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Nov 06, 2020

Plans for Red Bank’s Broadwalk Announced as Colder Weather Sets in

Photo Credit: @iloveredbank (Instagram)

It looks like Red Bank only has a few more weeks of outdoor ambience to offer on “the Broadwalk.”

As the colder season begins, there was talk of whether or not the Broadwalk could resume in the winter months, according to Red Bank Borough. Snowfall would present major problems in regards to plowing. Plows would be unable to operate with the cement barricades present on the street.

It has been decided by the borough that the Broadwalk will therefore conclude at the end of November. There is a possibility that the borough will resume the pedestrian plaza in the spring.

Red Bank’s Broadwalk was created to assist Red Bank businesses in getting back on their feet in the midst of the pandemic. With Broad Street closed to traffic and many shops unable to have in-store customers, businesses were able to set tables up outside. The initiative has been a success, according to Red Bank Councilman Hazim Yassin who spoke about the plaza in September.

Locals to the area, as well as out-of-towners flocked to Red Bank over the summer and early fall to enjoy a night out. The pedestrian plaza launched on June 18, with lights strung above the street and live music playing at times. The Broadwalk was a go-to destination this summer for outdoor dining and will be open to eager customers until the end of this month.