Tiffany’s, a bar and restaurant on Route 37 west in Toms River that has generated controversy and lawsuits over the serving of alcohol, will close Friday.
The restaurant made the announcement on social media late Thursday afternoon.
According to the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in 2013, the restaurant’s owners had until July 24, 2015 to sell its liquor license after its owners admitted to serving “visibly intoxicated persons” on at least three occasions. One of the cases generated a ruling from the state Supreme Court and a lawsuit after an intoxicated Brick man, Frederick Voss, decided to sue the bar, claiming he had been over-served.
Two other accidents, one in May 2010 and one in July 2010, resulted in fatalities after drivers left Tiffany’s intoxicated, the state said.
State ABC regulations prohibit the sale of alcohol to anyone who is visible or actually intoxicated, the agency said at the time.
Bruno D’Uva Sr., Bruno D’Uva Jr. and Lisa Barna, were ordered to sell their interests in the license by July 24, 2015 and pay a fine of $200,000.
“At this time we would like to thank you all for your continued support over the years,” the message posted from the restaurant said. “Our customers mean the most to us. With that being said, we will continue to give you outstanding service at Tuscan Bistro Bar 1250 Hooper Ave Toms River. You will see a lot of familiar faces there and they will all be looking for you!”