belmar

Ryan Dullea (left), pictured with Frank Cinelli, has announced that he'll be stepping down as Fire Marshal of Belmar and Lake Como. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ryan Dullea By Jack SlocumPublishedApril 16, 2023 at 5:41 PMBELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s Fire Marshal Ryan Dullea has announced he will be stepping down from the position. Dullea has worked as Belmar’s Fire Marshal for six years and a firefighter for even longer. He’s also worked as...

Ryan Dullea (left), pictured with Frank Cinelli, has announced that he'll be stepping down as Fire Marshal of Belmar and Lake Como. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ryan Dullea

By Jack Slocum

PublishedApril 16, 2023 at 5:41 PM

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s Fire Marshal Ryan Dullea has announced he will be stepping down from the position. Dullea has worked as Belmar’s Fire Marshal for six years and a firefighter for even longer. He’s also worked as the Fire Marshal for Lake Como, Spring Lake, and Spring Lake Heights. In addition, Dullea works as a full-time firefighter in Westfield, New Jersey.

“I am grateful to the people whom I've been privileged to work with over the years, who've shared their knowledge and skills with me, and I'll miss you all terribly,” Dullea’s Facebook post read. “I would like to thank my family especially my wife for always supporting me and tolerating the commitments required to successfully complete the job requirements. Those included but were not limited to weekly late-night phone calls or call-outs, meetings, and classes.”

Dullea has seen great success as a Fire Marshal, including being recognized as Monmouth County Fire Prevention Inspector of the Year in 2019. According to Dullea, it’s a role that “prevent fires, and protect citizens, employees and business owners, and most importantly, the firefighters who respond to emergencies.”

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Additionally, Dullea has participated in several events to assist the community, including participating in the New York City Memorial Stair Climb in 2019. The event commemorates the first responders who lost their lives saving others during 9/11, and entails wearing 60 pounds of firefighting gear while climbing 80 flights of stairs at 3 World Trade Center.

“We want to wish (Dullea) well,” Mayor Gerald Buccafusco said at a recent council meeting. “He has worked for the town for many years, and he will be missed. Congratulations Ryan.”

“I would also like to thank all my friends and co-workers who supported and provided insight and assistance at all hours of the day or night,” Dullea added. “Great things are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people. I was very fortunate to work with and alongside some of the best professionals in the area and in the business.”

We Have Another Monmouth County, NJ Closure & It Screams Our Economy Is In Trouble

I'm not going to lie to you. This one is going to hurt.We do have another business closing at the Jersey Shore but the fact that it is a local grocery store chain puts a knot in my stomach.Get our free mobile appThe store is called Nature's Corner Natural Market and they specialize in, "organic produce sourced from local farmers, organic natural groceries, milk, dairy and meats. It also has an organic juice bar, organic soup and salad bar, prepared foods, nutritional supplements and body care produc...

I'm not going to lie to you. This one is going to hurt.

We do have another business closing at the Jersey Shore but the fact that it is a local grocery store chain puts a knot in my stomach.

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The store is called Nature's Corner Natural Market and they specialize in, "organic produce sourced from local farmers, organic natural groceries, milk, dairy and meats. It also has an organic juice bar, organic soup and salad bar, prepared foods, nutritional supplements and body care products," according to Yahoo.com.

Wow. I almost feel healthier just from writing all that but of course a local business supporting other local businesses is going under.

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The owner, Ed Levy posted about the sad news on social media.

"After nearly 30 years of being in business, I have made the difficult decision to close Nature’s Corner for good," Levy wrote. "Many factors played a role in this decision; COVID, the hiring crisis, wage increases, inflation, recession and competition from big box stores. The list goes on, but I won’t bore you all with the details."

"Nature's Corner has always been a truly special place, for staff members and customers alike," Levy wrote. "It has been a sanctuary where people can come and escape from the divisiveness of the outside world while getting the highest quality natural products available. Especially during the last few years."

"And you, our dear customers, have made that a possibility over the last 30 years, and I (and all of the staff members) am eternally grateful to you."

This story is just breaking my heart because the only two existing store locations are closing.

According to Yahoo.com, the Nature's Corner Natural Market stores that are closing are located, "on Route 71 in Spring Lake Heights and [on Locust Avenue] at the West Long Branch Shopping Center."

The exact closing dates for both locations will be set in the next few weeks, per Levy's post.

Yes, there are other grocery store options in both of these areas and they include ShopRite, Stop & Shop, Aldi's and Trader Joe's.

But that is not the point.

A grocery store, yes a GROCERY STORE, is going out of business. The place we have to go to for food, something we need to survive can't make it in this economy.

That is a scary fact to face.

Nothing is safe.

New owner, new name for The Mill in Spring Lake Heights

@mdiamondappThe land has been occupied since the early 1700s. It's been used as a mill, a music conservatory and a restaurant. Now, The Mill at Spring Lake Heights has a new owner and a slightly new name.The Truesdale family, which owns Clarks Landing Yacht Club in Point Pleasant, has bought The Mill from Gary and Tamar Tolchin for an undisclosed amount. Newly named ...

