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RED BANK: CRAFT BREWERY LEASES FIREHOUSE
RED BANK: In another sign of a possible tsunami of craft beer coming to downtown, the former firehouse on White Street has been leased to a startup brewery,
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RED BANK: FIREHOUSE EATERY PLAN FILED
Architect Mike Simpson’s drawings show outdoor dining areas in front of and beside the former firehouse. Below, the building’s interior in 2014. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "RED BANK: FIREHOUSE EATERY PLAN FILED"
CHURN: SHREWSBURY TO GET FAST GREEK EATS
Greek Eats has signed to take the corner space, at right above, at the three-store 89 Newman Springs Road, now under construction. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "CHURN: SHREWSBURY TO GET FAST GREEK EATS"
CHURN: SUSHI, GOWNS, YOGA & CHOCOLATE
Toki Japanese Cuisine takes over the former home of the Broadway Grille, at Broad and Monmouth streets. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD ThisContinue reading "CHURN: SUSHI, GOWNS, YOGA & CHOCOLATE"
RED BANK: LONG-VACANT BUILDING SOLD
After a seven-year vacancy, 67 Broad Street has a new owner, who says he hopes to have a tenant in by summer. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)Continue reading "RED BANK: LONG-VACANT BUILDING SOLD"
CHURN: RED GOES DARK, SOUTH MOON RISES
The first-floor restaurant at red, now closed for remodeling, will reopen under a new name in coming months. The upstairs nightclub remains open on Friday and Saturday nights. (Photos byContinue reading "CHURN: RED GOES DARK, SOUTH MOON RISES"
CHURN: JEWELERY & CLOTHING SHOPS OPEN
Jeweler Evan Piscitelli in his new Red Bank shop, Thrill Her Diamonds. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD This edition of Retail Churn offersContinue reading "CHURN: JEWELERY & CLOTHING SHOPS OPEN"
CHURN: ROOK, GOTHAM, PLATYPUS, NO APPLE
Kate Henderson brews one of the first cups at Rook Coffee Roasters Monday morning. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Closing out a busyContinue reading "CHURN: ROOK, GOTHAM, PLATYPUS, NO APPLE"
CHURN: DESIGN CENTER FINDS NEW DIGS
Plans for an art gallery are out, but the Red Bank Design Center is in, opening next month at the corner of Broad Street and Harding Road. (Click to enlarge)Continue reading "CHURN: DESIGN CENTER FINDS NEW DIGS"
CHURN: BLING, BUBBLE TEA AND BUSTED DEALS
After just a year and a half, Shore Scoop closes, giving way soon to Chill Bubble Tea at 15 White Street. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) ByContinue reading "CHURN: BLING, BUBBLE TEA AND BUSTED DEALS"
RED BANK: WHAT SHOULD GO HERE?
Restaurant? Bakery? Something else? The owners of the former Liberty Hose Company firehouse are looking for the perfect match for the vacant structure. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click toContinue reading "RED BANK: WHAT SHOULD GO HERE?"
