Red Bank’s Shrewsbury Avenue continued its recent makeover trend with the opening of a new pharmacy this week.
There’s new construction underway on a narrow, vacant lot on Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank, where a pharmacist, Ritesh Shah, won approval last year to erect a four-unit apartment building with an independently owned drugstore on the ground floor. An architect’s rendering is at right.
Shah was not immediately available for comment on the estimated completion date of the project, which is next door to Lino’s Mexican Café. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Three weeks after it was panned by planning board members for sticking out like a sore thumb, a pharmacy proposed for Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank won approval Monday night.
The yet-to-be-named, independently owned pharmacy, which its owner said will sell medical products only, got the go-ahead after a redesign that replaced a proposed contemporary facade with with a more traditional one.
The proposed three-story structure, shown above in an architect’s rendering, would be built on a vacant lot between a two-story apartment building and a restaurant on Shrewsbury Avenue, below. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
A plan for a small, independently owned pharmacy that doesn’t sell junk food got a warm welcome from the Red Bank Planning Board Monday night.
But the building it would come packaged in, and its impact on area parking, got a chillier reception.
On the agenda for Monday night’s meeting of the Red Bank Planning Board: a three-story structure with a ground-floor drugstore and four apartments above to be built on a vacant lot next door to Lino’s Mexican Café on Shrewsbury Avenue. Developer Asha Realty LLC of Freehold needs variances for the number of floors and shortfalls in both frontage and parking. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)