FLOWERS, STATIONARY BIKES ON THE MOVE

flowers-on-front-092211The Front Street Florist has new ownership and will reopen next week as Flowers on Front. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallIn this, our 60th Retail Churn report: a Red Bank flower shop changes hands, and so does a bike-workout facility.

But while the flower store is staying put under a new name, the bike gym seems to be on the move…

At 5 East Front Street, between Sciortino Tailors and Bienvenue restaurant, Tina Bulwin is spiffing up what had been the Front Street Florist. She plans to reopen on Friday, September 30 under a new name: Flowers on Front.

Bulwin, of Bayville, bought the business recently from Rob DeBellis, she tells redbankgreen. She’s been in the flower trade for 38 years, and managed a couple of flower shops in Ocean County, but this is her first venture as an owner.

“It’s a great opportunity and the price was right,” she says.

She tells us she specializes in European displays. Not sure what that means, but we’re all for it.

Meanwhile, indoor cyclery Hammer House appears to have cleared out of space it occupied for less than nine months at 80 Broad Street, where there’s a for-rent sign in the window.

An email making the rounds tells clients that HammerHouse has a new owner – Kathy Conover, as opposed to original owner Jamie Greenleaf.

The email mentions only the original Colts Neck location. A message on the company’s answering machine refers to a new Red Bank location, with more info on the website, but no such information was immediately apparent, and no one from the company could be reached for comment Friday afternoon.