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February 16, 2008

Maggie Moore's to become Lucy's

Lucy's Irish Pub and Restaurant may be the new name of Maggie Moore's Irish Pub (21 N. Eutaw St.) come St. Patty's Day, a source at the bar tells me.

Lucy's would be named after owner Bill Karr's granddaughter.

Karr has purchased the URL, and we may see the name change in the next few weeks, I'm told.

(Photo by Kenneth K. Lam/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:17 AM | | Comments (16)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Wow, where have I been. So John Moore (I think that's the original owner's name who named the place after his wife) sold it to someone else? Would anything else change at the pub?

Oh! I'm SO sorry to hear John and Maggie are selling their beloved pub! It was their endearing spirit that made Maggie's such a great place to go for a REAL Irish pub experience.

Slainte mhor agus a h-uile beannachd duibh, John and Maggie,

Patty Fraser Sliney
Your Scottish American Nurse in Arms!

To Set the record straight. The Carr's purchased the Moore's interest in Maggie Moore's Irish Pub and Restaurant. The Carr's were already part of the original ownership. The staff is remaining. There are a number of changes come by and see us. Bill Carr

That response was about as warm and friendly as a pit viper in a hornet's nest. I'll be sure to stop be Bill. Not. BTW - Your logo sucks.

What just happened here?

I believe Bill Carr's tone may have been directed at the author. Gossip was being reported, facts were left out and the man's name was spelled wrong. Also the printed word does not come across the same as the spoken word. Even if there are no typos.

Here's hoping I never get Bill Carr upset with me!

As our talking head Sam obiviously didn't actually interview Mr. Carr and spelled his name wrong, it did exactly make for a warm and fuzzy moment .

Bill Car sounds irritated, but not hostile, like someone who has answered the same questions multiple times. Plus Patty's lament implied that the Moore's selling was the end of a good thing, and that new owners wouldn't measure up, not making for an optimistic prediction for the future.

ginger, since Bill's correction about his business and livelihood, wasn't targeted to you, your response was unnecessary and hostile.

GDA - Thanks for policing Sam's blog.

oh GDA going comment on every post? Christians! Once they get dug in you never get rid of them...
So how do spell Carr? If that's his post it's spelled with 2 R's, GDA says one R...god. I have to get a life.

J.M. Giordano,

Yes, sharp eyed you caught me making a typo on the second time I spelled Carr, my proofreading isn't always as good as it could be.

You know pal, you do a really good job of getting around yourself that people have praised your favorite routine. "Your biting ironic impersonation of the Federal Hill meatheads" is now regarded as often repeated classic.


I sincerely apologize for offending your husband.

My dear Ms Ginger,

Independent of commenting on what I believe to be a fault assumption on your part and how you acted on it, I do wish you Peace, Health and Prosperity.

I hated to see John & Maggie go...they were warm and caring with their clientele. I used to come from out of state because of their warm and inviting atmosphere.

Used to really like John and Maggie but it's still a really nice bar and I occasionally stop by. Not sure that if I was the owner I'd be very happy to see how the manager treats some customers and how he acts around the bar but each to their own. Just thought it was unprofessional and a little cringe worthy last time I was there. The bar staff are fabulous though and super friendly which is what keeps me going back.

It's almost a year since the management and name change, has anyone been there recent to critique what effect the changes have wrought?

MD's October comments weren't an indication all changes were for the good.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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