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RED BANK: NO DOLDRUMS FOR TASTEBUDS
RED BANK: Doldrums? Not for tastebuds. Retail Churn reports on two new restaurants, a new ice cream shop, a makeover and two departures.
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RED BANK: DOWNTOWN GETS SOME RETRO FIZZ
RED BANK: With its effervescent 1950s vibe and old-school diner menu, Fizz Soda Fountain bubbles to life on Monmouth Street.
RED BANK: APARTMENT PLAN APPROVED
RED BANK: A landmark, century-old building in the heart of downtown, with two long-vacant upper floors, wins approval for four spacious apartments.
RED BANK: OLD-TIME SODA SHOP PLANNED
RED BANK: Sub shop to be replaced by Fizz Soda Fountain, featuring an old-school soda dispenser, shakes and malts.
RED BANK: MONMOUTH STREET CHURNS
Moving to Red Bank from Spring Lake, Charleston Shops is taking over 9 Monmouth Street, above, former home of Toad Hollow. By JOHN T. WARD This installment of redbankgreen’s Retail Churn finds lots ofContinue reading "RED BANK: MONMOUTH STREET CHURNS"
RED BANK: LANDMARK BUILDING SOLD
The upper two floors of 74 Broad Street have been vacant for years. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD One of downtown Red Bank’sContinue reading "RED BANK: LANDMARK BUILDING SOLD"
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? SAL’S SANDWICH
 Boars Head turkey on store-baked bread at Sal’s Original in Shrewsbury. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge) By JIM WILLIS After running some errands in Shrewsbury to pick upContinue reading "WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? SAL’S SANDWICH"
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? ROAST BEEF ON A ROLL
Red Bank Sub Shop was full of pleasant surprises from the good sandwich combinations, to the soda selection but mostly it was the quality of the Italian sub that will have us returning to the Monmouth Street sandwich shop.
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH? A HEFTY ITALIAN
Red Bank Sub Shop was full of pleasant surprises from the good sandwich combinations, to the soda selection but mostly it was the quality of the Italian sub that will have us returning to the Monmouth Street sandwich shop.
RED BANK: RUN-IN METERING MULLED
Among the nine spots under consideration is the one nearest Starbucks on Broad Street. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Red Bank officials areContinue reading "RED BANK: RUN-IN METERING MULLED"
RED BANK: SIGN CRACKDOWN SPARKS IRE
Neon signs in store windows at the City Centre strip mall on White Street. Cluck U Chicken, above left, got a warning, but Psychic Advisor Gina on Monmouth Street, below,Continue reading "RED BANK: SIGN CRACKDOWN SPARKS IRE"
RED BANK: SUBWAY LATE, BUT WITH LEGROOM
Two years after it won planning board approval, a new Subway sandwich shop appears to be on track to completion at 60 Broad Street in Red Bank, with a designContinue reading "RED BANK: SUBWAY LATE, BUT WITH LEGROOM"
RED BANK: SMALL BUT AIRY SUB SHOP OPENS
Canio Paradiso, center, and crew at the Red Bank Sub Shop, which opened Monday morning at 8A Monmouth Street more than two years after Paradiso first filed plans for theContinue reading "RED BANK: SMALL BUT AIRY SUB SHOP OPENS"
HAIRCUTS, JUICE, RUGS AND OTHER CHURNAGE
Robinson Hernandez cuts a customer’s hair at Red Bank House of Fades earlier this week. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Some updates from the continual swirl of comingsContinue reading "HAIRCUTS, JUICE, RUGS AND OTHER CHURNAGE"
ON MONMOUTH: SUBS, SNIPS AND CLIPS
The Red Bank Sub Shop and House of Fades barbershop are setting up side-by-side at 8 Monmouth Street. (Click to enlarge) By JOHN T. WARD Time for a couple ofContinue reading "ON MONMOUTH: SUBS, SNIPS AND CLIPS"
WAIT: THERE’S A PATIO IN THERE?
An architect’s rendering of the facades of the sub shop and barbershop planned for 8 Monmouth. An “exterior dining patio” would be hidden behind the stairwell accessed by the doubleContinue reading "WAIT: THERE’S A PATIO IN THERE?"
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RED BANK: NEW MURAL BRIGHTENS CORNER
RED BANK: Lunch Break founder Norma Todd is depicted in a mural painted this week on the front of the newly renovated social service agency.
TULIPS TOGETHER
Spring tulips taking in the sunset outside the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank Monday evening.
RIVER RANGERS RETURN
River Rangers, a summer canoeing program offered by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, returns this summer for up to 20 participa ...
DOUBLE DYLAN IN RED BANK
Trucks for a production company filming what one worker said was a Bob Dylan biography have lined Monmouth Street the past two days with cre ...
AFTER THE RAIN
A pear tree branch brought down by a brief overnight storm left a lovely tableau on the sidewalk in front of Red Bank's Riverside Gardens Pa ...
CONE OF UNCERTAINTY
Asked by a redbankgreen reporter why these cones were on top of cars, the owner of the car in the foreground responded: “That’s ...
RAIL RIDER’S VIEW
A commuter's view of Cooper's Bridge and the Navesink River from North Jersey Coast Line train 3320 out of Red Bank Tuesday morning.
PUT ME IN COACH!
Red Bank T-Ball kicked off at East Side park on Saturday morning. The brisk weather proved to be no deterrent to the young players, ranging ...
IT’S A SIGN!
Once proudly declaring its all-but-certain arrival in Spring 2019, the project previously known as Azalea Gardens springs to life again with ...
SPRINGTIME MEMORIES OF CARL
The Easter Bunny getup and St. Patrick’s Day hat that belonged to longtime Red Bank crossing guard and neighborhood smile-creator Carl ...
RED TRUCKS AT RED ROCK
A small dishwasher fire at Red Rock Tap and Grill was put out quickly by firefighters overnight, causing minimal damage. Red Bank Fire Depar ...
CREATIVE COVER UP
The windows of Pearl Street Consignment on Monmouth Street were smashed when a driver crashed their car through them injuring an employee la ...
THEY’RE BACK!
Ospreys returned to the skies over Red Bank this week for the first time since they migrated to warmer climes in late fall. With temperature ...
SPRING IS SPRUNG
RED BANK: Spring 2024 arrives on the Greater Red Bank Green with the vernal equinox at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday.
RED BANK’S FINEST – AND NEWEST
Red Bank Police Officer Eliot Ramos was sworn in as the force’s newest patrolman Thursday, and if you’re doing a double take thinkin ...
EASTER EGG MAYHEM AT THE PARK
An errant whistle spurred an unexpectedly early start to the Spring Egg Hunt on Sunday, which had been scheduled to begin at eggsactly 11am ...
PRESEASON DOCKWORK
RED BANK: With winter winding down, marina gets ready for boating season with some dockwork on our beautiful Navesink River.
CORNED BEEF AND DISCO FRIES?
It’s Friday, and smart Lent-observing Leprechauns know the pot of gold at the end of Red Bank’s rainbow is actually the deliciou ...
SURFBOARD DITCHED
It’s a violation of etiquette in surfing to ditch your board.  (it could hit another surfer and hurt them). But someone appears to ha ...
ELSIE, TAKE ME WITH YOU!
Soaked by pouring rain with the temperature hovering in the low 40’s, this sign in the window of Elsie’s Subs on Monmouth Street ...