Murphy will not reopen NJ restaurants by June 5

Ray Cosgrove, owner of Bahrs Landing in Highlands, center, at Woody’s in Sea Bright for the NJRHA press conference on Friday, May 29. Photo by Art Gallagher

UPDATE 06/01/20. MMM has learned that Murphy will announce a June 15 reopening date for restaurants this afternoon.

Governor Phil Murphy will not allow the State’s restaurants to open for outdoor dining on June 5, as requested by the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association, MMM has learned.

The NJRHA, whose members and their 350,000 employees have already lost the first two weekends of the unofficial summer season to Muphy’s COVID-19 Executive Orders, requested the governor allow them to reopen with outdoor seating on June 5, indoor seating with 50% capacity on June 15 and 100% capacity by mid-summer. The restaurateurs have been praying for Murphy’s mercy all weekend since their press conference in Sea Bright on Friday.

Their hopes for a favorable announcement from the governor during tomorrow’s daily briefing will be crushed, unless Murphy has a change of heart overnight, according to our source who asked to be protected from the governor’s hunt for leakers in his administration.

Murphy may not allow restaurants to open before Father’s Day, June 21, the source said.

Posted: May 31st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Jersey Shore, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments »

14 Comments on “Murphy will not reopen NJ restaurants by June 5”

  1. Really? said at 8:43 pm on May 31st, 2020:

    But It’s OK To Stage A Protest In Asbury Park ?

  2. All restrictions said at 11:11 pm on May 31st, 2020:

    on hardworking, law- abiding citizens need to be lifted, right now : it’s insane that we can’t go to church or out for a meal, but the barbarians and paid agitators can sweep in from anywhere, in droves, steal from others, destroy public and private property, and injure people. It’s now not about a wrongful death, it’s about anarchy, and most of these leaders seem to not have the brains or guts they were born with. We are sick and tired of bad behaviors being ignored and, thus, rewarded.

  3. Ciro Moriello said at 5:57 am on June 1st, 2020:

    We nee to open
    50% inside and we should open outside seating we need to go back to work I own a restaurant in Lawrenceville and I have plenty of room for social distance

    Ciro Moriello
    Amalfis Kitchen & bar

  4. Maria woods said at 3:17 pm on June 2nd, 2020:

    Unfortunately I know of 3 great restaurants that forced their doors to close permanently they can’t raise the money to reopen. One was in business 18 years. So sad

  5. Mike said at 3:18 pm on June 2nd, 2020:

    Murphy caters to the rioters and criminals but puts restrictions on the law abiding citizens and business owners. Just another example of the failed Democratic leadership that is driving our great country into deeper despair. Oh and by the way, I am not a Republican. I am just someone who knows the difference between what’s right and what’s wrong and I vote. Cuomo in New York is even worse. In fact utterly useless to be quite frank. Cuomo’s incompetence killed elderly people with Covid and now he’s letting rioters destroy property and assault people and he doesn’t have a clue how to stop it. Vote for competent people!

  6. Mike Dresner said at 3:23 pm on June 2nd, 2020:

    Who in the hell is thinking about going out to eat to a restaurant in these times?
    I don’t trust the back of the house/front of the house/management to make good calls 100% of the times. Too many moving parts (people) involved in serving my food in a restaurant for now.

  7. Bill Minaeff said at 4:19 pm on June 2nd, 2020:

    Really??? I am required to go to work thru this as an essential employee, and people are worried about going to a restaurant, open them up already and stop jerking us around, enough of this bullshit

  8. Joe Caruso said at 6:35 pm on June 2nd, 2020:

    All businsses are essential. We let prisoners out of jail but people who want to go back to work get locked up.When your worth millions you have no clue on what its like to struggle.Use some of your money to buy a clue govenor

  9. RT said at 6:58 pm on June 2nd, 2020:

    He’s intentionally trying to destroy the economy !
    These democrats/ anarchists are doing everything they can to bring America down to it’s knees !
    Covid19 is their excuse.

  10. Chris Kossman said at 7:45 pm on June 2nd, 2020:

    If your buying into the BS stay home..be afraid there..nothing being done has been done with science and data yet so I’ll listen to the people how ACTUALLY deal with this everyday ..it is insane that our rights are being taken away by this tyrant..and also love how we were supposed to be trying to save the elderly but this ass orders them back into the homes to infect more..great job moron..also love how he won’t release any documents that show where he has been spending OUR MONEY and had enough time to sign a bill allowing him to bypass OPRA ACT giving him as much time as he wants before releasing and documents..in those are also requests on hospital data..surprised he don’t want that released..yea right..he is a lying bastard and has done NOTHING since been in office except for playing everyone’s dad telling us what we can and can’t do..sorry but we run you ,not the other way around..how can you believe anything this tool bag says…so again ,if you can’t find the facts on your own and need these governors to tell you when to go to the bathroom stay home..the rest of us want to get on with our lives and fix what this ass has destroyed..

  11. MARGARET Kulchitsky said at 8:50 pm on June 2nd, 2020:

    Open up the state … with all of the demonstrations going on with people with no masks. What is the excuse

  12. Chuck said at 8:42 am on June 3rd, 2020:

    Please defy and open on 6/5!!! I’ll be there!

  13. William Booth said at 10:24 am on June 3rd, 2020:

    Sounds like you forgot your Grandfather’s words….”Two wrongs don’t make a right”.Restaurants are far from essential..Better to be dead broke than dead.

  14. @RT said at 7:37 am on June 7th, 2020:

    Finally, the voice of reason! I need to know more about some other truths too, such as pizzagate, “mass shootings” that were hoaxes, and of course how the deep state is putting flouride in our water supply so we can be subjugated to the mexicancommiemuslimabortionist rule.