Monday, August 27, 2012
Funk and Standard has vacated its prominent Broad Street location for new digs. Its old space is being filled by a consignment shop.
The prime Broad Street location formerly home to Funk and Standard is going Greene, with the variety store moving down the street and underground and its past digs welcoming a Philadelphia-based consignment retailer. Soon after Funk and Standard completed its move out from 40 Broad St. to begin working on its new subterranean home at 7 Broad St., signs appeared in its former home advertising Greene Street, a chain of consignment shops with seven other locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Greene Street, which claims to separate itself from other consignment stores by offering a wide variety of labels, not just high-end designer brands, is planning a September opening. With construction on its new location under way, Funk and Standard …
Monday, August 13, 2012
We came across this little pooch hanging outside on the sidewalk waiting for his owner to return.
It's a quote, author unknown, that's bound to have appeared in your email inbox or on your Facebook page at some point over the years, probably along with a picture of an expectant looking pooch. It's got several variations but typically goes something like this: "May I be the kind of person my dog thinks I am." Truer words, perhaps, have never been spoken. Walking through downtown Red Bank we spotted the little guy above waiting patiently for his owner to come out of Smoothie King on Broad Street. His leash hung loosely on an electrical pipe, the Beagle just tall enough to see into the glass front window kept a keen eye on the inside of the store, turning away only for mere seconds to give a look at passersby. To the little guy's delight…
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Lead by Ten Thousand Villages, a group of Red Bank businesses are accepting donations of school supplies to benefit Lunch Break.
In an effort to ensure that school age children have all of the supplies they need for the upcoming school year Red Bank businesses have teamed up to gather donations to be distributed by Lunch Break to area youth in need. Led by Ten Thousand Villages, more than a dozen downtown businesses are participating in the school supply drive, which runs now through Aug. 24. Among the supplies Lunch Break is looking for include number two pencils, glue sticks, erasers, scissors, pencil cases, pocket folders, blue pens, one-inch binders, red pens, rulers, crayons, markers, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, lined paper, calculators, highlighters, wide ruled one subject notebooks and book bags, which are a priority. The items are being distributed …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The accumulated collection of antiques at Tower Hill Antiques in Red Bank is being auctioned off.
Here is collecting in reverse. Items are ripped from their homes on walls, and corners, once cluttered with an assortment of gilded edges, ornate carvings, and layers of patina, are left bare. A gaggle of yellow-card waving spectators give sideways glances of consideration, final determined glares at inanimate objects, and throw their arms up silently as an auctioneer calls out lots by the number. Room by room, the assorted collection of Raymond Bree Valerio — most of the items created well before even his birth — is lost to the highest bidder. Valerio, the owner of Tower Hill Antiques on Broad Street, died 22 months ago, leaving behind a collection of more than 1,000 pieces, all to be sold in an absolute auction – an auction with no …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Valet service in Red Bank is coming back, though it's the businesses putting up the cash.
Valet parking will soon make its return to downtown Red Bank after debuting last year, but this time around it’s a group of business owners leading the initiative to help ease patron parking concerns and not Red Bank RiverCenter. At a recent council meeting, RiverCenter proposed a return of valet parking to the downtown, an idea that was quickly approved by mayor and council. But while the business advocate and marketing agency has promised to lend official support, the finer details of planning and funding the parking effort have fallen to the participating businesses who wanted to see valet parking make a comeback. A group of businesses, most of them in the first block of Broad Street, have joined together to spearhead the valet parking …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Paint the Town Pink week officially begins today, Friday. Local businesses have gotten on board.
Paint the Town Pink week begins today, Friday, with a slew of participating towns hosting dozens of events over the next seven days. The Pink epicenter has to be Red Bank - the Riverview Medical Center developed event began here - where businesses throughout the downtown participate in the festivities by decking out their storefronts with pink paraphernalia. Days before Paint the Town Pink officially took over Pink Bank, businesses started dressing up their windows. By Thursday night, the eve of Pink Week, Red Bank was ready to go. We captured some shots of Pink at Night throughout downtown. Check out the gallery above.