Point Pleasant Beach bars in the Jersey shore town will have to close at midnight starting in July under an ordinance approved by the borough council.
But a separate measure that would permit the bars to continue to stay open until 2 a.m. if they pay an extra fee aimed at funding additional police patrols was postponed Tuesday night.
The council approved the early closure in response to complaints from residents about bar patrons returning to their cars in the early morning hours with screaming, fighting and damaging property.
The restrictions take effect July 1.
The boardwalk bars had offered $800,000 over five years to help pay for police patrols. But their lawsuit against parking restrictions near beachfront bars didn't sit well with the council.
Pt. Pleasant Beach Bars Will Close Early
Tuesday night, the borough has passed an ordinance mandating that bars in the Jersey Shore town close early. What does this mean for Point Pleasant? See what NJ's residents are saying about the measure and join the conversation #pointpleasant.
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Point Pleasant Beach Bars Will Close Early Starting in JulyPoint Pleasant Beach bars in the Jersey shore town will have to close at midnight starting in July under an ordinance approved by the bor...
Wow, Pt Pleasant bar owners taking a hit. Must close at 12 midnight or pay a fee to stay open till 2.Michele White
pt pleasant bars to shut at midnight. This will ruin business and rentals. Town will die and become crime riddenTom Van Doren
Pt. Pleasant Beach. AwefulEd Brannagan
Point pleasant beach council PASSED an ordinance that requires all businesses to stop serving alcohol at midnight.Marci Rubin
Looks like The Tiki Bar, Jenks and other Pt. Pleasant bars will now have to close at midnight. Just got voted on.Dave Rosenthal
Point Pleasant Beach votes on making last call midnight.Jim McGuire
Smh “@PiinkieBabie watching the news! they saying Point Pleasant bars are going to have a 12am LAST CALL! ... http://tmi.me/q1ZkcDELiLAHMARiE
Point pleasant closing bars at midnight?? WTFKerry Matthews
so last call at point pleasant beach is 12 am now? thats whack.Danny Yeingst
@KitBarther - tiki bar closing at midnight �� http://nj1015.com/pt-pleasant-beach-bars-will-close-at-midnight-starting-in-july/Katie Daily
Point pleasant bars have to close at midnight starting in july- but not @djais ���� @chris_galioto @cfeena @cfeenaNoelle Marie
RT @nj1015: BREAKING: http://nj1015.com/pt-pleasant-beach-bars-will-close-at-midnight-starting-in-july/ Point Pleasant Reaches Decision on Beach Bars Closing Early... #pointpleasantDave Polaski
Point Pleasant Beach killing their own businesses w/ this no alcohol at midnight ordinance , great job council! smh.Mike Hanley
Why the hell would point pleasant ban the sale of liquor after 12?!?! Guess no one will be going to point pleasant anymoreLauren
Point Pleasant bars now have to close at 12 AM starting in July. #lameKatherine
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