The restaurant, on River Road, features picturesque waterfront and Manhattan skyline views.
In order to have its liquor license renewed, Waterside agreed to a settlement agreement lays out 27 specific conditions dealing with a range of issues including hours of operation, presence of DJs, outdoor activities, and more.
"I am very glad to see this settlement agreement reached and think it strikes a balance between protecting the residents in that area and allowing Waterside to operate in a responsible manner," said Mayor Nicholas Sacco.
The provisions of the agreement mandate that Waterside operates primarily as a restaurant, bar, and catering hall and not as a dance club. The venue is still available for weddings and other major events.
North Bergen’s ABC Board and its attorneys have been negotiating with Waterside ever since the business was hit with several violations last year dealing with noise levels and other incidents. The restaurant will also be responsible for erecting a barrier between its outdoor patio space and the public walkway that is adjacent to it. --Art Schwartz