40 white st 021816 3Architectural renderings show a proposed restaurant at the former Liberty Hose firehouse, above, and a three-story storage facility on Central Avenue, below. (Click to enlarge)


total storage 021716Be careful: the Red Bank planning board’s plate is hot Monday night.

The agenda calls for the board to hear testimony on three high-profile plans, two of which would add to the borough’s burgeoning restaurant market.

132 Broad 010616A rendering for the facade of the proposed Red Lantern restaurant at 132 Broad Street. (Click to enlarge)

The third, which doesn’t fit with our punny hot-plate metaphor, would tuck a massive storage facility into one of the town’s most-hidden recesses.

On the menu:

• The former Liberty Hose firehouse at 40 White Street, where Michael Morgan Sr. and sons are hoping to obtain permission to create a restaurant on the first floor and two apartments on the second. See redbankgreen‘s February 19 article for more details.

• 132 Broad Street, where a pair of applicants from north Jersey hope to establish a sushi restaurant called Red Lantern. Yen Chung of Parsippany and and Ke Ha Du of Harrison will need variances to convert the retail storefront to primary food use and for parking, with 25 spaces required and none provided, according to the borough planning office. Long vacant, the space was last rented to Monmouth Mattress.

• A company called Total Storage Concepts is seeking variances to build a three-story, 81,000-square foot storage facility at Central Avenue and Berry Street.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at borough hall, 90 Monmouth Street. Here’s the detailed agenda: RBPB agenda 030716