NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced that the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) this week issued charges against 20 bars, restaurants, breweries and liquor stores for violating executive orders related to COVID-19. All 20 establishments face suspension of their liquor licenses for at least 10 days. Two other establishments were issued fines for lesser COVID-19 related infractions.
Under executive orders issued by Governor Murphy, businesses licensed to sell alcohol in the state are permitted to remain open during the COVID-19 state-of-emergency, but only for take-out or delivery services of food and alcohol. No table or bar service is permitted, on premise alcohol consumption is prohibited, and alcoholic beverages “to go” must be in sealed original containers.
The establishments facing suspension for violating the orders are:
- Alchemist and Barrister in Princeton
- Bask Bar and Grill in Woodland Park
- Buteco Sports Bar in Long Branch
- Core 3 Brewery in Clayton
- Devil’s Creek Brewery in Collingswood
- Disabled American Veterans, Clifton Chapter #2 in Clifton
- Lina’s Restaurant in Bloomingdale
- Linwood Inn in Linden
- Medina Liquor Store in Elizabeth
- Old Glory Kitchen and Spirits in Keyport
- Quilvio’s Tavern in Paterson
- Rail’s Steak House in Towaco
- Randolph Diner in Randolph
- Riviera Maya in Branchville
- Riviera Maya in Rockaway
- Tacos El Tio in Medford
- Taphouse 15 in Wharton
- The Sawmill in Seaside Heights
- Vincenzo’s Ristorante in Middlesex
The establishments that received fines are:
- Juliano’s Restaurant in Egg Harbor Township ($500) for offering investigators a beer before they identified themselves.
- The Liquor King in Pennsauken ($750) for violation of face mask requirements.