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December 5, 2008

Looney's Pub to open Columbia branch

looney's northLooney's Pub, the Canton Square corner bar, will open a satellite location in the Maple Lawn development just outside of Columbia, according to an e-mail sent out by owner William Larney.

The new Looney's -- called Looney's South -- will be a whopping 11,000 square feet. More details will follow in the coming weeks.

Looney's opened a sister location called Looney's North (pictured) in Bel Air a couple years ago.

What's next, Larney? Looney's West in Mt. Airy?

(Photo of Looney's North in Bel Air by Lloyd Fox/Sun photographer)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 3:13 PM | | Comments (12)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Looney's East in Galena

Based upon Larney's willingness to not follow building codes and how he has become a huge nuisance to both the Canton and Bel Air neighborhoods Lonney's is located in, I hope Maple Lawn knows what they are in for.

Looney's does more for the communities they are in then anyone.. From the numerous sponsorships of rec leagues to donating over $30,000 a year in donations to local charities..Granted there is alot of foot traffic, but rarely are there any problems..They are busy for a reason..They serve great food in a nice atmosphere..This year they have adopted over 5 families in need for Christmas

I'm pretty sure looney's buffalo tenders are the best bar food in town.

SS2 -- YES!

I mean, if you want a cold beer in Galena, you had better buy one from Don's. Otherwise, you're gonna have to drive somewhere. And nobody wants that. Well, maybe the kaiser. But he's the exception, not the rule.

We stopped eating at Looney's in Canton after we saw several rodents jumping over the sticky traps in the dining room. The older guy in the back just joked that they were the smart ones that didn't get caught.

Glad to see. Trapeze had good intentions but the competition killed it and I don't think most of Howard County is looking for a $25 fish plate, let's face we want fries and beer. Looneys offers that . I went to college with Bill Larney , he pledged a fraternity I was in and we lost our charter cause of his pledge class and hazing,.........well it's a long story...........anyway.........Bill may be controversial but he's giving the people what they want and that's smart business. Bill if you read this give me an
I'll be a regular.

Pat Hiban

P.S. I heard Trapeze lost 2 million bucks on that deal. Everything that they made at Nottinghams went up in smoke. Hopefully Greenbaum gave Bill a decent rent cause at those Georgetown prices it's now wonder that Quizno's, Trapeze and Urban Chic have all massively failed quicker than quick!!!! Everyone knows that BP, the simplest business in Maple Lawn is the only one kicking it in profit thus far.

As for all you haters out there, I know Bill Larney and Steve Litrenta personally. Two of the nices family guys you ever want to meet. They would do anything for anyone. Not only do they have a great business in all aspects and give generously to the communities they are in, but they care about the people who patronize their establishment by putting added security during special events..using off duty officers to avaoid problems, but also havin a shuttle service to get people home safely! If you dont like it, dont go there, no ones forcing you.

Thank goodness I've got a place to go after a stressful day at work in Maple Lawn. Hopefully the food will be served faster once the restaurant settles in since the business crowd has a very short attention span when it comes to waiting for lunch.

My husband and I live near Maple lawn but thought most of the places there were pretentious and over priced. So we were pleasantly surprised when we drove by and saw a place that looked like you could get a burger for under $20.00. We tried Looney's and were very happy. Beer was cold. Burger and Ruben were excellent and portions were generous. Prices were reasonable. Music was a little loud for a Sunday afternoon but that would be the only negative. I hope it does well.

Ever have one bad experience and it leaves such a bad taste in your mouth that you never want to go back? I've just recently made the decision to not return to the Looney's in Bel Air. The waitress was terrible, and upon trying to deal with the manager was another story. The manager was more rude than the waitress. For someone who goes to this bar a lot and drops a couple hundred bucks in one night...almost every just shameful. I am disappointed by this! Does Looney's not require or "strongly suggest" that a Manager take a customer service class and learn how to deal with people properly? Very disappointed, this is one of my favorite places to go on a weekend. I drive down from York, PA! I'm a committed and loyal customer...and they can't even hire a competent manager! Disappointed Looney's!


Seriously, nobody cares that you drove down from York to go to Looney's & had a bad time. Pick a different bar next time, problem solved.

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