Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Not A Charlie Brown’s Christmas

Charlie Brown's Ruins
All that is left of Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse (Craig Allen photo)

A once-thriving Hillsborough Township landmark is gone…completely.

Just over a year ago, CB Holding of Mountainside filed for bankruptcy (November 17, 2010), and began closing steakhouses across the tri-state area, especially in New Jersey.  Within days, the thriving Route 206, Hillsborough location closed overnight.  It was one of about 70 locations, that sprung from the first Charlie Brown’s in Westfield in the 1960s.  The Hillsborough location had operated since the late 1980s. 

Since the sudden closure a year ago, township residents and commuters on this heavily-travelled section of Route 206 have stared at shuttered windows, and watched the weeds grow at this once-manicured steakhouse.

Unceremoniously, its gone.  The building, which was a dingy dive-bar in the 1970s, has been pulled down by wrecking crews.

Sources around town tell me that the empty Charlie Brown’s lot will become a…bank.  Like the one directly across the highway.

A sign of the times in New Jersey.

Good grief!

TD Bank
Across from the former Charlie Brown's (Craig Allen photo)

Best of NJ101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.