SECAUCUS AND BEYOND – The nightclub Dragonfly, which is located in Carlstadt by the Izod Center, had its music and entertainment permits suspended after police reports indicated the club allegedly played amplified music on July 15 and 22 at 2:45 a.m. and 2:20 a.m. in violation of a provisional permit, according to a letter issued by Carlstadt officials to the club owner Rocco Giuliano on July 26. The reports also indicate that on both dates a DJ on an outdoor stage was allegedly playing amplified music without the proper Outdoor Events permits required by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission.
Residents who live in the Secaucus development Riverview Court and the surrounding area along the Hackensack River had complained about alleged noise disturbances coming across the river last month (see link below to previous story).
Dragonfly Marina Bar and Grill, which is located on 200 Outwater Lane, has a restaurant, sports bar, an outdoor bar, happy hour, dancing, and live entertainment.
The club owner and attorney John Hipp, Esq. appeared before the Carlstadt mayor and Town Council on June 28 to address the noise complaints. The club was granted provisional status while their entertainment license, which expired at the end of June, underwent review by a number of municipal agencies in Carlstadt. The provisional status restricted the club from playing amplified music after 10 p.m.
A hearing will be held on the matter on Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. in Carlstadt. Giuliano will have the opportunity to request that the suspension be revoked.
Calls to Dragonfly were not answered.