liberty hose 120513 240 white st 021816 3The former Liberty Hose firehouse at 40 White Street in Red Bank won borough zoning board approval last week for conversion to a retail store with two apartments on the second floor, according to planning and zoning director Glenn Carter. The vote was unanimous, with one abstention, he said.

The Morgan family, which bought the discontinued firehouse from the town two years ago, had originally planned to seek approval for a restaurant but changed its application last month. Mike Morgan, a principal in the company, tells redbankgreen hat a retailer has not yet leased the space, and that work on the vacant structure will begin “as soon as possible.” (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)