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RED BANK: HISTORIC CLOCK CLOCKED

ballew clock 112113A cast-iron clock that’s stood on Broad Street in Red Bank for more than a century suffered slight damaged when it was knocked over by a truck Wednesday morning.

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RED BANK: REUSILLES CLOCK TO BE RESTARTED

ballew clock 112113After an outage of more than two years, a Red Bank landmark, the Reussilles’ (later Ballew’s) Jewelers clock on Broad Street is expected to be back in the business of telling accurate time Friday, says Pete Theodoropoulus, who opened his new tile-art gallery called Tesserae in the former jewelry store Wednesday. We’ll have more about the store Friday. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

BROAD STREET CLOCK RESTARTED

reussielles-clockThe Reussille’s clock was back to telling the correct time late Friday afternoon. (Click to enlarge)

Red Bank’s landmark downtown clock is back to telling time, even if its owner has moved on.

The distinctive Reussille’s clock was shut off three weeks ago, when Ballew Jewelers, the successor to Reussille’s, ended a 126-year run in town.

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ANOTHER EARLY TASTE OF SUMMER AWAITS

Almost five weeks after the start of Daylight Saving Time, the classic Reussille’s clock on Broad Street still hadn’t caught up Thursday. (Click to enlarge)

Red Bank’s most prominent downtown clock may be stuck in winter, but a spring season less than a month old is already aching to turn into summer, it seems.

After a couple of (more) warmish days Friday and Saturday, temperatures are expected to hit the mid-70s Sunday, and climb past 80 on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Here’s the forecast:

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BALLEW BUILDING GOES FOR $1.5M

ballewThe three-story structure changed hands on July 1, records show. (Click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

The former home of Ballew Jewelers at has been sold, officially severing a relationship with Red Bank that lasted 124 years but sputtered to an anticlimactic end earlier this year.

Through an entity called LLC 36 Broad Street, Rumson resident Michael Morgan paid $1.5 million on July 1 for the three-story building at 36 Broad, according to Monmouth County property records.

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DID THEY LEAVE ANY SPARE BATTERIES?

ballew-clock-011911The departure from Red Bank of Ballew Jewelers over the weekend also apparently meant the end of a long run of reliability for the gorgeous clock in front of the Broad Street store. This photo was taken at 11:48a. Ballew, formerly Reussille’s, traced its roots downtown to 1886. (Click to enlarge) [Update: Jenn Woods of Red Bank has launched a “Save the Reussille’s Clock” page on Facebook.]

BALLEW BIDS ADIEU TO RED BANK

ballew1Ballew Jewelers closed its doors Saturday, 124 years after opening in Red Bank. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Ballew Jewelers is now a Red Bank memory.

After 124 years, the downtown landmark, known as much for its ‘lollipop’ clock on the sidewalk as its cases of diamonds and Rolex watches, closed its doors Saturday, leaving a hard-to-believe void.

“It’s sad,” Kate Ballew said. “You can’t picture anything else in here.”

But something else will be, eventually, she said.

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BALLEW JEWELERS TO END 124-YEAR RUN

ballew-111610The ‘lollipop’ clock outside Ballew Jewelers has been a Broad Street fixture since 1902, when the store was known as Reussille Jewelers. (Click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Ballew Jewelers, a Red Bank staple since 1886, when it began as Reussille Jewelers, is pulling out of town, leaving a gaping hole, both symbolic and tangible, in a downtown struggling to tread water in a difficult economy.

News of the closing hit some of the nearby merchants like a sucker punch.

“It’s horrible. Horrible,” said Zebu Forno owner Andrew Gennusa. “For a business that’s more than a hundred years old to close here, it’s like a death.”

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