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Avalon Hodge Podge to Close After 25 Years

Avalon Hodge Podge will officially close its doors on September 4 after a quarter century

of service, announced owners Tammie and Dave Carbohn. The business recently celebrated its

25-year-mark. The Carbohns are planning to retire to Florida in the fall and will be

holding a “going-out-of-business” sale beginning August 1 – September 4th, their final day.


Their will be mark-downs on all items in the store (except Bait & Ice) throughout the month –

everything must go during the Going Out of Business Sale with ALL SALES FINAL.


The local bait, tackle, and marine supply shop has been a trusted resource for casual

fishermen, serious anglers, and boat lovers in south Jersey. They carry marine supplies, fishing

bait and tackle, rod and reel repairs, fishing charters, crabbing supplies, and inflatables.

Their business tagline is “everything you need to catch fish at the Jersey shore except the gas.”


The decision to retire was not easy, but ultimately Tammie and Dave are ready. “After 50

years in the workforce, the time was right,” said Tammie. The couple had bought a house in

Florida back in 2012 and have spent the winters down there while the shop was closed for the


“The hardest part is saying goodbye to our customers,” said Tammie. “We appreciate

their loyalty and patronage these past 25 years. We’ve watched the kids grow up and become

parents of their own and start bringing their kids. We’ve built relationships with a lot of

businesses in town, providing goods and services to help support their businesses and they in

​turn have supported us. We will miss everyone who has been a part of the Avalon Hodge Podge business journey.”

Avalon Hodge Podge is located at 2389 Ocean Drive, Avalon, N.J. For more information,

call (609) 967-3274 or visit   Also on Facebook and Instagram.

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