LONG BRANCH: Another building that was lost to a large fire in 2012 will return to West End, with some changes.
The owners of the Bagel Guys Deli, 75 Brighton Ave., will be moving down the street to an empty lot that once contained a multistory building right next to East Coast And Jewelry Exchange.
The owners were given permission to do so by the Long Branch Planning Board during its Aug. 16 meeting. The board granted the applicants, Westend Group, LLC, site plan approval to construct a 4-story building that will have the bagel deli on the first floor and 6 apartments on three floors located above. At least two of the apartments will be rented by the owners of the business.
The owners needed a variance for the height of the building and for a lack of parking on site, but are providing two spaces in the rear of the building and two more offsite.
There is still one empty lot that was lost to the 2012 fire that does not yet have a developer.