RED BANK: COFFEE AND CORDUROY IN CHURN

red bank currant 19 east front stNow open at 19 East Front Street: Currant, a “coffee bar and general store.” (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallCoffee and corduroy shirts, with a side of hair conditioner? As of this week, Red Bank has a new shop with an unusual business model.

Read all about it, plus some additional comings and goings, in this edition of redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn.

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RED BANK: YOGA AGAINST DOMESTIC ABUSE

officialpicttureOTTMThe artistic team of singer/songwriter Allison LaRochelle and Yoga instructor Eleonora Zampatti take their unique healing powers of music and movement on the road in the Ode to the Moon Summer Tour; a benefit for victims of domestic abuse.

Press release from Ode to the Moon Yoga

Last year, Red Bank yoga instructor Eleonora Zampatti launched Ode to the Moon (OTTM), a unique artistic brand of yoga that combined the healing powers of art, music and yoga to benefit women suffering domestic abuse.  She was recently commended by the benefactor of her efforts, the non-profit organization 180 Turning Lives Around, with their Outstanding Community Partner Award.

Danielle Buccellato, the owner of OTTM’s home base Renaissance Pilates in Red Bank was also honored. Every month during the new moon, OTTM offers the healing power of yoga to its clients. All profits, including the sale of homemade clothing and jewelry at the events, benefit 180, the organization dedicated to the support of Monmouth county women suffering domestic violence.

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CHURN: PUMPING NEW LIFE INTO FRONT

danielle buccellato 042214Danielle Buccellato in her new fitness studio, Renaissance Pilates. Below, the facade of the long-empty Love Lane Tuxedos is about to get a makeover. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

25 w front 3 050214Pretty much equidistant from the northern end of Broad Street in Red Bank, two new businesses are revitalizing long-dormant storefronts on East and West Front Streets.

To the east, Renaissance Pilates has taken a chunk of space in what used to be Kislin’s Sporting Goods.

And on West Front, a decade of disuse and dilapidation is being reversed for the Red Bank Design Center, a furniture-and-finishes showcase to serve the interior design trade.

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