OUTDOOR DINING SEASON BETTER THAN EVER
New Red Bank Ordinance gives eateries extended season with streamlined application
RED BANK, NJ - May 3, 2018 – Long known as one of New Jersey’s premier dining destinations, Red Bank restaurants are now able to extend their outdoor dining season as a result of a new Borough-passed ordinance.
As of April 1, 2018, restaurants operating throughout the Borough now have the opportunity to apply for 12-month outdoor dining permits on public sidewalks. Previously, dining establishments were required to apply for a six-month permit, from April to October, with an option to apply for a six-month extension for an additional fee.
For diners, this means that restaurants are more likely to offer al-fresco options throughout the year, from unseasonably warm spring mornings to glorious, crisp fall evenings.
A win-win for both restaurants and patrons, the new ordinance extends the permit timeline for outdoor dining by six months and keeps the $4-cost-per-square-foot fee the same as 2017.
Various Red Bank restaurants are taking advantage of the new ordinance with outdoor dining options suited for all seasons. Red Bank staples including Catch 19, Char Steakhouse, Danny’s Steakhouse & Sushi, Earth Pizza, and Robinson Ale House began offering outdoor dining to patrons as the weather improved and the temperatures have risen. Other dining establishments are expected to take advantage of the new ordinance in the coming weeks.
“With Red Bank’s vibrant restaurant and retail community offering year-round specials and promotions, streamlining the application process for outdoor dining only enhances the experiences restaurateurs can offer patrons,” added Danny’s Steakhouse & Sushi owner Danny Murphy. “Red Bank is a year-round destination and the Borough’s new ordinance continues to foster an environment where the local community is encouraged to enjoy the town's public spaces year-round.
Some Red Bank restaurants that offer year-round outdoor dining on their own property include Front Street Trattoria, The Chowda House, The Dublin House, Jamian’s Food & Drink, Red Rock Tap & Grill, and Teak.
For a full list of restaurants in Red Bank, please visit www.RedBank.org.
About Red Bank, New Jersey
Red Bank is an all-season destination for residents and visitors who look to retreat to the New Jersey coastline for relaxation without compromising their craving for culture. The city’s rich historical roots, combined with world-class shopping, outdoor fairs, and festivals, are just some of the reasons families and friends journey to the riverside city. Traditional and contemporary art galleries, award-winning theaters and performing arts venues, gourmet and casual dining, luxury boutique hotels and pristine landscapes exemplify why residents and visitors, near and far, choose Red Bank.
"As a Red Bank restaurateur, I really appreciate the town council's work in streamlining the outdoor dining application to only once a year," said Tim McLoone, proprietor of the Robinson Ale House. "We have a lot of outstanding culinary destinations downtown and now our customers know they can enjoy them
indoors or out no matter where we are in the calendar".
About Red Bank RiverCenter
Red Bank RiverCenter is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization established in 1991 by an alliance of local businesses, property owners, residents, and other stakeholders to enhance and promote Red Bank’s downtown district as a mid-Atlantic destination for dining, shopping, and culture. Red Bank RiverCenter helms the city’s Special Improvement District to promote Red Bank businesses through special promotions. RiverCenter also supports the business community through recruiting new businesses to fill commercial vacancies and helps them navigate the various start-up procedures in town. For more information, please visit: https://www.redbank.org/rivercenter/