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Township Evaluating Bar's License Following Fight

A fight at JD's on April 27 resulted in multiple arrests, injuries.

Galloway Township Manager Arch Liston said the township is considering not renewing the license for when it comes up for renewal July 1. He made the statement at the council meeting on Tuesday night, May 8.

"I'm getting all the information from the chief right now," Liston said."When they go for renewal, it will not be renewed."

The comments were made following a fight on at the pub in the Smithville section of the township that resulted in six arrests and four people being hospitalized, including three police officers.

Galloway Police Chief Patrick Moran said Tuesday night that two officers have returned to work and a third won't be able to work for "a while."

The incident began when 22-year-old Richard Stockton College of New Jersey student Diandre C. Brown attempted to enter the bar on the bar's weekly College Night without identification, police said. He was turned away at the door, but forced his way in a little while later. As a result he was arrested, but things began to spiral out of control.

At the time, JD's owner Brian Storr said the incident was unusual, and that was the last College Night of the year.

"We have officers here every week, and we've worked with the sergeants," Storr said the . "It's always well thought-out. Things just happen."

Storr said they sit down with representatives from the township and college police departments and the dean of students before the school year starts, and they've never had a problem. The pub even offers a free shuttle back and forth between the school and the pub to avoid drunken  driving incidents.

Diogenes May 10, 2012 at 06:43 PM
I agree. That is the whole purpose of regular license review and renewal!
Shelley May 11, 2012 at 03:00 AM
If you live in a glass house....don't throw stones! People should get all their facts straight before they start slamming people, places and things. People(students) involved were not patrons of JD's. JD's has great wings and nice atmosphere...one groups actions shouldn't ruin it for everyone else that likes to go to the establishment!!!!
Dtalz May 22, 2012 at 10:18 PM
The reason your doors closed was due to your your sheer lack of business skills and the poor decision to open up your wall into another store raising your already high rent even higher!!! You had very little product for such a large space. Space management is a great tool for SMART business people. BTW, how did those designer bongs that you were selling work out for you? Wait, wait, I know the answer!!!!
Dtalz May 22, 2012 at 10:20 PM
ANNNNND, the reason your doors closed was for not paying rent, for MONTHS AND MONTHS!!!!
Guest May 29, 2012 at 08:48 AM
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