GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – A 9½-year-old township bar won’t be pouring any more beer for the near future.
The Dubliner Irish Pub and Grill at 325 E. Jimmie Leeds Road closed at the end of business Saturday. The bar employed 18 people.
Andy D’Arcy said he and his brother, Patrick, who own the Dubliner, are looking for a new owner to step in and operate the bar.
“I am thankful for the 9½ years we had the opportunity to own the restaurant,” Andy D’Arcy said. “I hope to pass the baton and let someone else continue the tradition in the future.”
D’Arcy said he and Patrick first talked about closing the Dubliner before the summer, its slowest time of year.
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“We want to give the new owner the opportunity to renovate it and open as we are getting into our strongest season," the fall, he said, adding business peaks with St. Patrick's Day.
D'Arcy said he has heard from a few people interested in buying the bar.
“It’s unfortunate that we were not in a position to keep it running any longer,” he said.
The Dubliner is located in the shopping plaza across from the township municipal complex.
“It was a great pub with a lot of terrific employees, D'Arcy said. “We had the best customers.”
He is optimistic the facility will thrive under a new owner.
“It’s ready to go,” he said.
Nearby plaza business owners said they were unaware Tuesday morning that the Dubliner had closed.