TOMS RIVER, NJ – Remnants of Toms River’s past are quickly fading, and this week, a Jersey Shore icon, Pisces Seafood, announced the longtime business has been sold. The family that has operated the business for 45 years announced this week they are retiring and selling the business.
“It has been nothing short of an honor to serve you for the last 45+ years. From our long-standing retail partners, to those of you that made Pisces a common occurrence for your family, and everyone in-between, these last 4.5 decades wouldn’t have been possible without your support,” the Kurzynowski family posted on Facebook.
The Kurzynowskis have friend their last famous fish and chip dinner and announced the sale of the business has been completed.
“Today, the Kurzynowski family fried our last famous fish & chip dinner and officially completed the sale of Pisces Seafood.
“In many ways, it feels like we’ve been a part of this tight-knit community in our shore town since the invention of the wheel,” the family said. “There’s just too many memories to count, right? We cannot thank all of you enough for everything you have done for us and our family since the start. Throughout these years, the most valuable thing that our family had are the friendships with all of you that we know will stay true after this. Whether you were a familiar face, or someone that came in for a bite during a hot Summer day/a cold Winter night, we hope you truly felt the care we put into all of our services.”
Tourists and locals alike dined at Pisces and bought their seafood there for decades. Located near the Route 37 bridge to the barrier island, it was also a dinner destination that fed the Jersey Shore tourism industry since the 1970s.
The family did not say what was going to happen to the business going forward. Pisces opened its doors in 1976.