BURNING Q: WHAT’S IN THE MAYOR’S OFFICE?

rumson-boro-hallRumors of a wet bar and a Viking stove are mistaken, but there is a fireplace. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

It’s been more than a year since employees and officials moved into Rumson’s pristine new borough hall on East River Road, but there are still a few punch-list items needed to close the book on the project.

Among them: a runner to protect the wood of a staircase leading from the lobby to the second floor. Meantime, strips of blue painter’s tape warn visitors not to go upstairs.

But the off-limits treatments have led some residents to wonder just what’s up there, and may be fueling rumors that Mayor John Ekdahl’s office is a lavish one, complete with wet bar, Viking stove and working fireplace.

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