Nov. 16, 2012 By Christian Murray
In July, Donovan’s days looked numbered.
The building was put on the market and Joe Donovan, the owner, was willing to sell the pub with it– or leave the space vacant.
Most feared the worst, viewing the sale as representing the end of the Woodside landmark.
Well, the pub, best known for its hamburgers, may well be sticking around for a lot longer.
Several sources have confirmed that Joe Donovan is close to reaching a deal with two local investors who want to buy the bar/restaurant as well as the property.
A Donovan’s employee, who confirmed the information, said the deal would most likely close after Thanksgiving.
The potential owners attended the recent Taste of Woodside event and helped serve the food offered by Donovan’s.
Donovan’s has been a family-owned pub since 1966.