Video playlist: Toggle icon, top left, for clips from hearing
By Kevin Coughlin
Do Morristown residents forfeit their right to a good night’s sleep when they move downtown?
How many venues can share the same liquor license?
Welcome to Bar Wars 2017. Here is a video sampling of testimony for and against the proposed expansion of the Iron Bar’s liquor license into a third South Street venue.
If the town council approves the expansion, the same license will enable alcohol to flow at the Iron Bar, the Revolution beer hall and the Gran Cantina, a proposed Mexican restaurant.
These clips are from the three-hour council hearing on Jan. 31, 2017. The proceedings have been expanded, to Feb. 8, 2017.
Toggle through the playlist to see these videos:
- Iron Bar attorney Robert C. Williams makes the case for extending the liquor license
- Linda Russo, owner of a luxury condo, says bars are disrupting residents’ quality of life
- Council candidate Esperanza Porras-Field says the Latino community wants a Mexican restaurant
- Resident Tim Reuther questions how far you can stretch a liquor license
- Morristown realtor Ed France says downtown residents should expect noise
- Iron Bar / Revolution employee Dan Nemits thanks owners for taking a chance on him