The Tipperary Inn: Resurrected?
So let me preface this post by saying, this is only a rumor. And it's a grapevine rumor at that, but one that's been brought to us by several independent sources.
It was a sad day back in mid May when the Tipperary Inn suddenly closed its doors. And not because it was a fantastic bar, but more because we lost a good neighborhood pub that was fun to go to for a couple pints.
Since the day the bar closed up shop, it's remained terribly vacant. And not that we're generally in the Lakewood area during the day, but as residents of the Lakewood hood, we never saw any activity at the Tipp's building.
However, toward the end of last week, we received a message from a friend that the Tipperary was going to re-open in March. Without any hard data, we opened it up to the Twittersphere, to see if anyone else had any information.
Along comes @mathewl5, a former Tipperary employee, with some good information. Paraphrasing the original e-mail he sent us, Matthew said that the previous Tipp owners did not understand the business end of running a bar, which ultimately led to its demise.
Having ran into another local Lakewood pub owner, who had talked to the owners of Tipperary roommates, The Wine Therapist (the grapevine at work...), he learned that the owners of Poor David's Pub would be taking the spot over, and turning it into a sports bar.
Now, as far as the likelihood of this rumor coming true, I'd put it at 50/50 at this point. But, another sports bar / pub in Lakewood would not be an unwelcome move.
What do you think? Have you heard any more rumors of a Tipperary resurrection?