As of January 1, 2024 the Pub is permanently closed for business.
A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to our staff, loyal patrons, family, friends and the entire Barrington community for the nearly fourteen years of support. We will sincerely miss all of you.
Yes, we do have plans to eventually return in a different regional location. Updates on future ventures and any relevant Pub-related news will continue to be posted here; our Facebook page will also remain active with updates. All inquiries on the Pub and the buildings should initially be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Bryan McGonigal).
**Relevant updates (from newest to oldest) are posted below**
February 16, 2024
**Buildings for Sale - UPDATED with new low pricing**
This is an update from the January 31st posting (below). A new lower cost of $2,475,000 has been agreed upon, which now includes just the properties themselves without any of the FF&E assets. Click here for the quick one-page announcement on Facebook, and the full, detailed sales brochure can be found here. As mentioned before, **serious inquiries only** but feel free to reach out directly to Bryan with any questions - DM or email email@example.com. I'm on site every day as we are cleaning up the buildings and preparing for some public auctions (more details on those events are forthcoming).
Our realtor info is as follows, and he can be contacted directly for specific details and showing requests:
Moonshine Enterprises, Inc
affiliated with Jameson Commercial
February 1, 2024
***AUCTIONS COMING SOON ***
Since mid-December we’ve received NUMEROUS requests from people interested in equipment, furnishings and memorabilia. For those of you who have asked, thank you and there’s a good chance we’ll be able to accommodate your desires. However, to keep it organized and make it fair for all, we are now planning an official property auction. There will actually be more than one, but the first (and major) round is tentatively scheduled for March 9th & 10th. Note that we’ll be taking a good amount of items for the next venture, but there will be plenty of items still available.
More specifics will be announced as we get closer to the dates; info will be posted here and on our Facebook page.
Regarding the next McGonigal’s… I’d like to thank the many local communities who have reached out to us with interest in having the Pub in their areas. Note that we currently do have a location of interest and are actively working on the plan. We’ll share info on this once we have the necessary business details solidified. Sorry for the tease, but you’ll just have to wait for now!
January 31, 2024
***BUILDINGS FOR SALE***
105 S. Cook Street & 205 Park Avenue, Barrington IL 60010
A quick bit of history – the McGonigal family bought these properties back in August 2009. They were a package deal from the prior owners and “partially” connected at the time, though we fully integrated them both and ended up with two family businesses: McGonigal’s Pub and Park Avenue Wine Bar. Though the 205 Park Avenue side became various entities over the years, 105 Cook Street was always the Pub. The two buildings were bought together and are being sold together. Also keep in mind that though we’ve set it up as restaurants, prior to us acquiring the property these buildings were being used by Wolf Camera, a day spa and a clothing store. There’s two full above ground levels that total nearly 10,000 square feet, plus a basement level (our kitchen & storage area) with a 5000 square foot footprint and easy access into both buildings. This is truly amazing property in a very visible location that easily accessible and has plenty of parking… so if you interested in owning prime real estate with mixed-use possibilities, this is a great opportunity!
***SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY***
The buildings are currently listed at $2.75M, though that includes the majority of furniture, fixtures and equipment. We will be taking quite a bit of these items for our next venture (more on that later) and starting in early March will start having public auctions to sell off the rest of the assets (dates and details TBA). Our commercial realtor who has been working with these properties since mid-2020 will be making some adjustments that will be published soon. However, understand that he prefers to pre-qualify prospective buyers in terms of their real ability to purchase. Clearly there is a LOT of information on the buildings that can be shared, but this will be reserved for the “serious inquiries only”… which means if the current price range isn’t in your budget it’s probably not worth pursuing. Additionally, at the moment we are looking at a full sale and do not have an interest in leasing the property. For those who have any potential interest and/or inquiries, I am directly available to assist. Feel free to send all initial requests to firstname.lastname@example.org; I will reply to you as quickly as possible, answer your questions and get the ball rolling with the realtor. Thank you!
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