While passing the former Inn on Main yesterday, I noticed papered windows and construction activity. Apparently, a new restaurant will be opening there soon. The "sign" read "Mixx, An American Bistro."
I certainly have no idea what to expect and am a bit disappointed that my dream of a Trinity/Labrador spawn (where I always ate for free) would open in the space. Nevertheless, given the state of small town New Jersey (as discussed a bit here: http//chowhound.chow.com/topics/622628 ), it's comforting to see some life coming back to my dopey hometown. We shall see . . . .
On a barely related note, Maria's recently sold as the Bertucci family is retiring from the business after 40 years. My thanks to them!
The new owner apparently intends to maintain the status quo, at least for a while. My understanding is that he previously owned a restaurant "up north" - which in Manasquan can mean anywhere from West Long Branch to Sussex County.