BREAKING: Irish Pub to shut down in Centerville

A restaurant-bar that has operated as an Irish pub for 13 years in south Centerville will shut down permanently after this Saturday night — but it intends to go out with a flourish.

Paddy’s Irish Pub at 953 S. Main St. (Ohio 48) in Centerville is closed today, April 25, but will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, for five final days.

“As a final thank you to our loyal customers, we are offering a 50 percent discount on food and discount drink special through Saturday,” said Scott Anderson, owner of Paddy’s Irish Pub.

PREVIOUSLY: New Irish Pub coming to Centerville (February 2015)

The space previously housed Tavern on Main, and, before that, Beef O’Brady’s operated a pub there for 10 years until 2014.

“I’m not sure if it was the location or what, but the sales never materialized,” Anderson said of Paddy’s. “We nurtured it for two years and decided that it was just time to shut it down.”

Anderson, former co-owner of Sweeney’s Seafood Restaurant in Centerville, was the co-owner of Caramella’s Italian Kitchen in Sugarcreek Twp., which shut down less than two months ago. It had operated for two years as Murphy’s Irish Pub before morphing into a full-service Italian restaurant for four months.

RELATED: Local Irish pub to become Italian restaurant

RELATED: Caramella’s Italian Kitchen to shut down after 4 months 

Anderson said he has returned to the banking industry and has no plans to reopen a restaurant or bar. “This will be it,” he said.

The closing will impact about 20 employees. Anderson said he was saddened by the job losses, but said many of his employees have already lined up employment elsewhere after Paddy’s shuts down.

“There are lots of restaurants out there,” Anderson said.

Beef O’Brady’s seeking to add up to 5 more Dayton-area locations

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