Township Council renews liquor licenses throughout Parsippany

Applebee's is located at 1057 Route 46, Troy Hills Shopping Center

PARSIPPANY — The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council recently approved renewals for the township liquor license establishments.

The applications for renewal for licensing term, July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, have been filed by the following Retail Liquor Licensees, and the application forms are complete in all respects and the applicants are qualified to be licensed according to all statutory, regulatory and local governmental ABC laws and regulations.

The number of licenses to sell alcohol for consumption on a licensed premises (restaurants and bars) and to sell alcohol for off premise consumption (packaged goods) within a municipality is determined based upon the population. A municipality may issue one consumption license for every 3,000 of its population. As to distribution licenses, which allow the sale of alcohol for off premise consumption, a municipality may issue one license for every 7,500 of its population. A municipality is allowed to ban all sales of alcohol within its borders if it so desires.

A license which becomes inactive and is no longer sited at a business premises becomes a “pocket” license. At the time a pocket license is reactivated, the licensee must file an application for a place-to-place transfer of the license so that it may be sited at the new active business address. Currently Parsippany has two pocketed licenses.

The following establishments licenses were renewed:

1429-31-035-001 American Legion Parsippanong Post #249 91 North Beverwyck Road
1429-31-037-001 Parsippany Troy Hills BPO Elks Lodge #2078 230 Parsippany Road
1429-31-040-001 Lake Hiawatha Vol. Fire Assoc., Inc. 39 North Beverwyck Road
1429-31-041-001 Parsippany Troy Hills Fire Assoc., Dist. #6 60 Littleton Road
1429-31-042-001 Rainbow Lakes Community Club, Inc. 20 Rainbow Trail
1429-31-058-001 Mt. Tabor Country Club Country Club Road
1429-32-002-005 Karmanadhi Inc. (dba Basket of Cheer) 149 North Beverwyck Road
1429-33-001-010 Mirchi Parsippany LLC 252 Route 46
1429-33-003-013 Chessman, A NJ Corp. (dba Eccola Italian Bistro) 1082 Route 46
1429-33-005-008 Parsippany Restaurant LLC (dba Houlihan’s) 1735 Route 46
1429-33-007-014 Troy Hills Hospitality, LLC (dba Mule Tavern) 450 North Beverwyck Road
1429-33-009-006 Hoover’s Tavern, LLC 960 Tabor Road
1429-33-011-007 Poojaashish Inc. (dba Sakura Hibachi Steak House) 949 Route 46
1429-33-013-006 Apple Food Service of Parsippany, Inc. (dba Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar) 1057 Route 46
1429-33-015-006 Zin Morris Plains 1900 Route 10
1429-33-016-007 Outback Steakhouse of Florida LLC 1300 Route 46
1429-33-017-007 GC Fridays NJ PA LLC 3835 Route 46
1429-33-018-010 Hanover Hospitality Corp. pocket license
1429-33-020-006 Tabor 10, LLC (dba Tabor Road Tavern and Grato Restaurant) 2230 Route 10
1429-33-022-005 Rare Hospitality International (dba Longhorn Steakhouse) 690 Route 46
1429-33-023-006 1515 License, LLC pocket license
1429-33-024-004 Keo Ku Jang, Inc. (dba Keo Ku Jang Restaurant) 245 Route 46
1429-33-025-005 Vega Cook, Inc. (dba Fuddruckers) 3159 Route 46
1429-33-026-006 Grand Fortune Corporation (dba Jasper) 810 Route 46
1429-33-028-001 Reimer, Inc. (dba The Inn Crowd) 285 Route 46
1429-33-029-005 Reservoir Tavern, Inc. 92 Parsippany Boulevard
1429-33-031-009 Parsippany BWW, LLC (dba Buffalo Wild Wings) 1540 Route 46
1429-33-034-007 Ozra Enterprise Inc. (dba Minado) 2888 Route 10
1429-33-044-002 Empire Diner Liquors, Inc. 1315 Route 46
1429-36-049-004 HST Lessee CMBS LLC (dba Sheraton Parsippany Hotel) 199 Smith Road
1429-36-050-003 Promus Hotel Services, Inc. (dba Embassy Suites) 909 Parsippany Boulevard
1429-36-051-004 1-85 Hospitality Group LLC (dba Holiday Inn) 707 Route 46
1429-36-053-001 Courtyard Management Corporation 3769 Route 46
1429-36-054-002 Residence Inn by Marriott, LLC 3 Gatehall Road
1429-36-055-004 LSREF3/AH Chicago Tenant, LLC (dba Hyatt House) 299 Smith Road
1429-36-056-002 Remington Parsippany Employers LLC (dba Parsippany Hilton and Hampton Inn) 1 Hilton Court
1429-36-057-002 Cambridge TRS, Inc. (dba Sonesta Suites) 61 Interpace Parkway
1429-44-006-007 Troy Convenience Liquors 1129 Route 46
1429-44-010-010 Sunrise Shop Rite of Parsippany, LLC 707 Route 46
1429-44-012-007 Wine Amphorae Wines and Liquors, LLC (dba Joe Canal’s) 799 Route 46
1429-44-014-005 Jai Sainath Corp.(dba Shoppers Discount Liquor) 65/69 North Beverwyck Road
1429-44-033-006 Vito D’ Alessandro, Inc. (dba Green Hill Liquors) 168 Parsippany Boulevard
1429-44-047-004 Summer C. Wine & Liquor, Inc. (dba Plaza Mill Plaza Liquors) 28 Gibraltar Drive

