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Red Robin Awarded Liquor License for Brick Plaza Location

Restaurant chain in permitting process now, spokesman says

The Brick Township Council has awarded a liquor license to Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, operator of the Red Robin restaurant chain.

Red Robin paid $550,000 for the license, which was put up for bids in February.

The restaurant chain, which is known for its hamburgers, salads and numerous entree options, will open a location in Brick Plaza, according to documents obtained from the township.

A company spokesman declined to comment on when the new location will open, but said the company has “applied for the necessary permits.”

In a letter addresses to township officials in December, the Colorado-based company said it is looking to join a vacant existing spot in Brick Plaza, where it will join other chains such as Applebee’s, Quaker Steak and Lube, Joe’s Crab Shack and Smashburger.

The liquor license includes restrictions that the restaurant must serve food and have seating for at least 100 patrons. The bar itself, however, must be restricted to no more than 25 seats.

Council President Susan Lydecker said the money raised from the license sale would be directed to the township's surplus fund.

The township now has two licenses remaining before the next Census occurs, which would trigger potential new licenses based on population. There is one consumption license remaining – the type of license issued to restaurants and bars – and one distribution license, the type of license issued for liquor stores.

WMS826 April 16, 2014 at 02:48 PM
I think it is a reflection of the lack of culture or expectations young people have from restaurants now a days to accept these chains as "good" We have plenty of jobs here for teens that go unfilled at all times. This was an existing building, however we could have done better in tenants.
Mark Haviland April 17, 2014 at 09:11 AM
Any new business is more welcome than empty storefronts. How many years will the old WorkOut World (which I know was fire damaged) sit vacant? On the other hand, the traffic grid in Brick is pretty much the same since the Laurelton Circle was straightened. I think the development near the Post Office will choke the traffic on Chambers Bridge, and Rte. 70.
WMS826 April 17, 2014 at 02:59 PM
Retail or commercial space has changed greatly since most of Brick was built. Stores are much bigger than space we have open and the Killers of Home Depot and Walmart dominate their areas. I do not see much of a future for these empty storefronts. I would like t ask Disgusted Homeowner about the church we have operating on Brick Blvd and the thrift shop next to it. You called me a dummy and said I do not know zoning laws...can you explain this being allowed and not an Hassidic use being allowed if a desperate landowner needed a tenant.
J.JONES May 16, 2014 at 08:24 PM
Nice free burgers and a beer for the mayor and council ..Maybe they can be at summerfest also ..
J.JONES May 16, 2014 at 08:28 PM
Hey Mark section 8 behind post office will be a nice touch ..post office will soon have a policeman in front for security I bet ??

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