Monday, December 31, 2012
Check out some of the top Red Bank and Shrewsbury-centric pages available on Facebook.
The following list is in no particular order, and of course there are many more pages to like! If your business has a Facebook page that we did not include, please tell us in the comments section below. And of course, like us on Facebook by clicking here! For more news and updates about Red Bank and Shrewsbury, subscribe to our free newsletter, "like" us on Facebook or follow @RedBankPatch on Twitter.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
PetValu recently held a grand opening celebration at its Shrewsbury location.
Shrewsbury welcomed its newest business to the neighborhood with a recent ribbon cutting. PetValu, a pet supply store located in the Shrewsbury Plaza Shopping Center, held its grand opening recently, inviting borough Mayor Donald Burden to cut the ribbon and welcome costumers inside. The store is part of a chain with nearly 400 locations that originated in Canada and has slowly spread down into the States. A pet supply store that caters to doting pet parents, PetValu routinely takes space in smaller storefronts than other national retailers like PetSmart and promises personalized service for those who shop with them. Wag On Inn Pet Rescue was also on hand for the opening, hoping to find homes for four-legged victims of Hurricane Sandy. If …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The annual effort brought turkey and all the trimmings to almost 300 families last year.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Amy Byrnes
Friday, November 9, 2012
Sometimes when you're at your lowest point, reasons Melissa Clifton, the best thing you can do is help someone else. So five years ago following the end of her marriage, Clifton, who owns Arch Brow + Beauty Bar in Shrewsbury, traveled to upstate New York to take part in a Basket Brigade that delivers Thanksgiving meals to those in need. The effort was inspired by self help author and motivational speaker Tony Robbins' childhood experience, and Clifton, an Oceanport resident, says that that spoke to her. "The holidays can be a difficult time for so many," she says. "I wanted to make a new tradition for me and my son." The following year, Clifton organized her own Basket Brigade with friends and distributed 44 meals on the Sunday before …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The nearly hidden comic book shop has survived for years thanks to customer loyalty and an industry that refuses to go digital.
Drive along too quickly and you’ll likely to miss the sign, settled among a collage of colors and fonts and sharing space with a combination architect and planner and a company that installs automation controls. Even if you happen to know where you’re going, actively seeking it out, the blackened windows facing the street can be a deterrent to the uninitiated, giving the place a kind of shades drawn, do not disturb vibe. It’s the Comic Crypt, a place for the collector, the lifelong fan. It’s off the beaten path on White Street, without a prominent downtown location or backing from a prominent filmmaker. Located on a corridor without any other retail and virtually little promise of the walk-in customer, the Shrewsbury comic book store could…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The new owners of Shrewsbury Wine and Liquor have opened up two growler stations with 16 different beers on tap.
When Frank Helmka took over Shrewsbury Wine and Liquors he decided to try something a bit different, add a growler station. For those not in the know, a growler is a glass jar or ceramic mug that holds half a gallon of liquid and is used to hold draft beer. When it comes to buying beer, growlers not only let you taste how beer makers intended their beer to be tasted - from a tap, not from a can or bottle - but allow you to sample a large variety of micro and craft brews likely not available any other way than from the tap. The Helmka family owns two Spirits liquor stores, one in Shrewsbury and one in Tinton Falls. This is the first to employ a growler station, made possible by a special liquor license. Currently, Shrewsbury Wine and …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Megacycle, a new spin center in Shrewsbury, was born out of a need to find a new way to workout.
Megan Gridley was faced with a dilemma. Running was out. The two knee surgeries in the same year saw to that. Her career as she knew it, that was gone too. The decades spent working as a personal trainer and leading workout classes every day in the gym were just a memory, like so much articular cartilage. At 43, with two kids and a loving husband at home - and daily knee pain a reminder of the toll high-impact exercise has on your body - Gridley could have packed it in. Instead, she opened a gym of her own and is back leading workout classes as often as four times a day. Megacycle is an indoor cycling studio in Shrewsbury. When it came to finding an exercise supplement to running, Gridley said cycling and spin classes were everything she …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
A recent report shows a high vacancy rate along Route 35 from Shrewsbury to Ocean.
A new report that examines the retail real estate market in central and northern New Jersey paints a positive outlook for much of the region, lending credence to the idea that the state is finally enjoying some economic recovery following a national recession that began in earnest in 2008. But it's not all good news, however, especially locally. Among the submarkets with the highest retail vacancy rates, the Goldstein Group reports, is Route 35 from Shrewsbury to Ocean, an area littered with aging strip malls and retail development. According to the report, Route 35 from Shrewsbury to Ocean has a retail vacancy rate of 10.13 percent, the fifth highest among those areas surveyed. The report, which utilizes data gathered in January and …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The new Shrewsbury fitness center offers personalized workouts with a unique sort of "trainer."
At Koko FitClub in Shrewsbury, husband and wife team Bo and Jorene Gustafsson promise a workout experience like you won't find anywhere else in the area. Every workout is custom, personalized to fit your fitness needs and wants. You get guidance all along the way, but it doesn't come from a trainer, well, not in the traditional sense that is. Here you wear your personal trainer on a lanyard around your neck. It's called a Koko Key. It's a USB drive that plans your workouts, tracks your progress, plans your schedule and even combines with Koko's web portal to drop you a line in your email when you've gone too many days without showing up for a session. You plug your key into the display of whatever machine you're using and it guides you …