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RED BANK: SEX SHOP LAW PROMPTS CONCERNS


Shrewsbury officials are cold to the idea of Red Bank limiting adult-oriented businesses on Newman Springs Road, their shared border. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge)

By WIL FULTON

A move by Red Bank to limit sex-oriented businesses to its southern border has Shrewsbury officials hot under the collar.

At their bimonthly meeting earlier this week, members of the Shrewsbury council teed up a pending change in Red Bank’s land use law that would restrict adult entertainment establishments – should any ever pop up – to Newman Springs Road, the common boundary between the two towns.

“I truly think we need to take a hard look at that,” said Councilman Anthony Pellegrino, because it would “push adult entertainment things out of downtown to put it to the outskirts of town, which adversely affects us, because it’s right along our border.”

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LONG-VACANT SPACE GETTING YOGURT SHOP

blissberry1Blissberry customers serve themselves and pay by the weight of their purchases, says the shop’s owner. (Click to enlarge)

Rcsm2_010508A Red Bank storefront that’s been vacant for at least four years is finally getting a tenant: Blissberry Frozen Yogurt.

Last occupied by the Internet-forgotten Altamonte Imports, the space at 90 Broad is tucked between Pho Le, a Vietnamese restaurant that opened in May, and Linda Martino’s beauty supply store Lux, which opened last year.

Owner Jill Pecoraro of Colts Neck says her shop is the first of an emerging franchise chain to hit New Jersey.

“There’s nothing like it around here,” she tells redbankgreen.

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