Video: Iron Bar lawyer sums up his case
Video: Council debates Iron Bar / Gran Cantina
Video: Council rejects Iron Bar expansion
In a dramatic finish to five hours of testimony spanning two nights, the Morristown Council on Tuesday voted 6-1 to kill an expansion of the Iron Bar’s liquor license.
These videos depict:
- Iron Bar lawyer Robert C. Williams’ summary of the application
- The council debate preceding its vote; several forceful statements
- The council vote, including Williams’ challenges of council remarks
Owner Jimmy Cavanaugh, who already expanded the license once (for an adjoining beer hall called Revolution), sought to share it again to create a Mexican restaurant called Gran Cantina.
In 2012, Cavanaugh got approvals for a different configuration of the Gran Cantina, but he balked at an alcohol curfew imposed by the council and instead focused his efforts on what would become Revolution.
His attorney, Robert C. Williams, has vowed to appeal Tuesday’s council decision to state officials. A challenge of conditions imposed on Revolution also is pending. –Kevin Coughlin