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Graffiti Vandals Paint Broadway Building; Twin Bar Repairs Underway

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Editor

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CNBNews photo FEBRUARY 10, 2024

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WHO WOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS? Angad S. Guglani, the owner of the former Coffee Corner property, kept repeating that question as Peyton and I stood there staring at the graffiti sprayed in white paint on his building. Guglaini said he recently spent

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Angad S. Guglani

$30,000 on fixing up the outside of the building, located at the corner of South Broadway and Market Street. He planned to spend another $30,000 on paving the parking lot that adjoined the building.  

Guglani’s business, Cooper Square Acquisitions, is a real estate investing firm from Cherry Hill. He said his company spent thousands of dollars on improvements to two other properties in Gloucester City. One is located at 14 S. Broadway, and the other is at 14 N. Broadway. Years ago, 14 S. Broadway was a medical office owned by Dr. Charles Brennan. And 14 N. Broadway was previously owned by Dr. Larry Wallis, an optometrist.  

“I had intended to spend more money in Gloucester City, but after this experience with this graffiti, I have to give those plans a second thought," he said. 


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For Sale or Lease 201 Broadway Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Home of the former Iconic Coffee Corner Drive up Restaurant for decades, this prized location is available for the first time in 40 years. At the intersection of Broadway and Market - the 2 main thoroughfares in Gloucester City, this double corner lot sees 10K cars per day.

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AFTER nearly a decade of neglect  the long awaited repairs to the TWIN BAR is finally happening.  


In the early 1950s, Bill Haley and the Saddlemen performed at the Twin Bar located at Broadway and Market Street, in Gloucester City for 18 months. The band combined country and western, rhythm and blues, and other musical styles to create a unique sound that Haley referred to as "the  birthplace of rock 'n' roll".


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According to John von Hoelle and John W. Haley (Bill Haley's son) in their biography of Bill Haley, called Screenshot 2024-02-10 at 18.35.08 "Sound and Glory", the Twin Bar was a place where Haley could experiment with the crowd and develop his new sound.

In the summer of 2007 and 2008, a Rock n Roll Revival, which featured Bill Haley's Original Comets and other rockabilly bands in an all-out tribute to Haley, was held in Gloucester City. 


The plaque on the right commemorating Bill Haley's contribution to the cultural history of the region naming it the birthplace of Rock N Roll is still visible on the front of the building, provided by the Camden County Board of Freeholders.


 Sadly, the bar fell on hard times and its destiny look dim. But, recently a construction crew has been seen repairing the building.  Hopefully, an investor comes along and we  will be hearing those Oldies But Goodies songs once again echoing from this once popular venue. Who knows maybe after you have a few drinks even the ghost of Bill Haley will make an appearance.  



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