Vanguard (n)— the foremost part of an advancing army or naval force.
Set as an early 1940s factory utilized for the wartime effort, The Vanguard will be a restaurant and bar that nods to the women and men who served on the home front. The venue will be comprised of three rooms: The Bar, a ‘Mess Hall’ inspired Dining Room, & a Jazz Cocktail Lounge all accented with reclaimed brick and repurposed foundry flooring from a factory in Passaic that will set a rustic-industrial tone and reflect on Harrison’s industrial past. The menu will focus on casual American fare with inspiration drawn from Soda Fountain Shops and War Ration Cookbooks of the time. The bar program will play on early Tiki cocktails that appeared as troops returned home with stories of the South Pacific, complimented by 14 draft beers, wine, and of course malts & homemade sodas.
—Opening Summer 2019–