RED BANK: BAR’S OPEN AT THE OYSTER POINT

The Pearl Restaurant and Lounge reopened late last week for the first time since Hurricane Sandy knocked the hotel out of commission. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge)

By WIL FULTON

The last time redbankgreen visited Red Bank’s Oyster Point Hotel, a handwritten sign was taped to the front doors telling would-be visitors that the hotel and restaurant/bar would reopen “when it is safe to do so.”

Nearly three months later, the Oyster Point took a step forward in its rebuilding plan with the reopening of its posh Pearl Restaurant and Lounge – much to the delight of regulars and new customers alike.

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CRASH KNOCKS OUT CITY CENTRE SIGN

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A Honda Pilot crashed into the City Centre shopping plaza sign on West Front Street in Red Bank around noontime Thursday, taking down a traffic signal in the process. No information about the accident was  immediately available. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)