mc gaetanos facadePhoto: Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone presents a $1,824 check on behalf of the Façade Improvement Program Tom Cappello, owner of Gaetano’s Restaurant in Red Bank.

Red Bank restaurant receives $1,824 check

RED BANK, NJ – The Grow Monmouth Façade Improvement Program recognized Gaetano’s Restaurant for recent upgrades today.

“Gaetano’s Restaurant is being given a check for $1,824 for lighting fixtures,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “This is the third check awarded through the Façade Improvement Program and every one of these checks has had a significant impact on the business.”

Gaetano’s Restaurant is located at 10 Wallace Street in Red Bank. Owner Tom Cappello accepted the reimbursement check from Freeholder Director Arnone.

The program is part of the successful Grow Monmouth initiative that is utilizing HUD Community Development Block Grant funds to help improve the look of privately held commercial buildings located in HUD eligible areas of Monmouth County. No County funds are being used for the program.

HUD eligible areas include all or part of 26 of the County’s municipalities. Eligible municipalities are: Aberdeen, Atlantic Highlands, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Colts Neck (Naval station only), Deal, Eatontown, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Hazlet, Highlands, Howell, Keansburg, Keyport, Lake Como, Manalapan, Matawan, Neptune City, Neptune Twp., Ocean Twp., Red Bank, Shrewsbury Twp., Tinton Falls (naval station only), Union Beach and West Long Branch.

Asbury Park, Long Branch and Middletown businesses are not eligible for this program because those municipalities receive designated HUD Community Development Block Grants directly.

“No matching funds are required from the business,” Arnone said. “We have now dispersed $5,274 out of a total of $85,000 that has been set aside for this program, so businesses should apply now.”

For more information about the Grow Monmouth Façade Improvement Program please contact the Division of Economic Development at 732-431-7470 or visit the Grow Monmouth section of the County website at www.visitmonmouth.com.