Neighborhood News: Proposed Law Could Make it Easier to Obtain Liquor Licenses, BrickHaus Gym Permanently Closing

**New legislation could make it easier (i.e. more affordable) for small restaurants to obtain liquor licenses in downtown districts across the Garden State. The proposed law would allow for two types of licenses: One would let restaurants serve mixed drinks, beer, and wine, whereas the other (less expensive) license would allow small restaurants to serve beer and wine only. —NJ 101.5

**BrickHaus gym (located above Barcade) will permanently close on March 17. Memberships are being transferred to Club Metro. —JCList

**After 16 years in the neighborhood, Marco & Pepe has closed. A new owner expects to open the restaurant in the coming days. —Marco & Pepe, Jersey City Eats

**Chances are you’ve heard of local band, “The Sensational Country Blues Wonders.” (And if you haven’t — you should). Growing in Jersey City sits down with the band to find out how they got together and what’s next for the band. —GJC

**NJ Monthly has published its list of top bars in the Garden State. Out of the 17 bars they selected from North Jersey, 4 are from Jersey City: Dullboy, Fox & Crow, Pint, and South House. —NJ Monthly

(Photo: South House)