September 22, 2014 |
The sun was soon to set one evening last week, and the late-summer breeze was soft as friends Kendall Ratterree, 27, and Laura Rhoads, 28, sat at an outdoor table of a corner cafe enjoying glasses of Pinot Grigio. "This is our first time," Ratterree, a nanny, said. "We heard about it, and we figured we'd check it out," said Rhoads, a Realtor. An evening in Paris? A hot new cafe in Rome? Try Jersey Java & Teas in Haddonfield. Dry Haddonfield. Two weeks ago, the Haddon Avenue cafe became the first Haddonfield establishment to become part of a phenomenon that is growing statewide: Businesses like cafes, restaurants, and shops that agree to provide space to one of the state's wineries so the wineries can sell bottles of their wine.
August 9, 2012
The Moorestown Township Council has awarded four liquor licenses to the operator of Moorestown Mall for slightly more than $4 million. The Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) plans to use the licenses, the first awarded in the previously historically dry town, at as-yet-unidentified restaurants expected to open next year. The council voted unanimously Monday to accept the liquor license proposals submitted by PREIT's subsidiaries, Moorestown Beverage I and Moorestown Beverage II. The companies must undergo background checks before the licenses are formally issued in the next month or so, Town Clerk Patricia Hunt said.
May 4, 2012 |
It's been 139 years since they served beer in Haddonfield's Indian King Tavern. But that will change Saturday when barrels of Colonial style beers will be tapped at a fund-raiser for the museum and historic site, meeting place of the New Jersey Rebel Assembly in 1777. Since Haddonfield has been dry since 1873, organizers have obtained a special permit from the state to sell beer to help pay for renovations at the tavern. Philadelphia's Yards Brewery is supplying the beer and food will be served.
October 20, 2011 |
A New Jersey appeals panel on Wednesday denied a request to strike Moorestown's liquor referendum from the ballot, saying it is proper for voters to be asked on Nov. 8 whether they want to allow alcohol sales in the dry town. The Appellate Division panel issued a two-sentence written opinion that upheld the validity of the referendum, based on the findings of state Superior Court Judge Ronald E. Bookbinder, who ruled last week. William E. Cox, a Moorestown resident and Philadelphia lawyer, sued to stop the referendum, arguing that the town voted on the issue in 2007 and defeated it, 4,202-2,559.
July 31, 2011 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - This is a long island, eight miles of superb beaches, but a very small place. City is a whopper of a misnomer for this town of almost 12,000 year-round residents. Everyone knows everyone. Jay Gillian, the shorts-clad mayor, local hospital chairman, and third-generation owner of Gillian's Wonderland Pier, is a leading opponent of the effort to lubricate this dry island with BYOB liquor licenses. This week is the petition deadline to put the measure on the November ballot.
September 29, 2009 |
It's been 130 years since brothers Ezra, S. Wesley and James Lake sailed along this barrier island in search of a spot to develop a Christian resort - a seaside haven where the Sabbath would be strictly upheld and alcohol sales would forever be banned. The "blue law," which prevented the purchase of everything from canned goods to beach toys on Sundays, was repealed in 1987. But Ocean City's status as a dry town remains fiercely protected by the city's largest religious organization, founded by the Lakes when they created their Methodist camp retreat.
June 20, 2009 |
It's easy to get lost in Hayes Carll's songs, even if you're the one singing them. Midway through playing "Arkansas Blues" at the Tin Angel on Thursday night, Carll digressed into a story about getting his start playing a rundown members-only club in a dry town, and by the time he was done, he'd lost his place. With a wry grin, he called out, "Anyone heard this song before?" As it turned out, a few members of the sellout crowd were able to assist him, but it wasn't long before he was wandering again.
February 8, 2009 |
To the first resident of Collingswood's newest development, living is easy. The dry cleaner downstairs knows her name, the guy at the salad place remembers her dressing, and to get a pedicure "I don't even have to put on my shoes. " To the proprietor of the first-floor jewelry shop, the LumberYard development represents what's great about Collingswood's progressive approach to economic revitalization. "City living in the suburbs," she calls it. But to the lifelong Collingswood man who lives several blocks away, the problems are that his taxes are propping up a development that could fail, the rest of the town has been forsaken for the Haddon Avenue commercial corridor, and the mayor is "the sugar daddy for everybody" but those who already live there.
May 10, 2008 |
A social club serving alcohol at the Colwyn Borough Fire Company was raided by state police Thursday night, while at the same time all 17 active volunteer firefighters resigned, citing conflicts with the department's social-club members. The Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control seized two illegal video slot machines, other gambling equipment, approximately 10 bottles of liquor purchased from outside of the state and about $2,100 in cash. Colwyn is a dry town and licenses to sell alcohol are not issued in the borough, a state official said.