Farley’s Home Made Ice Cream Has Closed For Good In Jackson, New Jersey
After 38 years in the ice cream business, 28 of them in Jackson, Farley’s has closed its doors for good.
The lines were out the door last night (9/20) as the final scoops were sold to a saddened crowd. Meanwhile, a post on the ice cream institution’s Facebook page said it all.
In part, the post read “Elvis has left the building! That’s a wrap on 28 years in Jackson and 38 years in the ice cream business! I want to thank everyone who came out tonight! It was a very humbling experience, to say the least. I have definitely left a piece of my heart here in Jackson. I wish nothing but the best for you all in the future.”
Elvis, of course, would be Mr Farley.
However, some have never known that Mr. Farley is really John Burnetsky. Burnetsky, a former Jackson School Board Member, has supported youth groups, school sports, and other township charities during his nearly three decades in business. Saying times have changed and he is “old”, John decided it was time to sell the lucrative shop in the Anillop Plaza at 740 Brewers Bridge Rd.
Changing times helps make the decision.
Of course, the changing demographics in Jackson have caused a shift in the local business landscape. Earlier this year, Suf Taco of Jackson closed its doors after over a decade at South Hope Chapel Road’s Jackson Crossing.
However, none of that mattered last night as the final vanilla and chocolate were scooped, bananas split, and shakes spun. Actually, the business was supposed to end operation on August 30th but stayed around the extra couple of weeks to make sure everyone could come to say goodbye, and get one more Farley’s experience.
Burnetsky said “The 28 years we’ve spent in Jackson have been the best years of my life. We love the town, but more importantly, the people! We’ve made many friends, and I’ve come to know a ton more. “We thank you for your patronage; without you guys, there would be no Farleys, I would not be known as “Mr. Farley”.