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Township OKs NAC Liquor License

The health club is seeking to serve alcohol once its outdoor aquatics facility opens in 2013.

Newtown Athletic Club members will likely be able to enjoy a cold beer by the pool next summer.

The township supervisors last week approved a liquor license transfer to the health club, which is currently in the midst of constructing an outdoor pool complex set to open in 2013. The transfer is awaiting final approval from the state.

According to BucksLocalNews.com, the supervisors approved a transfer of a liquor license from Milford Township to the NAC. The club intends to serve alcoholic beverages at the snack stand that will service the new outdoor aquatics facility.

The 18-acre resort-style pool complex will have features like sprays, slides and various elements. There will also be an adult pool and lounge area.

Click here for more details on the pool and when you can expect to see it open.

Jill September 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Shocking...
Becky Betz September 28, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Is there anything they would NOT approve for the NAC?
Harry September 28, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Can I get a liqueur license at my bike shop?
the VOICE September 28, 2012 at 03:02 PM
If U can find one 4 sale and BUY it !
the VOICE September 28, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Why not ? It is a sucessfull business !
Linda Mitchell September 28, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Just to clarify, the outdoor pool concept is designed to be a resort style place of relaxation and socialization for members and families. There will be an adult only pool next to the restaurant that will serve wine and beer. This area will be well managed and low key to offer those who choose the opportunity to join friends for a bite and a glass of wine or beer in the early evening or weekend while spending time in comfort poolside. This will be one more amenity that we can offer our members. Linda Mitchell, Dir of Marketing and PR, NAC
Charmaine Lanzoni Yates September 28, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Great, as if there are not enough places in town to have something to eat and drink alcohol vs a place where families can go to participate in healthy fun activities; without the presence of alcohol. I did not see the need to have a resort in our family gym. So if you own a successful business you can buy what you want?? So who is going to make sure the kids get home safe from their friday night dance after Mom and Dad are all juiced up from waiting at the bar?? Or have a few drinks then try to excerise? We already have a big problem with under age drinking in todays youth especially in this township. Where do we draw the line and start setting examples for our children? As a member of the NAC I would love to now how much more my membership will go up,; its already way over priced!
Frank B September 29, 2012 at 02:12 AM
you would have to be open after 3:00pm to make the license work a profit for your business
Becky September 29, 2012 at 04:54 AM
Unbelievable! How does an exercise/athletic facility warrant serving alcohol? This reeks of political pay off. I'm thoroughly disgusted. And the membership at the "NAC" is so outrageous that they won't even quote you a price over the phone or via email. What a joke.
Becky September 29, 2012 at 04:55 AM
Amen to that!
Sandy September 30, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Exactly Becky, PAY OFF.. being the key words, I can see no other reason. I also wonder why I had so much trouble following this story on Newtown Patch. Maybe NAC paided them off to hide this entire articial. I'll be waiting for a reply Kara, I know its coming LOL.
Sandy October 01, 2012 at 04:53 AM
the VOICE 1:55 am on Friday, August 31, 2012 Get the drunks off the road any way U can ! Reply
Becky Betz October 01, 2012 at 09:18 AM
Frank B, the bike shop is open past 3 every day it's open, what's your point?
Nicole October 01, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Of course, then there is the fact that the NAC is raising rates for all members to pay for the new resort. I have no problem if they want to expand their business to the resort concept, but I see no reason why current members who will not be using this new part should have to buy in. When I joined, years and years ago, I joined a health club and that is what I want. I don't want a social club, a family resort, an adult pool where I can lounge and drink - I want a gym, a good gym with a lot of options, and so I pay the high fees at NAC to get that. I do not want to pay more for, basically, a new business added on.
