What more could one ask for as the new Main
Street takes shape?
Many of store fronts have been updated and new
stores are opening on and right off Main Street. In
addition to the
Boardwalk, the new shops and restaurants
opening on Main Street will help you complete your
day in Asbury Park.
Street: Wesley Lake, The
City Transportation Center and Asbury Park City Hall.
The Asbury Park Post Office is wonderful historic
on Main Street and Cookman Avenue
with new shops and restaurants. Just 5 miles, by the
Garden State Parkway, is Jersey Garden Premium
Outlets. Just a few steps over Wesley Lake, is historic
Ocean Grove - no need to hike down to Cape
2008, jumping on the then hot real estate market and
a need to "clean up" Main Street, the city expanded
redevelopment areas to include Main Street. One
version of the plan is
here . One of the
immediate ideas that would be nice is to covert Main
Street from 2 lanes in either direction to a single
lane in either direction, with a center median. Of
course the rest of the plans included housing to go
along with retail and service needs. Many of the
buildings along main street have some industrial or
warehouse use as the west side buildings border the
Main Street -
Central Main Street: The gateway to the
Boardwalk - Asbury Ave. On the corner of Asbury Ave
and Main Street is the Asbury Park Fire Dept. the
building is over 100 years old - and somehow, they
manage to keep it running. They have a
great website here.
Northern End of Main Street: Deal
Lake Border. Sunset Park and Sunset Lake with views
to Convention Hall. Walk along Deal Lake to the
Ocean or cross the bridge and Deal Lake and walk around a unique
Loch Arbor. McDonalds, 7-11, WaWa, Dunkin Donuts,
Franks Deli (a must)...
main street (see
real old photos...) featured an A&P, Army
Navy Store, Hertz, Two Guys from Harrison Store and all the major car dealers -
Ford, Chevrolet and more. Frank's Deli is still
here. (Notice I repeat myself on Frank's Deli).