ReOPEN Asbury Park

ReOPEN Asbury Park

The ReOPEN Asbury Park program is a pilot program – as such, regulations regarding street closures may change. Check this page frequently for the most up-to-date information. 

DINING & RETAIL EXPANSION 

The City has implemented the ReOPEN Asbury Park plan in an effort to aid in business recovery as much as possible and continues to offer expanded dining and retail opportunities to businesses.

Businesses, see below for requirements and winter outdoor dining and retail sales winter guidance.

As we are adjusting the plan to meet the needs of the City’s residents, visitors and businesses, and keep everyone safe, we need and appreciate your feedback. Please email us at reopen@cityofasburypark.com.

To report any business in violation of the Governor’s Executive Orders or the NJ Department of Health guidelines, please call APPD at 732-502-5791 (Watch Commander) or 732-774-1300 (Main Number).

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2020-2021 OUTDOOR DINING AND OUTDOOR RETAIL SALES WINTER GUIDANCE 

2020 OUTDOOR DINING & OUTDOOR RETAIL SALES TEMPORARY PERMIT APPLICATION AND 2020 TEMPORARY CANOPY APPLICATION

BUSINESS RESOURCES

  • For Governor Murphy's Executive Orders, click here

  • In addition, for those with a Liquor License, the ABC has created the new COVID-19 Expansion Permit to address the anticipated need of licensees to expand their premises to allow reasonable seating capacity while observing social distancing guidelines. This permit will be available to all licensees with retail consumption privileges and will allow liberal expansion privileges subject to local approval. The COVID-19 Expansion Permit will be available exclusively through ABC’s POSSE Online Licensing System (“POSSE”). An ABC COVID-19 Expansion Permit is only required if there is an expansion beyond previously approved outdoor areas. For details on the ABC’s COVID-19 Expansion Permit, visit www.nj.gov/oag/abc.

BUSINESS FEEDBACK

  • The City has implemented the ReOPEN Asbury Park plan in an effort to aid in business recovery as much as possible. As we are adjusting the plan to meet the needs of the City’s residents, visitors and businesses and keep everyone safe, we need and appreciate your feedback. Please email us at reopen@cityofasburypark.com.


City Council Announces ReOPEN Asbury Park: Business & Community Recovery Strategy Plan

Based on guidance from the State of New Jersey, City Council, with input from City staff, the Asbury Park Business Committee and the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce, has developed a comprehensive business and community recovery strategy plan to reopen Asbury Park during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ReOPEN Asbury Park: Business & Community Recovery Strategy plan, which was announced at last night’s Council meeting, aims to expand capacity for restaurants and retail; utilize public space as a mechanism to allow people to maintain social distancing; and provide opportunities for residents to safely enjoy their neighborhoods.

The plan, which will launch as a pilot, will implement open streets on a temporary basis allowing residents the opportunity to maintain social distancing while participating in recreational activities. It will also provide street closures in select areas to afford businesses additional outdoor space due to the reduction in capacity and social distancing requirements as per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 150 which permits outdoor dining and in-person non-essential retail effective Monday, June 15 at 6am.

City Council has also temporarily relaxed existing ordinances and procedures to help businesses, creating a “2020 Outdoor Dining & Outdoor Retail Sales Temporary Permit” to allow for expanded use of sidewalks, public streets and private property, including parking lots, to assist in increasing dining and retail space to mitigate against the required reduction of capacity. 

Click here for the ReOPEN Asbury Park Plan (PDF)

Click here for Resolution 2020-187 associated with ReOPEN Asbury Park (PDF)