On Tuesday morning, I happened to walk past O'Connor's and saw a handwritten note that stated that they were closed for the day but would reopen on Wednesday.
Um, apparently not. Jason sent me a link last week.
The new owner of O'Connor's also owns a "construction" company, (they actually do more demolition than construction). So he decided to excavate the backyard as part of a planned expansion, basement for walk-in cooler, tap beer systems etc. and a room for parties or some crap. Anyway on Tuesday after he decided to ignore city regs for this type of excavation, sheeting and shoring to prevent undermining the foundation of his or other buildings nearby, the whole back wall of O'Connor's collapsed into the hole he'd made of the backyard. Neighboring building's residents noticing stufff fall off the walls call Dept of Buildings, Stop Work order is issued, the Office of Emergency Management comes down and orders evacuation, blah blah blah..
Even though I don't think I've even been there since Bart's last night, this still makes me sad. I spent many a good night there for many years. I'm thinking of putting some Bud on ice and toasting O'Connor's one last time. If I only had some Bud in the house.
Check out the first photo gallery ever on balgavy.com. O'Connor's of course.
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