RED BANK: 10-DAY DETOUR TO BEGIN

rb detour 060214 2rb detour 060214 1Motorists who pass through the intersection of Bridge Avenue and Doctors James Parker Boulevard in Red Bank are in for about 10 days  of detours, beginning as early as Tuesday morning, as Monmouth County upgrades the intersection. Doctors Parker, also known as West Bergen Place, will be closed around the clock between Bridge and Shrewsbury Avenue for the duration, according to a notice from the borough government. (Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: CROSSING WORK DELAYED A BIT

rb rr xing 050814Wet weather has delayed completion of the grade crossing reconstruction at Bridge Avenue and Monmouth Street in Red Bank, New Jersey transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder said Thursday. The crossing, which has remained in operation for trains since the work began two weeks ago, is expected reopen to motor vehicles by Monday, she said. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: RR STATION DETOUR TO BEGIN

rb rr xg 042214As reported by redbankgreen earlier this month, the intersection of Bridge Avenue and Monmouth Street in Red Bank will be closed to traffic for about two weeks starting Thursday morning for replacement of the NJ Transit railroad crossing. Expect detours, borough officials said. (Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: CROSSING TO BE CLOSED 2 WEEKS

rb bridge ave 041014The busy intersection of Bridge Avenue and Monmouth Street in Red Bank will be closed to traffic for about two weeks starting the morning of Thursday, April 24 for replacement of the NJ Transit railroad crossing. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

RED BANK: A LITERALLY COOL, ICY SPRING

lighthouseFriday is opening day for Red Bank’s Lighthouse Italian Ice. Owner Kevin Valerio gives PieHole the scoop. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

By JIM WILLIS

lighthouse (3)Like a neon-lit crocus busting through the asphalt island at the juncture of Bridge Ave and Rector Place in Red Bank, the annual re-opening of Lighthouse Italian Ice is a sure sign that this awful winter is almost behind us.

Closed since Halloween, Lighthouse reopens Friday. PieHole stopped by to check in with owner Kevin Valerio to get the scoop on opening day.

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RED BANK: SAN REMO CLOSES IN ON MOVE

The transformation of the former Little Kraut restaurant has been underway for three years. Chef and ower Giovanni Boudour, below, in his new kitchen. (Photo by Robert Kern. Click to enlarge)

By ROBERT KERN

After nearly three years of planning and construction, Abdellah “Giovanni” Boudour says he looks forward to swapping a hard hat for his chef’s toque when San Remo restaurant finally opens next month in Red Bank.

Since buying the building at the corner of Oakland Street and Bridge Avenue in 2010, Boudour has split his time between overseeing the renovations and running the kitchen at the San Remo’s current location, on Newman Springs Road in Shrewsbury.

During that time he dealt with zoning processes and building permits to renovate the site from what was the Oakbridge Tavern – and, for decades before that, the Little Kraut – into his dream of a casual restaurant offering “fine dining at decent prices.”

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