Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Diversified Realty Advisors have purchased note for property
The redevelopment of Long Branch's Broadway Arts Center redevelopment has been stalled for several years, but a new developer has stepped up and could possibly take over the project. The financial problems and foreclosure proceedings for former Broadway Arts Center developer Broadway Arts Center LLC have halted the project, but a group called Diversified Realty Advisors have purchased the note from them, City Businesses Administrator Howard Woolley said. "They haven't foreclosed on the property," Woolley said. "So its not in their ownership as of yet." Woolley said if Diversified Realty Advisors does foreclose on the property, the city could sign a redevelopment agreement with the group. "We're currently talking with them about what has to…
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
All Pier Village units were originally rentals
Original store moved across Michael's Plaza
The former home of Earth Treasures in Eatontown has been sitting vacant since the jewelry store moved across Michael's Plaza to a larger location. The empty store, at 178 Route 35, is located next to Ruffino's Restaurant and has been empty for almost two years. Michael's Plaza is one of the most recognizable shopping centers in the borough, so it will be interesting to see what eventually replaces the store. Patch wants to know what you would like to see the former site of Earth Treasures. Get creative, and tell us in the comments.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site, Small Business Patch (smallbusiness.patch.com), to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Kwik Farms convenience store in the Tinton Falls Lukoil sold a winning Mega Millions ticket.
Tom Schweers woke up thinking he struck it big--$95 million big. Every day, the 64-year-old West Long Branch man buys an instant ticket and occasionally springs for a Mega Millions ticket at the Kwik Farms in the Lukoil station on Shrewsbury Avenue on Tinton Falls. The store sold one of the two winning $95 million Mega Millions tickets in the country, the New Jersey Lottery announced Sunday morning. When Schweers heard his local lottery dealer was the winning ticket seller, he thought he could be holding the winning ticket. And then he realized he bought Powerball instead of Mega Millions. “Of course, I probably would have won the damn thing. When I heard the news, I said ‘You’ve got to be kidding me,’” Schweers said. Schweers stopped by …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Book store closed in 2011
The former site of Borders Books and Music on Route 35 in Eatontown has been closed for over a year, and there has been no word on what will replace it. The book store, located next door to Toys R Us, closed its doors in September, 2011, along with 398 other Borders locations across the country. The space is large enough to house anything from a supermarket to an electronics store. Patch wants to know what our readers think should replace Borders in Eatontown. Get creative and tell us in the comments section.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Developers competed in a 24-hour hackathon, creating applications to support businesses impacted by Sandy.
Tech talents from across the state pulled an all-nighter in Asbury Park last weekend, contributing code to help restore the Shore. The Jersey Shore Comeback-A-Thon, a 24-hour hackathon sponsored by Marathon Data Systems of Wall, challenged developers to create an application to benefit the local business community in the first summer following Superstorm Sandy. “There’s nothing like coding for a good cause,” said Cory Cardio, a Long Branch resident who teamed up with Margaret Kim of Fort Lee and Gary Kagan of Sebastain, Fla. under the moniker “Team Mango.” The trio’s crowd-sourced application allowing community members to give and receive up-to-the-minute location-based information was selected as the hackathon winner. Cardio, Kim and …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Final hearing on a 4.1 percent increase for state's second largest utility
The sixth and final hearing on a request for a rate increase by the state’s second largest utility company met with a mix of praise and criticism for Jersey Central Power & Light Wednesday at Freehold Township’s Town Hall. JCP&L, fresh off widespread criticism for its handling of Hurricane Sandy and the Nor’easter that followed, is seeking a 4.1 percent increase in the rates it charges its 1.1 million customers – many of whom were without power for up to two weeks after this winter’s storms. The Morristown-based company, the main power supplier in Monmouth, Ocean and Morris counties, is seeking to recoup the $630 million it spent on repairs following Sandy. It has petitioned the state regulatory board -- the Board of Public Utilities -- …
Casaburi is a Monmouth County native and also the owner of Let's YO! Yogurt.
Don't you wish your boss could walk in your shoes for just one day? Eric Casaburi, Colts Neck native and Retro Fitness founder will do just that with his employees. In an episode to air Friday night on CBS, Casaburi will experience the jobs of his employees by going undercover in one of his 90 Retro Fitness locations. According to CBS.com, Casaburi will experience the jobs of Megan in sales, Jacqueline at the front desk and general manager Ivette. A preview of the episode alleges Casaburi's unhappiness with one employee, and and calls him the "world's most intense boss." The episode will air April 26 at 8 p.m. Retro Fitness has a location in West Long Branch.