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RED BANK: CHEESE, OUT; E-BIKES, CRYSTALS IN

EV Motion plans to open soon in the space last occupied by the Red Bank Family Pharmacy. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallComing soon to downtown Red Bank: an electric bicycle store.

The district is also home to a new beach-themed gift shop, and about to get another crystals-based “wellness” retailer. But it’s also losing a beloved cheese shop, redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn has learned.

Read about all the latest changes below.

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RED BANK: FOUR BUSINESSES EXPAND

Sweetest Sin owner Angela Courtney is doubling the size of her lingerie boutique on White Street. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallWith their eyes on growth, four established Red Bank businesses are seizing opportunities to expand their presence downtown, redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn has learned.

Among them are three retailers who have found ways to survive online shopping, the coronavirus pandemic and other challenges that have crushed so many in their sector.

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RED BANK: JEWELERS RETIRE, SELL BUILDING

Vance Valente at Quicksilver Handcrafted Jewelry on Saturday. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallThis edition of redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn might be titled “keeping churn to a minimum.”

Because while we’re reporting the closure of a downtown shop – due to retirement, not the economy – the change comes with a significant real estate deal aimed at keeping small shops alive.

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RED BANK: WHITE STREET DISRUPTION FEARED

red bank kristen winters 051820Kris Winters says her White Street shop, Cabana 19, was just getting back on its feet from last year’s streetscape disruption when the pandemic hit. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

park it 2020

A Red Bank construction project looms large for some business owners as they start to crawl out from under one of the worst economic crises in American history.

They’re pleading for “empathy” as they try to avoid a third consecutive blow in one year.

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CHURN: CABANA 19, BIKE SHOP GO TANDEM

kristen winters 102114Kristen Winters in the expansion space of her store, Cabana 19. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallTwo young Red Bank businesses are in an expansive mood these days, doubling their leasing commitments.

Kristen Winters, who opened women’s clothing boutique Cabana 19 on White Street just 16 months ago, has busted through a wall to take over space vacated this month by Rare Breed Sneakers.

And bike dealer Jonathan Erdelyi is setting up an outpost for his West Front Street-based Red Bicycle Studio in Fair Haven.

Those and more Churnings right after the jump…

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