Lucy's Irish Pub to close
Lucy's Irish Pub, the massive bar/restaurant at 21 N. Eutaw St., will close Sunday evening, a manager confirmed.
The pub, formerly Maggie Moore's, has experienced a drop in business, and could reopen in September, the manager told me.
Personally, I'd be shocked if Lucy's reopens a few months from now -- at least under its current owners.
Usually, when a bar/restaurant says it's closing for an extended period of time, it doesn't reopen. It's either sold or left to languish.
Either way, this is a big blow to the city's struggling West Side ...
Several years ago, after the Hippodrome reopened and anchored the revitalization, a series of bars and restaurants opened around it. The two most prominent spots were Maggie Moore's and Bedrock. Bedrock closed last December.
Lucy's being out of the picture -- even for a few months -- is bad news for the neighborhood. I wonder what will happen there, and also at the old Bedrock space. As far as I know, the Bedrock space is still vacant and in need of a new owner.
(Sun photo by Algerina Perna)