Need something easy listening when you’re stuck in Shore traffic?
Here is audio from last week’s hotly debated conditional approval of the Iron Bistro, a proposed restaurant/ jazz bar that would extend from the Iron Bar on South Street.
Part 1 contains Morristown residents testifying against allowing the Iron Bistro to serve alcohol beyond 11 pm. There are some lively exchanges between residents and Robert C. Williams, lawyer for the Iron Bistro.
7:13 Donna McNamara, resident: Police costs, street cleaning, quality of life, Shanghai Jazz closes earlier.
14:11 Cross exam by Robert C. Williams
19:34 Dave Nagy, resident. Don’t want to see South Street become Bourbon Street…our downtown is for everybody. Property values will plummet.
26:08 Declines to be cross-examined…
26:34 Robert Williams: Absolutely absurd…inaccurate statements
27:26 Dave Nagy reconsiders
32:52 Michael Dundon, Mayo Performing Arts Center, MPAC neutral, will support council decision
35:41 Dan Collins, resident: No case for staying open beyond 11 pm… questions “expert witness” credentials… also questions promo video by Iron Bistro… “wakeup call” … can we trust anything about application? Trust issue.
43:24 Cross examination… The Office vs. other bars
47:23 Don Ginsberg, resident: Street-level numbers, noise… The Turtles at Mayo Center (humorous) joked about Morristown’s bar concentration.
52:38 Sergio Burani, resident: Council must be consistent. Show respect for jazz as real form of art, not as excuse to get intoxicated.
54:23 Cross examination
54:37 Town Attorney Elnardo Williams II asks crowd to quiet down
57:52 Public portion closes; discussion about finding records of Office decision; short break.