ASBURY PARK – Two new businesses, including a market for small manufacturers and artists, have taken place on the promenade in Asbury Park.
Fresh Life, a market that offers a year-round retail outlet for makers of handicrafts and artisan items, opened last weekend. It is located in a 1,600 square foot space on the Ocean Avenue side of 5th Avenue Pavilion between Robinson’s Ale House and Iron Whale.
Drift, a women’s lifestyle clothing and accessories store, opened in May. It is located in a 300 square foot location in the Grand Arcade of the Convention Hall.
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“We are delighted to announce these two new additions to Boardwalk’s retail lineup,” said Austin Leopold, property manager of Asbury Park Boardwalk, in a statement.
Fresh Life was created by the same team responsible for Asbury Fresh and Bell Works Fresh. Retailers featured at Fresh Life can display their products by the day, week, or month.
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Up to 25 small businesses with weekly or monthly spaces can be found inside the store while up to 10 daily pop-up makers and artisans can be seen on Fresh Life’s open deck.
New Jersey-born owner Trish Gull opened Drift. It offers a collection of trendy casual beach dresses, shorts, tops, swimwear and accessories. Brands include summer dresses and maxi dresses from Tiare Hawaii and swimsuits and blankets from Pily Q.
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