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Oops Doesn't Begin to Cover It
A bar in the Watsessing neighborhood of Bloomfield was the scene of a murder early last Saturday morning, when a fight that erupted during a private birthday party turned deadly. Police have identified the victim as Newark resident Gerald Thorne, 22.
Bloomfield police Capt. Michael Behre said the victim was a guest at the private party, that several shots were fired, that the shooting took place outside and that no one else was injured. "It could have happened in any town," he said. An investigation is ongoing.
The unfortunately-named Oops is located at 7 Watsessing Ave., just a few blocks from the Home Depot and Titillations Men's Club.
April 26, 2006 in Sirens | Permalink
I know some men who are more titillated by Home Depot than a gentleman's club.
Posted by: Miss Martta | Apr 26, 2006 1:36:34 PM
And located right by the entrance to the Watsessing train station. It's never open during daytime hours.
Posted by: skipwith | Apr 26, 2006 1:44:02 PM
I thought that Opps place closed down months ago because of other issues. I remember driving by the the windows looked like the paint was being scrapped off.
Posted by: hrhppg | Apr 26, 2006 1:51:52 PM
Oops is actually the name of a pretty decent paint remover.
Posted by: Miss Martta | Apr 26, 2006 1:53:40 PM
Yes, Oops is bad news - I think there was something to do with drugs or back taxes or both that had it closed down for awhile. Too bad it opened up again.
That "Oops" paint remover does work well, Miss Martta! We used it one time after an "oops" happened to us!
Posted by: mauigirl52 | Apr 26, 2006 2:00:39 PM
Oops was closed down as the bar tender was dealing just a little extra coke on the side and I don't mean the liquid kind!
I can't wait till it shut down for good - it's not like it's Cheers - it enhances the neighborhood about as much as Titillations does!
Posted by: Anne Prince | Apr 26, 2006 2:05:42 PM
It's great for getting paint off of hardwood floors!
Posted by: Miss Martta | Apr 26, 2006 2:05:53 PM
Sharp objects for sale at Home Depot + getting liquored-up while drooling over sexpots you'll never get a chance to touch at Titillations = Oops.
Posted by: Jim | Apr 26, 2006 2:08:33 PM
At the rate Oops is losing customers, they'll probably close on their own...NOT;[
These kinds of places are, unfortunately, notoriously difficult for a municipality to shut down. Taking or suspending a liquor license is a very difficult process and pretty much requires...well, a murder!
Posted by: todd | Apr 26, 2006 2:08:42 PM
Miss Marts can Oops get The Dirt off the floor?
Posted by: Taylor Ham | Apr 26, 2006 2:08:50 PM
How come a place like Oops can get a liquor license while Cuban Pete's is told to pound sand?
Posted by: Miss Martta | Apr 26, 2006 2:12:08 PM
Titillations gets a bad reputation. I'm not saying I'd go there for mothers day, but I have friends who have DJed and bartended there and it is clean and the staff is friendly. No fights, no thugs, no drunks getting out of control, no girls doing "extra" things on stage.
My old roomate and I lived close enough to walk (we don't drink and drive) so we use to go there as if it were a regular bar. After a few trips no one was even surprised when two girls sat at the bar.
Posted by: hrhppg | Apr 26, 2006 2:12:35 PM
The S-L article mentions the last homicide in Blmfld was the wife of Ron's Plumbing & Heating. What ever happened to that investigation? We need a Barista on that case!
Posted by: Surrounded | Apr 26, 2006 2:21:27 PM
Maybe Pete's could get a license if they had titillating dancing girls?
Posted by: Iceman | Apr 26, 2006 2:28:17 PM
Unfortunately Cuban Pete's dilemma is caused by not enough liquor licenses in Montclair. Bloomfield has enough so that Oops has one. Let's hope they lose it from these unsavory activities that seem to be associated with them.
Posted by: mauigirl52 | Apr 26, 2006 2:30:18 PM
didn't Bloomfield also have the murder of a restaurant owner recently?
Posted by: Rail Paul | Apr 26, 2006 2:51:19 PM
That was the owner of Greek Delights in Montclair (he lived in Nutley).
HRH - honestly I have never been inside of Titillations, but I know that the homeowners who live next to it are constantly bothered by people parking their cars in front of their driveways, clients urinating on their lawns, beer cans AND condoms left on the street - usually after a Friday/Saturday night. While the place itself may not be a "problem", unfortunately the people who frequent it (not all I'm sure) have no regard for the area.
Posted by: Anne Prince | Apr 26, 2006 2:58:00 PM
Rail Paul, not sure I ever heard about that. Are you sure you're not thinking of the guy that used to own Greek Delights in Montclair? He lived in Nutley.
Posted by: mauigirl52 | Apr 26, 2006 2:58:57 PM
Don't believe so. There was a murder a few months ago of a restuarant owner from or in Nutley, however.
Posted by: todd | Apr 26, 2006 2:59:33 PM
New at Home Depot! Aisle 10 -- Titillating Dancers for the ultimate DIY experience.
Posted by: Bill The Cat | Apr 26, 2006 4:14:05 PM
Did I hear something about a special Mother's Day rate at Heartbreakers?
Posted by: Krys O. | Apr 26, 2006 4:32:29 PM
A few years ago I was going to the bank on Ridgewood Ave across from the GR train station. As I was exiting my car, I saw a stunning young woman in very short cut off jeans crossing Ridgewood towards the bank. As she was crossing the street there must have been 2 or 3 cars honking at her. She was smiling and waving like a celebrity. She too was going to the bank. I was delighted. We entered together and I cast several discreet glances at her while we waited for a teller. When it was her turn, she handed the teller a HUGE wad of bills and a deposit slip. It all came together like a thunderclap - exotic dancers have banking needs too.
Posted by: RadonMan | Apr 26, 2006 4:35:26 PM
Posted by: The Bird | Apr 26, 2006 5:39:47 PM
That's weird-- I was just talking to a lesbian friend tonight about how men get "titillated" at the idea of lesbian sex-- so she mentioned that there was s strip club named "Titillations"-- only she said it was in Newark.
Posted by: latebloomer | Apr 26, 2006 9:55:18 PM
THIS AINT A FUCKIN JOKE THAT WAS MY FUCKIN FRIEND AND HE WAS A GOOD PERSON NEVER DID ANYTHING TO ANYBODY SO DONT TRUN THIS INTO A BIG JOKE
R.I.P TO MY MOTHERFUCKIN NIGGA ''G''
Posted by: ROB | Jul 8, 2006 12:38:41 PM