Nicole October 01, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Pasting my comment from below here so Linda can see it. It has been expressed to the staff and management of the NAC, only to be told I have to try it. No, I do not. It is not a product I wish to purchase. I am an introvert. Sitting around a pool with a bunch of bathing suited adults I do not know is the most uncomfortable thing I can possibly imagine. I will be leaving the NAC after 10 years when my rates are raised due to this. THERE IS NO REASON THE NAC CAN NOT GIVE CURRENT MEMBERS AN OPTION OUT. The argument given to me by Ms. Mitchell was that the township did not want them selling pool-only memberships. This does not disallow them from giving current members, who purchased GYM memberships, a gym only option! Of course, then there is the fact that the NAC is raising rates for all members to pay for the new resort. I have no problem if they want to expand their business to the resort concept, but I see no reason why current members who will not be using this new part should have to buy in. When I joined, years and years ago, I joined a health club and that is what I want. I don't want a social club, a family resort, an adult pool where I can lounge and drink - I want a gym, a good gym with a lot of options, and so I pay the high fees at NAC to get that. I do not want to pay more for, basically, a new business added on.
Becky October 01, 2012 at 01:44 PM
The Amen to that comment was meant for the comment "Is there anything they would NOT approve for the NAC?", not the "Why not?" comment.
Becky October 01, 2012 at 01:46 PM
WOW! I didn't realize the membership fee at "The NAC" is increasing in order to pay for the PAY OFF. What a disgrace.
Kara Seymour October 01, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Sandy, if I was trying to "hide" something, I never would have posted this article in the first place.
nana6 October 01, 2012 at 02:23 PM
It's ridiculous that the NAC is forcing it's members to to pay through the nose for the new Resort option membership. They should be able to pick and choose the services. Maybe Worthington is banking on all those moving into the $2,000 per month ,1 bedroom apts he's building to support this folly. Newtown is Not the Hamptons,or Greenwich,Conn. Just wait until he tacks on a food and drink fee to the membership dues just like a country club. And to serve alcohol at a health club is the height of irresponsibility. But anything for the buck.
Becky Betz October 01, 2012 at 02:36 PM
It's curious to me that one would pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for something that would only be used seasonally. I think they have other plans for that liquor license...
Becky October 02, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Oh, without a doubt, there are other plans. I'd bet anything that we're not yet getting the entire story. Money talks, and Mr. W. has PLENTY of it. And yes, Newtown can certainly use just one MORE overpriced cookie cutter (albeit silver plated) townhouse neighborhood to add to the massive traffic and parking issues that we've suffered with for the last 20 years. But then I guess if you live on an estate with many acres and no traffic, it doesn't really bother you too much.
Delancey Misery December 10, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Worthington is in bed with his buddy mcgrath.....the 2 of them are no good to the core
michelle December 10, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Newsflash, people have been drinking alcohol at the swim clubs for years in water bottles and red solo cups. lol the question is are they going to want to pay $10. a drink or just keep putting it in a container they bring in. just sayin.
Been here over 25yrs. December 10, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Who will drive the kids home from the NAC Aquatic swim tavern after Mommy and Daddy have had a few in the sun???
Mari December 10, 2012 at 11:12 PM
LOL You do sell those bottle holders for the bikes, right?
Newtown Mom December 11, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Becky- Is there ever an article on here where you don't whine about something? Don't like it, don't join the NAC.
MR December 12, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Liquor at a health club-- seriously?!?!? That's so absurd, and completely contrary to what they represent themselves as being. Of course a beer by the pool is nice, but if that's what you're looking for join a country club, not a fitness club!
MR December 12, 2012 at 02:58 PM
To: Linda Mitchell It is a bad idea. A liquor license does not fit into the prototype of a "fitness club." AND, you are forcing long-term patrons to cancel their memberships because they do not want to pay for this new addition. It is bad business; nothing more than money driven greed and development. At one time the industrial park was beautiful fields of wild flowers, now it has become about how many buildings developers can squeeze into one space. It's shameful!
Becky December 14, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Newtown mom I believe I'm entitled to comment freely as is everyone else here. I was actually a charter member of the Newtown Racquet Club years ago. The club has grown in leaps and bounds since then which is great. My concerns are valid and not "whining". If you have a problem with me stating my opinion, I'm sorry for you.

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