Manalapan Kitchen and Bath gets OK despite parking worries

MANALAPAN – A new kitchen and bath showroom is coming to 330 Route 9 North after it was unanimously approved in a contentious three-hour Manalapan planning board meeting. 

The showroom, which will be located next to Himalayan Salt Cave Spa and Float, will replace Planet Dry Clean. 

The new business, called Manalapan Kitchen and Bath, is owned by Pikria Basaria of Marlboro. Basaria said the store is intended to be a place where clients and designers can look at samples for their remodeling projects. 

The three-store strip mall in which the showroom will be located has had a rotation of tenant store owners. 

A proposed sign for Manalapan Kitchen and Bath

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Stuart Moskovitz, attorney for Stacar Properties of NJ, which owns the strip mall, acknowledged that “the property has problems” and said he himself had represented three previous store owners before the board. 

Moskovitz argued that the showroom will not “increase any of the problems with the property.” He noted that the strip mall has fewer parking spaces than the town requires, but said parking will not be an issue because the showroom is expected to generate less foot traffic than the dry-cleaning business.

Ninjay H Briotyon

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