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Point Pleasant Beach Night Spots May No Longer Be Subject To ‘Cinderella’ Laws

February 11, 2013 by admin

By Daniel Soden

        There has been an ongoing dispute between residents of Point Pleasant Beach and bar owners of the popular Jersey Shore town, over how much responsibility said owners have to keep their patrons orderly after last call.  This dispute had many Brookdale Community College students worried that their summer spots might need to change this year.                   

     Those students are in luck because it looks like the dispute has been laid to rest. Ironically many can thank Superstorm Sandy for speeding the process along.

     Jenkinson’s Boardwalk may have finally persuaded Point Pleasant Beach to reach a deal with them to drop the proposed midnight bar closing ordinance. In return, Jenkinson’s will end their lawsuits against the town in addition to contributing up to $1 million dollars to help rebuild the boardwalk that was damaged during Sandy.

      Shawn Brown, a 22-yearold second-year liberal arts major from Howell is happy about the move. He had this to say about the news, “It’s a win-win for all parties. The bars won’t have to lose any business and the township gets a decent amount of aid to help fix the boardwalk. Not to mention I won’t have to take the long hike over to Seaside this summer.”

      On Jan. 29, the council took the first step toward accomplishing the agreement with a 6-0 vote to repeal the midnight curfew.

     The final vote is scheduled for Feb. 19. The news has many students happy that come summer time they can go back to their normal hangouts, without the worry of having to go home early while having fun.

      Kevin Lally, a 24-yearold automotive major from Manchester said, “While Seaside has always been my main choice, this move won’t rule out Point Pleasant for me this year like I thought it would. There is nothing worse than having to go home

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