Two-story beer garden receives final approvals

Plans for a restaurant with a rooftop beer garden at the corner of Lake Avenue and Press Plaza were given the planning board’s final stamp of approval Monday.

“We’ve been waiting a long time, and it finally feels like it is going to be happening,” said restauranteur Andy Ivanov.

“I’ve wanted to be here for nine years, so for me it’s very exciting,” said Jennifer Lampert, Ivanov’s business partner. ”I have known Carter Sackman for 18 years and have been coming down here and watching him develop [Asbury Park] and fell in love with it before he even did the Steinbach building.”

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