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The land has been occupied since the early 1700s. It's been used as a mill, a music conservatory and a restaurant. Now, The Mill at Spring Lake Heights has a new owner and a slightly new name.

The Truesdale family, which owns Clarks Landing Yacht Club in Point Pleasant, has bought The Mill from Gary and Tamar Tolchin for an undisclosed amount. Newly named The Mill Lakeside Manor, it will primarily will be used for weddings and won't include a public restaurant, said Beau Truesdale, the general manager.

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"We wanted to keep it a restaurant, but the more we ran the numbers, we thought it would be too difficult," Truesdale said. "Coming from a wedding background, we knew what it could be as a wedding venue."

The sale marks another milestone in the long history of the property that showed up on Lt. John Hills' 1781 map of Monmouth County made for the British Army.

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And it comes as owners of banquet halls try to find the right business model to stay afloat.

"With a la carte restaurants, it's more difficult because when you are booking a catering facility you know what your costs and expenses are going to be," said Marilou Halvorsen, president of the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association, a trade group. "You book a party, you know you'll have X amount of people, X amount of revenue, you'll need X amount of servers. There's no guessing."

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The Tolchins bought the restaurant and banquet facility in 2001 from its long-time owner Joe Amiel. And they tried to keep up with the times. They dropped the landmark restaurant and focused on special events in the late 2000s, after it seemed like consumers were searching for more casual and less expensive meals, Tamar Tolchin told the Asbury Park Press in 2008.

The Tolchins hired a consultant, who quickly reopened the restaurant with a more contemporary menu and brought in entertainment such as Jefferson Starship, Judy Collins and The Marshall Tucker Band. On Wednesday, The Mill had three-and-a-half stars on Yelp and four stars on Trip Advisor.

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The Tolchins couldn't be reached for comment Wednesday.

For the Truesdales, the facility hits close to home. Beau's father, George, lives in Spring Lake. Beau grew up in Sea Girt. And the family will add The Mill Lakeside Manor to other businesses that it owns: Clarks Landing in Point Pleasant; Clarks Landing Yacht Club in Delran; and The Bradford Estate in Hainesport

Beau Truesdale, 28, said The Mill will honor contracts that customers have signed for special events, one of which is in 2019. He said the family plans to spend $1.5 million to $2 million upgrading both the inside and outside of the facility. And it plans to turn the first floor's restaurant into space that can be used for cocktail hour after weddings.

"It was something that really intrigued us because we knew what this property has been and (how we) could make it nicer moving forward," Truesdale said.

Michael L. Diamond; 732-643-4038; mdiamond@gannettnj.com

'Difficult decision': Nature's Corner closing its two Jersey Shore grocery stores

Nature's Corner Natural Market, which has touted its "small town, feel good" atmosphere for nearly 30 years, is closing up shop, owner Ed Levy announced on social media."It’s the end of a chapter in all of our lives," Levy wrote in a Facebook post. "I wish nothing but the best for all of you in your next one."Nature's Corner Natural Market has two stores. One, the original store, is on Route 71 in Spring Lake Heights and the other, ...

Nature's Corner Natural Market, which has touted its "small town, feel good" atmosphere for nearly 30 years, is closing up shop, owner Ed Levy announced on social media.

"It’s the end of a chapter in all of our lives," Levy wrote in a Facebook post. "I wish nothing but the best for all of you in your next one."

Nature's Corner Natural Market has two stores. One, the original store, is on Route 71 in Spring Lake Heights and the other, which opened in 2019, is at the West Long Branch Shopping Center on Locust Avenue.

In the Facebook post, Levy said a plan for a closing date will be set in the next few weeks. He could not be reached for further comment.

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Levy, a clinical nutritionist and wellness expert, started Nature's Corner Natural Market in 1995. The market sells organic produce sourced from local farmers, and organic and natural groceries, milk, dairy and meats. It also has an organic juice bar, organic soup and salad bar, prepared foods, nutritional supplements and body care products.

"After nearly 30 years of being in business, I have made the difficult decision to close Nature’s Corner for good," Levy wrote. "Many factors played a role in this decision; COVID, the hiring crisis, wage increases, inflation, recession and competition from big box stores. The list goes on, but I won’t bore you all with the details."

The grocery competition in Monmouth County is intense and changing. The major supermarkets like ShopRite, Stop & Shop and Super Foodtown all tout their organic offerings. Dean's Natural Food Market, another homegrown organic grocer with stores in Shrewsbury and Ocean, was purchased in 2021 by Mount Kisco, New York-based Green’s Natural Foods.

Customers also have other choices, such as Whole Foods Market, and discounters such as Aldi, Lidl and Trader Joe's.

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"Nature's Corner has always been a truly special place, for staff members and customers alike," Levy wrote. "It has been a sanctuary where people can come and escape from the divisiveness of the outside world while getting the highest quality natural products available. Especially during the last few years.

"And you, our dear customers, have made that a possibility over the last 30 years, and I (and all of the staff members) am eternally grateful to you."

David P. Willis, an award-winning business writer, has covered business and consumer news at the Asbury Park Press for more than 20 years. He writes APP.com's What's Going There column and can be reached at dwillis@gannettnj.com. Join his What's Going There page on Facebook for updates.

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