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Shelley’s To Reopen Under New Name In June, Local Bartender Signs Lease

 

March 15, 2016 By Christian Murray

A Woodside resident who has been working at a variety of Sunnyside and Woodside bars over the past 15 years is taking over Shelley’s.

Dympna Rogers, who said she signed a lease last month to take over the 58-15 Woodside Ave. establishment, told Community Board 2’s City Services committee last week that she plans to reopen the bar in June.

She said that she has experience in the industry, having worked at the Copper Kettle, McGuinness’s and the Station Bar, all local establishments.

Shelley’s closed last April. The owner of the building, Deborah Strack Cregan, told the community board in September that she was going to reopen it. Cregan and her husband had run the bar from 1986 through 1999.

However, nothing materialized and Rogers said she is now taking over the 70-year-old pub.

“Shelley’s has always been here and will always be here,” Rogers said.  “It just needs a new lease on life. We want people to feel welcome, including the new people moving in.”

Rogers said that she is going to rename the bar Beerkeeper and will be making some minor alterations.

The community board committee gave its blessing for the bar to be open from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. seven days per week. The board said it could keep its small rear yard space open until 10 p.m.

 

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Society going down the toilet

Whats the matter sam, you couldnt make it in your own country so you came here? Loser! Go back to your own country and bring your girl pat with you

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Sam

John Taffer For Trump VP 2016!

Hey society what are you doing?

Get out of your Mommas Bed. You know it’s past your bedtime and you can’t be sleeping with your mommy!
Ewwww! You nasty guy!!

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Sam

Stfu Socierty You mr brought up the can business that you are in. I mean you are always taking about it. You probably under the bridge somewhere ass we speak. That’s your briskness. Keep it to your self. Vote Donald trump too. Maybe he will deport you too lol!!!psyche!

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Society going down the toilet

10 year, dont pay pat no mind shes an idiot. She cant even come up with her own insults. I said can collectors, she says can collector. Ireland is probably happy shes gone. Ignore her,foolish little girl

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10yeartransplant

i’m not irish nor an old man, and i think beerkeeper is an absolutely terrible name…

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Pater

I’m hopefully going to open at Shellys or another location some organic fare. Like an organic express with organic coffee. Dympna if you are reading this send me an email. I think we have enough pubs. There are less and less of us anyways anymore due to the racist Hart Immugration law of 1965 which restricted all migration from Ireland and Europe.
So demographically another bar won’t succeed as say a bar catering to the Spanish or Chinese in ye areas unfortunately. We could always make it a fusion food bat place maybe. In any case Woodsdie is finished as a stopping point for us Irish folks. Unless we get Crowley off his ass and support legislation to overturn that severely racist law of 1965. I know the Tea party is in favor of overturning the 1965 immigration act. We wil see when our God The Donald is elected. He will get more of us Irish and Scottish into America once more legally. And deport all the others coming over the rio grande

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Society going down the toilet

Also get your info mrs pat, for taffer to even consider you, you must own the building. Mrs know it all

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Pater

You should get civilized and start buying organic fare. Oh that’s right your can business wont allow you to live the good life like I do. Too bad!

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Society going down the toilet

Stfu clown. You make it my business when u post in public. Yeah you run a very successful recycle business, gross at least $12 @ day. Taffers show is staged, and circus clowns like you buy into it. Bozo was your hero

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Pat

Ja. You are a real TSocierty goin down the toilet

You know that ?

Oh I guess you do!

And yes I run a very successful business

so mind your damn business.

And no I’m not a customer of Shellys but it was so run down and we def dot need any more run down businesses

A trader Joe or whole foods market would be excellent In the spot I think
Or the new bar could have some organic food fare.

I’m sure John would approve!

He would surely say the same!

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Society going down the toilet

Pat you sound like an old school traditional guy which is great, but you also sound like a sarcastic bitter guy. If your such a businessman, why not make the profits from the food for the business instead of giving the income to ottomanelli? It was obvious shellys sunk with guys like you. With the rent that the new owner is paying why not maximize your potential income. Whos talking about organic food anyway. What kind of business do you run, a can collection route. If you are a business guy, you would know better. Probably one of shellys old customers who is afraid of change. Btw, john taffer could probably help you with your can and bottle route

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Pat

Yeah. You should really contact John taffer from Bar Rescue on Spike TV
He can make your new bar into a goldmine for sure
He did a bar in Sunnyside called the firehouse
Try to make some organic food dishes that People in the area will like
I like burgers so you could be some keen competition for ottomanellies
I run a business Myself so I pretty much know what I’m talking about
Good luck dympna!

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Society going down the toilet

Beerkeeper is good. Didnt read the article correctly, my bad. Good luck

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Society going down the toilet

Dont keep it named shellys. I wish dynpna luck but it will be named after a losing business. It will be automatically associated with the failure it used to be. New fresh name, something neutral, not ethnically named. Open to all. Change is good in this case. Put a kitchen in and get rid of the space taking waste of money pool table too. Good luck

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MARLEN VC

Its now called The Beerkeeper just open today its really a beautiful place, chic and spacious and great selection of cocktails . Its a Must try

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DT

Sounds great.
Hope ye have some organic fish n chips and Organic kidney pies and shepherds pies etc.

I have yet to see a bar that caters to people who like some healthy whole foods style food with their Pint of brew!
Maybe dymphna this could be the first ?

Hope ye have some good DJ too.
Hope no one throws butts on the ground too. Don’t let the patrons smoke out front. It just Causes lung problems for the rest of us who have to walk past.

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