RED BANK: OFF-THE-INTERIOR-WALL ART

Heads,’ an all-outdoor exhibition of more than 50 paintings by Dumitru Gorzo, (right, with Red Bank Councilwoman Sharon Lee), opened with a reception at the Galleria at Red Bank Sunday. Art lovers flocked to the Two River Theater, above, and the public library, below, for their first taste of the widespread show, organized by the New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art. Gorzo’s art will hang remain on display throughout town until October 14. (Click to enlarge)

COAL & FEED BUILDING DEMOLISHED

26_shrewsburyThe former Hance Coal & Feed building on Shrewsbury Avenue, seen above in 2008, was razed earlier this week, below. (Click to enlarge)

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A landmark barnlike structure on Red Bank’s West Side is no more.

The former Hance Coal & Feed building on Shrewsbury Avenue was taken down earlier this week by Sourlis International, owner of the Galleria at Red Bank, which plans to expand a surrounding parking lot on the site.

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SLANTY SHANTY STRAIGHTENS UP

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The building was shut down by the borough government as uninhabitable in 2007. The more recent photo was taken last month.

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

It was, for a long time, a tilting eyesore on West Front Street.

People were afraid to walk by it out of fear of it tumbling down on them, neighbors say. It was caving in on itself and deemed unfit for occupancy by the borough. It was a ramshackle, dilapidated, all-around derelict.

A redbankgreen reader dubbed it the ‘Slanty Shanty.’

But that tiny building that once blighted the area of 214 West Front is no longer a beaten down mess of brick and mortar.

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