about sheelen’s crossing
at the crossroads of friendship and history…
Fanwood was founded in 1895 around the Central Railroad of New Jersey. The old Fanwood train station, built in 1874, stands as the oldest original train station in Union County and remains the center of many community activities.
“Sheelen’s Crossing” is a bridge that was named after Charles J. Sheelen, Jr. and his family. Agustus Sheelen worked at the first cracker-barrel type grocery store in Fanwood which served many of the commuters coming back from work in New York City and became a key meeting point for the community of Fanwood.
We named our bar “Sheelen’s Crossing” to honor the Sheelen’s and in the hope that our establishment will become a vital and welcoming door within the Fanwood Community. Welcome!
Leading the innovative culinary team at Sheelen’s Crossing is partner and Restaurateur Frank Pascale. Born and raised in New Jersey, this is Frank’s fifth concept after a successful business start at La Pastaria in Red Bank, Cafe Vivace in Plainfield, and The Netherwood Bar & Grill in Plainfield. Also, currently operating a catering business in Plainfield that serves both private and corporate clients.
Starting his career at 15 years old in the hospitality industry, he has a complete grasp of every aspect of the restaurant industry. He studied Culinary Arts & Sciences and Restaurant Management at Florida International University, in Miami Florida. In Miami, Frank worked under Chef Robin Haas, who is considered the innovator of new world cuisine. Combining his 30 years plus of restaurant experience with work in hospitality locales across the state and his concept development skills Chef Frank continues to create distinct flavor combinations that celebrate authentic regional cuisine.
A seasoned talent with extensive experience in the culinary arena, Frank Pascale is committed to delivering great food and service to all of his Fanwood guests.
we are proud sponsors and supporters in our community…
We are proud to sponsor a number of organizations, schools and sports teams in our local Fanwood area. Please support them and help keep our local community strong!
**Please note that we are not accepting additional sponsors at this time. We wish we could support everyone but these are our supported choices.
SPFHS Boosters Club
JCC (Jewish Community Center)
Children’s Specialized Hospital
Scotch Plains Men’s A Softball Team
Westfield Fire Department
Fanwood Rescue Squad
Westfield High School Football
Mount St. Mary’s
Scotch Plains Rescue Squad
Scotch Plains Fanwood Rotary
St. Bart’s Men’s Softball Team
Coles Elementary School
Brunner Elementary School
Evergreen Elementary School
McGinn Elementary School
School One Elementary
Terrill Middle School
Park Middle School
Rockin for Autism
Scotch Plains Newcomers Club
Scotch Plains Little League
Scotch Plains Fanwood Basketball
Mon-Tue: 12pm – 9pm
Wed-Sat: 12pm- 10pm
Mon-Tue: 12pm – 1am
Wed-Sat: 12pm – 2am
11am – 4pm
Please note that reservations are only accepted for parties of six or more.
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