Monday, January 28, 2013
Sid Kirby was severely injured in a motorcycle crash in September 2012.
Editor's Note: The story has been updated regarding the charges that were filed against Sid Kirby. A benefit is being held for Sid Kirby, a resident who suffered a severe spinal cord injury when he crashed his motorcycle in Mahwah in 2012. Grasshopper Too will host a benefit for Kirby on Thursday, Jan. 31. Kirby, a resident and employee with the town’s Department of Public Works, lost control of his Harley Davidson motorcycle as he proceeded through a curve on the bend of a dangerous intersection. He hit a guardrail and was thrown 40 feet from his motorcycle onto a resident’s lawn. Mahwah police said Kirby was intoxicated when he was driving. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. He suffered extensive injuries…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Politicians begin and dialogue with volunteers and business owners to determine how best to handle flooding and other disasters when they occur. Businesses in the Mountain View section of town remain closed nearly a year after Tropical Storm Irene caused
A few business owners met Wednesday to start a dialogue and see what they can do to help each other the next time disaster strikes. Wayne Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) and a newly-formed long-term recovery group sponsored the event. A few business owners form the Mountain View section of town attended the gathering. The area is often one of the first in town to flood. Several businesses were closed for months after Tropical Storm Irene hit last August. Some haven't reopened yet. Grasshopper Too was closed for two months. “It was a mess and it still is a mess,” said Ron Katoni, president of Advance Medical Supply on Legion Place. “The business owners I’m talking to all say that the flooding is too much of a disruption. …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Where is your favorite place to take mom on Mother's Day?
With Mother's Day less than two weeks away it's time to start thinking, if you haven't already, about where to take mom on her special day. We're asking you for this week's Readers' Choice poll: What's your favorite spot to take mom for a Mother's Day brunch. Brunch sems to be a popular way to celebrate Mother's Day and there are a few places in town that offer the chance to enjoy a quite meal with mom. The establishments we chose to vote for are: Grand Chalet Paris Inn High SocieTea House Grasshopper Too Ruby Tuesday Each places offers a variety of meal options, although buffets seem to be the most popular option. Since Mother's Day always falls on a Sunday, most of the places offer all-you-can-eat buffets with carving stations, a …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Dozens done green, order Guiness, and have a good time at traditional Irish bar and restaurant.
The party lasted for hours at Grasshopper Too this St Patrick's Day. The traditional Irish bar and restaurant hosted its first large event since it reopened last year. The 23-year-old restaurant was closed for two months due to flooding caused by Hurricane Irene. Residents wore green, ordered plently of Guiness, and appeared to have a great time at the 23-year-old establishment.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Major remolding work needed after establishment received 4 feet of water from Hurricane Irene.
A remodeled Grasshopper Too opened its doors to customers on Friday, after flooding from Hurricane Irene ruined the 23-year-old bar and restaurant in late August. “This was the first time we ever got flooded, and we figured we’d do a full remodel and make it more people friendly,” owner Tom Fitzpatrick said. “This remodel has been a God send.” By 8:30 p.m. Friday there were 150 people in the restaurant. The inside of the restaurant and pub was painted red and green, with an antiqued finish and has small sayings in Gaelic on the walls. There is a new parking lot, floor tiles, bathrooms, dining room, and bar. The wall between the bar and dining room has been torn down. High tables and booths of mahogany surround the bar. The floor of the bar…
Monday, September 19, 2011
Owner expects to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs and lost business.
The Oak walls are warped. The floor is torn up. The upholstered chairs and booths are gone. The Grasshopper Too will be closed for the next two months while major repairs and renovations are gone inside the 23-year-old restaurant on Erie Avenue. The area was severely flooded due to Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee drenched the area in August. The facility was also flooded in March, but the restaurant’s owner said before this year, flooding was never a problem. “We were an island. We used to open up right away after a storm and people were really surprised,” said Tom Fitzpatrick, the establishment’s owner. Twenty-seven inches of water seeped into the establishment. Fitzpatrick was there with a crew recently removing everything lower …