I’ve been riding some of these trails for decades. I even used to live in Pinewood Apartments, right across Park from “Valley Drive Pub”.
Then Orlando’s bought the place and I thought that was great, because their place up on University (I still live in the Drake area) was pretty darn small.
Orlando’s was a regular stop as I often ride to Cumming and back from the Drake area after work. I’d always have a beer and sometimes pizza or cavatelli. For years and years, I’ve been stopping there.
So Orlando’s has been a great place, great location for me. And I loved most of the staff that I’d encounter (Wendy of course would be my main squeeze).
When I heard Pat was closing the place, I wondered who would buy it. I hoped for the best, and instead I got the worst.
Y’all have seen the news – mogul Gerelman bought it and will open the EIGHTH JETHROS BBQ. So, this will be another sports bar, with BBQ as it’s main food item. Sounds like the building will be huge, and I won’t be surprised – there’s a lot of room to expand right on that corner, clear up to the convenience store.
Just what we needed, another sports bar, and BBQ on top, jeesh.
And it’s going to have a “Bigfoot” theme. WTF? Bigfoot?
Oh, guess who owns the new Chicken place on the trail in Orilla. Yup, Gerelman.
So, I’ll get over it. I’m sure I’ll stop there when it opens. But I’m going to sit in the corner, frowning & scowling while sipping on my beer. Leave me alone.
Man, I’m missing Orlando’s.