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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 am

Another Irish pub and restaurant is coming to Downtown, but the owners of similar businesses nearby think there are already too many in the area.

The Lodi Planning Commission on Wednesday night voted 3-2 to approve a permit allowing Lodi resident Gary Arnold to sell alcohol at his proposed establishment, McGuire’s on Elm Street.

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  • Shannon Mirfield posted at 10:51 am on Thu, Mar 27, 2014.

    Shannon Mirfield Posts: 42

    Kind of reminds me of Lodi beer Co. No harm there. I would like the option

  • Kevin Paglia posted at 10:40 am on Thu, Mar 27, 2014.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2106

    I hope it gets approved. Lodi could use a consistent dance club. My wife and I have tried Vintage many times, but the dance floor is more of a talk floor. We usually have to take our date money up to Sacramento if we are looking to dance. I would much rather spend that money locally.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:40 am on Thu, Mar 27, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Menu includes: "quesadillas, nachos, chicken strips, french fries, potato skins, shrimp, mussels, calamari, mozzarella sticks, onion rings or pub fries."

    Olson commented: "What I see before me is a menu where I could find something to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner,” she said. “I believe variety is great, and I believe competition is great too.”

    Sounds like all this owner will need is a bunch of frozen garbage food and a deep fryer. He seems to be taking the lazy route by serving food that you can get at any fast food restaurant at any time of night.

    Since when are quesadillas, nachos, and chicken strips "Irish Pub food?"

    What is needed is a menu change and then this establishment might be a bit more successful.

  • Brett Thompson posted at 7:46 am on Thu, Mar 27, 2014.

    Brett Thompson Posts: 55

    What a bunch of sour grapes (no pun intended). Good luck to Gary. I think an Irish Pub in that building will be very successful. Some of these other bars are not enjoyable places to frequent and I'm sure they'll be gone in a few years anyway.



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