CRANFORD - Representatives of the new 24-unit development over 5,000 square feet of retail, The Albero, located at 109 Walnut Avenue, met in front of the Cranford Zoning Board on Monday night and received approval for its three-store proposal for the first floor.

Originally, the 5,000 square space was slated to become the new location of The Kilkenny House before negotiations between the two parties broke down. With The Kilkenny House slated to remain in its current location, the applicant was looking for approval to subdivide the space into the three seperate entities. The three stores would be an Ani Ramen Restaurant, Tomasello Winery, and a bubble tea shop. 


Ani Ramen

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Size: 2,887 square feet

Seats: 85

Hours: Open seven days a week. Open for lunch 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m every day. Closed 3 p.m. to 5 p.m every day. Open for dinner 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Open for dinner 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Additional Details: No liquor license. No delivery. No takeout. 


Tomasello Winery

Size: 1,114 square feet

Seats: 16

Hours: Open six days a week. Closed on Monday. Open Tuesday - Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Additional Details: No wine will be made in-house. No wine will be sold by the glass. Must purchase bottle, then can drink the wine in the store or take it home. Tastings will be offered. Some appetizers served such as cheese plates and chocolate. 


Cafe (Name not known)

Size: 996 square feet

Seats: 12

Hours: Open seven days a week 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Additional details: Will specialize in bubble tea.