Cryan's in South Orange Closes After 30 Years
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 • 10:28am
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Cryan’s Beef and Ale House, a popular gathering place for both South Orange residents and Seton Hall University students, has closed its doors.
In a message posted briefly on the Cryan’s Facebook page, they wrote: "To all our customers and friends. We are very sad to announce that due to the recession and economy we have closed our doors for business as of today Jan 1, 2013. We take with us 30 years that will never be forgotten and a lifetime of memories. We know that all of you have many Cryan’s South Orange memories, too. Keep them close to your heart. It’s farewell for now but look for a new Cryan’s coming somewhere in the near future. We wish you all a Happy and Healthy 2013. God Bless!"
Owner Jimmy Cryan retains his liquor license and has not said where he plans to relocate.
Six underage patrons were arrested on Oct. 18 at Cryan’s by detectives from the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, according to a news release from the ABC. After questioning employees, ABC detectives also charged an busboy with underage drinking and cited a bartender for serving him.
“Licensees face serious consequences when they choose to serve alcohol to underage drinkers,” said Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Director Michael Halfacre in the news release, issued Dec. 6. “The most serious punishment the ABC can level is revocation, and we reserve that consequence for the most extreme violators.”