State: 5 Hudson Bars/Restaurants Broke COVID Rules in March

Governor Phil Murphy’s office has announced that 15 bars and restaurants across New Jersey violated his COVID Executive Orders during the month of March, and five of the establishments are located in Hudson County.  Despite the revelation, the office did say the majority of establishments across the Garden State obeyed the rules and there was a significant drop among those which did not.

Specifically, by the numbers, between March 10 and April 5, the 15 businesses cited was more than a 50% drop from the 33 the month prior.

According to New Jersey State Police Superintendent, Col. Patrick Callahan, none of the bars/restaurants were cited for multiple violations or were shutdown by law enforcement.

So, who were the offenders in Hudson County?:

  • Buttaro’s Mediterranean Restaurant in Bayonne
  • 990 Bar and Lounge in Bayonne
  • The Black Bear Bar and Grill in Hoboken
  • A Street Tavernin Hoboken
  • The Wilton House in Hoboken

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal says the state will continue to crack down on businesses which violate coronavirus protocols.  Businesses face loss of license if they violate the rules three times.