Patrons, Neighbors Bid Farewall to Kubel’s Too

‘GOOD MEMORIES’: This earlier weekend’s liquidation sale at Kubel’s Way too, in Brighton Seaside, prompted previous buyers to stop in to reminisce and to purchase keepsakes from the longtime restaurant, bar and liquor shop. (Photo by Jack Reynolds)
A quantity of former prospects and neighbors of the longtime Extensive Seashore Island institution Kubel’s Much too stopped by the restaurant, bar and liquor retailer in Brighton Seaside this earlier weekend – not for food, but to seem all around and just take property, possibly, a memento from the tavern, which shut previously this year. From Friday by Saturday, the business – frequently regarded in the latest yrs as K2 – held a liquidation sale, giving earlier patrons and other folks the chance to obtain every little thing from kitchen area devices to décor to name-emblazoned eyeglasses.
For some, this may possibly have been the very first time in more than a 12 months they’d even stepped foot in a cafe, as the coronavirus pandemic retained enterprises shuttered, then open at confined potential, and, eventually, however, precipitated numerous closures – which includes K2.
According to a background web site on Kubel’s Much too site,, the restaurant’s predecessor was the Inlet Inn in Holgate, which operated from the end of Prohibition “until the 1944 Hurricane shut its doorways permanently. Trying to get bigger and dryer ground, the DeFrietas family moved the liquor license to its current place,” at 82nd Street and Extensive Beach front Boulevard in the Brighton Beach part of Long Seaside Township.
Jim Morrison and Ken Egan, the entrepreneurs of Kubel’s in Barnegat Light, acquired Kubel’s Far too in 1988, and renovated the constructing in 1998. Barrier Island Enterprises then obtained Kubel’s Much too in 2018.
(The north-close Kubel’s was established in 1927, as Paul’s it then turned, briefly, Rudi’s, just before it was bought by the Kubelczikas household. “Hoping to save a tiny income on the new neon indication and also have a title that individuals could pronounce with out sneezing, ‘czikas’ was jettisoned and Kubel’s was born,” the internet site notes. Later on, the Stavish relatives owned the bar, right before Morrison and Egan took it around in 1986.)
(Image by Jack Reynolds)
Both Kubel’s and Kubel’s Way too, as said on the internet, endeavored to present “good foodstuff and beverages at affordable prices” to equally locals and site visitors.
As with any loss of or improve to a longtime enterprise on the Island, lots of men and women – including those people surveying the objects for sale this earlier weekend – expressed their nostalgia about Kubel’s As well.
On the “All Issues LBI” Fb group, in the meantime, Jim McCann posted the discover about the liquidation sale previous week, noting, “Sad to see it go.”
“Fun moments,” Sherry Zima commented on the submit. “We will miss out on this place.”
“For several years it was our go-to position,” Mike Haas remarked in the write-up dialogue. “Lots of good memories and buddies, but adjust is … continuous whether we like it or not.”  —J.K.-H.

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