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RED BANK: FOUR BUSINESSES EXPAND

Sweetest Sin owner Angela Courtney is doubling the size of her lingerie boutique on White Street. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallWith their eyes on growth, four established Red Bank businesses are seizing opportunities to expand their presence downtown, redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn has learned.

Among them are three retailers who have found ways to survive online shopping, the coronavirus pandemic and other challenges that have crushed so many in their sector.

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RED BANK: JEWELERS RETIRE, SELL BUILDING

Vance Valente at Quicksilver Handcrafted Jewelry on Saturday. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallThis edition of redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn might be titled “keeping churn to a minimum.”

Because while we’re reporting the closure of a downtown shop – due to retirement, not the economy – the change comes with a significant real estate deal aimed at keeping small shops alive.

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RED BANK: OFFICIALS EYE $1.18M INFUSION

red bank broad street 032720Downtown Red Bank was nearly empty on a Friday night last March as pandemic restrictions on economic and social activity took effect. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njRed Bank’s government will receive a direct infusion of nearly $1.18 million under the $1.9 trillion pandemic recovery bill passed by Congress earlier in the day, officials said Wednesday night.

The funds will enable the borough to begin filling its own budgetary holes while providing aid to renters, small businesses and local non-profits, said an elated Mayor Pasquale Menna.

But one item it can’t be used on, contrary to the suggestion of a council candidate, is repairing the shuttered Senior Center, according to two officials.

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RED BANK: 5K CLASSIC RESCHEDULED

Red Bank Classic participants will have more time to train for the 5K, rescheduled for October 10 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (John Vitollo)

[Press release from the Red Bank Classic 5K]

Organizers for the Red Bank Classic 5K have rescheduled the downtown community event due to uncertainty surrounding the continued impact of the coronarvirus pandemic.

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RED BANK: CLASSIC 5K SET FOR JUNE 20

The 2020 Red Bank Classic kicks off at 8 a.m. on June 20 in downtown Red Bank. (John Vitollo)

The third annual Red Bank Classic 5K will return to downtown Red Bank on Saturday, June 20 to raise support for youth development programs at the borough’s Department of Parks and Recreation and Red Bank Family YMCA.

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RED BANK: RIVERCENTER REBOOT BEGINS

Attendees filling out questionnaires at the RiverCenter strategy session at the Oyster Point Hotel Monday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Amid intensifying competition regionally for business investment and shoppers, Red Bank RiverCenter kicked off a four-month effort to redefine its vision for the downtown Monday night.

About 70 people, most of them merchants, gathered in a ballroom at the Oyster Point Hotel to hear from a consultant on how to determine “what you want this place to look like in 10 years,” as he put it.

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RED BANK: BOUTIQUES PLAN FASHION SHOW

The new rooftop deck at Teak, with the onetime borough hall in the background, is the setting for a fashion show featuring stylings by downtown shops. (Photo by Life as Fine Art. Click to enlarge)

Downtown Red Bank will be the scene of its first open-air fashion show in recent memory next month.

The aim of the event is to “showcase that retail is very much alive in our amazing little city,” said Angela Courtney, owner of the Sweetest Sin lingerie shop on White Street.

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RED BANK: NEARLY NAKED IN NOVEMBER

go nakedExpect lots of bared shoulders and flexed pecs when the annual Go Naked and Check Yourself fundraiser comes to the Downtown Sunday. (Photo above by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge)

go naked 1 2011It’s an event that has at its heart a life-and-death mission — although there’s plenty of wiggle-and-jiggle room for a healthy dose of fun and flirty.

It’s the fundraiser known as Go Naked and Check Yourself — the fourth annual edition of which takes to the  Downtown on Sunday, the latest in a series that’s collected over $35,000 toward raising awareness of detectable forms of cancer and promoting simple self-examination procedures.

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A GREAT EXCUSE TO ‘GO NAKED’

go-naked-1-2011-500x375The third annual Go Naked and Check Yourself event for cancer awareness and prevention returns to Red Bank on November 24, with a “fun and flirty charity event” at Red Restaurant & Lounge.

It’s an annual event that addresses a serious, life-and-death sort of topic: bringing awareness to detectable forms of cancer, and promoting simple self-examination procedures.

It’s also a “fun and flirty” night on the town in which attendees mingle, enjoy drink specials, bid on prizes and share close proximity with “lingerie and boxer clad models…no nudity of course.”

