RED BANK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP)Rocker Jon Bon Jovi’s foundation has received approval to convert an auto repair shop into a restaurant that would serve people whether they can pay or not.

Red Bank’s planning board on Monday signed off on the plan, which is based on concepts used in Denver and Salt Lake City.

Attorney Phillip San Filippo told the Asbury Park Press the community restaurant, which is based on concepts used in Denver and Salt Lake City, could be open on July 4th.

The menu will feature nutritious items and no prices.

Those who can afford to pay will. Those who can’t can volunteer in the kitchen or help other charities. Diners can also donate money to pay for the meals of others.

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Comments (5)
  1. marie A. Phillips says:

    I am trying to get back to new jersy. I have been homeless for three years and I was a teacher and a retail ex who helped start Victoria’s Secret. My daughter stole everything from me three years ago as well as my Mother’s money and belongings. I have been loving in my 1999 dodge van for three years with my 11 year old dog. I wan to come home and I used to live in red bank and i love that town. I used to eat at the union house and the sealoft and the lincroft in. I need help with money to get across the country. please help me get back and and I will work asa I always have. I have an excellent resume and I am a really great cook and above all, I now have compassion for the homeless. Please help me.

  2. Carolyn says:

    I’ve always been a fan of his music since I was very young and have continuously been amazed by his huge heart and giving back to the community. While his pure generosity is widespread, its also incredibly awesome that he is so proactive on a local level close to home. Fame and fortune has not robbed him of his roots and community values. Jon is a true superstar, and inspiration. We should all take a page from his book.

  3. wow, that’s all i can say… wow. amazing! this is how to knock several thousand points off of your karmic debt all at once–

  4. Camila says:

    Jon Bon Jovi is a special human being. Jon’s foundation has helped many people restore their dignity by providing support to the needy, while most people turn their backs on them. His music also has an important role in the lives of millions of people around the world. God bless you, Jon. Sao Paulo (Brazil) loves you!

  5. Betsey says:

    You go Jon! We’ll be there! B, V and S from Middletown, NJ

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