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Nina's Waffles: Short But Sweet

The Red Bank location of the Belgium waffle shop closed after just a year in business and is now for sale.

They were a far cry from diner waffles and a world away from your toaster's output. Nina's waffles were a dough based treat cooked up crisp and caramelized in cast iron that one Patch blogger described as "magical."

Tucked in a little shop on White Street, Nina's Waffles and Sweets, was created by Greek-born but Belgium-raised restaurateur Louis Zanias, who also operates shops in Seaside Park and New Hope, Pa.

The Red Bank shop closed last month after only a year in business.

"We had high hopes for that location and we were positively received but the concept was not totally quite there yet," Zanias said. "We are continuing to sharpen our concept and just completed a very pleasing season in New Hope, Pa. Our shore unit (fun pier, Seaside Park) is question mark as we have yet to inspect the damages."

Zanias now has the place up for sale, "for a mere $14,000" excluding waffle irons and proofer, he said in an email to Patch. "It's a great opportunity for a first business, crepes, sandwich shop, or other business."

Prospective buyers can contact Zanias at ninaswaffles@gmail.com or (215) 470-0060.

jill r December 18, 2012 at 05:38 PM
I loved the idea of a waffle shop. I think it might have survived if the hours were a bit more consistent and there were more options for the waffles such as 1/2 size (all day) and made fresh while you wait.
Bob December 18, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Can't deal with the hassle of parking in RB. I gave up a year ago.
Barney December 19, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Waffles and beer!

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