LITTLE SILVER: Sickles Market, the Shore's most trusted source for gourmet food, garden and lifestyle selections, has named its yet-to-be-built urban market concept coming next year to Red Bank - Sickles Market Provisions.
Sickles Market Provisions is a wholly reinvented market experience from the team behind the century-old Sickles Market in Little Silver, a nationally recognized market that traces its retail roots back to 1908 and its family roots to its Little Silver property dating back to a King's Land Grant in 1665. The new market will occupy a 9,000-square-foot, street-level space in the iconic Anderson Moving & Storage building located in the heart of Red Bank's Arts District on west side across from the train station. The 40,000 square-foot 1920s Anderson building has been vacant for more than 30 years. The project will be overseen by Metrovation, which also owns The Grove at Shrewsbury and The West Side Lofts in Red Bank, and is scheduled to begin in 2017.
The new market will continue the Sickles' family commitment to outstanding quality and service. However, this will be a unique concept inspired by and tailored to meet a more urban lifestyle. Similar to the new generation of food halls springing up in major metropolitan markets, plans for Sickles Market Provisions include a deli with prepared foods, a bakery, butcher, seafood, coffee bar, cut flowers, and more! The layout will be carefully considered to elevate the experience and ensure convenience for time-pressed customers. The site will add approximately 55 local jobs to its existing staff of 165.
"Sickles Market Provisions is the perfect name for our new venture," explained Bob Sickles, third generation owner. "We have a hundred-year reputation of supplying our customers with the very best food, drink and lifestyle supplies and services for good living."
"Metrovation has a proven track record locally and nationally as an innovative and visionary developer," added Sickles. "This is smart growth for Red Bank and it is the right time and place for Sickles Market to expand its superior products and services. In fact, over 100 years ago Sickles Market started in the town of Red Bank. Now we've come full circle," he said.
New to the Sickles Market concept at the Red Bank site will be a full-service, drip coffee and espresso kiosk operated by Booskerdoo Coffee Co., which will also roast Sickles Market's own coffee bean line. Booskerdoo currently supplies Sickles Market's Little Silver store with freshly roasted coffee.
"We are flattered to be asked to join in in a greater capacity at the new Sickles site," said
James Caverly, roastmaster and co-owner. Booskerdoo began business in Monmouth Beach in 2011. Sickles Market Provisions will be its seventh site.
"Booskerdoo is the right coffee roaster and operator for our new coffee kiosk at Red Bank Provisions," said Tori Sickles, 4th generation owner and marketing manager of Sickles Market. "Like Sickles Market, Booskerdoo is local business that is family owned and operated with owners and staff who care passionately about quality and freshness."
Caverly said similar to Sickles Market he is a stickler for freshness, quality and service.
"We roast and deliver once every week," explained Caverly. "The coffee delivered is roasted in the last 24 hours." To ensure freshness each bag is stamped with the date the beans were roasted. Sickles department managers say that the fresh roasted coffee is so popular with customers the distinctive black bags with bold white and red lettering nearly fly off the shelves at the Little Silver store.