KENILWORTH, NJ - Councilman Mark David who is the Public Works Commission for Kenilworth made the following statement regarding the Blackthorn as of July 19, 2019.  


We are moving promptly regarding enforcement of the maintenance code relating to the Blackthorn. 

Our zoning officer has already sent a notice of violation and order to correct. The owners of the facility have been informed that they are in violation of the municipal code. 

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With a deadline of next week, I have directed our Borough attorney to contact the owner in Delaware, and that absent prompt action, that Borough will clean up the property and instill a tax lien against the property. 

Residents may be aware that the tavern's activities were subject to conditions and the failure to pay their license fees resulted in their closing. We expect taverns and all business operations to be good neighbors. 


 The Blackthorn Restaurant and Pub is officially closed.