The future owner of the space where Finbarr’s Irish Pub and Kitchen is located says he plans to keep it as a bar and restaurant. Karim Souki says he is looking for an operator to run a place where locals will come. When the establishment will open is unknown, but it could be months after Finbarr’s April 2nd closing. That’s partly because the adjacent “speakeasy” space needs to be remodeled and will be part of the new restaurant.
Finbarr’s owners, Kelly and Denis O’Donovan, were recently approached by Souki to buy the Hyman Avenue mall space. Denis O’Donovan says the purchase offer was one that he couldn’t refuse. The property is under contract.