Ronnie of Jersey Shore Washes Up in Morris Park
(Photos by David Greene)
By David Greene
BRONX, NEW YORK, May 30- Several hundred fans of the reality show, "Jersey Shore," turned out for the grand opening of Ronnie Margo's new store on Morris Park Avenue.
Unfortunately, most fans were turned away and many waited for several hours just to catch a glimpse of the actor-- jumping into an SUV.
Morris Park resident Selena Arriaga was a rare exception, she recalled, "He was really neat. He complimented my son on his sneakers. He's a very nice guy."
Arriaga added, "He took pictures with all of us," but refused most autograph requests during the opening of the Ronnie Shore Store, located at 1084 Morris Park Avenue.
The store, reportedly run my his mom, capitalizes on the shows popularity and sells T-shirts for $20.
One local resident fumed, "Someone at the community board thought the store wouldn't last six-months." Another stated, "With this economy, it's ludicrous to charged $20 for a T-shirt. It's not going to last."
As pandemonium reigned outside the new store, fellow reality star Anthony Zoccolillo of, "Mama's Boys of the Bronx," was quietly enjoying the day with friend's next door at Patricia's Restaurant.
Despite the show recently being shelved by The Learning Channel, Zoccolillo was still in demand and was much more approachable to fans who came up and to say hello.
Longtime friend and fan of the Morris Park native, Cathy Campagna stated, "I've known him a long time and I hope they bring the show back, it was really good."