Irish Pub Dream Living On A Hot Dog Budget

Friday, September 7th 2007, 4:08 pm
By: News On 6

The building's been a gas station, a tune up shop and a used tire store, but if all goes well it will soon become an Irish pub. The News On 6’s Rick Wells reports, for now, the Irish pub dream is living on a hot dog budget.

Donal Cosgrave is getting ready for the lunch rush at his new hot dog spot at 11th and Peoria, but there are architects, permits and construction delays.

"In the meantime, I have nothing to do and I love to work, so I bought a New York hot dog cart and I bought a bunch of Sabrett hot dogs," proprietor Donal Cosgrave said.

Actually he bought 600 pounds of their hot dogs, and also their prepackaged sautéed onions and sauerkraut.

"These are the Sabretts and I'm selling polish sausages also," Cosgrave said.

But the hot dog business is just a temporary diversion from the real objective, the pub. He says he already knows where the bar will be, and the kitchen, with big mirrors over the bar.

"Some two top tables and some four top tables, and a really old shuffleboard table that'll go over here," said Cosgrave.

He's gonna call the new place the Pearl Street Rambler, acknowledging Peoria's history as Pearl Street.

For now, the hot dog stand is open at 11th and Peoria, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. every day but Sunday.

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