A year after taking over space from the short-lived Nevada Exchange store which itself followed the short-tenured Maison Blanche D’Angelico Guitars has left Red Bank. (Photo bu Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
With all the empty storefronts and ‘for sale or lease’ signs downtown, it might be hard to see a silver lining for Red Bank’s economy.
Scattered along on Broad and Front streets, windows show reflections and hollowed-out stores, not merchandise.
Or they’re plastered with contact information, like one downtown cornerstone, Ashes Cigar Club, which was abruptly shut down during the height of the summer bustle.
But there’s still hope for Red Bank, says Nancy Adams, executive director of RiverCenter, and things aren’t all that bad when you look at the larger economic picture.