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NJ Cracks Down on College Campus Area Bars

The State Attorney General will file charges against two bars, located near the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers and the campus of Seton Hall University in South Orange. They seek to revoke the license of “Scarlet Pub” in New Brunswick after a raid in July of last year that resulted in 26 arrests.

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State Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Director Michael Halfacre says charges are also pending against Cryan’s Beef and Ale House in South Orange after an October sweep of the establishment in South Orange resulted in the arrest of six underage patrons and two members of the bar’s staff.

Attorney General Jeff Chiesa said, “Underage drinking is a public safety issue, and it is vital that we send a clear message to license holders and those who are underage that it will not be tolerated.”

Halfacre says the crackdown is part and parcel with ABC’s ongoing enforcement effort against underage drinking violations that includes Summertime shore drinking enforcement, including the so-called, “Cops in Shops” enforcement program.

The owners of the Scarlet pub received notice in October of the State’s intention to revoke their license to sell and dispense alcoholic beverages. The ABC is still investigating Cryan’s in South orange. Halfacre says charges are pending against Cryan’s.




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