Clare Destoppelaire, manager of the Charleston Shops in Red Bank, shows off some of the Low Country food she sells. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
By SUSAN ERICSON
Filling in the space on Monmouth Street recently vacated by Toad Hollow is Red Bank’s newest purveyor of epicurean delights: the Charleston Shops. And it’s got a Southern accent.
Owners Isa and Peter Hewitt, a couple who live in north Jersey, love visiting the coastal Low Country area of South Carolina, where they have a home. So much so that they now have three Charleston Shops in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, betting that other northerners will enjoy what Charleston has to offer as well.