Tag: Local Business

Episode 53: Tara from Hot Mess

This week Amy and Joe welcome Tara Pimco of Asbury Park’s Hot Mess Studio while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Tara talks about how a small storefront salon became the premier “destination boutique” anchoring Press Plaza on Cookman Avenue and how some quick thinking not only kept the lights on during the early days of pandemic but allowed the business to hit the ground running when things began to reopen.

Episode 51: Dr. Tom from City By The Sea Veterinary

This week Amy and Joe welcome Dr. Tom Caltabilota of City by the Sea Veterinary. while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. You may recall hearing Dr. Tom’s name during our recent conversation with DJ and Jamie from Catsbury Park—so we reached out to the man himself to find out how he became a vet and how he ended up in Asbury Park. Spoiler alert: there’s a long road trip from Rutgers university through Louisiana to Alabama and back to New Jersey—but what we really want to know is, what is it like to be Asbury Park’s favorite veterinarian?

Episode 48: Robin Elliot-Preston of Robeans

This week Amy and Joe welcome Robin Elliott-Preston, owner of Robeans—home the Mobile Barista Coffee Truck, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio.­­ They talk about what it is like to be an entrepreneur, a respiratory therapist working on the front lines of the Covid emergency, a parent and someone whose day, apparently, has more than the 24 hours allotted the rest of us mortals.

Episode 47: Sylvia Sylvia

This week Amy and Joe welcome Sylvia Sylvia, Executive Director of the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio.­­ They talk about how businesses have been adapting to life under covid, the unfortunate closure of some great Asbury businesses, the surprising launch of several new businesses, and will it still be called Oysterfest if we ever re-open.

Episode 42: The Showroom

This week Amy and Joe caught up with Nancy Sabino and Mike Sodano from the Showroom, Asbury Park’s only independent movie theater, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Nancy and Mike talked about how they picked movies and how the process changed over the years, being on a cruise when the coronavirus blew up, and how we all thought we would be closing for a few weeks but it has turned into closing permanently for a lot of businesses.