RED BANK: EVERYTHING MUST GO

rb grauer 110213Rcsm2_010508With a hand truck loaned by neighbor Mona Pollard (center), Red Bank residents Marc Grauer and Nancy Keyes schlepped a sideboard to their Hubbard Park home from the downtown women’s clothing store Emilia, more than half a mile away, on Saturday.

Emilia owner Jessy Krol tells redbankgreen’s Retail Churn that she’s closing her Monmouth Street boutique later this month after just two years because there’s not enough business to justify paying a nearly 30-percent increase in rent. Everything, including the store displays, is for sale. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

IT’S ‘TAPS’ FOR RED BANK ARMY-NAVY STORE

Vinny Faiella is calling it quits, closing an Army-Navy store that had its roots at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Rcsm2_010508With roots that go back nearly 85 years, a Red Bank shop specializing in military clothing and accessories is closing this month.

Red Bank Surplus owner Vinny Faiella says the three-generation business has reached the end of its run and will close by the end of March.

Whatever merchandise he doesn’t get rid of in a half-off sale will be donated to charity, he tells redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn.

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MONMOUTH STREET: COCOON EMPTIES OUT

rema-josephRema Joseph closed her Monmouth Street women’s clothing and gift store on Sunday. (Click to enlarge)

Rcsm2_010508Rema Joseph had hoped to hang on until the end of the year.

Then it became a matter of making it at least until the end of month.

But a paucity of customers willing to open their pursesĀ  spelled an expedited end of her Red Bank clothing and accessories store, Cocoon.

Joseph shut out the lights one last time on Sunday, ending an eight-year run and joining the continual churn of businesses downtown.

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