“There’s no money for business interruption,” says Red Bank Marina owner Steve Remaley, below, who also stands to lose land on both sides of the bridge. (Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Steve Remaley is about to get it from all sides.
As Monmouth County nears its long-overdue replacement of Hubbard’s Bridge between Red Bank and Middletown starting early next year, the owner of Red Bank Marina is facing:
• the loss of a large parcel of land, opposite his shop on West Front Street, where many of his customers park their vehicles and boat trailers
• the loss of a strip of land on the marina’s main property for the creation of a new pedestrian and bike path to Shrewsbury Avenue
• up to two years of diminished business, including a stretch of at least three months during which bridge traffic will be shut down entirely.
And that’s the best-case scenario.
“I have no idea what I’m in for,” Remaley tells redbankgreen, leaning on a boat being readied for spring and summer use. “This could be the best thing to ever happen to me, or the worst.”