When it comes to food establishments on Sunset lake in the crest, only one held out, Rita’s Deli & Bakery.
Located at 7609 New Jersey Ave in the Crest, Rita’s Deli & Bakery has been a part of the Sunset Lake scene for some time but that could change.
For many years this area was home to some legendary places such as Duffy’s On The Lake and the Bayview. Sadly Duffy’s was torn down in 2015 and the Bayview/Brine was knocked down in 2019.
This left Rita’s Deli & Bakery as the only food spot in the area.
On October 23rd, a listing was placed online (MLS 213940) for Rita’s Deli & Bakery for $1.7 Million.
The listing goes on to say;
“Fantastic opportunity to own a Wildwood Crest business and waterfront residence! This Wildwood Crest bay front property offers stunning, unobstructed water views from the second-floor residence and well-established commercial business. Enjoy your morning coffee on the large private deck and end your day sipping an afternoon cocktail as the sun sets over the horizon. The moment you enter the home you will feel the stress of everyday life slip away.”
The listing mentions the business by saying;
“Also included with the sale of this property is Rita’s Deli and Bakery. This well-known Wildwood Crest establishment is popular with locals and tourists alike. Patrons enjoy table-side seating overlooking Sunset Lake. The large interior space includes multiple work stations, deli cases, refrigerators, exterior kitchen area, small office, and powder room.”
Now let’s get one thing straight. Just because a listing was created online doesn’t mean that it will sell.
We are in that time of year where businesses, including motels, throw up their for-sale signs to see if they could get a high price for their property.
For all we know it won’t sell and it will open next year or a new owner will open it.
Tune back later for more details.
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