RED BANK, NJ: The Bagel Oven and the Nearly New Shop at 70-72 Monmouth Street should be open full time by next week. 

The primary contractor IDR Construction, began renovations about a month ago on the eighty+ year-old building which included the front façade being stripped of its brick and concrete.

At that time, Jim Whelan owner of IDR Construction, said, “The roof had a major bow to it and the construction certainly does not meet today standards.  We saved the large 200 pound “W” emblem that topped the roofline.” 

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It’s looking really good. 

New windows have been installed and the outside walls plastered smooth with a textured stucco, surrounded by trim outlines that make the building very appealing.

IDR onsite supervisor Carmin Ruffin said, “The outside and interior electric should be completed by Christmas, if the weather holds.  We’re looking to re-install the “W” emblem in the center at the top of the roof line where it was originally set.”

The Bagel Oven and the Nearly New shop are open, so do stop by for a bagel/sandwich and some fine vintage clothing.

To make an omelet, you gotta break some eggs. 

Check out the carousel of pictures that shows the construction progress from start to nearly finished.

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