Behind the Bar with Natalie Buettner

Discussing the details of a life behind bars with one of the borough’s best-known faces.

How long have you been a Split Rail? Since the day it opened — July 17, 2015

How’d you end up here? The original manager was a friend of mine who I knew from working at Congress Hall in Cape May. I was trying to get out of this business — I even had an application for Trader Joe’s ready to hand in — but I saw him out, and he offered me a job I couldn’t pass up.

And you have regrets about remaining in the industry? Absolutely not.

Why? I really enjoy customer service. It’s almost a leisure activity. Most of the time you’re waiting on people who are happy to be out and about…