New wave of businesses make splash on Ocean Ave


The Crusader Staff

The Fruit Barn opened under new management.

Sandra Halverson '23, Staff Reporter

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Ocean Avenue has opened its doors to a surge of new businesses, welcoming 11 new ones to the area. 

These 11 comprise of Mack’s Dry Cleaners, Golden Ocean Quickly, AD Unique Bath & Kitchen, North East Medical Services, Sweet Cupz, Ocean Fish Market, WestWood Produce, Pilate Studio with Isabella, and Muscle Maker Grill. 

On top of all these new businesses, Fruit Barn has re-opened and now includes a flower shop. 

Sweet Cupz replaced Tea Indulgence over the summer.

Armando Castillo, a Spanish teacher at Riordan,who goes to Ocean Avenue frequently, reflected on how Ocean Avenue has changed throughout his 13 years of teaching at Riordan. “It was very different, it was kinda run down. It didn’t have half the businesses it has now”. 

Alongside teachers, students have also taken a liking to the new scenery in the neighborhood. As Jordan Clarke ’23 put it, “I like the change of scenery, it’s honestly pretty  awesome, seeing new places to go to after school and do homework at.” 


Ocean Paws pet store moved a few doors down into a larger space.