An architect’s depiction of the proposed Rail multiuse project, as seen from the intersection of Oakland Street and Bridge Avenue, with St. Anthony’s Church at right. (Rendering by Rotwein+Blake. Click to enlarge.)
By JOHN T. WARD
An expanded version of an ambitious mixed-use development proposed alongside the Red Bank train station got the express treatment from the borough planning board Monday night.
Denholtz has acquired the home of San Remo, at right, and the former Racioppi’s restaurant, at left. Both will be demolished and incorporated into a project with apartments and retail. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge.)
By JOHN T. WARD
An ambitious bid to remake properties alongside the Red Bank train station is about to become more ambitious, redbankgreen has learned.
In the process, a popular Italian restaurant is closing.
The transformation of the former Little Kraut restaurant has been underway for three years. Chef and ower Giovanni Boudour, below, in his new kitchen. (Photo by Robert Kern. Click to enlarge)
By ROBERT KERN
After nearly three years of planning and construction, Abdellah Giovanni Boudour says he looks forward to swapping a hard hat for his chefs toque when San Remo restaurant finally opens next month in Red Bank.
Since buying the building at the corner of Oakland Street and Bridge Avenue in 2010, Boudour has split his time between overseeing the renovations and running the kitchen at the San Remos current location, on Newman Springs Road in Shrewsbury.
During that time he dealt with zoning processes and building permits to renovate the site from what was the Oakbridge Tavern and, for decades before that, the Little Kraut into his dream of a casual restaurant offering fine dining at decent prices.
Thanks to Jill Kozlowski, Trish DePonti and the Colmorgen Kids, who all wrote in and correctly identified last week’s Where, a shot of a building wall with the vestigial marks of ivy or some other growth that had been removed.