Santander Bank to Close Belmar Branch at Noon on August 25

August 17, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — Santander Bank will close its Belmar branch at 712 10th Avenue at noon on Friday, August 25, marking the end of an institution that has been part of the Belmar community for 126 years.

Bank operations will be consolidated with Santander’s branch at 1600 Corlies Avenue, Neptune, located about three miles away, “ensuring that we continue to meet the banking needs ...

Belmar Hair Stylist in Limelight for Exclusive Hand-Painted Technique, Direct from Italy

BELMAR, NJ — Salon Marsal owner Sal Marchese, a prominently recognized hair stylist, is featured as one of the “Faces of 2017” in the current issue of Monmouth Health & Life magazine.

Marchese is in the spotlight for his exclusive Shatush “painted by hand” technique that he has brought here from Milan, Italy. Unlike the traditional foil-wrap method, the ...

Belmar Plaza Gains Three New Retailers Around Corner of Eighth Avenue and Main Street

BELMAR, NJ — There is a long-awaited and welcome sight in Belmar Plaza, just around the corner from Beach Haus Brewery on Eighth Avenue and Main Street.

After being vacant for more than two years, the new retail space in the rear of 801 Main Street, which had once been part of Freedman’s Bakery, is now occupied by three new businesses — Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More, ...

Surf’s Up Candle: It’s Fragrances Galore with Signature-Scented Items at New Store in Lake Como

LAKE COMO, NJ — For Michelle Fontanez, it all started with a Crock-Pot in her kitchen. That’s where she made her first batch of hand-poured soy candles scented with fragrant oils.

Little did she know three years later, she would turn that entrepreneurial experiment into business success with the opening of Surf’s Up Candle’s retail store, located at 1703 Main Street in ...

Fill the Local News Void and Create a Profitable Business: Start TAPinto in Your Town

Many newspapers are regionalizing their coverage or being acquired by media conglomerates and laying off journalists, creating a void in local news coverage, not only in New Jersey but throughout the country.

As a result, there is less and less local coverage of your local government and board of education, high school sports, charitable events and other newsworthy local happenings, ...

Dollar General Plans to Open in Shuttered Family Dollar Store Later This Year

BELMAR, NJ — Dollar General plans to open in the closed Family Dollar store in Belmar Plaza by late 2017.

After renovations are completed, the store will offer a “fresh new layout, complete with expanded offerings — all designed to make shopping easier to customers,” said Crystal Ghassemi with Corporate Communications at Dollar General Corp. in an email, adding that it ...

Belmar Business Partnership Welcomes New Board of Trustees Member

BELMAR, NJ — Pat Tecza, owner of Nostalgic Nonsense Vintage Clothing, is the newest member of the Belmar Business Partnership’s board of trustees.

She mostly recently assisted in the creation of a 2017 Belmar Shopping Guide and served as event coordinator of the recent Pirate Walk, which recently attracted some 300 visitors to the borough’s central shopping district.

The ...

Conversation Outshines Clouds at Jersey Shore Chamber’s First Monday Networking Event

BELMAR, NJ — The Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce brought a bit of sunshine to Belmar on an otherwise damp and dreary afternoon during its First Monday Networking event on June 5.

Some 40 chamber members and guests enjoyed food, drinks and conversation under the tiki bar canopy at Klein’s Waterside Café for the business get-together, sponsored by Stephanie Reckord, an ...

Family Dollar in Belmar Plaza Closes, Future Remains Unclear

BELMAR, NJ — Family Dollar in the Belmar Plaza has shut its door, with no decision yet on whether the store will open again, but under a new name.

While Dollar General Corp. has received Federal Trade Commission approval to purchase the assets of 323 former Family Dollar stores from Dollar Express, LLC, a closing date for the asset acquisition is tentatively scheduled for late June, ...

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