Tuesday, March 15, 2011

12,000 sq ft Asbury Park Warehouse for Sale

If you are looking to move an existing business or start a new one, Asbury Park, New Jersey may be what you're looking for.

Gilman Commercial Realty LLC is marketing a 12,000 sq ft flex space - warehouse in Asbury Park. They reduced the price to $899,000 for this one of a kind space.

The building is 100x120 and a 1/2 + acre lot (150 x 150). The building located at 1411 Memorial Drive is on the corner of 6th Ave.

The building was originally built as the distribution and warehouse facility for Breyer and Castle Ice Cream Brands. Ground level drive in, interior loading dock runs length of warehouse. High ceilings, gas heat. Masonary walls and roof construction.

Do anything here. Medical, Studio, Theatre, Office, High Tech, Church, Gym, Educational, Retail, Distribution, Showroom.

A great building. A a great city.

David Dorfman
Gilman Commercial Realty LLC
732-517-0088 office
732-539-2914 cell

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

City of Asbury Park Delcares IStar Financial in Default

The City of Asbury Park, hoping to keep the redevelopment of the beachfront moving foward, has declared IStar Financial (NYSE:SFI) in default of the master redeveloper agreement originally penned by Asbury Partners LLC.

IStar Financial inherited the master redeveloper rights and 70 to 80 waterfront properties last December after Asbury Partners defaulted on a $70 million dollar loan.

While IStar now owns the rights, they also own the obligations to complete various infrastructure improvements that were to be completed or need to be redone.

The original Asbury Partners, prior to the default, bought in Madison Marquette to manage the boardwalk retail component. They immediately took what was left of the boardwalk and sparked some new life - what some like and some don't.

Coupled with great spirit and entrepreneurship from new businesses, the boardwalk has come to life over the past 3 years.The new boardwalk has a miniature golf course, water playground and several renovated pavilions with restaurants, an arcade and the temporary home of ReVision Theatre. see more on asburyboardwalk.com for a look at old and new Asbury Park Boardwalk or apboardwalk.com for Madison Marquettes marketing of the boardwalk.

Is it here we go again - with Asbury Park's past experience in litigation with original developer Joseph Carabetta - or is the City making the right decision by declaring IStar in default? What does it really mean?

We do know it means the City has to bond $250,000 to hire James Aaron as attorney to pursue and defend in litigating this should the need arise.

Will IStar rollover and hand back these "rights"? Will they =sell their rights - or be forced to? Will they sell off parcels on their own? Will they fight attempts to their rights - or will they work with the city and avoid costly litigation and further delay redevelopment?

Over the past four years, the City of Asbury Park has come out of its shell. Renovated homes, a downtown that is full of new stores, eateries and much more. No master developer - just hard work, success and failures. The long awaited of work along Springwood Ave if finally underway.

This is Asbury Park.

Asbury Park, one interesting place.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Topless Bathing in Asbury Park

On July 8, the City Council of Asbury Park decided not to pursue a request to permit topless bathing on the 8th Ave - north end beaches.

The City Council listened to a report from council attorney Frederick Raffetto, who said sunbathing topless on the beach is prohibited.

The proposal put forth by a city businesswoman was to use the north end beach - with the idea that it was "remote". To many if us it is, but families and others still use the beach.

Proponents had said a topless beach could convey how progressive Asbury Park is or can be. Nearly all who spoke thanked the council for not going along with the idea.

There were many present at the meeting who wanted the city to concentrate more time on the cities west side and the youth vs time on issues that impact the oceanfront.

So ladies, keep those tiny bikini tops on - they're legal.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The M and K Charms Building comes down Dec 2009

On December 29 and December 30, 2009 the M and K building also known as the Charms Building on Cookman Ave in Asbury Park was demolished.

This amazing structure was deemed to be in danger of collapsing - yet with it's main walls blown apart by heavy equipment - there it stood. Rebar, concrete, steel - like a fort.

Some pictures are on Facebook that were taken Dec 30.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cookman Ave Weekend of June 19, 20, 21

The Following Announcement is sponsored by Asburyboardwalk.com and David Dorfman, Gilman Commecial Realty.

