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ZEBU OUT, WOOD-FIRED PIZZA IN
Zebu will close next week and a new restaurant will take over its space at 12 Broad Street. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Just five months after aContinue reading "ZEBU OUT, WOOD-FIRED PIZZA IN"
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COFFEE HOTSPOT ZEBU REOPENS AT NEW HOME
After five months of downtime, popular Red Bank coffee mainstay Zebu Forno reopened at a new address Thursday: 12 Broad Street  just a few doors down from the storefront itContinue reading "COFFEE HOTSPOT ZEBU REOPENS AT NEW HOME"
ZEBU EYES FEBRUARY REOPENING
Andrew Gennusa in the new Zebu Forno space at 12 Broad Street, with one of Gregg Hinlicky’s murals from the last one. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD It’sContinue reading "ZEBU EYES FEBRUARY REOPENING"
RENT SPAT FORCES ZEBU MOVE
The popular coffee house closed its doors Sunday night, and plans to move three doors north, to 12 Broad Street, below. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Zebu Forno,Continue reading "RENT SPAT FORCES ZEBU MOVE"
ZEBU’S ON THE MOVE… OUT BACK
Zebu Forno is expanding into this space formerly occupied by Red Bank Red Hot. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Freehold, Hoboken, Holmdel and Morristown have all been targetsContinue reading "ZEBU’S ON THE MOVE… OUT BACK"
RED BANK: BREAKFAST & LUNCH SPOT TO OPEN
RED BANK: A Broad Street storefront that's been home to three short-lived restaurants in the last four years will be home to a new one: Taylor Sam's.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? OLD-SCHOOL SPOT-HITTER
The grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup combo at The Spot, seen below with a window looking out on Broad Street. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON ThoseContinue reading "WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? OLD-SCHOOL SPOT-HITTER"
CHURN: THE SPOT, SORELLA BELLA & SCAFFOLD
Cassie Fishkin has purchased both Mac Attack restaurants, including the one on Broad Street, and rebranded them as the Spot. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARDContinue reading "CHURN: THE SPOT, SORELLA BELLA & SCAFFOLD"
RED BANK: EATERY CONTENTS ON THE BLOCK
The oven, assuming it’s sold, will have to go out the way it went in: through the front window. Below, Anthony “Tito” Vega with the three-ton oven last year. (Photo aboveContinue reading "RED BANK: EATERY CONTENTS ON THE BLOCK"
CHURN: CIAO, BIAGIO, CESAR & WOULD-BE BBQ
Biagio Wood-Fired Pizza has departed 12 Broad Street after less than a year and a half in town. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD This edition of Retail ChurnContinue reading "CHURN: CIAO, BIAGIO, CESAR & WOULD-BE BBQ"
RED BANK: EYESORE SPACE IN FOR MAKEOVER
The new owner of the former Love Lane tuxedo space also owns the four-story 12 Broad Street, just around the corner. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD One ofContinue reading "RED BANK: EYESORE SPACE IN FOR MAKEOVER"
FOR CONTRACTORS, AN OPEN-DOOR POLICY
On a stroll through downtown Red Bank Thursday, redbankgreen found an unusual amount of renovation work underway. Some of it, like the conversion of the former Ashes Cigar Bar atContinue reading "FOR CONTRACTORS, AN OPEN-DOOR POLICY"
HOTEL LAWSUIT III: THIS TIME, IT’S PERSONAL
Lawyer Ron Gasiorowski clashing with Councilman Mike DuPont last week, above, and relaxing at Zebu Forno on Monday. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD As an attorney, Ron GasiorowskiContinue reading "HOTEL LAWSUIT III: THIS TIME, IT’S PERSONAL"
GOOD VIBES: ALEX AND ANI CRYSTALIZES
Set to open at 12 Broad Street in Red Bank Monday is Alex and Ani, the latest in a chain of jewelry stores whose products, the company says, are infusedContinue reading "GOOD VIBES: ALEX AND ANI CRYSTALIZES"
CHURN: COMICS, FURNITURE, BURGERS & MORE
The reality show about comic book aficionados is being taped once again at Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash as well as at 28 Broad Street, above. (Click to enlarge)Continue reading "CHURN: COMICS, FURNITURE, BURGERS & MORE"
PARKING KIOSKS PROMPT GRUMBLES, TWEAKS
Parking director Gary Watson, left, guides Lou Gaspari of Lakewood through his first encounter with Red Bank’s new parking meter system in the English Plaza lot. (Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "PARKING KIOSKS PROMPT GRUMBLES, TWEAKS"
BETWEEN THESE WALLS: ‘VITAL FORCE’ ENERGY
Retail space tucked inside 12 Broad has been leased by a store specializing in jewelry infused with “vital force.”  (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Downtown Red Bank’s comebackContinue reading "BETWEEN THESE WALLS: ‘VITAL FORCE’ ENERGY"
The recent opening of Lucki Clover, above, in a Broad Street space vacated last September, is seen as one of many indicators of a strengthening comeback.  (Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "DOWNTOWN RED BANK COMES OFF THE ROPES"
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PUDDLE BE GONE
A work crew was out this week attacking the site of the notoriously persistent puddle at the corner of Broad and Mechanic Streets. This phot ...
