County of Monmouth

January 26, 2017

Façade improvement check delivered in Belmar
Tandem Bike Inn receives reimbursement

BELMAR, NJ – On January 17, 2017, Monmouth County Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone was in Belmar to present a reimbursement check to the owners of the Tandem Bike Inn at 603 10th Avenue, as part of Monmouth County’s Grow Monmouth Façade Improvement Program.

“The Tandem Bike Inn owners had new railings and ramps installed on the inn’s exterior and are now receiving a $1,795.18 reimbursement check as part of the County’s Façade IMichael and Anne Marie Hayes of Tandem Bike Inn      Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone (to the right of sign)mprovement Program,” said Freeholder Arnone. “The program is a great way for businesses to create an immediate and positive impact on their business.”

Michael and Anne Marie Hayes of Tandem Bike Inn accepted the reimbursement check from Freeholder Arnone.

The Façade Improvement 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 used for the program.

HUD eligible areas include all or part of 30 of the County’s municipalities. Eligible municipalities through the Grow Monmouth program are: Aberdeen, Atlantic Highlands, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Colts Neck, Eatontown, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Hazlet, Highlands, Howell, Keansburg, Keyport, Lake Como, Marlboro, Manalapan, Manasquan, Matawan, Neptune City, Neptune Twp., Oceanport, Ocean Twp., Red Bank, Shrewsbury Twp., Union Beach and Wall. Asbury Park, Long Branch and Middletown businesses are not eligible for this program because those municipalities receive designated HUD Community Development Block Grants directly.

“Every Façade Improvement Program check helps make a needed improvement to a local business,” said Arnone. “To date, the façade program has dispersed more than $120,000 to Monmouth County businesses.”

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

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