The two already have Dudley’s Sports Bar and Grill on the west side near 21st and Tyler, Mulligan’s Pub on the east side near 32nd Street North and Rock Road, and O’Brien’s Irish Pub along East Kellogg by Scotch & Sirloin.
Now, though, they’re selling Mulligan’s and O’Brien’s. It looks like the sale will allow them to focus on opening Joe’s in late October or early November and continue running Dudley’s.
Joe’s, which will be at 222 N. Washington, will be similar to Dudley’s. It’s known for its burgers, pizza and bar food. Joe’s also will offer some lighter fare for business lunches and dinners.
Brad Beyer, formerly of Mike’s Wine Dive, will be the manager and chef.
At O’Brien’s, Michael Todd and Andey Ast are taking over and renaming it Encore Restaurant and Nightclub.
Encore’s grand opening is Nov. 5.
Todd, who has been in construction since age 18, says he’s “just kind of tired of banging a hammer.”
He likes O’Brien’s location on East Kellogg, and he also likes the numbers he’s seen for the business.
“It seems like it’s a doable deal.”
He and Ast plan to offer live music daily. They’ll keep some of O’Brien’s appetizers, pizza and burgers.
“We’ll incorporate some of our ideas over time,” Todd says.
If it goes well, he says, they hope to open on the west side within a year or two as well.
Derek Aalders, who’s currently at Quincy’s, will be Mulligan’s new managing partner.
He’ll give the bar and restaurant, which is know for its pizza, a facelift but will keep the same name and menu.
The deals for Mulligan’s and O’Brien’s aren’t done yet but will be soon.