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Political Hangout Maguires Hill 16 Sold, Closing

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Maguires Hill 16 Shutting Down (Photos by Art Seitz)

Maguires Hill 16, a longtime Fort Lauderdale hangout for the political and courthouse crowd, has been sold to local investors and is closing.

James Gregory, son of the owner who has worked at the tavern for 17 years, confirmed that the 40-year old restaurant and pub will be closing Sunday.

“We are shutting it.  We are not sure what they are going to do after that,” Gregory said.

The buyers include Tim Petrillo and Alan Hooper, who operate several local restaurants including YOLO’s on Las Olas Boulevard.

“We like the property and have a lot of property in that area already. We see Flagler Village as an up-and-coming area and are looking forward to helping it grow,” Petrillo told the Broward/PalmBeach New Times.

Gregory’s father, Jim Gregory, bought the restaurant in 1999.

The new owners first told Gregory that they would be operating the restaurant.  Their lawyer then called Gregory and asked him to shut down.

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Jan. 5, 2017

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