McP’s move delayed a holiday |

McP’s move delayed a holiday

Susan Wood

The reopening of McP’s Irish Pub and Grill across the street from its former location has been delayed from its once-proposed Memorial Day weekend target date.

Customers hoisted their last mugs at the old Irish pub last month before the building was torn down to make room for Park Avenue Redevelopment.

The new location to be situated at The Island Restaurant and Bar on U.S. Highway 50 at Stateline should be up and running by the next major holiday – Fourth of July.

“We won’t be able to duplicate (McP’s) here,” McP’s owner Pete Joseph said, referring to The Island location. “The layout of the building is certainly different.”

It will operate as the Pub Tahoe until Joseph opens his eight-year, trademark bar and grill known for its live music and good food in the Grand Summit Resort in the fall of 2002.

The Grand Summit name may change as an arm of Marriott International prepares to take over development rights from American Skiing Company to further support the major redevelopment plan. This includes the already-operational gondola at ASC’s Lake Tahoe Heavenly Ski Resort.

Joseph plans to model the upcoming McP’s pub in this hotel after his original location. Meanwhile, he will try to accommodate their local clientele as much as possible.

The new menu at The Island is expected to include corned beef and cabbage, as well as Philadelphia cheese steaks.

The bar owner and his business partner also own a McP’s on Coronado Island in south San Diego.

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