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Apr 16, 2010 02:14 PM

Brew pub to open in Manasquan?

Heard a rumor that a brew pub may be opening on Main street in Squan, if approved by the town council. Can anyone shed some light on this?

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  1. If I had to guess, I'd say its the new format for Mahogany Grill. I know there former chef was let go and I heard they were changing their style. The owners also own Harvest Moon brew pub in New Brunswick.

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    1. re: missybean

      It's Jersey Shore restaurant week, and I'm having dinner tomorrow night at the Mahogany Grill, so I'll ask around.

      1. re: missybean

        A couple weeks ago, some residents were given notice of an application to operate a microbrewery in Manasquan (in the old buildings across Main Street from the Train Station). I do not know who filed the application. The location would be suitable for making beer, but not a restaurant.

        1. re: MGZ

          Oh Yeah, I remember that! Was that back behind 7-11? Or is that a wine-making business that was behind there?

          1. re: MGZ

            Kane Brewing Co. owned by Ortley Beach resident Michael Kane (as MGZ notes, a brewery, not a brewpub) but looks like it's getting major NIMBY opposition.


          2. re: missybean

            Did Mahogany get sold? I saw the windows are all covered.

            1. re: MGZ

              Yes. I had dinner there two weeks ago and it was an ordeal. On their website it says it has closed, and will reopen as Remingtons.

              1. re: MGZ

                Yes. The deal closed on Sunday. Saturday was the last service for the old crew. The new owners are a couple from Spring Lake. They own a B&B - can't recall which one. I met one of the owners yesterday.

                They plan on doing some minor renovations but will keeping it as a fine dining restaurant. I believe the new chef spent some time at Black Trumpet and Whispers. I didn't recognize the name.

                It sounds like they have a good background, I hope they are successful. I'd love a great place I could walk to if I wanted.

            2. The link that hits up The Coast Star article is right on the money.

              As far as MH, a source tells me the name and concept of the restaurant will change, but not the owner or chef.

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              1. re: websterwoman

                According to their opentable listing the restaurant was sold.