Owner of Former Clams Casino to Open GW Grill on Hudson Terrace

The Boys are Back in Town: the owner of the iconic Clams Casino and his business partner are opening a new American-style restaurant on Hudson Terrace.

If you came of age in a certain time in Fort Lee, you can't forget Clams Casino. And if you can't forget Clams Casino, then you can't forget Donald Sposa, the owner of Clams. Well, he's back. And this time he's brought Joe Kerr with him.

Fort Lee's own dynamic duo--Donald Beena Sposa and his business partner Joe Kerr--are opening the GW Grill on Hudson Terrace inside the site that once housed the old Tom Swifts.

"I always wanted to come back to Fort Lee," Sposa told Patch. "Joe and I were just looking for the right location--and here it is, in one of the greatest spots in Fort Lee."

The GW Grill, with its amazing view of the George Washington Bridge, will offer American-style food, along with brick oven pizza. "Comfort food," as Sposa emphasizes.

For Clams Casino alumni, this bi-level restaurant will also offer a full bar with a fireplace on the lower level, and al fresco dining during the warmer months.

"Our plan was to open St. Patrick's Day," Sposa said. However, they are not sure that they will be able to meet that deadline.

"If we don't open on St. Patrick's Day, we'll open sometime in late March or early April," Sposa said.

To quote a great song, "The Boys are Back in Town."

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G.W. Grill March 16, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Hi Jimmy. Great to hear from you after all these years. If you are ever in the neighborhood please stop in and see me. We will open sometime in late April/early May. Hope all is well. Donald Sposa
G.W. Grill March 16, 2013 at 05:13 PM
Hi Susan. So nice to hear from you. Definitely remember Spike! We will be doing deliveries eventually, after we are up and running a few months. Hope to see you soon! Donald Sposa
G.W. Grill March 16, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Yes...we will be installing a bike rack in front of the restaurant. Thank you for inquiring.
Irit March 22, 2013 at 08:39 PM
Hi Donald, You may not remember me, Irit Kaplan, but we went to High School together. I would like to see your place. When is it opening? Also, if you need help, I was a waitress for 20 yrs. and know everything there is to know about the Restaurant Business. Good Luck!
peter marketos May 05, 2013 at 05:29 PM
hey guys, good luck with your new venture. Nice article but how can they have all the Clams Casino references and not mention The Saloon???? See you soon? Pete Marketos


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