Gina and Dan Stromberg are the entrepreneurs of Dockside Café and Dockside Marina. (Pictures by Pat Johnson)
Gina and Dan Stromberg, entrepreneurs of the Dockside Café in Tuckerton, took above the GEB Marina very last 12 months and renamed it the Dockside. Now that it appears to be like as if the pandemic unexpected emergency is heading to fade into the rear-check out this summer months, boating alongside Tuckerton Creek will return to the enjoyment it constantly was.
The proprietors purchased the marina from the household of Bob Magley, who experienced operated it for numerous a long time. The Strombergs bought the café in 2001 from Magley immediately after seeing the property.
“We owned a cafe in Monmouth County and his niece worked for The Cheesecake Manufacturing unit in the identical making, so we met him quite a few instances around about 10 yrs,” said Gina Stromberg. “I always wanted to reside on the drinking water – that was my top dream.”
When the Strombergs arrived to view the property with the wonderful sights of the creek, their minds had been created up.
“Our young children experienced developed and still left property, so we have been by now pondering of downsizing. Bob experienced started out to construct a modest restaurant that he hoped would be a small coffee hut which is why the kitchen area is a galley. Individuals are astonished we can set out so considerably foodstuff from that minor kitchen area.”
Dan, who experienced working experience in the developing trades, went to get the job done to end the cafe, and the pair moved upstairs. Their commute to function is now just a several techniques down the back again stairway.
In 2019 when Bob Magley passed absent, the Strombergs bought the marina assets and up-to-date the restrooms, as very well as adding storage racks for
The Dockside Café on the banking institutions of the Tuckerton Creek is open for breakfast and lunch.
boats and a new floating dock.
The marina has 60 boat slips with electrical and drinking water service, a travel lift and boat ramp. The Strombergs welcome targeted traffic from the creek: Boats, kayaks and personal watercraft can all dock for totally free if they are coming for a food. In the spring and summer season as the Tuckerton/Beach Haven ferry gets running, the Tuckerton Seaport features special ferry tours of the creek and then stops for breakfast at the Dockside.
Residing dockside has been a desire appear accurate for Gina. “We have otters, swans, ducks and ospreys. Each individual time I wander out on the landing I say, ‘Thank you, God.’”
The Dockside Café and Marina, at 338 South Eco-friendly St., is open up seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for breakfast and lunch, and all the food items is well prepared on the premises. For far more data, contact 609-294-1859.
— Pat Johnson