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RED BANK: PLAZA LIMITS IRK OUTSIDERS
RED BANK: Broad Street dining plaza is "sucking customers away" from restaurants just outside the zone, say some owners, who want it expanded south.
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RED BANK: BACK IN BUSINESS, OUT FRONT
RED BANK: After three-month shutdown, restaurants see strong turnout for outdoor-only dining, and "it feels ____ great" to be back, says one owner.
RED BANK: OWNER VOWS ‘NOT ANOTHER FIXX’
Gotham Lounge will have a dress code, a partner in the business said. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Hoping to head off misconceptions,Continue reading "RED BANK: OWNER VOWS ‘NOT ANOTHER FIXX’"
RED BANK: NIGHTCLUB EYES BROAD STREET
Gotham Lounge would feature bars on two floors. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Vacant for just a month, the former Red Bank homeContinue reading "RED BANK: NIGHTCLUB EYES BROAD STREET"
RED BANK: VALET PARKING GETS FEWER SPOTS
A drop-off area outside Char Steakhouse has been eliminated under changes to the Broad Street valet parking program, officials said. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHNContinue reading "RED BANK: VALET PARKING GETS FEWER SPOTS"
RED BANK: VALET PARKING GOES WEST
Curbside valet service is expected to ease parking pressures resulting from the construction of the West Side Lofts. (Click to enlarge) By WIL FULTON Like Broad Street, Bridge Avenue inContinue reading "RED BANK: VALET PARKING GOES WEST"
CHAR DESIGNER HEATS UP THE DINING SCENE
Restaurant designer Jeff Cahill at the new Char Steakhouse, below, which opened on Broad Street Wednesday night. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Now rising from the ashes inContinue reading "CHAR DESIGNER HEATS UP THE DINING SCENE"
COUNCIL NEWS: PARKING, LIBRARIAN, BUDGET
The valet station on Broad Street in October. Under an approval granted by local officials, another will be added outside the soon-to-open Char Steakhouse. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T.Continue reading "COUNCIL NEWS: PARKING, LIBRARIAN, BUDGET"
FOR CONTRACTORS, AN OPEN-DOOR POLICY
On a stroll through downtown Red Bank Thursday, redbankgreen found an unusual amount of renovation work underway. Some of it, like the conversion of the former Ashes Cigar Bar atContinue reading "FOR CONTRACTORS, AN OPEN-DOOR POLICY"
The restaurant is doing an extensive overhaul at 33 Broad Street and plans a September opening, says the landlord. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD You’ll be able toContinue reading "CHAR GETS LIQUORED UP & LANDLORD SCORES"
PLANNING BOARD: CHAR DESIGN WELL-DONE
Char owner Matteo Ingrao with supporters after obtaining approval for his steakhouse, which includes a makeover of the two-story portion at right in the image below. (Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "PLANNING BOARD: CHAR DESIGN WELL-DONE"
RED BANK: CHAR TO SEEK PARKING VARIANCE
Architect’s drawings of the proposed Char facade include a wavy awning and two-story windows. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD The restaurant that plans to fill the downtown RedContinue reading "RED BANK: CHAR TO SEEK PARKING VARIANCE"
IT’S OFFICIAL: CHAR TAKES ASHES SPACE
Vacant for the past year, the corner building on Broad Street has a new tenant. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD The three-story space formerly home to Ashes CigarContinue reading "IT’S OFFICIAL: CHAR TAKES ASHES SPACE"
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SNAPPING IN THE BREEZE
RED BANK: Blustery winds had the flags in Riverside Gardens Park snapping Monday evening.
POWER LINE DOWN
Red Bank firefighters were on scene at Manor Drive dealing with a live power line Monday afternoon. There was no immediate report of fire. T ...
TAR BEACH SOLSTICE
Aldo Quiroz of Ocean Township came ready with his beach chair and found a shady spot to spend his lunch hour in a parking lot off Broad Stre ...
GOING GREY
Workers painting the stone facade of the PNC Bank at the corner of Broad and Harding Thursday morning. An upgrade? Maybe it’s just pri ...
COFFEE & WILDLIFE
RED BANK: The best wildlife show in town can be taken in from a waterfront bench outside the public library, and it's totally free.
FAWNING OVER HER BABY
A mother deer and her fawn were spotted between a row of garages on Hudson Avenue and some trees alongside the Broad Street parking lots. Re ...
EVENING ESCAPE
RED BANK: Sailors in Monmouth Boat Club's weekly racing series found tranquil conditions on the Navesink River Tuesday evening.
PEAK COLOR ON BROAD
RED BANK: A year after they were installed, downtown mini gardens have added to "transformational" improvements, says business owner.
RED BANK: FAIRIES MOVE IN ON WHITE STREET
Red Bank: Girl scouts turns tiny parking lot plot of dirt into a "magical girls sparkle garden."
TRAINING UNDER FIRE
RED BANK: Volunteer firefighters train to cut into pitched roofs under active fire conditions.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
RED BANK: Town prepares for Saturday's Pride in the Park celebration with another lawn art design by public works supervisor and Fire Chief ...
MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
NEW RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON BROWN PLACE
Kicking off pride month, some Brown Place and Spring Street residents, ages 5 to 11, constructed a rainbow crosswalk with chalk over the wee ...
WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...