Kildare’s Headhouse to Reopen as Get Happy Pub

Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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KILDARE’S SELLS HEADHOUSE LOCATION TO FORMER MANAGING PARTNER
TO REOPEN AS GET HAPPY PUB THIS WEEK

WEST CHESTER, PA – (January 6, 2009) –  Paul Lauriello, the former managing partner of Kildare’s in King of Prussia and longtime friend of Dave Magrogan has decided to go out on his own. Paul and his wife Christine purchased the Headhouse location of Kildare’s on January 5th. Paul plans to reopen this week as “Get Happy Pub”, with an entirely new concept. Lauriello will work front of the house as bartender and general manager. Christine, a caterer, will be the chef.  Comfort foods and a “Cheers” style bar scene should make this new venture a hit with the locals.

Kildare’s and Doc Magrogan’s (as part of DMG) continue their expansion outside the Philadelphia area with three new Kildare’s opening. First up, University of Scranton in February. Coming in April is Chapel Hill UNC and Notre Dame University will open in September.  Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House will also open at Notre Dame University in October.

“This is a good move for us as a company and for Paul and his family. As Kildare’s continues to grow, our locations will be near downtown colleges with a vibrant young professional, college and residential demographic,” explained Magrogan. “We have also had some top talent join us this year, including Frank Kasper as the new Chief Operating Officer.  Kasper was previously the regional manager for Hard Rock Cafe where he oversaw 10 units and $80 million dollars in revenue.  In 2009 we will be looking to expand into the right markets while increasing the performance and quality of our existing units. We wish Paul and Christine much happiness and success in their new Pub!”

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About DMG:
Under the direction of Dave Magrogan, DMG currently owns and operates Kildare’s Irish Pub’s five locations (West Chester, King of Prussia, Manayunk, Montage and University of Delaware) and Doc Magrogan’s two locations (West Chester and Dover Downs).

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