After months of waiting, the soft opening has arrived!

Sickles Market in Red Bank is open and available for shopping starting today, after months and months of watching it be built and furnished. As a loyal shopper of their original location in Little Silver (you can spot me there at least twice a week getting fresh groceries for my family) I am happy to support local businesses as great as this one, which is family-owned and operated. This new location (their second) is directly across from JBJ's Soul Kitchen on Monmouth Street.

A grand opening will occur later this year, but regular shopping and the Sickles experience is now open for you. Hours are from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

The new store is everything you love about the original Sickles with adaptations to Red Bank and the surrounding community. There is a new look and feel that combines a beautiful modern design with the historic Anderson Building that was restored. In fact, that building is as old as Sickles is...111 years old, to be exact!

Shop for local produce, prepared deli foods, fine cheeses, seafood, items like grass fed beef from their butcher, and deliciousness from their bakery. (The other day they had Berkshire Porchetta churning on their new rotisserie --some of the best pork available!)  The gourmet grocery section has been carefully curated and has a mix of old favorites and new items.

Sasha Sickles says, "This is a big moment for our family and our team. The resilience everyone has showed over the past 5 months has given us a lot of hope for a bright future. This is a soft opening, so there we be some growing pains but it is a very big deal to us and we will give it our all at Sickles!"

 

There are great reasons to shop both stores!  But if you need plants, gorgeous items from their high-end gift shop, and groceries all at once…Little Silver is where you should be.

Sickles Market Red Bank, Photo by Nora Monaghan

Booskerdoo Coffee will have a great space in the new Red Bank store, so everyone can drink delicious coffee and lattes while shopping. This happens to be my favorite local coffee shop and is located inside the store next to the Fine Cheese Counter and Bakery. (You may have already been to some of Booskerdoo's other locations in Fair Haven, Holmdel, Monmouth Beach, and Asbury Park.)

And Bottles by Sickles is right next door in the same Red Bank building. They carry lots of NJ brewery names on their shelves like Carton, Kane, The Bradley Brew Project and limited supplies of Icarus and Source. International and Domestic wines and unique spirits, too. If you  want to know their current bottles selection, you can FIND IT HERE or on Untappd – an app for beer lovers.

Over in Little Silver the Sickle's lovely garden center will remain in tact, as will everything else! The Little Silver store actually has personal shopping and delivery available for anyone unable to shop during this difficult time. And that will eventually be available in Red Bank as well.

Catering will be offered at both stores and there will be bouquets and arrangements from florists at both stores. The mission of Sickle's Market remains simple: Quality. That is something you can count on at both locations.

Although the Sickles family and staff looks forward to seeing lots of wonderful faces for the soft opening in Red Bank, they do ask that customers wear masks and follow the social distancing rules that are expected. You are also asked to shop in singles as opposed to groups (with your whole family, etc.) The stores' capacities are controlled during these Covid-19 times. Safety is the most important thing. And they will have hand sanitizer everywhere!

Best of luck and I'll see you there :) Oh, and they have a parking lot!

For more info on both locations of Sickle's Market and the Bottle Shop, CLICK HERE.

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