The new seafood restaurant could be in operation as early as this month, a partner says. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Upping theirContinue reading "RED BANK: BLUE WATER TO REOPEN AS CATCH"
RED BANK: ROOK TAKES DOWNTOWN NOOK
Rook signed a lease for space long occupied by Laurel Tracey Gallery, at 10 White Street. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Rook Coffee Roasters, a rapidly expanding by-the-cupContinue reading "RED BANK: ROOK TAKES DOWNTOWN NOOK"
RED BANK CHURN: PAINT, CLOTHES & HOT YOGA
Paint Passion took over a space in the Dublin House alley formerly occupied by a jewelry store/surfboard shop. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARDContinue reading "RED BANK CHURN: PAINT, CLOTHES & HOT YOGA"
RED BANK: SHOE NO LONGER FITS DOWNTOWN
With the demise of If the Shoe Fits, Red Bank is losing a business with deep history. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD This time next week, one ofContinue reading "RED BANK: SHOE NO LONGER FITS DOWNTOWN"
RED BANK: NIRVANA MOVING TO GROVE
Red Bank clothing store Nirvana is heading south, relocating to the space formerly occupied by McLoone’s Running Store in the Grove at Shrewsbury. A sign at the Grove says theContinue reading "RED BANK: NIRVANA MOVING TO GROVE"
CHURN: YOGA WEAR, BEACH TOUCHES, HAIR
Phil Barow, owner of Be Barow, with creative designer Bianca Freda. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD This edition of Retail Churn trumpets these new arrivals to downtown RedContinue reading "CHURN: YOGA WEAR, BEACH TOUCHES, HAIR"
RED BANK: FIREHOUSE SOLD, USE UNKNOWN
With his brother, Michael, looking on, John Morgan gives borough Administrator Stanley Sickels a deposit for the firehouse purchase. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T.Continue reading "RED BANK: FIREHOUSE SOLD, USE UNKNOWN"
Having failed to attract any bids in its first attempt to auction off the former Liberty Hose firehouse on White Street last month, Red Bank will try again on AprilContinue reading "RED BANK: FIREHOUSE OPENING BID REDUCED"
CHURN: CIAO, BIAGIO, CESAR & WOULD-BE BBQ
Biagio Wood-Fired Pizza has departed 12 Broad Street after less than a year and a half in town. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD This edition of Retail ChurnContinue reading "CHURN: CIAO, BIAGIO, CESAR & WOULD-BE BBQ"
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COFFEE & WILDLIFE
RED BANK: The best wildlife show in town can be taken in from a waterfront bench outside the public library, and it's totally free.
FAWNING OVER HER BABY
A mother deer and her fawn were spotted between a row of garages on Hudson Avenue and some trees alongside the Broad Street parking lots. Re ...
EVENING ESCAPE
RED BANK: Sailors in Monmouth Boat Club's weekly racing series found tranquil conditions on the Navesink River Tuesday evening.
PEAK COLOR ON BROAD
RED BANK: A year after they were installed, downtown mini gardens have added to "transformational" improvements, says business owner.
RED BANK: FAIRIES MOVE IN ON WHITE STREET
Red Bank: Girl scouts turns tiny parking lot plot of dirt into a "magical girls sparkle garden."
TRAINING UNDER FIRE
RED BANK: Volunteer firefighters train to cut into pitched roofs under active fire conditions.
“SUPERMOM” WANTS YOUR VOTE
Business owner. Dyed in the wool, lifelong Red Banker. Mother of six. Yup, seems like Anita Pierce does it all. In other words, she’s ...
SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
RED BANK: Town prepares for Saturday's Pride in the Park celebration with another lawn art design by public works supervisor and Fire Chief ...
MOVIES VIA LIBRARY
RED BANK: Public Library now offers members access to streaming movies via Kanopy, with some 30,000 titles and tons of content for kids.
NEW RAINBOW CROSSWALK ON BROWN PLACE
Kicking off pride month, some Brown Place and Spring Street residents, ages 5 to 11, constructed a rainbow crosswalk with chalk over the wee ...
WHAT TO WEAR?
RED BANK: Dressmakers' mannequins appeared to mull what to wear as they looked down on Monmouth Street last week.
SYMPHONY RETURNS JUNE 29
RED BANK: An annual crowd pleaser returns June 29 with a free concert in Marine Park by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, RiverCenter said ...
Heard on the Green
Heard on the Green
DUCK RESCUE EFFORT
Duckling rescue attempt underway in sewer at East Front and Broad, 10:29 a.m.
HOUSING CRUNCH
Demolition begins for new apartments at Globe Court and Mechanic Street.
FEELING SNAPPY
      Snapping Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs this time of year and are a common site along the Swimming River waterfr ...
TUB TIME
RED BANK: A sparrow waits for the next available dirt tub while two others take their Sunday baths. (Click for video.)
CHECK IT OUT
A bench outside the Red Bank Public Library provided a serene view of our beautiful Navesink River Monday evening.
WAYWARD SLIM JIM
Anybody lose a Slim Jim? A “Sweet Mild O’ Mine” flavor Slim Jim was seen left unattended on this mailbox on Mechanic Stree ...
YAPPY TOGETHER
RED BANK: Look for this cutie pie, named Sacramento, at Yappy Hour on Broadwalk Saturday. He's looking for a new home.