Birravino’s proposal for a 1,500-square-foot beer garden, as shown to the left of the existing restaurant in renderings below. (Photo by John T. Ward. Renderings by Michael James Monroe. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
By JOHN T. WARD
That’s when a vegan restaurant expansion, a beer garden addition to another restaurant, and the possible creation of a new one occupy a busy agenda.
Lunch Break executive director Gwen Love, with back to camera, gets a hug after the zoning board vote. Below, plans show the expansion to the left of the existing building, which will get a rooftop vegetable garden. (Photo above by Rebecca Desfosse. Click to enlarge)
By REBECCA DESFOSSE
Red Bank soup kitchen Lunch Break won approval Thursday night for an expansion that will give it some long-overdue breathing room at its packed facility on Drs. James Parker Boulevard, officials said.
With unanimous approval by the borough zoning board, the nonprofit plans to knock down two houses adjacent to existing home and build a two-story, 2,100-square-foot expansion to house administrative offices, a clothing room, a food pantry, and rooms to provide other programs for those in need.
Currently, Lunch Break is operating in extremely cramped quarters, and because of that, Not only are the volunteers and staff challenged every day, we are not providing the quality of service that we want to for our clients, said executive director Gwendolyn Love.
As PR agents all over northern Monmouth County know, redbankgreen avoids groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings, presentations of giant checks and other phoney-baloney ‘news’ events. But if more of them yielded delightfully silly images like this one, from Tuesday’s groundbreaking at the Atrium at Navesink Harbor in Red Bank, we might change our policy. Thanks to photographer Manny Carabel, who took the shot from his 10th-floor apartment next door at the Riverview Towers. (Click to enlarge)