RED BANK: MYSTERY-FILLED “HOUSE” TO OPEN

tone purzycki 071415Anthony ‘Tone’ Purzycki plans to create an immersive, puzzle-driven entertainment facility in the former Dunlap Locksmith building, at right above. Below, the front door.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

rb trap door 071415Where might you base a live entertainment called Trap Door Escape Room, in which participants are locked in a series of rooms and have to solve mind-bending puzzles to escape within a set time?

How about a building that already has a giant keyhole cut into the front door?

Fortunately for Anthony ‘Tone’ Purzycki and a partner, one happened to be available in Red Bank.

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RED BANK: LOCKSMITH SNAPS SHUT

dunlap 121014The successor to a knife-sharpening business that began in 1928, Dunlap Locksmith has called it quits. (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallDunlap Locksmith, an 86-year-old Red Bank stalwart, has closed.

A notice posted on the White Street shop’s Facebook page says the store “locked its doors for the last time” on Saturday.

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