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    Irish Pub coming to Pleasure Island - Replaces Jazz Company

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/

    -- Irish hospitality and a bit of blarney will be coming to Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort in the form of an authentic Irish pub and restaurant. Scheduled to open in summer 2005, the pub (yet to be named) will feature the very best of Irish food, flair, heritage and entertainment.


    The Irish culture is known for its warmth, character and hospitality, and the new Downtown Disney pub promises to deliver an experience immersed in genuine Irish atmosphere -- from food and drink to music and entertainment.

    The pub will be warm and welcoming with one-of-a-kind fixtures and furnishings -- all designed and built in Ireland by Irish craftspeople. Additional decor items include Irish antiques and bric-a-brac.

    Traditional and contemporary Irish music, storytelling and dance will help create a lively social ambience and the friendly pub staff will bring Emerald Isle charm to Downtown Disney.

    The restaurant's gastronomic delights will be the work of Chef Kevin Dundon, one of Ireland's best-known chefs. He will introduce a menu that blends traditional Irish fare and fresh ingredients, all with a modern flair. Chef Dundon's credits include cooking for celebrities and heads of state, overseeing deluxe international hotel cuisine, opening a premiere hotel and restaurant, and appearing in his own television series.

    "We are thrilled to introduce an authentic Irish pub to Downtown Disney," said Ed Baklor, vice president of Downtown Disney. "The superior level of quality, energy and appeal that this new venue brings is a perfect complement to Downtown Disney's lineup of world-class retail, dining and entertainment."

    The pub will be owned and operated by Great Irish Pubs Florida, Inc., the Irish-owned company that previously created "Nine Fine Irishmen" at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. "We are working extremely hard here in Ireland preparing to deliver what we believe will be the very best expression of Irish hospitality ever seen in the U.S.," said Paul Nolan, one of the establishment's co-owners. "We are extremely proud and excited to have the opportunity to bring a real slice of Ireland to Downtown Disney."

    The Irish pub will occupy the building that formerly housed The Jazz Company.

    Pleasure Island club admission will not be required for entrance to the pub.
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    Whoo Hoo!!!! Long live the Irish! I am so there!

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    >>Pleasure Island club admission will not be required for entrance to the pub. <<

    Interesting..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam I Am
    >>Pleasure Island club admission will not be required for entrance to the pub. <<

    Interesting..
    Hmm....that part kinda concerns me.

    I love the idea of a Irish Pub,we love the ones at home. I never got a chance to enjoy the Jazz place.
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    I'm all for a good place to get food on PI, as much as I love the missing link, it's not the same since they god rid of their pulled pork sandwich.

    But I woder if the pub will get particularly crowded with the "unpaid" masses.. I guess you need to get people in and eating if you want it to make money

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    Woo hoo!
    My Lucas will love that. He's been talking for a while about opening up his own Irish Pub.
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    Sounds great! Though the lack of cover makes me a little weary, but hopefully it won't be too crowded.

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    boiled food and warm beer, i'll pass.

    i'm just kidding, and i apologize to our irish american friends on the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyDude
    boiled food and warm beer, i'll pass.
    We need to get you some Shepherd's Pie!!!

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    Made with actual shepherd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyDude
    boiled food and warm beer, i'll pass.

    i'm just kidding, and i apologize to our irish american friends on the site.
    This doesn't sound like any Irish Pub I've been too...

    Of course I'm a not a beer drinker, so I can't comment on the beer. But I can comment on the food!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam I Am
    Made with actual shepherd?
    Just like Girl Scout Cookies!

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    When does the Jazz Company close? Is it closed already? When will I stop asking questions? Does right now sound good to you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by olmec26
    When does the Jazz Company close? Is it closed already? When will I stop asking questions? Does right now sound good to you?
    It closed last month.
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    Ah. Well, thanks for answering the questions!
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