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Belmar friends,
We are down to the very wire and Your help is needed once again::
 The Senate has passed the Bill to expand the seasonal liquor license’s. However, the Bill sits on Governor Christie’s desks waiting decision. There has been some insight that Christie is set to VETO this bill. Hooray!! However, Doherty has heard the same information and has been calling in ALL favors stating that this expansion of seasonal liquor license’s is ‘good for Belmar’ asking him to please pass the bill.
This is where WE come in::
It would be impactful, if EACH one of you to sent the an email requesting Governor Christie to Veto the bill (Template below if you wish … Just fill in the years you have been in Belmar/Jersey Shore and your Name/Address).
******Christie has until THURSDAY to Pass/Veto this bill…. So time is of the essence!!***
We have NOTHING to lose and everything to gain! This is it folks…. Our last ditch effort to get this VETO’d at the state level. If this gets VETO’d, we will not have to dip into our pockets to fight D’Jais.
Send the email to these addresses that go directly to Governor Christie and his staff!
Governor’s Office:
Governor’s Counsel
Dear Governor Christie,
I am writing you regarding your upcoming decision to either sign or VETO the Bill extending seasonal liquor license’s at the Jersey Shore (Belmar, Sea Girt, Avon, etc).  I ask that you VETO this measure because it seriously detracts from the quality of life for Belmar Residents and goes well beyond what is a barely tolerable situation in the summers. D’Jais brings to Belmar a very drunken disruptive crowd that litters, urinates, and have been responsible for damaged and stolen property that has been documented by the police (several hundred complaints over the years).
Unfortunately, the Senate passed the bill to expand the seasonal liquor license for D’Jais Bar & Disco in Belmar (and 2 other establishments) to allow for 9 months of operation and I am writing to you today to stress my strong OPPOSITION to this bill.  My family has been residents of Belmar for XX Years.  When we purchased our homes, we understood and accepted that D’Jais was a seasonal bar, even though our neighborhood is a largely residential neighborhood. We knew that we bought our homes with a Bar/Disco that operated 5 months a year (May – September). To expand the liquor license beyond that amount of time is unconscionable, and severely affects the quality of life for Belmar Residents.
Please VETO the bill to expand the seasonal liquor licenses. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
Your name
Your address


  1. The Truth wrote:

    Done ,this letter should be sent to anyone in the effected towns.

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 3:53 pm | Permalink
  2. cathi wrote:

    The bill is S2958

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 5:27 pm | Permalink
  3. cathi wrote:

    NJ A4616 Assembly Bill

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 5:59 pm | Permalink
  4. BEN REAL wrote:


    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6:11 pm | Permalink
  5. katrina wrote:

    Well I did it but don’t hold out much hope. Christie and Dorehty. Perfect together 🙁

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6:18 pm | Permalink
  6. Michael D Druz wrote:

    Why does everyone seem to believe this bill affects only one bar, when in reality it affects numerous bars in different cities. People need to look at the over all effects of the signing of this bill. The problem here is that the “nay-sayers” are making “sheep” out of most of you with allegations about one establishment, and telling their “disciples”, it is the same every where, when in truth it is not !

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6:21 pm | Permalink
  7. admin wrote:

    It affects like 5 bars and 3 of them are in Belmar

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6:44 pm | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    Nightclubs and Beach bar are two entirerly different things.

    Future for the current owners? Who will the nightclub be sold to in the near and yet so far away future? Check your crystal balls.

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 8:01 pm | Permalink
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    Wake up Druz

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 9:02 pm | Permalink
  10. Michael D Druz wrote:

    #7 Get your facts in order, if affects 8 liscensees

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 9:44 pm | Permalink
  11. admin wrote:

    I said “like” because I wasn’t sure of the actual #.

    Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 2:39 am | Permalink
  12. BEN REAL wrote:

    Actually Druz, it affects a lot more than eight-it affects every year round liquor license that loses business due to the change.

    Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:37 am | Permalink
  13. katrina wrote:

    So 37.5% of the licenses are in Belmar. Lucky us.

    Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:39 am | Permalink
  14. Voter wrote:

    Ugh Druz, it affects 3 licenses in Belmar. I believe the remaining five others opted out. Get your facts straight. Go peddle your ignorance somewhere else. And #12 you are correct it largely affects those who purchased year round licenses at hefty prices.

    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 12:03 pm | Permalink
  15. Michael D Druz wrote:

    #14 As usual the only ignorance is that shown by you. Not 1 of the seasonal liscensees have opted “out” as you say. Further you do not opt “out”, rather you sell the license or surrender it back to the town of issuance, to do with it as they deem.
    Additionally I was in error there are 4 seasonal licenses in Belmar, I apologize for that error of fact .

    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 12:43 pm | Permalink
  16. BEN REAL wrote:

    Druz, obviously you misunderstood what #14 was saying. I believe he or she was saying not all of the seasonal liquor licenses were opting to take advantage of opening their establishment early or staying open way past tourism season, possibly due to lack of tourism, not wanting to heat a whole building for 12 customers, respect for their neighbors and town officials(in a town where the officials actually care about the quality of life) or they have been doing it this way for the last thirty years and are happy the way it is.

    Friday, January 15, 2016 at 8:55 pm | Permalink
  17. Belmar Strong wrote:

    I would guess that the residents surrounding the Parker House in Sea Girt, Waypoint (formerly Union Landing) in Brielle and Columns in Avon must NOT be pleased about this Bill. These residents are frequently in the Coast star talking about the negative impact of these places and their patrons on their quality of life.

    Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1:16 pm | Permalink
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    Don’t forget the real locals bar znd restaurant hotel with NO chaos during the summer, “the Norwood Inn”.

    Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

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