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Details Sparse on Temporary Molly Maguire's Closure

Update: Molly Maguire's has since reopened. 

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Original Story posted July 01, 2013 at 01:27 PM

By Elaine Van Develde


If you're headed over to Molly Maguire's Blackpoint Inn in Rumson this week, you may notice that the sign is missing from the front of the building and it's closed.

"Yes, I can confirm a temporary closing for what I believe is a few days," Rumson Police Chief Scott Paterson told Patch. "The closing is the result of an ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) violation that occurred on or about the time of the St. Patrick's Day Parade (in Rumson)."

Part of the penalty for the violation, he said, was the closure at a time of the owners' choosing. Paterson declined to offer any further detail.

However, Mayor John Ekdahl, while not elaborating on the incident itself that precipitated the shut-down, chalked up what he only said was not typical for Maguire's as an "unfortunate" lesson learned.

"Molly Maguire’s has not been a chronic problem," Ekdahl said. "I feel the incident of March 10 , while very unfortunate, is not emblematic to the type of establishment the Maguires are running. There have been no other issues since then. Hopefully this is a lesson learned and we move on."

The Maguires did not return calls seeking comment.

JB July 08, 2013 at 09:01 AM
Not mentioned was the huge brawl that occurred. The bartender was involved and a policeman was punched..Never a good thing. There was also an unauthorized beer garden in the back which helped spur the standing room only crowd. Some of which took refuge on the roof..lol.. A crowd by the way, that the town eagerly invited to come into town and celebrate the big parade they HAD to have. Bad break for Molly's...everyone should stop by and have a drink in support.

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