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PHOTOS: Bottle King Pops Cork On New Glen Rock Store

Glen Rock Councilman Michael O'Hagan, Mayor Bruce Packer, Bottle King owner Kenneth Friedman and Sen. Bob Gordon
Glen Rock Councilman Michael O'Hagan, Mayor Bruce Packer, Bottle King owner Kenneth Friedman and Sen. Bob Gordon Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Bottle King owner Kenneth Friedman (left) donated $500 each to the Thomas D. Egan Glen Rock Post 850 VFW and American Legion Post 145
Bottle King owner Kenneth Friedman (left) donated $500 each to the Thomas D. Egan Glen Rock Post 850 VFW and American Legion Post 145 Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Bottle King owner Kenneth Friedman and members of the American Legion and VFW raising the flag
Bottle King owner Kenneth Friedman and members of the American Legion and VFW raising the flag Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Raising the flag
Raising the flag Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Glen Rock Mayor Bruce Packer, Bottle King owner Kenneth Friedman, Sen. Bob Gordon, and borough Councilman Michael O'Hagan
Glen Rock Mayor Bruce Packer, Bottle King owner Kenneth Friedman, Sen. Bob Gordon, and borough Councilman Michael O'Hagan Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
The new bottle king is roughly 19,000-square-feet
The new bottle king is roughly 19,000-square-feet Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
The cheese selection has been expanded, owner Kenneth Friedman said
The cheese selection has been expanded, owner Kenneth Friedman said Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
A look inside the new store, located at 909 Prospect Street
A look inside the new store, located at 909 Prospect Street Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero

GLEN ROCK, N.J.– Bottle King owner Kenneth Friedman celebrated the opening of his new Glen Rock location with a flag-raising ceremony Friday morning and donations to two local organizations.

Friedman gave $500 each to the Thomas D. Egan Glen Rock VFW Post 850 and American Legion Post 145.

"He allowed us to distribute poppies out front during our poppy drives," the VFW's Bob Steinberg said. "We want to support him for supporting us."

State Sen. Bob Gordon (D-NJ) presented Friedman with a proclamation.

The new 19,000-square-foot store is across Prospect Street from its predecessor. It has a larger wine and cheese selection and a temperature-controlled wine case, said Friedman, who founded Bottle King 46 years ago.

The owner told guests a story from his early days in the business.

"In the mid-1970s, you couldn't get Coors beer in New Jersey because it wasn't pasteurized," he said.

Friedman heard about a warm beer retailer in South Jersey that went to Colorado to buy and bring back the suds.

Friedman went to the warehouse – which had a line 30-40 trucks deep –and cut a check for a trailer load of the beer.

"'What do I tell all these other people?,' the warehouse owner asked," Friedman recalled. "I said, 'Tell them the beer went bad.'"

Friedman said he hired an armored truck and two security guards carrying shotguns deliver the goods to his Union store.

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