Manasquan residents express concern over alleged outdoor bar at VFW

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MANASQUAN — The borough tabled the liquor license renewal for Manasquan VFW Post 1838 Tuesday night after hearing concerns from residents regarding noise complaints and drunken driving.

Shaun Brown, a neighbor of the VFW, claimed that the post has turned what was presented to the borough planning board in 2014 as a storage shed into a “fully functioning bar and restaurant.”

He alleged that the bar is open “every day, every night from 11 a.m. on,” and the noise from live bands and the bar “is constant.” Mr. Brown also claimed that patrons of the post driving drunk has become a safety concern.

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Dana Woolley, who said her family has lived across the street from the VFW Post for 27 years, echoed Mr. Brown’s comments.

“We love that the veterans have prospered … but we are also very, very upset with the drunk driving, the garbage on our lawns — forget the parking, we can deal with that,” she said. “We have so many young children around here, something’s going to happen. People are driving drunk and it’s just not a good situation.”

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