TELL US: What Should the Vacant Olde Silver Tavern Become?

Think outside of the box! What would be the perfect business for the vacant Olde Silver Tavern location?

The Olde Silver Tavern, which officially closed their doors late last year, still remains vacant on Route 522 in Manalapan Township.

With the sign covered and the doors and windows all boarded up, the building stands as a constant reminder that the popular bar and grill no longer exists. So now that the building is left vacant, what would you type of business would you like to see occupy it?

Would you like to see another bar and grill? A fancy restaurant? Or, maybe you think a retail establishment is better suited for this location.

Let Patch know what you think would be the perfect business for this location in the comments below!

Kevin O'Reilly November 27, 2012 at 04:00 PM
return it to it's former glory
orgjrzgrl November 27, 2012 at 04:08 PM
They should turn it into a Crackerbarrel if they have the space to expand and for parking!
Mike Rath November 27, 2012 at 04:49 PM
It should be replaced with a restaurant similar to Basil T's in Red Bank, Stella Marina in Asbury Park and or 709 in Point Pleasant.
Michael Onuska November 27, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Sadly, there are few places in Manalapan that can be as family friendly as "Olde Silver" once was. If you enjoy chain restaurants, then you can travel Rt 9 and take your pick. If someone has the wherewithal to invest a huge amount of money to purchase the property, the liquor license, and bring the place up to code (sewers, etc), it's possible that it could one day be a place where locals come for decent food at decent prices. Alas, it is probably not going to happen. I'll not be surprised to see another CVS or strip mall with yet another pizzeria, tailor, and designer shoes.
Tom November 27, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Keep it a family type restaurant. This place has been a town landmark for many decades and it's sad to see them all disappearing around here. Hopefully this one will stay and reopen someday in the near future. Whatever and whenever something opens up there again, lets hope they install a new septic system. That was always a huge downfall when you'd park there and smell that while still trying to keep your appetite walking through the parking lot to the building.
randy britt November 27, 2012 at 05:46 PM
how about we reopen the place and put all back the way it was 15 years ago when you can go and get a great ost prime rib and potato,and dont forget the bucket of rocks, rolling rocks in ice. I miss the place,its been through so many owners and they keep saying what can we do to the place to make it different. how about LEAVE IT ALONE, it was fine and very busy, go back to that ill be the first one there.
Mary Rogers November 27, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Fuddruckers or Surf Taco (if they can keep the liquor license).
Ian November 27, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Get the Baker family to rescue it the way they did Moore's Tavern (Freehold), American Grill (Monroe), Water Street (Toms River)....like Olde Silver's Tavern in its glory days, the Baker's restaurants have a proven, successful formula for offering great comfort/pub food at a great price in a great atmosphere.
chris November 27, 2012 at 09:48 PM
If you have a couple of million laying around you can bring it back the liquior license alone is 1 million thats why you'll never see local places owned by local people again
Wilson Williams November 27, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Make it a Popeyes
Kate November 27, 2012 at 10:22 PM
If possible it should be returned to a local family tavern and keep the chains out on route 9!
Rob November 27, 2012 at 10:24 PM
We do not need another chain restaurant, CVS or Dunkin Donuts, as someone said earlier, go to rt. 9 if you want that!!! Bring back Old Silvers, we need a local tavern!!!
Howard November 27, 2012 at 11:51 PM
How bout a wine and cheese place that has entertainment/
Jim Orourke November 28, 2012 at 01:14 AM
how about make cabin out of old sivers like steak place and have local bands in their and maybe have comedy night , first they would make handciap bathrrooms for men and ladies ,
Steve November 28, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Bring it back as the place you could drink when you were 16 yrs old before and after the high school basketball game
G B November 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM
trader joes
Claudine Scozzari November 28, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Right-turn lane for the Tennent light to reduce the traffic in Tennent.
shelley krin November 28, 2012 at 01:21 PM
a family style place where the teens can come with their friends . its so close to the HS and the rec center- it would be perfect. The teens need a place to hang out to be with their friends.
Michele Cardinale November 28, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Great location - could be a gold mine. Great place to go after a game.
Rick November 28, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Make it an under 21 club. The kids needa place to go locally other than the mall and the streets. NO ALCOHOL. Dancing and hanging out.
Jerry Pane November 28, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Deep pockets needs to restore it back to old silvers. Chains are ok but not cozy or warm at all. Old silvers is an icon. Buyer gets the name and proven location for free and could buy the remaining assets at a discount. Owners of fireside inn should buy it.
Jerry November 29, 2012 at 04:17 AM
Car Dealership
kung pow November 29, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Local November 30, 2012 at 11:51 PM
ItIa ashame it would cost to much open a local establishment at the same location. Any business person worth his salt wouldnt invest 4 million in to a restaurant where a majority of the investment is for improvements to a site not to the area that will generate a ROI. It's not adventagious in this economic and political environment. The overhead of Obama care, the increase taxes on small business that generate more that 250k , and the disposable income that will be decreasing over the next four years due to increase cost of products that we buy everyday will start to show in the food service business. The affordable Silver Tavern Prime Rib is a thing of the past
Georgeanne Romano December 01, 2012 at 07:38 PM
I totally agree with Kevin. I think that the old bartenders should get together and buy the place. Reminds me of Cheers. It was a great place. We don't need another CVS or whatever. Keep them out "No more Corporation takeovers"
Matt Deverin January 23, 2013 at 07:00 PM
Man, I really would like to have another bar pie from the Old Silver Tavern before I die. Rebuild it as it was and you will have to fight to get a table at that place.
Alex Rodriguez January 24, 2013 at 04:07 AM
It should become a resturant/bar and show hall. Like the Brighton bar in long branch!
steve February 16, 2013 at 07:21 PM
Like to see it return as a bar/restaurant. Local music/open mic night would be great. Maybe outdoor seating.


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