The Rail House 1449 opens Friday

The Rail House 1449 will begin operating on Friday.

Dozens of people packed the former David Drake location for an open house last night where owner Larry Fishman told me his plan is to begin with dinner service, starting Friday, and perhaps boost marketing efforts after the new year. Fishman was a former owner of The Stone Pony in Asbury Park until several years ago.

Restaurantpassion.com describes the menu as “contemporary American cuisine” with the range for an average dinner entree between $15 and $22, and recommends reservations.

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Here’s a pretty cool story from The Star-Ledger/nj.com a few weeks back about an investment foundation helping start-up businesses along Newark’s Halsey Street with interest-free loans.