The Story of Uncle Will's
In 1984 Gary Pulz and his mother Helen, purchased the building from the Gerbers. Based on the principal of serving the finest quality food in a family friendly atmosphere, the business flourished. So much appreciation has to be given to our dedicated staff over the years, and it was a pleasure to sell the business in 1995, to Tom Stewart, who served as talented waiter for us!
When Tom Stewart bought Uncle Will’s from the Pulz Family in 1995, he became the third “caretaker” of what is a landmark in Beach Haven.
Norman and Anna Gerber owned the buildings along with their dry good store, that they operated for many, many years. Beall's Market was originally in the location of 3 South Bay Avenue and after the devastation of the 1962 storm, John Beall, Sr. built the larger store on the corner (now Murphy's).
The store fronts were renovated and William (Bill) Schaefer established one of his Uncle Bill's Pancake Houses on the location. He also established one in Surf City. Stanley Kubiak soon bought and operated the pancake houses until February 1974, when the Beach Haven location was purchased by the Pulz family. The "B" was easily changed to a "W" so Uncle Will's it was! The introduction of the chubby ceramic pig, who made young and old alike smile as he joined their table, was the mascot.