Posts Tagged ‘Bloomfield Avenue’

‘Jersey Shore’ Appearance, Arranged For A Montclair Nightclub’s Grand Opening, Has Lead To Its Grand Demise

January 29, 2010

The appearance of the Jersey Shore cast at a Montclair nightclub grand opening wasn't exactly a charm

For those who care, the Montclair, N.J., nightclub that caused a near riot in our quiet hometown when it featured an appearance of the cast of “Jersey Shore” has been shut down, according to the The Montclair Times.

It seems the landlord of the venue at 501 Bloomfield Ave., Dick Grabowsky, has terminated the would-be 10-year lease for Lounge 501. A week ago, the night club kicked off its grand opening by having the cast of MTV’s controversial reality show come in for an appearance.

But 1,300 people showed up, the crowd got rowdy and disruptive, fights broke out, and police had to shut down the streets in the area.

The club operator, Timothy Ricks, has loads of financial problems and trouble with a liquor-license transfer.

In any event, Grabowsky told the Montclair Times he’s talking to potential new operators for the space that are “financially capable of bringing a professional and respectable venue to Montclair.”

‘Jersey Shore’ Cast Appearance In Montclair Sparks Mini-Riot: Stay In Seaside, All You Jerks

January 24, 2010

Jersey Shore govones, stay out of Montclair!

We recently wrote about the town we grew up — namely, Parsippany, N.J. But guess who caused a mini-riot in Montclair, N.J., the leafy, quiet suburb where we live now. Yes, the crew from MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” Or the promise of seeing the crew from “Jersey Shore.”

The slicked back gang of self-proclaimed guidos and guidettes were supposed to made an appearance Friday at a new club in town, 501 Lounge, on Bloomfield Avenue. The venue’s marquee said, “Meet the ‘Jersey Shore’ Cast, Jan. 22.”

Anyway, The Star-Ledger has a story about the brouhaha that broke out when about 2,000 rowdies turned up to say hi to The Situation and Snooki, whose escapades in Seaside Heights, N.J., were chronicled in “Jersey Shore.”

Montclair called out the police and the fire department. Backup game from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department and nearby Glen Ridge. The area between Park Avenue and North Fullerton (the street we live off) was closed down to traffic. Apparently, the fun at the club included several fist fights.

Four people were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and drunken driving, according to the Ledger. Hell, you get that kind of thing at breakfast on a weekday morning in Seaside Heights.

Our favorite post on the story was this one: “If there was ever a time we needed a couple of thugs from Newark to do a drive-by in Montclair, this would’ve been it. Where are the brothers when you need them?”

A few hours before this ruckus, we were just accoss the street watching “Crazy Heart” at the Clairidge Theater. Jeff Bridges was great, by the way. But by the time the fun started at the 501 Lounge, we were tucked away in bed (although we had trouble sleeping, and were tossing and turning that night).