Jerseys Grill and Bar temporarily closes due to lapsed liquor license, construction

WICHITA — Jerseys Grill and Bar near K-96 and Webb Road has temporarily closed due to a lapsed liquor license that was “just a mistake.”

“It was my fault,” says general manager Tim Hadsell. “I didn’t realize it’s a two-year license and just missed the renewal date.”

Hadsell is the third general manager for the 2-year-old Jerseys.

He says while waiting for the new license, which should come next week, he took the opportunity to do some remodeling that he’s been planning.

“We’ve been trying to get it done I’d say for the past month,” Hadsell says. “It never seemed like the right time.”

He says the business still had “a Johnny Carino’s feel” from when it was that restaurant, and he wanted to change that.

“I am doing a lot of construction,” he says. “That’s something I’m really excited about.”

That includes repainting and the addition of a new bar.

“The place is great,” Hadsell says of the “major work.”

Jerseys will reopen Saturday for food service. Hadsell says he’ll let everyone know when liquor service is back, too.