Believe it, barhoppers. A beloved Red Bank dive is about to get a makeover that will enable imbibers and — yes — diners to take advantage of great park and river views, thanks to unanimous planning board approval Monday night.
The newly rebuilt municipal parking lot, sans the public library that once sat in its midst, as seen earlier this week. Below, the new ramp over the sea wall under construction at Anchorage Beach last week. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
A vexing shortage of parking in downtown Sea Bright is slated to ease with the unofficial start of summer Friday.
With merchants hoping the second summer after Hurricane Sandy is better than the first, part of the newly rebuilt municipal parking lot was expected to be open in time for the Memorial Day weekend, borough Engineer Jacki Flor told redbankgreen Thursday.
The crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of December 10 to December 17, 2010. The information appears here unedited..
Theft occurring on 12-10-10 at W. Front St.-Riverside Gardens Park. Unknown person took a pocketbook which was placed on ground. Purse described as a black leather bag containing two Apple Nano Ipods, cash, keys and I.D. Lt. Michael Clay.
Theft occurring at Broad St. on 12-10-10. Victim reported that unknown subject(s) stole purse from shopping cart. Purse described as a navy blue floral print bag containing credit cards, prescription and various ID. Ptl. JamesDePonte.
Attempted Burglary occurring on 12-11-10 at Shrewsbury Ave business. Victim reported that unknown person(s) broke window in rear of business and damaged back door. No entry gained. Ptl. Paul Perez.