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Monday, July 18, 2016

New downtown Dem watering hole on the horizon?

The former Courier-News building at 226 Park Avenue
faces into the North Avenue intersection.

Tonight's Plainfield City Council agenda contains an interesting item (R242-16), the "renewal" of a plenary consumption liquor license for an establishment known as "Stirred Not Shaken" at 226-32 Park Avenue.

Doesn't sound familiar?

The address is the former Courier-News building that faces into the North Avenue intersection. It was bought by developer Frank Cretella several years ago and though the building has been refurbished and apartments above rented, the ground floor space has sat vacant.

Recently, I noticed one of the black double doors ajar during the daytime, indicating some sort of activity was going on.

With the closing of the Netherwood Bar & Grill, Plainfield Democrats will be looking for a new watering hole.

Is this going to be it?

City Council meets in a special doubleheader tonight at 7:00 PM, combining both agenda and business sessions. At the Council Chambers / Courthouse, Watchung Avenue at East 4th Street.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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