LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ – New Jersey is just two days away from reopening indoor dining, but when it comes to the defiant Lakeside Diner, Governor Phil Murphy is insistent upon having the last word. Today, New Jersey State Police Superintendent Patrick Callahan boasted that the diner received yet another violation and fine for remaining open prior to Murphy’s official launch date of Friday.
“In Lacey Township, the Lakeside Diner owner was cited with another EO violation,” Callahan said at today’s COVID-19 daily briefing.
Since June, the diner has remained open against the Governor’s executive order that effectively shut indoor dining back in March of this year. Since June, no patrons of the Lakeside Diner have reportedly contracted COVID-19 through the governor’s army of nearly 2,000 contact tracers.
The diner posted a help wanted ad this week looking for servers and back-end staffing ahead of the reopening.