In New Jersey a person must be 21 years of age or older to legally purchase or consume any alcoholic beverage on a licensed premises. There is absolutely no exception to this. (N.J.S.A. 9:17B-1) However, persons under the age of 21 can legally drink in connection with a religious ceremony or at home under parental supervision.

Some interesting facts about serving alcohol

The lawful age to own a license and to purchase alcoholic beverage products for resale under a license privilege is 18 years of age, (N.J.S.A. 9:17B-1).

Bartender, waiter or sales clerk: 18 years old

Entertainer: 18 years old

Restaurant & hotel worker not selling alcohol: 16 years old

Stock clerk in distribution licensee: 15 years old

Caddy or pin setter: 15 years old

Waiter (not selling alcohol) for consumption licensee which is not restaurant or hotel: 16 years old

Although a person must be 18 years of age to be employed as an entertainer (includes members of a band, etc.), N.J.S.A. 34:2-2 I.17, et seq., provides for the employment of younger persons in certain “theatrical productions.” This is under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Department of Labor.

To qualify as a restaurant, the establishment must regularly and principally be used for the purpose of providing meals to the public, having an adequate kitchen and dining room equipped for the preparing, cooking and serving of food for its customers and in which no other business, except such as is incidental to such establishment, is conducted. As a rough rule of thumb, to qualify as a restaurant, the establishments should have table (i.e. “sit-down”) service with a full service menu, proper and adequate equipment to be considered a bona fide restaurant (e.g., food freezers, dish washer, oven, etc.) and the majority of its business revenues should be from the sale of prepared food for consumption on the premises, with revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages merely being ancillary thereto.

Permits for the employment of minors under 18 years of age must first be obtained from the Division of ABC before (or within ten days) such persons are employed on a licensed premises.

These rules, including the requirements for permits, apply to children of licensees as well, if they are employed on the licensed premises in any capacity.

Non-licensed restaurants are permitted to allow customers to bring their own alcoholic beverages (BYOB) for consumption with their meals. Unless there is a local ordinance prohibiting it, customers of an unlicensed restaurant may be permitted by the ownership of the restaurant to bring and consume only wine and beer. The restaurant can supply glasses, ice, etc., but may not impose a cover, corkage or service charge. Also, under no circumstances may spirituous liquor be permitted. There may be no advertising whatsoever of the fact that wine or beer may be permitted. Additionally, the owner may not permit wine or beer to be consumed during hours in which the sale of these products is prohibited by licensees in that municipality, nor allow consumption of beer or wine by persons under the age of 21 years or by persons who are actually or apparently drunk or intoxicated. (N.J.S.A. 2C:33-27).

Can parents be held responsible for their minor children who consume alcohol? Yes. A parent or guardian having legal custody of a person under 18 years of age is required to exercise reasonable supervision or control over that person in connection with the consumption of alcohol.

If a parent or legal guardian fails or neglects to exercise reasonable supervision or control over the conduct of the person under 18 years of age, for a first offense the parent or legal guardian shall be notified of the violation in writing. If the person under 18 years of age is caught a second or subsequent time, the parent or legal guardian shall be subject to a $500 fine.

New Jersey ABC law allows a liquor license to be held “in pocket” for a limited period of time. The term “in pocket” means that the liquor license is not being actually used, but can be sold or transferred to a different location for later use within a particular municipality.

Editors Note: Although these guidelines were reprinted from the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) website, these guidelines are for reference only, and you should consult with appropriate authorities for actual law. These guidelines are not the entire ABC laws governing the sale and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages.