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Hot Mess 17 December 2019 10:16

It’s Official: Kevin Barry’s Closing
 
I just got the word from a Ranger buddy that the last day for Kevin Barry’s will be 31 Dec 2019. It is going to be turned into a hotel apparently. No more barracks, no more KB’s, and not much of a reason to go back to Savannah.

Dark Helmet 17 December 2019 10:55

There have been noises of this for the past few years.

Sad.

I wonder what they are going to do with all the priceless memorial stuff on the walls?

Hot Mess 17 December 2019 10:58

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Originally Posted by Dark Helmet (Post 1058831814)
There have been noises of this for the past few years.

Sad.

I wonder what they are going to do with all the priceless memorial stuff on the walls?

It’s going to 160th and Battalion.

Attila175 17 December 2019 11:14

It is very saddening to here this.

Dark Helmet 17 December 2019 12:31

I just got a text from Savannah that told me a guy named Mike Bartlett is trying to get a lot of the stuff for his bar, which has been catering to 1/75 for years.

Polypro 18 December 2019 09:40

First 'The Four Winds', now this... how old are we?

KW Driver 18 December 2019 15:22

the stuff is going to to the gold star families first, then to Bn/160th. and all the memorabilia is planned for and sorted is what I've read.

Vic's 40 yr lease is coming up, new building owner honored it, but sold it to another who doesn't care about renewing it. and Vic is old.

it's hard to imagine there won't be a KB's anymore.

1RiserSlip 18 December 2019 22:25

I’m glad the memorabilia is being distributed honorably. I was visiting friends in Vidalia and drove over for a day. This was 7 years ago. I didn’t go on HAAF but I didn’t recognize certain areas of Savannah. The very nice area I lived in briefly before moving into base housing was a slum. I locked my doors like Chevy Chase driving through St. Louis.

Dark Helmet 19 December 2019 00:00

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Originally Posted by 1RiserSlip (Post 1058832176)
I locked my doors like Chevy Chase driving through St. Louis.

....I can just picture you driving through Savannah in a Bronco II with an overflowing ashtray....the old days.

RangerJurena 19 December 2019 09:04

Sadly, I won't be there to link up with some fellas this week. The joys of owning a restaurant. Was last there 10 years ago for the 20th. Was a great spot.
Laughter, tears, I've seen it all there to include some folks almost get thrown over the balcony.

Hot Mess 20 December 2019 13:08

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Originally Posted by RangerJurena (Post 1058832241)
Laughter, tears, I've seen it all there to include some folks almost get thrown over the balcony.

LOL, I watched Doc Donavan straight up jack a 1/75 NCO in the jaw for nothing more than standing next to him when he was drunk at the upstairs bar, good times:biggrin:

1RiserSlip 20 December 2019 15:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hot Mess (Post 1058832600)
LOL, I watched Doc Donavan straight up jack a 1/75 NCO in the jaw for nothing more than standing next to him when he was drunk at the upstairs bar, good times:biggrin:

I know Doc and wouldn’t wanna be that guy. He cracked me up. I loved jumping MFF with him. He fell like an anvil, always the low guy regardless of exit position and couldn’t land for shit. :smile:

Mingo Kane 23 December 2019 05:10

Doc D....God Bless him.

glassiam 10 January 2020 13:11

Heard this and was floored. It's been coming, but I'd heard Vic managed to extend the lease for 5 years. RUMINT is what it is, however.

I would go to KBs anytime I was near SAV because I knew I'd likely encounter a brother, and get to hang out with the studs who adorn the walls. Don't know where to do that outside the gates of HAAF anymore....sad day.

KW Driver 10 January 2020 13:18

It was supposed to close NYE, but got extended to the 24th with limited food/drinks, so there’s still a couple weeks to stop in.


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