Gopal Pays $900K Cash for Tinton Falls building

Vin Gopal, the Monmouth County Democrat Chairman until noon on Tuesday and a candidate for the Democrat nomination for State Senate in the 11th Legislative District, portrayed himself as a struggling small business owner who goes months at a time without a paycheck so that he can pay his employees, in the announcement that he was stepping down as Chairman to run for Senate.

“I know what it’s like having to make payroll every month, going months without taking a paycheck in order to make sure my employees are paid,” Gopal said to The Asbury Park Press.  At Observer-PolitickerNJGopal said, “I know what Monmouth County residents are going through.”

But MoreMonmouthMusings has learned that Gopal paid $900,000 in cash for a commercial property in Tinton Falls last week.  He showed up for the closing with a bank check for $10,000 more than the listing price after winning a bidding war on 97 Apple Street, a single story office building.

97 Apple Street, Tinton Falls

How many Monmouth County residents are going through that?

Gopal bought the property through Tic Tac Toe Development, LLC, a company he formed on November 9, 2016 (the day after Election Day). Gopal is the only owner/member of Tic Tac Toe Development, according to documents filed the the New Jersey Department of Treasury.

In addition to portraying himself as a a struggling man of the people, Gopal pledged to fight against insiders if he becomes a Senator representing parts of Southern and Western Monmouth County.  But Gopal sought the blessings of the ultimate Trenton insiders –South Jersey Democrat Boss George Norcross, Senate President Steve Sweeney and presumptive Democrat gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy–for his Senate run, according to Observer-PolitickerNJ.

In addition to Tic Tac Toe Development, LLC, Gopal is a principal in Direct Development, LLC, a communications, public relations and marketing firm, and All American Printing and Promotions, LLC.  He is the founder and president of the Vin Gopal Civic Association, a non-profit organization previously known as Jersey Promise.

Posted: January 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Gopal Pays $900K Cash for Tinton Falls building”

  1. Tom Stokes said at 2:19 pm on January 3rd, 2017:

    If you believe Vin is a struggling man of the people, there is this bridge I would like to sell you. All profits would be donated to Vin’s “charity”.

  2. Jimmy Jones said at 5:05 pm on January 3rd, 2017:

    All came from “Daddy”….Vin is worthless

  3. Common sense said at 5:11 pm on January 3rd, 2017:

    He never said he was currently struggling. He said in his FB post “I know what it’s like to build a small business ground up and to create jobs to go without a paycheck to make payroll.”

    He’s a successful small business owner. Get over it. Kudos to him for wanting to give back to the community.

  4. Antonio said at 9:50 am on January 4th, 2017:

    Anyone Norcross and Sweeney meet with is corrupt.

    Vin Gopal is a Norcross /Sweeney boy who they will use to sway Morth Jersey votes and get that uneducated greaseball Sweeney back in as Senate president

    Sweeney and Norcross should be facing RICOs. They are criminals

  5. James Giannell said at 5:23 pm on January 4th, 2017:

    Hi Art,
    I was the Listing Broker in Mr Gopal’s purchase and I have never mixed politics and business. I can say, without question that in so far as his business dealings are concerned, I found Mr Gopal to be quite HONORABLE. He and his Agent were a pleasure to work with and I wish him all the best in his new building

  6. Doughrayme said at 11:04 pm on January 4th, 2017:

    Sir Gallagher: Aren’t you the same guy who railed against the news poking into people’s personal affairs… just last week?