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RED BANK: GARMANY STAFF TAKES IT ALL OFF

Garmany shave-offIt’s an initiative that began at the top of the previous month, when the entire male staff of the Broad Street landmark Garmany of Red Bank made a solemn pledge to spurn the razor — and this Saturday, December 5, “No Shave November” officially comes to a close, when the high-end clothier hosts a Shave-Off Saturday Holiday Event in honor of its late founder, Laureano “Larry” Garmany.

The 2015 holiday season marks the first since the July passing of the Cuban immigrant whose name adorns the 40,000 square foot former Steinbach department store — and who famously brought high-end retail (and lured no less a name than Tiffany & Co.) to a small town not so long ago derided as “Dead Bank.” Between the hours of noon and 6 pm, the men of Garmany take it all off (with the help of a “gentleman’s pop-up shaving salon” established for the occasion by The Art of Shaving), in a promotion supporting the work of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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CHURN: SIGNS OF THE PAST… AND FUTURE

18 broad 082415Builder Mike Rovere uncovered turn-of-the-century signs in gold leaf on either side of the facade at 18 Broad, home to a series of shoe stores dating back to 1883. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallSummer doldrums? Not in this installment of redbankgreen’s Retail Churn, which finds downtown Red Bank abuzz with Churnage, as usual.

We’ve got renovation work uncovering history at the site of a planned restaurant; progress on two other new businesses; and more news, right around the “read more” corner.

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LITTLE SILVER: BIG JINGLE FOR THE EXPRESS

bobandtimHoliday Express founder-frontman Tim McLoone shares the stage with Bob Sickles of Sickles Market, during a previous fundraiser for the music-powered humanitarian juggernaut. This year’s benefit at the Little Silver landmark netted over $100,000 for the cause.

Press release from Sickles Market

Sickles Market’s sold-out Wine and Cheese fundraising event for Holiday Express held on Friday, November 1, 2013 raised $105,000 for Holiday Express.

Over 250 denim-clad guests attended the popular event in Sickles Greenhouse, which was decked out with holiday decorations and twinkling lights. The event provides critical funds to help jumpstart Holiday Express’ 2013 season with over 60 scheduled performances. The live auction alone raised $50,000.

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JULY 29, 1961: RED BANK’S WETTEST DAY

canal-street-flood-2Pedestrians fording floodwaters in downtown Red Bank during the storm of July 29, 1961. The view is north along Broad Street from the corner of Canal Street. Below, a teen dives off car into the water. (Photo courtesy of Dorn’s Classic Images)

By EVAN SOLTAS

fender-diveFifty years ago today, Red Bank was hit with the worst flood in borough history.

Over the course of several hours that Saturday morning and afternoon in 1961, 5.48 inches of rain fell, triggering the sort of flash flood that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says occurs, on average, once every 100 to  to 200 years in the area.

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FURNITURE STORE BIDS A HASTY ADIEU

pierre-deux-070611Despite the failure of Pierre Deux, neighbors Tiffany & Co. and Garmany are doing well, says landlord Larry Garmany. (Click to enlarge)

Rcsm2_010508French provincial furniture retailer Pierre Deux has closed its Red Bank store as part of a shutdown prompted by a bankruptcy filing for the 23-store chain.

The 2,400-square-foot Broad Street store, which opened next door to Tiffany & Co. three years ago, appears fully stocked. But a bright green notice taped to the door alerts visitors that the store is under the control of a court-appointed trustee.

The notice apparently went up Wednesday, though the closing occurred more than a week ago, said building landord Larry Garmany.

“It’s a shame,” he said. “But the good thing is that they didn’t leave because of Red Bank. They left because they were doing lousy” across America.

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A DAY OF WISDOM FOR WOMEN

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

oyster-pointListen up, young ladies. It’s time to start thinking about the future, and the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore and a slew of volunteer organizations are here to help.

On February 5, they’ll host “Career Wise In A Day,” a medley of seminars geared towards high school women to give them a comprehensive rundown of the possibilities ahead of them post-graduation.

There are plenty of options to choose from. Seminars, to be held at Red Bank’s Oyster Point Hotel (above), include speakers on the ins and outs of being an artist, politician, doctor and, — gulp — journalist, among others.

And if you sign up by the end of the day, there’s a discount.

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STAPLES TO LAND IN RED BANK’S IN-BOX

staples-broad-stThe big-box retailer will lease a space less than a quarter the size of its average store at 137-139 Broad Street.

Rcsm2_010508Staples Inc., the big-box office supply retailer, is coming to Red Bank.

But the giant seller of everything from pens to desktop computers won’t be opening one of its warehouse-sized stores here. Instead, it’ll be trying out a relatively new micro store, dubbed Staples Copy & Print, that will feature the services of the print shops in the big-box Staples plus the top 1,000 items available on their shelves.

Jay Herman, principal of site owner Downtown Investors LLC, tells redbankgreen that Staples has signed a lease for 4,000 square feet at 137-139 Broad Street, three doors up from the intersection of Harding Road.

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URBAN: A PERFECT FIT FOR DOWNTOWN?

The future home of Urban Outfitters, as seen in late February. 

In signing Urban Outfitters to take over the ground floor of a prominent Red Bank address, building owner Keith Alliotts has finally bagged what many retailers have long said is most needed downtown: a national chain with just the right amount of name recognition.
That is to say, one that’s big without being everywhere you look, yet has the cachet of an out-of-the way boutique.
“You won’t have a national that is in every mall in America,” says Nancy Adams, executive director of Red Bank RiverCenter, which markets the downtown. “This is one of the few nationals that prefers to be in a downtown.”

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CLOSET STORE CLEARS OUT

Cal closetsCalifornia Closets has vacated its location at 116 Broad Street in Red Bank, opposite Garmany.

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In keeping with its reputation for orderliness, California Closets has packed up and left town, and it seems there’s not a stray hanger left behind.

A notice in the window says the business, a franchised retailer located opposite Red Bank’s mini-Rodeo Drive pairing of Garmany and Tiffany & Co., moved out “due to the sale of this building.”

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KNOCKDOWN TIME? NO BIDS FOR MANSION

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A Tiffany clock sold for $6,000, and a pair of Tiffany lamps went for another six grand. A 1964 Chevy Impala SS went for $16,000.

But that Navesink River-front mansion we told you about last week — the one that was going up for auction at a minimum bid of $2.5 million, just two months after it changed hands for $2 million?

No bids, no sale.

“I guess most people wouldn’t be in a rush to pay an additional half million,” Jeff Zimmerman of Time & Again Auction Gallery in Linden, told redbankgreen this morning.

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