RED BANK: ONE-STOP WEDDING BIZ OPENS

The Wedding Establishment takes over a space vacated by Love Lane Tuxedos 13 years ago. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallAs the son of a singer in a wedding band, Mike Hernandez Jr. says he “grew up in the wedding business.” He was there when the band came to the house for its weekly rehearsals, and when no babysitter was available, he’d be schlepped to gigs, killing time behind the drummer.

That, and much more, he says, makes him well-qualified to create something he doesn’t believe has ever succeeded before: a one-stop market for wedding services. And in doing so, he’s ended one of downtown Red Bank’s most enduring vacancies.

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WHERE HAVE I SEEN THIS?

Readers Jenn Woods, Pat Noble and Trish DePonti correctly identified the store interior lit in hot pink and purple shown in last week’s Where Have I Seen This?

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RED BANK: SEXING UP WEDDINGS

21-e-front-glassLast tenanted by chic furniture dealer Design Front, 21 East Front Street is now home to a wedding and boudoir photo business as well as a DJ. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallVacant for more than two years, a high-profile storefront in downtown Red Bank has landed a small co-op of wedding-related businesses as tenants.

This is not, however, where your grandma went to have her engagement portrait taken. And when the curtains are drawn across the glass-fronted space, you can be sure something sexy is happening inside.

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THIS WON’T LAST, BUT IT ISN’T MEANT TO

img_6096121709Gallery mavens at last night’s opening, in the see-through space last occupied by Design Front. (Click photos to enlarge)

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Emily Asher Neiman, who closed her short-lived gallery on Monmouth Street in Red Bank just about year ago, returned to town last night with a new enterprise, one that’s got planned obsolence built in.

Asher Neiman Gallery reopened last night at 21 East Front Street, the former home of outre furnishings (and occasional automobile) retailer Design Front, which closed some months back.

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