Plan B
705 Cookman Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ
June 17.2009
Dear Friends and Family:
If you are like me you are wondering where spring is. Its here, just a little hard to find. So it has not been great beach weather, but here in Asbury Park, we don't need the beach to have a thousand and one things to do.
This weekend is the Wave Gathering, a great music festival. Many of the shops and restaurants in town will have FREE live music. At Plan B we have music Friday Night, Saturday Night and Sunday for brunch. Saturday will bring a street festival to Cookman Ave.. with food and music. Entry to most of this festival is FREE.
Also FREE, is a walk through town and the boardwalk. There are so many really great shops and services. In walking around this week, I happened upon a new shop, in the SHOPS AT THE ARCADE, that I didn't know was there...a shop of drums... beautiful pieces of art. Since you can't really sit on the beach, take time to walk Bangs,Mattison,and Cookman, and see what really makes Asbury Park a great destination. Talk to all these shop keepers... some really great stories...
Don't forget DINNER AND A MOVIE, Thursday night. $25.00 gets you a 3 course dinner and the movie. Contact The Showroom, www.showroomap.com for tickets. Sunday evening we are hosting a GHOST HUNT and Dinner. Tickets are $50.00. Contact Paranormal Books and Curiosities for tickets and information www.paranormalbooksnj.com.
This weekend will also be the opening of La Petite Mort...A Collection of Erotica at Parlor Gallery.
Restaurant Plan B will be open for Father's Day Brunch and Dinner. Reservations are accepted.
We are continuing our best deal is town, PRIX FIXE, Tuesday - Thursday 25.00 4 course dinner.
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10am.
So who needs the sun...there isn't enough time to see everything Asbury Park has to offer. And don't forget. FREE PARKING downtown and the Bangs Ave garage is open FRIDAY-SUNDAY, thanks to the generosity of some downtown businesses.
See you in town.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Support Asbury Park's Bike Church

The Bike Church of Asbury Park is located at 705 Second Ave in association with Holy Spirit Church of Asbury Park.

The Bike Church is a bicycle advocacy project that will recycle bicycles, and utilize them as part of a youth and neighborhood empowerment program.

Every Monday, between 4pm-7pm, kids from Asbury Park come to The Bike Church to learn how to fix bikes, to practice riding, and to learn about safety issues related to bicycles.

Their latest project is called Second Life Bikes and is located at:

701 Memorial Drive (Between Asbury Ave and Sewall Ave)
Asbury Park, NJ
Located in the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission

Donation Times:
Tuesday - Saturday 9:30am - 5:30pm

Second Life Bikes is new this year. At this location, they plan on hosting workshops for adults and teenagers. It will also serve as a used bike shop that will help fund all their programs.

You can find one of those unique bikes you need just for the summer or weekend or find a bike for you or your kids.

If you would like to donate your time, your old bicycles, parts, and/or helmets, please join them.

They are located next to Holy Spirit Church at 705 Second Avenue near the corner of Main Street in Asbury Park.

For donations at other times or for other inquires, please email their staff@thebikechurch.org

Second Life Bikes ( http://www.thebikechurch.org )

Friday, May 22, 2009

Asbury Park Boardwalk Summer 2009

Asbury Park, New Jersey - May 22, 2009 - The Asbury Park Boardwalk is better then ever with more stores and entertainment and one of New Jersey's top beaches.

In addition to The Boardwalk, The Downtown merchants are geared up as well. Both the Boardwalk and the downtown are home to great venues and restaurants.

The newest arrivals on The Asbury Park Boardwalk are Stella Marina, offering Italian food, outdoor boardwalk dining and second floor roof deck and indoor dining. Next door is The Watermark - a unique classy yet casual bar and tapas menu - great deck and indoor couches and fireplace. Very, very nice

Joining them in the First Avenue building are Boardwalk Bagels and Subs, Shades sunglasses,Bodega Home Furnishings and Candyteria and
Corazza Mid-Century Home Furnishings

Before you head north - you'll notice converted shipping containers (white buildings). They hold some of Asbury's unique shops - 2nd ave - kite store and Ralph's Italian Icees. The highlight now is the new kid Waterpark with unique giant watering cans, hoses and more pouring water down.

Moving north to the 3rd Ave building now open is the Lagosta Lounge - excellent "vacation dining" and bar along with Pops Garage (Mexican Takeout), Surf Shop. The long established Mayfair Grille with the famous boardwalk hot dogs, Posh Den offering home furnishings, and another gallery or two coming online.

Next stop is Miniature Golf. A totally brand new minigolf course right on the boardwalk. Very nicely done with water and more.

The next building is the temporary home of Madison Marquette and Asbury Partners, the lead developers of the boardwalk.

A new fastfood shop, Cuban Food and World Famous Madam Marie fortune teller booth occupy the next open space.

On 5th Ave, we have the former "bandshell building" and former Howard Johnson's. This is now The Saltwater Cafe on the the first floor and Tim McCloone's Supper Club on the second Floor.
In the same building, you can become a potter at LaPlaca Pottery or a glass blower at Hot Sands AP Glass Works. Ice Cream at Eddie Confettis Ice Cream.

You can dress sharp at Style Rocket or buy a bike At Brielle Cycles.

Go inside Convention Hall - and enjoy even more - Snack Attack for Dogs, Burgers and more, Baker Boys for Cakes and coffee, Asbury Galleria for gifts and photos. Walk out the deck of Convention Hall and relax at The Beach Bar and view the entire boardwalk beach to the south.

Enjoy Asbury Park in 2009.