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1992 - Gourmet is Born

With his own money and a loan from his Grandmother, 23 year-old Michael Charlton, buys 30-seat pizzeria in downtown Galloway, NJ. The pizzeria quickly develops a solid reputation and loyal following. Within 5 years, busines increases by 900 percent and the staff increase tenfold.

1995 - A New Vision

Charlton aquires a liquor license with
visions of expanding to larger venues.

1998 - A Growing Gourmet

Charlton aquires real estate across the street and builds Gourmet Italain Cuisine, increasing the restaurants’s capacity to 360 seats, with the addition of a trendy bar/lounge, elegant banquet rooms and corporate offices.

1998 - ICON is born

Charlton forms ICON Construction and Development, a critical collaborator in the development of the town center, conceptualizing many of the design themes and elements.

2000 - ICON Grows

Charlton forms ICON Hospitality to serve as an umbrella over Gourmet Italian Cuisine and future business venues.

2003 - Gourmet Liquors

Designed and Constructed by ICON Construction and Development, ICON Hospitality opens Gourmet Liquors, an upscale 10,000 square-foot store offering a extensive selection of wines, spirits and beers.

2006 - The Carriage House

Designed and Constructed by ICON Construction and Development, ICON Hospitality opens The Carrigage House, a premiere wedding and event venue combining the charm of a southern plantation cosmopolitian sophistication.

2009 - ICON Flourishes

ICON Construction and Development manages the
construction of Ocean City Home Bank’s Galloway
branch.

2010 - The Family Grows

Designed and Constructed by ICON Construction and Development, ICON Hospitality opens Luscious & Sweet Gourmet Bakery, a boutique bakery offering freshly made cupcakes, special occasion cakes, brownies, cookies and other confections.

ICON Hospitality continues to operate its successful
buinesses, with plans to expand into new venues.