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RED BANK: CLOTHES, CANDLES &… CANNABIS?
RED BANK: In this edition of Retail Churn: clothing boutique opens; update on Garmany holdings; would-be cannabis retailer lays groundwork, and more.
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RED BANK: ANTIQUES, TOYS, TATS AND MORE
RED BANK: In this edition of Retail Churn, a quirky antiques shop opens, a bank branch closes, a tattoo parlor inks a new lease and more.
RED BANK: SPLASHY ‘STASH’ WINDOWS OK’D
RED BANK: Filmmaker Kevin Smith, characteristically profane, wins approval for splashy signage on new Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash store.
RED BANK: ‘STASH’ SIGNAGE UP FOR REVIEW
RED BANK: Preservation commission to review sign requests by Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash; a pizzeria; and a juice bar, all on Broad Street.
RED BANK: SECRET STASH TO RELOCATE
RED BANK: Kevin Smith's downtown comics shop, Secret Stash, plans to relocate to a new Broad Street location, the filmmaker said Wednesday.
RED BANK: RED ROCK, SECRET STASH WIN OKS
RED BANK: Red Rock Tap + Grill can add year-round dining space, and Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash can keep its window signage, planning board says.
RED BANK: HIPPIES STOKED FOR THE STASH
RED BANK: A merry band of self-styled hippies park their colorful bus for a stop at Secret Stash.
RED BANK: STASH YIELDS MORE BUDS
Robert Bruce at a Glen Goldbaum fashion event in Red Bank in 2011. A regular on “Comic Book Men,” set at the Broad Street store below, he’s about to getContinue reading "RED BANK: STASH YIELDS MORE BUDS"
IN ASBURY AND IN PRINT: RATS AND BARFLIES
Cliff Galbraith with his two recent comic books, above, and talking with fan John Hanley on Broad Street, below. (Click to enlarge) This Saturday, a pair of Red Bank comicContinue reading "IN ASBURY AND IN PRINT: RATS AND BARFLIES"
SMITH FANS UNITE, INCHING TOWARD STASH
Fans waited in line as long as 10 hours with Kevin Smith books, films and artwork to be signed by their hero. Below, actor Jason Mewes, trailed by a videoContinue reading "SMITH FANS UNITE, INCHING TOWARD STASH"
STASHERS AMPED FOR REALITY TV DEBUT
Michael Zapcic with Thomas Mumme, left, during Thursday’s live ‘SModcast’ at Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. Below: Kevin Smith on the center monitor during a taping earlier this weekContinue reading "STASHERS AMPED FOR REALITY TV DEBUT"
STASH PLANS AUDITIONS FOR REALITY SHOW
Filmmaker Kevin Smith is casting a pilot show about comic-book fandom this week at his Broad Street comics and memorabilia store. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)\ By DUSTINContinue reading "STASH PLANS AUDITIONS FOR REALITY SHOW"
Fans gather at the Stash for a 2006 appearance by Kevin Smith. Filmmaker Kevin Smith is closing the Los Angeles version of the Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash store, according to reports. As reported on News Askew, the official...
RED BANK: JAMIAN’S HOSTS ‘COMIC BOOK MEN’
RED BANK: Jamian's Food and Drink will host a season-six premiere party for "Comic Book Men," the cable show set in Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash.
They just keep coming and coming, an endless line of stoop-shouldered pilgrims in undersized t-shirts. We're talking about fans of fillmmaker Kevin Smith, who stream into his Red Bank comic-books-and-tchotchkes emporium, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, looking for detailed...
RED BANK: POLICE ACCOUNT DISPUTED
RED BANK: Family members contest police suggestion that Robert Bruce might have been living in the storage unit where his body was found Friday.
RED BANK: MAN FOUND DEAD IN STORAGE UNIT
RED BANK: Robert Bruce, borough man widely known for his role on the 'Comic Book Men' reality show, found dead in document storage unit, police said.
RED BANK: GUITARS, TOYS & TABLES CHURN IN
RED BANK: In Churn, new guitar shop hopes to revive town's reputation as a six-stringer's mecca; also collectible toys; tables and jewelry in one space.
RED BANK: EPOXY, SOAP & GOLD TUB IN CHURN
RED BANK: Epoxy-and-wood tables; a gold bathtub; and two downtown restaurants get the spotlight in this edition of Retail Churn.
RED BANK: KEVIN SMITH FILM TO DEBUT HERE
RED BANK: Kevin Smith marks his 46th birthday with the premiere of his apocalyptic new film "Yoga Hosers" at the Basie.
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GOING GREY
Workers painting the stone facade of the PNC Bank at the corner of Broad and Harding Thursday morning. An upgrade? Maybe it’s just pri ...
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 ...