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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Liquor Licenses

Montclair liquor license sells for $1.25 million

By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.news Dai Kichi restaurant on Valley Road has opted to go BYOB after fetching a staggering $1,250,000 for its liquor license, the highest price paid in Montclair’s history. Last year, South Park sold...

Upscale restaurant-catering facility to open at old Rascals’ site

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news A new tenant, an upscale restaurant and large catering facility, will be moving into the former Rascals Comedy Club, which has been vacant for a decade. A group led by an area attorney,...

Is Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan a rubber-stamp?

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The first draft of a redevelopment plan for Lackawanna Plaza was submitted to township officials last week, and some critics are already claiming that the 92-page document basically rubber-stamps what developers have...

Montclair Brewery hopes to clear last hurdles to April opening

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair Brewery’s owners are still shooting for an end of April opening, even with a list of repairs and an additional two more parking spaces the town is now requiring. But the opening...

Planning board blasts Seymour Street proposals

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news A loading zone on Church Street, by outdoor cafes and shops? A 4-foot-wide sidewalk in front of a six-story building on South Willow Street? Parking spaces eliminated during construction of a major...

Longtime Montclair photo shop to be shuttered

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news  Kent Hallander, whose family has owned Photo Cullen in Montclair for nearly a half century, predicted that today’s young people will regret their dependence on cellphone photos when they get older. Those...

Montclair ice cream shop’s logo stirs up controversy

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The new downtown Dairy Air Ice Cream Co. was blasted this week for its derrière-themed name and provocative cow logo, which some found offensive and demeaning to women. The kerfuffle has apparently...

Brookdale ShopRite to join vendors at new farmers’ market

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news As an interim move until the Fourth Ward gets back its supermarket, Brookdale ShopRite will be joining the vendors at the new farmers’ market at Crane Park, the Montclair Center Business Improvement...

Montclair opens a new hotel: Bobbi Brown’s The George

The George, the new hotel from Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker, will open at the end of February/beginning of March. Here's our report from a press preview.

Town tries to settle possible suit, Plofker’s Diva Lounge plans

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Threatened with a lawsuit, the township is trying to reach a settlement with the developer of the former Warner Communications building on Lorraine Avenue, raising concerns from residents who live near the...

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