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Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:05 am
by geiginni
Maybe they can turn it into a Shake Shack?

Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:07 am
by 154
I've seen 'cursed locations' turned around by the right people. But those aren't the type of people who think "an internationally themed sports bar with a monthly changing menu" is a great idea. I wonder what great concept' they'll come up with next: maybe a kid-friendly atmosphere with 'elevated' Irish cuisine? An Italian bistro meets sushi bar, those are both popular, right?

Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:10 am
by jeff_fox
A Golden Corral would probably do pretty well.

Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:23 am
by kerble
EmpireStateTroopers wrote:A Golden Corral would probably do pretty well.


Old Country Buffet, Applebee's, T.G.I.F., yeah. Something recognizable might work in the space.
I'd still never go, but people might.

Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:26 am
by geiginni
Irish Pub-Szechuan-Mexican fusion:

Fermented beancurd & corned beef tacos

Pork maw and cabbage pupusas (to go for an Ecuadoran bent)

Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:29 am
by 154
kerble wrote:
EmpireStateTroopers wrote:A Golden Corral would probably do pretty well.


Old Country Buffet, Applebee's, T.G.I.F., yeah. Something recognizable might work in the space.
I'd still never go, but people might.


Yeah. It'll never be an awesome independent restaurant because it's a big, expensive corner location in an already saturated area. But as an affordable family food trough, it could work.

Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:05 pm
by jeff_fox
geiginni wrote:Pork maw and cabbage pupusas (to go for an Ecuadoran bent)

This actually sounds awesome.

Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:06 pm
by tbone
They should rename it Fwa Grah O'Cirrhosis and make it an Irish-themed sports bar where they force feed large amounts of really fatty food directly into your stomach until you have a diseased liver.

Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:13 pm
by P.J. Craven
How's the revamp going?

Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:07 am
by unsaved

Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:17 am
by 154
Yeah. Maybe they can have a 'contest' with Borellis to see who can have less customers on a Saturday night..

Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:41 pm
by P.J. Craven
This glorious chain of information should really have a trigger warning. At a bar in Milan and I had to stop myself from reading the whole thing yet again. Do not go quietly into that dark thread, buddy. I had a flashback to playing Wii baseball with my brother there this time before I stopped myself...

Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:05 pm
by ginger
I feel pretty good about this one.

Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:17 pm
by jimmy two hands
I love this thread.

Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:35 am
by P.J. Craven
Latest offering from the cursed Paddy O'Splaine's location:

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Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:29 pm
by dvockins

Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:28 pm
by geiginni
Part of the curse of that corner seems to be not a "somebody strangled an indian chief to death and pissed on his corpse in this very spot" kind of curse, but rather a curse of thinking that something that would go over successfully in Crystal Lake or Elburn would go over as well in Lincoln Square.

Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:57 am
by P.J. Craven
dvockins wrote:Jesus Christ

http://www.nicksuniversity.com/


Here's his Ted talk at TEDxNAPERVILLE:

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Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:27 am
by ginger
The Cult of Pizza

Re: R.I.P.: Paddy O'Splaine's

PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:08 pm
by jimmy two hands
P.J. Craven wrote:Latest offering from the cursed Paddy O'Splaine's location:

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Well, at least it wasn't accidental