A partnership between two Red Bank retail businesses —  Chris Paseka’s cupcake emporium Sugarush, and Angela Courtney’s lingerie purveyor Sweetest Sin Boutique — with the Two River Times, the fundraiser known as Go Naked and Check Yourself comes to red restaurant & lounge for the first time on the evening of November 24, in the third edition of an event that’s raised more than $20,000 for local and national cancer charities, and which has sold out in each of the past two years.

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RED BANK: THIS TIME, ELECT TO GO NAKED

Models make their way through the crowds at the inaugural Go Naked and Check Yourself awareness-raiser in 2011. This year’s edition takes place Sunday. (Click to enlarge)

By REBECCA DESFOSSE

The presidential race may be over, but there’s still one more election this month: Elect to Check, the theme for this year’s Go Naked and Check Yourself cancer fundraiser and awareness raiser.

Red Bank’s Sugarush cupcakes and Sweetest Sin lingerie have teamed up again for the second edition of this popular and slightly risqué event that helps build awareness about detectable cancers.

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HELPING OUT: A ROUNDUP

Sweetest Sin Boutique owner Angie Courtney plans to run the New York City Marathon to raise money for injured Marines. (Click to enlarge)

The winners of the eighth annual Andrew Kroon Scholarship raffle were announced June 8 at Red Bank Regional (RBR) High School‘s annual reception for The SOURCE.

They were:

Third Prize: $637.50 Juanita Lewis.

Second Prize: $637.50 Robin Stavola, who donated her winnings right back to the program.

First Prize: $1912.50 Carol Johnson.

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SPITZER CALL GIRL PLANS LINGERIE SHOP

AshleydupreWould-be Red Bank bra and bikini merchant Ashley Dupré in a file photo.

By JOHN T. WARD

Ashley Dupré, the former high-priced courtesan whose romps with Eliot Spitzer torpedoed his career as New York’s governor, plans to open a lingerie and swimwear store in Red Bank, redbankgreen has learned.

Operating under the name Femme by Ashley, Dupré has signed a lease at 15 Broad Street, a stylish storefront recently vacated by children’s boutique Lavish Kids, a source close to Dupré confirms.

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WIN A BON JOVI GUITAR. GO NAKED. OR BOTH

Done3In an effort to raise awareness about detectable cancers, two Red Bank shops are organizing an evening of champagne, sweets and beautiful, bare skin.

Another organization is auctioning off a guitar donated by pop star Jon Bon Jovi to help feed and clothe those in need.

Well, one of those got your attention, right?

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PUTTING THE SHAKE BACK INTO A CREAKY HIP

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We’ve said it before: the ‘Hip City/Hippest Town in New Jersey’ designation for Red Bank has got to go. It’s so rusty it creaks. Even the folks at Red Bank RiverCenter steer clear of it in marketing the town, they tell us.

Ah, but hips, well… they can stay. After all, they’ve only just arrived, in a sense, and they’re doing their, um, parts to help give the town some renewed sizzle as a destination for fashion-conscious women.

How recently? redbankgreen readers may recall that it was just over a year ago that Red Bank had its first-ever lingerie fashion show, or the first one in recent memory, at least. Sponsored by lingerie retailer Sweetest Sin Boutique and held at the now-shuttered Ashes Cigar Club, the packed-house event brought a flash of sexy to a downtown that’s better known for family-themed doings.

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CUTE GIRLS. LINGERIE. KISSES. HAPPY HOUR.

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If the above headline, or any two parts of it, pretty much describes your idea of heaven, you might want to make your way to downtown Red Bank Wednesday evening.

Sweetest Sin Boutique, the new lingerie store that’s already raised the temperature on White Street by a few degrees, will host a ‘Naughty or Nice Lingerie Fashion Show’ at at Ashes Cigar Bar on Broad Street.

We’re talking leggy models in nothing more than “holiday-themed” bras and panties — think red, think ermine — strutting down a runaway, and maybe even the staircase.

We’re also talking $1 “mistletoe kisses” available from “some cute girls — friends of ours —and maybe some of the models,” says boutique owner Angie Courtney.

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‘PANTIES GALORE’ AT NEW LINGERIE STORE

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Angie Courtney in her new shop on White Street. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

An ideal night for Angie Courtney usually goes something like this: Hitting the town for dinner, drinks, and then a couple hours of lingerie shopping. And she suspects that’s the case for a lot of women in the Red Bank area.

And so Courtney is bringing sexy back to Red Bank.

The 28-year-old maven of unmentionables this week opened Sweetest Sin Boutique, a seller of lingerie and other items she hopes will prove popular with lace-loving shoppers in the area.

“People are walking in and they’re excited,” said Courtney, of Aberdeen. “They’re like, ‘We’ve been watching, we’ve been waiting for you to open.'”

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