Residents Raise Concerns about Gavelstone Bar & Grill at Council Meeting

The Kenilworth Borough Council told residents they are committed to solving the issues they voiced against Gavelstone Bar & Grill. Credits: Leah Scalzadonna

KENILWORTH, NJ – Approximately 15 residents attended Wednesday night’s Kenilworth Borough Council meeting to voice their issues with Gavelstone Bar & Grill.

Multiple residents chose to read from a prepared script voicing five complaints against the business: parking, noise, illegal activities in vehicles, litter and safety.

“I really want to thank the residents for coming forward,” Mayor Anthony DeLuca said. “It just goes to show that when people care and they want to be heard, there’s a way to go about it.”

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Councilman Peter Corvelli said he met with Gavelstone’s owner on Monday and that she is committed to solving these problems.

“If you see anything in a car or you think you see anything in the car, call the police,” Corvelli said. “Through the mayor, the owner and I will have another meeting to solve this problem. Cool heads prevail.”

Police Chief James Zimmerman was in the audience, and confirmed that residents should call the police if they see any illegal activity.

“It’s what we’re here for,” Zimmerman said.

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