RED BANK: KNITTING ‘STUDIO’ SET TO OPEN

Vidar and Laurie Brekke in the new Mother Knitter shop on Broad Street. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallIn this, the first Retail Churn update of autumn, 2021, we turn our attention to sweaters, hats and mittens.

That’s because downtown Red Bank is about to get a new yarn shop, one that its owners envision as a “studio” for knitting and crocheting enthusiasts.

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RED BANK: COOKIES, SOAP, TATS, GOLF & MORE

Sweet Bee Bakeshop has taken over the space vacated by Sugarush cupcakes at 37 East Front Street. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallAn established, and local, wholesale cookie baker is making the move to storefront retail in Red Bank as soon as next week.

Also in the works downtown: an ‘occult’ soap shop, a tattoo parlor and a ‘golf lounge.’ Read all about ’em this edition of redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn.

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RED BANK: RICE & BEANS, ITALIAN & TURKEY

thanksgiving barber 3Art’s Barbershop. Chair: Jim Murphy, Barber: Rick Memmola. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)morsels medium

To get a sense of how folks around the greater Red Bank Green will be celebrating Thanksgiving, PieHole checked in with a few area barbers and hair stylists. In this, the fifth and final in the series, we pop in on three barbers.

Art’s Barbershop, Monmouth Street.

Jim Murphy, Monmouth Beach: Go over my mother in law’s, and she just cooks like a madwoman. Three different kinds of meats for about 15 to 20 people. She’ll make a ham, turkey and lamb. And she’ll make meatballs, too.

Barber, Rick Memmola: Going to a friend’s house in Long Branch, and we’ll probably have pasta or a lasagna. I’m not a big fan of turkey. I just plan on eating a lot.

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HAIRCUTS, JUICE, RUGS AND OTHER CHURNAGE

Robinson Hernandez cuts a customer’s hair at Red Bank House of Fades earlier this week. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Rcsm2_010508Some updates from the continual swirl of comings and goings among Red Bank businesses that we like to call Retail Churn:

• After months of dormancy, the conversion of the storefront at 8 Monmouth Street was completed this week. Or half-completed, that is.

With its opening on Monday, barbershop Red Bank House of Fades took over roughly half the space that for more than 50 years was home to Red Bank News and last occupied by Exotic Birds of Red Bank.

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CHURN CLAIMS TWO DOWNTOWN STORES

Nobody home at Prima’s Home Café on Tuesday morning. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

The start of each New Year brings another round of retail culling to downtown Red Bank.

True to form, 2012 begins with two longtime Broad Street tenants closing their doors: furniture retailer Primas Home Café and Red Bank Art Gallery, which specializes in mass-produced wall decorations.

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ON MONMOUTH: SUBS, SNIPS AND CLIPS

The Red Bank Sub Shop and House of Fades barbershop are setting up side-by-side at 8 Monmouth Street. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Time for a couple of Retail Churn updates from Monmouth Street in Red Bank.

Sandwich man Canio Paradiso is sprucing up at his soon-to open sub shop, the one with what has to be the borough’s oddest patio…

And a spacious new nail salon has opened its door, bring its owner full circle.

 

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