| Asbury Park Press
Scenes from crash near Jackson Market
A serious crash was reported near Glory’s Discount Market in Jackson.
Andrew J. Goudsward, Asbury Park Press
JACKSON – When the Glory family first opened for business on Cedar Swamp Road, it was a farm surrounded by acres upon acres of forest.
But as the land around what is now Glory’s Market and Glory’s Liquors has changed, the family is expected to file an application to redevelop “Glory’s Corner” — as locals refer to it — as soon as this week, attorney Dennis A. Collins said.
“They think it’s the right time with the mixed lease developments going on in that area,” Collins said. “They’ve been there forever, but now is the time to try and shape the corner they’ve been at for 50 years.”
The plans call for three new lots on the 16-acre property — a retail building, a new Glory’s Liquors store and a convenience store and gas station, Collins said.
No agreement has been reached with any retailer for the retail building or the convenience store and gas station site, Collins said.
Earlier this month, the Shore News Network reported plans for a Wawa to be built on the site. Collins said that speculation was premature.
“It is not a Wawa. Maybe it will be one day, but there’s no agreement with Wawa,” Collins said.
Rumors about the future of the site circulated for years, especially after a tractor-trailer plowed through the front of the store in November 2018, after it was involved in a crash at the busy intersection, just a few feet away from the front door.
“This is our livelihood,” store accountant Clara Glory, wife of co-owner George Glory, said upon the reopening. “It becomes your life. It was like a lonely place in here because we didn’t see the people coming in every day. They become part of your family and they’re friends.”