After losing Hoboken liquor license, Fulop cautions 1Republik’s Jersey City plans


In light of popular Hoboken night spot 1Republik losing their liquor license, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is cautioning the establishment to clean their act up before they open their Newark Avenue location.


By John Heinis/Hudson County View

As Hudson County View first reported, the Hoboken Alcohol Beverage Control Board suspended five bars  for the annual St. Patrick’s Day-themed bar crawl Leprecon, including 1Republik – who by far faced the harshest sanctions.

The bar and restaurant will be closed during Leprecon (March 3rd), will begin serving a 30-day suspension as of May 21st and will close permanently thereafter pending the transfer of their liquor license to a new owner, according to city spokesman Juan Melli.

In August, 1Republik received a liquor license in Jersey City as they prepare the opening of another location at 145 Newark Ave. This fact was not lost on Fulop, based on a tweet he sent out last night.

Over two years ago, a petition was started asking to keep 1Republik and 26 Below, another bar establishment, out of Jersey City.

The petition sought 5,000 signatures and has reached 2,741 as of this afternoon.

1Republik staff did not immediately return an email seeking comment.

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