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RED BANK: DOWNTOWN SOLD
RED BANK: The Downtown restaurant and bar has new owners. Filings indicate no immediate plans for changes to the West Front Street building.
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RED BANK: ROOFTOP DINING PLAN APPROVED
RED BANK: New owners of prominent downtown address get planning board OK for rooftop dining despite board chairman's objections.
RED BANK: New owners of former Belmonte space propose rooftop dining and third-floor dining space. Planning board to review Monday night.
RED BANK: TAPAS OUT; CLOTHES, ICE CREAM IN
RED BANK: In Retail Churn, a new ice cream shop and a clothing store plan Broad Street openings as a restaurant closes.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? A FRESH TAKE ON TAPAS
An unusual adaptation of taquitos, above, and a glass of made-to-order sangria, below.  (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge) By SUSAN ERICSON Gone are the heavy velvet drapes and dark,Continue reading "WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? A FRESH TAKE ON TAPAS"
CHURN: TRAP DOOR, BELMONTE TO OPEN
Trap Door Escape Room opens this week in the former home of Dunlap Locksmith, which left behind a front door with a giant keyhole cut into it. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click toContinue reading "CHURN: TRAP DOOR, BELMONTE TO OPEN"
CHURN: HOUSEWARES, TRAP DOOR AND MORE
Kathleen Conlon bought the onetime gas station that’s now Welcome Home, her housewares shop on East Front Street. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD ThisContinue reading "CHURN: HOUSEWARES, TRAP DOOR AND MORE"
RED BANK: ANOTHER RESTAURANT APPROVED
At 18 Broad Street, now concealed by scaffolding, the Art Deco foyer seen below will be replaced by one more reminiscent of the building’s 19th-century origins, the architect said. (PhotosContinue reading "RED BANK: ANOTHER RESTAURANT APPROVED"
RED BANK: FOCUS ON FOYER WINDOWS
The foyer of the former If the Shoe Fits store is the last remaining example of Art Deco design downtown, say preservationists. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "RED BANK: FOCUS ON FOYER WINDOWS"
CHURN: FRESH STARTS DOWNTOWN
The building at 14 West Front Street, center above, has changed hands. The white one next door is the site of a proposed roof deck for the Downtown, at farContinue reading "CHURN: FRESH STARTS DOWNTOWN"
CHURN: RED GOES DARK, SOUTH MOON RISES
The first-floor restaurant at red, now closed for remodeling, will reopen under a new name in coming months. The upstairs nightclub remains open on Friday and Saturday nights. (Photos byContinue reading "CHURN: RED GOES DARK, SOUTH MOON RISES"
RED BANK: MORE TABLES COMING?
The owners of the Downtown, at right above, hope to expand into the vacant retail space at left for more seating, including a rooftop dining area. (Photos by John T.Continue reading "RED BANK: MORE TABLES COMING?"
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DOUBLE DYLAN IN RED BANK
Trucks for a production company filming what one worker said was a Bob Dylan biography have lined Monmouth Street the past two days with cre ...
AFTER THE RAIN
A pear tree branch brought down by a brief overnight storm left a lovely tableau on the sidewalk in front of Red Bank's Riverside Gardens Pa ...
CONE OF UNCERTAINTY
Asked by a redbankgreen reporter why these cones were on top of cars, the owner of the car in the foreground responded: “That’s ...
RAIL RIDER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of Cooper's Bridge and the Navesink River from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank Tuesday morning.
PUT ME IN COACH!
Red Bank T-Ball kicked off at East Side park on Saturday morning. The brisk weather proved to be no deterrent to the young players, ranging ...
IT’S A SIGN!
Once proudly declaring its all-but-certain arrival in Spring 2019, the project previously known as Azalea Gardens springs to life again with ...
SPRINGTIME MEMORIES OF CARL
The Easter Bunny getup and St. Patrick’s Day hat that belonged to longtime Red Bank crossing guard and neighborhood smile-creator Carl ...
RED TRUCKS AT RED ROCK
A small dishwasher fire at Red Rock Tap and Grill was put out quickly by firefighters overnight, causing minimal damage. Red Bank Fire Depar ...
CREATIVE COVER UP
The windows of Pearl Street Consignment on Monmouth Street were smashed when a driver crashed their car through them injuring an employee la ...
THEY’RE BACK!
Ospreys returned to the skies over Red Bank this week for the first time since they migrated to warmer climes in late fall. With temperature ...
SPRING IS SPRUNG
RED BANK: Spring 2024 arrives on the Greater Red Bank Green with the vernal equinox at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday.
RED BANK’S FINEST – AND NEWEST
Red Bank Police Officer Eliot Ramos was sworn in as the force’s newest patrolman Thursday, and if you’re doing a double take thinkin ...
EASTER EGG MAYHEM AT THE PARK
An errant whistle spurred an unexpectedly early start to the Spring Egg Hunt on Sunday, which had been scheduled to begin at eggsactly 11am ...
PRESEASON DOCKWORK
RED BANK: With winter winding down, marina gets ready for boating season with some dockwork on our beautiful Navesink River.
CORNED BEEF AND DISCO FRIES?
It’s Friday, and smart Lent-observing Leprechauns know the pot of gold at the end of Red Bank’s rainbow is actually the deliciou ...
SURFBOARD DITCHED
It’s a violation of etiquette in surfing to ditch your board.  (it could hit another surfer and hurt them). But someone appears to ha ...
ELSIE, TAKE ME WITH YOU!
Soaked by pouring rain with the temperature hovering in the low 40’s, this sign in the window of Elsie’s Subs on Monmouth Street ...
WALK THIS WAY
PARTYLINE: Before-and-afters of a sidewalk cleanup on West Street.
SOGGY NOTION
RED BANK: Breezeway sculpture captured the mood downtown as heavy rains fell Saturday morning.
HOME DELIVERY
RED BANK: After a subdivision, an instant house rises on a new Catherine Street lot.