RED BANK: JUICING UP WEST SIDE LOFTS

west side lofts 021816The West Side Lofts, as seen from West Front Street. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallIn keeping with its resemblance to a stack of shipping containers, Red Bank’s West Side Lofts project is packing them in.

Since opening last spring, all 90 of its residential apartments have been leased. The West Elm furniture and housewares store has opened, taking one of two anchor spots. The second anchor, Triumph Brewing Company, is expected to open its restaurant in coming months.

And to close out the leasing spree, the project’s developer is bringing in two local small businesses, redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn has learned: Freshica’s Juice Bar and Rumson Personal Fitness.

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WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? A ‘SECRET’ SALAD

073114 fairwinds saladThe dried cranberries made this salad from Fairwinds Deli in Fair Haven pop. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)

By SUSAN ERICSON

morsels mediumLooking for a healthy, tasty lunch, PieHole’s wandering correspondent asked Warren Abrahamsen, owner of Fairwinds Deli in Fair Haven, what was fresh and delicious on the menu.

He suggested a spinach salad tossed with almonds, dried cranberries, fresh mozzarella, grilled chicken breast and red peppers.

But here’s the tricky part: it’s not actually on the menu. “You gotta know somebody to get that,” Abrahamsen said.

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WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS, ADD KALE

Jessica Dalmedo working her new juice bar at Fairwinds Deli Friday. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Two years after losing her teaching job in a budget squeeze, a Rumson woman has reinvented herself as a squeezer of fresh fruits, wheat grass and other healthy ingredients.

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