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RED BANK: RIVERSIDE STAND TO OPEN SOON

rb riverside 062016 4WhatsGoingOnHereIt may not appear much is happening at the Riverside Gardens Park concession booth in Red Bank — and for years, almost nothing has, really. But inside, Gracie and the Dudes Organic Ice Cream of Sea Bright has been making progress on a plan to open the stand for regular daily and special-events service under a deal inked with the borough in April, owner Michelle McMullin tells redbankgreen.

McMullin expects to open the stand within two weeks, she said, carrying the company’s full menu of homemade ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes and organic Italian ices. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

RED BANK: CRUISES AND CONCESSIONS

riverside-concessionThe little-used concession stand at Riverside Gardens Park could be open regularly in coming months. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03Quick bites overlooking the Navesink River, and pleasure cruises on it, were on the Red Bank council agenda Wednesday night, when the governing body authorized two items:

• the operation of the infrequently used concession stand in Riverside Gardens Park

• the development of specs for riverboat cruises out of Marine Park.

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CONCESSION STAND BUSTED INTO. TWICE.

riverside-concessionThe concession stand at Riverside Gardens Park on West Front Street. (Click to enlarge)

The crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of July 29 to August 5, 2011. This information is unedited.

Theft occurring at Wallace St. on 7-30-11. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole, cash, credit cards. I.D. and driver’s license from her purse, which was in residence. Ptl. George Travostino.

Theft occurring at West Front Street-Riverside Gardens on 7-30-11. Report of a metal security shutter on concession stand in the park had been pushed open and entry gained. Unknown person(s) stole cookies and candy. Ptl. Patrick Kennedy.

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IT’S WHAT’S UP, DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE

Img_5055A cocktail sunset frames a 2007 concert in the park…

By TOM CHESEK

Of all the things that make Red Bank Right Now different from Red Bank Back Then, few of them are as in-your-face as Riverside Gardens.

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Twenty years ago, the Front Street parcel across the way from English Plaza was the site of the massive Riverside Gardens Apartments, a once-stately spread that rather spectacularly burned down in 1988. The property spent the better part of a decade as a crabgrass-choked vacant lot — fit for little more than the odd frisbee-catch with the dog — before work commenced on the terraced waterfront walkways that have come to define what we know as Riverside Gardens Park.

Now, of course, we don’t know how we ever got along without it. To the wedding parties who line up along its railings, it’s the finest photo-op this side of the “hobbit” pergola at Deep Cut Gardens. To the schools and organizations who present their classes and ceremonies against the backdrop of a Navesink sunset, it’s one big beautiful community room. To the kids who throng there on weekend nights, it’s a self-contained environment without the occupancy notice and the six-dollar beverage. And to the thousands of neighbors who gravitated there for candlelit vigils and makeshift memorials in the daze following 9/11, it was a genuine town square and emotional locus for a hard-hit suburb in search of its heart.

For the past few years, summertime at Riverside Gardens has meant a menu of diversions that’s fairly packed with music, movies and munchables, with the fireworks of Kaboomsday sounding a cacophonous keynote to a season that lasts well into the Sirius moonlight of late August.

Beginning Tuesday, the borough’s Parks & Rec department — working in cahoots with private sponsors and entities like Brookdale Community College — offers up a slate of outdoor evening entertainments that balance the relaxed vibe of the waterfront setting with the charged pace of the surrounding downtown. All admissions, in the words of Frank Zappa, are absolutely FREE, with the park’s on-premises concession stand slated to be open for all scheduled events.

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RED BANK: SNACK BAR, SCREENS ON AGENDA

red bank riverside gardens concessionThe council won’t renew the lease on the snack stand at Riverside Gardens Park under a measure on Wednesday’s agenda. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

After several years as a seasonal commercial operation, the concession stand in Red Bank’s Riverside Gardens Park has proven to be a fiscal dud.

So suggests a proposal to nix an extension of the soon-to-expire lease on the building. That, along with an ordinance tightening up the property maintenance law governing lawns and window screens, is among the items of interest up for consider at for the council’s regular session Wednesday.

Here’s a quick rundown.

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RED BANK: ICE CREAM VENDOR TO RUN STAND

rb rgpark 090513In recent years, the Riverside Gardens concession booth has been open only during borough events in the park, and managed by borough employees and volunteers. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03A local ice cream business has won the right to run the rarely open concession stand in Red Bank’s Riverside Gardens Park.

Gracie and the Dudes Organic Ice Cream, which has a seasonal store in Sea Bright and one in Long Branch that’s open year-round, won council approval Wednesday night to lease the borough-owned facility for two years.

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RED BANK: SNACK BAR TO BE PARKING OFFICE

The former concession stand at Riverside Gardens Park has been vacant for the past year. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

park it 2020Red Bank officials plan to turn the Riverside Gardens Park snack bar into a parking utility satellite office.

