TOMS RIVER – An ordinance regulating where arcades can do business in town was expanded to include the Ocean County Mall at the latest Township Council meeting.
The old ordinance defines “amusement games” and confines it to a spot in Ortley Beach. It is described on the ordinance as “the area immediately along the easterly side of State Highway 35 North between First and Sixth avenues.”
The amendment passed by the council would add the Ocean County Mall as an allowable location. A potential tenant had looked into opening at the mall, but the old ordinance forbade it.
The Ocean County Mall used to have an arcade, called the Game Room, many years ago. That arcade closed years before the ordinance limiting their locations was created.