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12 new liquor licenses for former Fort Monmouth area

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Three Monmouth County townships will receive new liquor licenses for use on the former military installation known as Fort Monmouth, thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Murphy.

The bill signed Friday allows for an additional two licenses for Tinton Falls, four for Oceanport, and six for Eatontown, each of which touches the land now governed by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority.

The townships will have these licenses to distribute to developers on their portion of Fort Monmouth land.

Sen. Vin Gopal, D-11th District, introduced the bill in April.

“This legislation is vital for the economic success of the region,” Gopal said in a prepared statement. “The area has suffered since the military’s departure from Fort Monmouth and this legislation will help spur economic growth in the district.”

The new licenses can only be used by businesses within the boundaries of the land FMERA governs, including if a licensee wishes to transfer it. If and when FMERA dissolves, the liquor licenses can be transferred off Fort Monmouth land and into the municipalities to which they were signed.

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Albany, N.Y. native Gabrielle Saulsbery is a staff writer for NJBIZ and the newest thing in New Jersey. You can contact her at gsaulsbery@njbiz.com.

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