Montclair’s Fin Owners Eye Liquor License For New Pub

Pitchfork Restaurant Consultants' partner Gerry Cerrigone tells njmonthly.com the new restaurant is expected to open this winter.

Pitchfork Restaurants Consultants, owner of two popular Montclair restaurants — Saluté Bistro and Fin Raw Bar & Kitchen—are cooking up a new entry for the town’s dining scene. Pitchfork has negotiated a deal to purchase the liquor license from the former South Park restaurant and plans to open an “American casual pub” next door to Fin, Pitchfork partner Gerry Cerrigone tells njmonthly.com.

For their new endeavor, Cerrigone and his partners—Michael Juliano and Bobby Gaccione—have leased the 9,000-square-foot space of a former pet-supply store on Glenridge Avenue. The new restaurant, targeted for a December or January opening, will share its liquor license with Fin—which, like Saluté down the block, is currently BYO.

The new restaurant—as yet unnamed—will include outside dining on a backyard patio in the warm months. Cerrigone will design the space. Juliano is planning the new menu.

The deal for the license is pending township approval. In addition to Saluté and Fin, Pitchfork operates a second Fin in Summit, and Salugo Bistros in Verona and East Hanover.

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