Friday, December 23, 2005

O'Flaherty's RIP

Danny O'Flaherty has announced that O'Flaherty's Irish Channel Center and Pub is closing forever. Apparently the damage caused by hurricane Katrina was so severe that repairing and reopening is not feasible given his resources. O'Flaherty's was the center of Celtic culture in New Orleans and its loss will be mourned by patrons, performers and employees alike. Danny will continue touring and performing. Check out his website for his schedule.

The property on Toulouse St. will be put up for sale. Let's hope that the new owner will be able to make the necessary repairs and open a Celtic theme establishment that will keep the Celtic spirit alive on the Gulf Coast.

Maybe EJ Jones will be able to put together a consortium of investors. . .