A Friend of Unfair Park forwards along this morning this bit of "sad news from East Dallas": The Tipperary Inn on Live Oak Street will be no more after Saturday. Writes owner Tim Russi in a message sent to the Friends of the Tipperary Inn yesterday:
It is with heavy heart that I announce the closing of "theTipp" this Saturday, May 16th.
I very much would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to all of the wonderful customers, groups, associations and musical talent we have had the pleasure of meeting and working with these past five years. As you all know, the Tipp has been my family run business and many of you have gotten to know not only myself, but that of my wife Ellen, daughter Beth and granddaughter Meghan who have been regular fixtures at the pub.
Due to the downturn in the economy with declines in sales and an unsuccessful lease renegotiation, we have decided to close our doors. These past five years have been a great experience for us. We have met and have special relationships with so many wonderful people here - we will greatly miss you all. We will certainly treasure many of the memories and special occasions that we have hosted at the pub.
We will finish up the week with our normal schedule of events including Monday Karaoke, Tuesday Trivia, Wednesday Poker, Friday night with Paddy Gone Wild and Saturday host The Trinity River Whalers CD release party. We hope to see you this week here at the Tipp.
Tim (& Ellen Russi)
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I've tried to get hold of the Russis this morning, but so far have had no luck. But Ty Underwood at SLJ Company, which owns the property on Live Oak, tells Unfair Park he doesn't "have any comment at all concerning this."