A GA reader forwarded a spreadsheet entry from New Jersey's ABC website; the liquor license "name" on Mason's bar is registered to Mason's LLC:
GA has OPRAed additional information. In any case, an alcohol license is valuable; one online auction for a Type 32 in Weehawken has an asking price of $350,000. Another auction in Fort Lee, for a Type 33 (the type that Mason's bar has) is asking $375,000; one in Wayne is asking $400,000.
Wow. Where did a slippery, greasy fish get that kind of money?
|Ed & Joe's Tavern and liquor license registered to Mason's LLC in 2012|
Well folks, there's nothing illegal about Beth Mason co-owning a bar with her longtime political operative, James Barracato. You remember him?
|credit: OPRAed by MSV|
It just seems unusual- even bizarre, for Hoboken's 2nd ward Councilwoman to buy a bar with her chief political operative; the operative has influenced Hoboken public affairs for years, substituted for the Councilwoman on confidential city emails, ran numerous campaigns and dirty tricks against Mason's political enemies including but not limited to a Nazi Truck, a SLAPP suit, and midnight fliers.
That is my OPINION.
|2nd Ward Councilwoman Mason is "General Partner"of this Weehawken bar|