I've always found parts of Asbury Park to be ahead of the curve. This news just proves it.

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In what The Coaster called "an unprecedented move during an unprecedented time," on Wednesday night, the Asbury Park City Council voted to allow restaurants to allow its city's restaurants and bars to serve customers indoors. This will begin on Monday, June 15.

Getting a table or reservation may be tough, though. All establishments must operate at 25 percent capacity.

The Council said Wednesday evening that it had been in close talks with town officials, business owners, and Asbury Park residents.

This is really a shocker to me. While I can't wait to get a sitdown meal at Langosta Lounge and The Iron Whale, just to mention a few, it is still early in the reopening game. To the best of my knowledge, Asbury Park will be the first Shore town to allow indoor dining.

No official word yet on what the protocol will be for employees in terms of masks and other safety procedures.

How do you feel about Asbury Park leading the way with indoor dining starting Monday, June 15? Email me with your thoughts. Matt.Ryan@townsquaremedia.com.

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