NATIONAL PARK, N.J. (AP) — Regulators have suspended the alcohol license for a southern New Jersey bar after managers were caught hiring a 17-year-old to strip and paying her with alcohol.
Park Place Bar and Grill in National Park cannot serve alcohol for 50 days as a result of the decision announced Thursday by the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Officials say an investigator in February 2011 found the minor being served drinks by a bartender, who told officials she was directed to give her as many drinks as she wanted "to loosen her up."
A bartender, manager and owner were charged with serving alcohol to a minor. The girl and two others were charged with underage drinking.
Bar owner Donald Rossiter Jr. did not immediately return a call.