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Barclay Suit Coming?

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  1. Anonymous wrote:

    What happened to the Barclay?

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 12:50 pm | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    The place couldn’t survive just doing weddings and other functions and they wanted to be able to be open to the public as a bar and restaurant. They had an investor willing to renovate the building if they could be open regular hours. The town wouldn’t let them do it and the place ended up in bankruptcy.

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 1:21 pm | Permalink
  3. Just Passing Through wrote:

    They built 4 houses, 2 on the parking lot, 2 where the Barclay once stood.

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 1:20 pm | Permalink
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Thanks for the clarification.

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 1:58 pm | Permalink
  5. admin wrote:

    There were some other issues too. Let’s wait and see what happens.

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 2:03 pm | Permalink
  6. What I heard... wrote:

    I had heard while they were trying to get their ducks in order they gave a lot of “support” to matt’s campaign and the party after his first win…only hearsay though…

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 2:08 pm | Permalink
  7. Venerable Bede wrote:

    Yes, a few other ” lets make a deal” with Lawless Matt. Needless to say, Matt has many enemies. I call it “karma”. What you give, is what you get back. Someday. Only a few years in office and the bodies and victims are lining up. Could not happen to a “nicer” guy.

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 2:58 pm | Permalink
  8. callmecynical wrote:

    Doherty’s very first swearing-in as new mayor occurred at the Barclay, I would assume without the administration paying for use of the premises. That could be construed as a donation in kind, I think, if that is so. Who donated food and alcohol for the event? This guy started off with the ‘pay to play’ in effect. What could anyone expect? Except the Barclay people got screwed somehow, as it looks.

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm | Permalink
  9. admin wrote:

    If you go to the search box, search on Barclay and look at the stuff that comes up from 2011 you can read about all the problems they had with that.

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 3:51 pm | Permalink
  10. belmarguy wrote:

    Admin, now sure if you’re aware or not. The Barclay was owned by the parents of Harry Harsson, who was a police officer in Belmar. Harrys brother Andrew is also a lifeguard in Belmar too along with Harrys daughter Paige. Gotta keep politics going by keeping it in the family..

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 3:39 pm | Permalink
  11. no mercy wrote:

    As per #7’s comment, I say, “Line up now and get your legal recompense if you have a legitimate sue-able offence effected by the administration’s actions. The time is ripening.” Ride the wave, how appropriate, considering the Belmar logo.

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 4:31 pm | Permalink
  12. A Voter 2 wrote:

    I don’t see the need for a re developer getting involved in the ice house project. It is selling the property if the current owner does not want it anymore, demolishing the building and building what the tenant wants according to building codes. This is nothing more than adding unnecessary costs, but that’s what this bunch of sorry people are good at doing.

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 5:02 pm | Permalink
  13. A Voter 3 wrote:

    12 What are you even talking about?

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7:37 pm | Permalink
  14. Tulip wrote:

    # 10 You have your facts wrong. Know who and what your talking about before
    You speak.

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 8:04 pm | Permalink
  15. A Voter 2 wrote:

    #13 There was a developer involved in the old ice house and then are trying to get a developer for a first transit village, then a seaport, both are ridiculous, and a waste of $$$$. Belmar is not New Brunswick where there is a development company that has completed and working on Billions of dollars of real estate.

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 8:14 pm | Permalink
  16. belmarguy wrote:

    How am I wrong? Oh I’m sorry, I meant to say (grand parents).. But his father ran it for them while the grand parents were in florida constantly.. What else am I wrong about?

    Friday, June 17, 2016 at 8:37 pm | Permalink
  17. HMM? wrote:

    he principal of capitalism is to provide a product or service that others need/want. The market will take care of itself, IF there is not undo interference in the market. Chef’s and Klien’s are afraid of the competition. Doherty as Mayor of the town has no business choosing sides. The truth will come out it always does. #SUPPORTSALT.

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 10:55 am | Permalink
  18. boy named sue wrote:

    And I was concerned about noise and street throngs associated with the Beach Haus Brewery! So far that appears to be the tamest alcohol establishment in town. If they behave, I may even drop some coin there.

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 12:34 pm | Permalink
  19. Little town wrote:

    Now I been lookin’ for a job but it’s hard to find
    Down here it’s just winners and losers and
    Don’t get caught on the wrong side of that line
    Well I’m tired of comin’ out on the losin’ end.

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 3:32 pm | Permalink
  20. boy named sue wrote:

    I walk the line
    To Folsom Prison
    Got the blues…
    But I won’t back down
    Call me Scofflaw Dirty Doherty
    I’ll be back

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 4:08 pm | Permalink
  21. Belmarguy wrote:

    14-I’m still waiting to see where I wasn’t correct with my information..

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 8:39 pm | Permalink
  22. Little town wrote:

    #21 Here is a hint.

    AGE: 90 BELMAR
    Rita Huisman, died peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at her home in Belmar. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Huisman was the owner of the Barclay in Belmar for more than 50 years. She founded the business with her husband the late C. Andrew Huisman and owned it until 2007. She will be remembered for her complete love of her family, her devout faith, her work ethic, generosity, and love of St. Rose in Belmar. Born in Paterson, she lived in Hawthorne before moving to Belmar 50 years ago.
    Rita is predeceased by her husband, C. Andrew Huisman; and her son, Andrew Huisman. She is survived by a daughter, Rita Huisman Harsin of Belmar and her husband Harry; her son, David Huisman of Wall and his wife Susan; nine grandchildren, Allison Cocce Gelman, Andrew G. Harsin, David Huisman, John Huisman, Heidi Huisman Khater, Andrew Huisman, Kim Johnson, Kristin Farhart and Heather Huisman; five step grandchildren, Carolyn Harsin Ritter, Harry M. Harsin, Stephen M. Harsin, Jonathan Harsin, and Phillip Harsin; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven step great-grandchildren. The Huisman family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Rita’s caregivers, Janet Schenk and Emma Usher and her hospice nurse, Joanne Korb.
    Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the Reilly Funeral Home, 801 D St., Belmar. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Church of St. Rose, Belmar. Entombment will be at St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt. Donations in her name to the Visiting Nurse Association of Central NJ, 176 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701, would be greatly appreciated. – See more at:

    Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 7:01 am | Permalink
  23. Tulip wrote:


    Nicely put and a very nice remembrance.

    Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 3:37 pm | Permalink
  24. Aileen Fahy wrote:

    #10 BelmarGuy – The Huismans sold the Barclay to the Vitas prior to the bankruptcy.

    Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 9:52 pm | Permalink
  25. admin wrote:

    They went bankrupt too?

    Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 10:21 pm | Permalink
  26. Aileen Fahy wrote:

    The Huismans sold the property. Then, the new owners, the Vitas, went before the board asking to give them an unrestricted liquor license. They were in financial straights and wanted to serve alcohol to the public, rather than booked events. Council voted no. Then they went bankrupt.

    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3:07 pm | Permalink
  27. admin wrote:

    Yes, that is my understanding too. They also wanted to have the restaurant open to the public.

    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

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