Pet Shop Bar to Launch Wine Bar and Record Label

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Pet Shop Bar’s highly anticipated grand opening went by without a hitch and now the bar’s owners — longtime Jersey City residents David Rappaport, Shen Pan and Eric Speck — are talking expansion. Best of NJ recently interviewed the trio, which mentioned their plans to host occasional live music at the bar. In the fall, they also plan on opening the basement of Pet Shop as an organic wine bar. Down the line, they’d like to start an indie record label — Pet Shop Records — to put out releases from local bands.

“Whereas other places that have opened here want people to come from New York or other towns to make Jersey City a party spot, we would like to make it a place that’s for this town,” Rappaport said to Best of NJ. —Best of NJ

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