SMALLS FOR MAYOR?
We at redbankgreen remain neutral in political affairs and never make endorsements. But we have to say Borough Clerk Laura Reinertsen’ ...
CRASH ON LEIGHTON
The driver of this car was headed north on Leighton Avenue when they it hit an SUV pulling a work trailer headed in south in the opposing la ...
CAR VS STREET SIGN
The driver of this Mercedes hopped the curb and toppled the street sign at the corner of South Pearl and Drs. James Parker Boulevard Wednesd ...
SKETCHES OF RED BANK BY LOCAL ARTIST MICHAEL WHITE
Sketches of Red Bank scenes have been floating around on social media and we thought they deserved some spotlight. First appearing in our fe ...
POLE DOWN
Utility pole falls on English Plaza shop Forge after being struck by SUV shortly before noon. No injuries reported, though 86-year-old drive ...
YO, ADRIAN!
It’s a tough turn for our hero as Rocky Balboa is relegated to the curb for trash pickup on Locust Avenue. We’ll have to go back ...
“EL PALOMO” IS IN THE HOUSE
Jesus Rios, a mariachi singer who performs under the stage name “El Palomo” (The dove) pauses for a moment before entering a bac ...
CROC SPOTTED IN RIVER
Frighteningly hideous and green, a solitary Croc lurked ominously amid the flotsam and foam in the Navesink River alongside the Red Bank Fir ...
KISS ICON REFLECTS ON BROADWALK
A Swarovski crystal-bedazzled self-portrait painting of Paul Stanley, longtime singer and guitarist for the rock band Kiss peers out from a ...
CHISELIN’ AWAY
Marcelo Garcia Lopez works with hammer and chisel on a new feature for his flower garden on Shrewsbury Avenue: a hollow in a carved log in w ...
STORM CLEANUP CONTINUES
  Saturday’s storm sent a tree toppling on this house on Bank Street, damaging the roof. Workers Wednesday could be seen removing ...
SNAPPING IN THE BREEZE
RED BANK: Blustery winds had the flags in Riverside Gardens Park snapping Monday evening.
POWER LINE DOWN
Red Bank firefighters were on scene at Manor Drive dealing with a live power line Monday afternoon. There was no immediate report of fire. T ...
TAR BEACH SOLSTICE
Aldo Quiroz of Ocean Township came ready with his beach chair and found a shady spot to spend his lunch hour in a parking lot off Broad Stre ...
GOING GREY
Workers painting the stone facade of the PNC Bank at the corner of Broad and Harding Thursday morning. An upgrade? Maybe it’s just pri ...
COFFEE & WILDLIFE
RED BANK: The best wildlife show in town can be taken in from a waterfront bench outside the public library, and it's totally free.
FAWNING OVER HER BABY
A mother deer and her fawn were spotted between a row of garages on Hudson Avenue and some trees alongside the Broad Street parking lots. Re ...
EVENING ESCAPE
RED BANK: Sailors in Monmouth Boat Club's weekly racing series found tranquil conditions on the Navesink River Tuesday evening.
PEAK COLOR ON BROAD
RED BANK: A year after they were installed, downtown mini gardens have added to "transformational" improvements, says business owner.