Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Potential new owners have submitted plans to town that would call for larger dining area, smaller bar area.
A Morristown icon will be gone by the end of the year. The Facebook page for Hennessey's Washington Bar, on Morris Street, announced Tuesday afternoon the business had been sold and would be closing by the end of the year. An employee at the landmark watering hole confirmed the news, saying employees had only found out about the pending closure a couple days prior. "The rumors are true ... Hennessey's has been sold," the Facebook message reads. "We will be here through the end of the year. We will keep you posted as to our closing date and the end of an era in Morristown. So, come down for some cheer and tears." During Tuesday's council meeting, Town Clerk Matthew Stechauner noted the person-to-person liquor license transfer—not yet …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Agreement made to stop serving alcohol at 11 p.m. at proposed Gran Cantina Mexican restaurant, reduce bar size, among other conditions.
Every bar owner should not be painted with the same brush. That, according to James Cavanaugh, whose Iron Bar liquor license extension into space formerly occupied by Zebu Forno was approved by Town Council Tuesday night. Councilwoman Raline Smith-Reid cast the lone dissenting vote. Councilwoman Alison Deeb recused herself, citing an "in-kind" donation from Iron Bar for her freeholder campaign earlier this year during a fundraiser. Conditions placed on the extension for a new Mexican restaurant concept include reducing bar size from 18 seats to 12, and forcing the stoppage of alcohol sales at 11 p.m. The longtime Morristown property owner said he expects the conditions will cause him to lose a lot of profit. Cavanaugh—known by many as …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Owners of Tashmoo had sought to utilize 7,000-square-foot area behind 10 DeHart St. for 23 days a year.
The latest proposal by owners of several bars in town was shot down by Town Council Tuesday night. The council rejected a proposal by owners of Tashmoo to extend the liquor license attached to its DeHart Street restaurant to a 7,000-square-foot outdoor space behind adjacent 10 DeHart St., for an outdoor bar that would operate 23 days out of the year. As had been the case last summer when members of the Walsh family—who also own nearby Dark Horse Lounge and Sona Thirteen—submitted a proposal for a bowling alley with a rooftop bar at 10 DeHart St., several residents spoke out against the idea. "I was pleased Town Council rejected [the bowling alley]," Community Place resident Cynthia Jeffrey said. "But, when you cut off one head of the Hydra…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Town Council, as the ABC Board, expected to vote on liquor license transfer for 4 Early St., as well as begin hearing for proposed bowling alley on Dehart Street, starting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Town Hall.
On Wednesday, those interested in political discourse will get more bang for their buck, as not one but two hearings will take place starting at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall. At the top of the meeting, the Town Council, acting as the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, is set to vote on whether or not to approve a liquor license transfer for William Walsh's latest business venture, a new Hispanic-focused restaurant and bar at 4 Early St. The last meeting lasted over three hours, prompting the council to delay the vote until June 13. Following that vote, the Council will hear the application for 10 Dehart St., which, if approved, would become the location of a "to be built" bowling alley with a liquor license. This, under the LLC "Gracie Sunshine…
Monday, June 11, 2012
A few items to keep on your calendar.
Welcome back to your workweek, Morristown. We hope you had a refreshing, recharging weekend. Either way, it's not like the week has to be a slog until the weekend. Here are a number of things happening this week you may want to check out.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Hearing for bar/restaurant at 4 Early St. rescheduled for to-be-determined future date.
Is it a safety issue? Or, a racial issue? Both sides were presented by residents at Tuesday night's council meeting in regard to a proposed liquor license transfer by the Walsh family–whose members also own Sona Thirteen, Tashmoo and The Dark Horse–to the Early Street property currently known as Futbolandia #2, which had previously been a banquet hall that catered primarily to Hispanic customers. Over a dozen letters of complaint signed by various residents–including Board of Education member Terri Murphy and Margarita Armington, wife of council member Stefan Armington–were submitted prior to the meeting. By law, the hearing needed then to be rescheduled at a later date, to allow the applicant the opportunity to review those letters. …