SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- As the Township of Scotch Plains seeks to take advantage of its so-called Hedge Property, Darby Road has emerged as the first local merchant to rent the use of the area and will utilize it as an outdoor beer garden on weekends in August.

"It will be similar to the World Cup Soccer event that we hosted in the past," Darby Road owner Joe Mortarulo told the Scotch Plains Council on Tuesday evening. 

The restaurant will offer outdoor dining and beverages from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sundays. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.