EATONTOWN: A "local land developer" has purchased the property where the now-closed Houlihan's restaurant is located.
The owners of the restaurant issued a statement on Friday, Feb. 16, just one day following its surprising closure
"It is with deep regret that we announce the closing of the Eatontown Houlihan's restaurant as of February 15, 2018," according to Steven Labrovic, Vice President of A.C.E. Restaurant Group, Inc, d/b/a Houlihan's. "The Eatontown Houlihan's has been a very important part of the local landscape for more than 10 years, and while this was a very difficult decision, a local land developer has purchased the property and the liquor license."
The development company that purchased the property and liquor license is known as Eatontown 35 Developers LLC. It is unknown what their plans are for the property at this time.
Labrovic said that as part of this transition, all of the Eatontown managers and employees were offered an opportunity to transfer to one of the 17 Houlihan's restaurants including local locations in Holmdel, Brick, New Brunswick and Woodbridge.
The Eatontown Houlihan's first opened in December, 2006 and was previously a Garcia's Mexican Restaurant and a Lone Star Steakhouse. It was once targeted to be a strip club known as Delilah's Den.