3. The sale of The Tavern on November 19, 1959 was reported in the Newark Evening News of November 20, 1959. The article said the price was "reported in excess of $500,000," and that "all personnel will be retained."

The buyers, Murray Frimmer of East Orange, Herman Shapiro of Newark, and J. Lloyd Roslin of Long Island, all had prior restaurant experience, and had stated in an announcement that they would continue "the same high level quality and service."

But, as Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote that "an institution is the lengthened shadow of one man" -- with the shadow of Sam Teiger missing from The Tavern, the operation apparently deteriorated to a point it finally must have ceased operations. I base this conclusion on the fact tat the restaurant name was missing from the Newark telephone book, printed September 1965.