Rarely used for two decades before short runs as an ice cream stand and a gourmet takeout restaurant, the vacant structure will be reopened as an office and public interface for the borough’s parking enforcement unit, Business Administrator Ziad Shehady tells redbankgreen.

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RED BANK: EXTENDED METERING ON AGENDA

red bank parking ticketAdding four hours a day of paid parking is among the recommendations of a recent report. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Red Bank’s elected officials are expected to take up a proposal this week to expand paid parking – and enforcement – to 10 p.m.

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RED BANK: COUNCIL WRAP

red bank menna office 022620Marjorie Cavalier spoke with Mayor Menna in his office as other constituents waited to do the same before the regular council session. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Red Bank’s semimonthly council meeting Wednesday was a quiet affair, no major surprises or deviations from the agenda.

Here’s an overview.

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RED BANK: COUNCIL WRAP

Mayor Pasquale Menna, seen here at the Town Light-up in November, kicked off his pre-council meetups with little advance notice. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

It was another quick night as the Red Bank council held its second regular session of 2020 Wednesday night.

A light agenda saw the governing body wrap up public business in under 30 minutes before going behind closed doors to discuss litigation and a lease.

Here’s a recap.

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RED BANK: CRÊPERIE UPSIZES, LICENSE SELLS

red bank ce la vi erica lieberman nick napoletanoErica Lieberman and Nick Napoletano opened Ce La Vi this week in the Monmouth Street space last occupied by Lil Cutie Pops. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallDemonstrating adaptability in an increasingly competitive dining market, a Red Bank dessert shop has remade itself into a three-meals-a-day restaurant.

Also in this edition of redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn: intriguing news about a downtown liquor license, and the return of a fair-weather gourmet spot.

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RED BANK: PASTRIES TO FILL ‘CAKE BOSS’ SPOT

 A Staten Island-based pastry shop plans to set up shop in the former Carlo’s Bake Shop at 86 Broad Street. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallOne pastry shop replaces another; work to transform a century-old firehouse into an interior design shop gets underway; a boutique closes; and a gourmet lunch spot in Red Bank’s Riverside Gardens Park pulls down the shutters for the winter.

Read all about it in this edition of redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn.

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RED BANK: FRESH “JAM” AT PARK STAND

Steve Farley, left, and Bill Huwyler at Riverside Park Jam, the former concession stand in Riverside Gardens Park that they’ve reinvented as a gourmet-quality takeout restaurant. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Two years after it ended decades of underutilization, the concession stand in Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank has a radically new mission.

Call it the no-concessions stand, because it’s not summer-only, and it’s not hot dogs and sodas — not by a long shot.

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RED BANK: SIDEWALK CAFÉ, STAND ON AGENDA

A proposed ordinance change would allow Catch 19, a seafood restaurant that’s zoned as a club, to set up sidewalk dining like other downtown eateries. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

A downtown Red Bank restaurant that’s zoned as a club would be able to join the trend of sidewalk cafés under a law tweak up for consideration Wednesday night.

Also on the borough council agenda: a new vendor for the concession stand in Riverside Gardens Park.

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RED BANK CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

AUTHORITIES_RB3The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of August 27 to September 10, 2015. This information is unedited.

CRIMES

Criminal Mischief occurring on 8-28-15 at Chestnut Street residence. Victim reported that unknown person(s) damaged the front door handle. Ptl. Michael Zadlock

 Burglary occurring on 8-30-15 at West Sunset Ave. residence. Unknown person(s) entered residence and stole cash. Ptl. Ashon Lovick.

Theft occurring on 8-30-15 at Riverside Gardens Park. Victim reported that while at the park unknown person(s) stole his I Pod. Ptl. Jorge Torres.

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RED BANK: SUV WITH $1K INSIDE STOLEN

AUTHORITIES_RB2-2014The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of July 10 to July 17, 2014. This information is unedited.

CRIMES

Criminal Mischief occurring at Maple Ave. on 7-11-14. Report of electrical panel cover destroyed by unknown subject(s). Ptl. David Smith

Auto Theft occurring between 7-10-14 and 7-11-14 at Wallace St. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole vehicle described as Chevrolet Suburban 2013. Inside vehicle was $1,000.00 in cash contained in bank envelope. Ptl. Kristin Altimari.

Criminal Mischief occurring on 7-12-14 at Catherine St. Victim reported that unknown person(s) punctured tire on parked vehicle. Ptl. David Smith

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FIVE BUSTED FOR RED BANK BREAK-INS

riverside-concession-2Two burglaries at the Riverside Gardens Park concession stant a crackdown on loitering in the park, borough officials said. (Click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Red Bank police closed the book on a quartet of burglary cases over the past two weeks, including a double break-in at a park concession stand.

Five suspects were arrested in total, for burglaries that committed over the last two weeks, police said. All suspects were locals.

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