Saturday, February 12, 2011

Another Beer Garden Update

The Iovine brothers still haven't closed their deal to take over the Beer Garden and convert it to Molly Molloy's, an Irish pub. The last big hurdle, according to Jim Iovine, is approval by the LCB of the design. When the deal concludes, the Beer Garden will shut down for reconstruction. Alas, no way they can accomplish all that in time for the Flower Show in early March. A mid-spring opening is probably the best the Iovines can hope for.

The layout of the pub will be considerably different than the Beer Garden's, with the main entrance repositioned to Center Court near Flying Monkey. The bar, which sits in the middle of the space, will be moved to the area where public seating can now be found. There will be a long banquette against the far wall opposite the rear of the L. Halteman butcher shop.

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