Kildare’s Closed in Downtown Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa. – The owner of a popular pub in Scranton has decided to close the place effective immediately.

Kildare's opened 10 years ago along Lackawanna Avenue, and since then, it's become a downtown hot spot.

The owner announced Wednesday that the bar and eatery is now closed for good. He says he made the call so he can better focus on other endeavors.

There are discussions regarding what could replace Kildare's, but so far, nothing has been decided.

13 comments

  • Hope Moffitt

    OMG I can’t stop myself now. LOL so one of the managers who shall go unnamed used to strain the liquor bottles for fruit flies they used to take the bottle over a civ and pour it into another bottle to get the fruit flies out.

    • Hope Moffitt

      I accidentally caught in the same manager stealing all the filet mignons that were left over from one of the special beer dinners that used to host. She took them home to her family

  • Hope Moffitt

    Okay so here’s what I have to say as a former employee. I was employed by kildare’s for two years and in that two years I saw in my estimate hundreds of thousands of dollars being stolen through many many means the bartenders stealing cash the bartenders giving away free products, the managers were stealing I could go on and on and on I went through four or five GM’s in the two years I worked there. I know it’s gone through other changes since then but I imagine none of the core problems have been fixed because no matter how many times I told management and I told Dave magrogan the owner I was the one who got punished and eventually terminated for being the person that cared most about the business and all of the theft it’s not a surprise to me that they are going out of business the cash is leaking out of it faster than anyone could have ever imagined

    • Hope Moffitt

      okay so since the can of worms has been opened let me also say that I wouldn’t be surprised if LCB is putting lots of pressure on this place. the place would get inundated with University of Scranton students getting so drunk they would fall down and rip stuff off the bathroom walls as they fell,and in addition every single one of them had a fake ID from Connecticut.

  • donald fox

    Why shut it down? Its a huge success where for the most part not to many problems. Sad to see it go.

    • Hope Moffitt

      Okay so here’s what I have to say as a former employee. I was employed by kildare’s for two years and in that two years I saw in my estimate hundreds of thousands of dollars being stolen through many many means the bartenders stealing cash the bartenders giving away free products, the managers were stealing I could go on and on and on I went through four or five GM’s in the two years I worked there. I know it’s gone through other changes since then but I imagine none of the core problems have been fixed because no matter how many times I told management and I told Dave magrogan the owner I was the one who got punished and eventually terminated for being the person that cared most about the business and all of the theft it’s not a surprise to me that they are going out of business the cash is leaking out of it faster than anyone could have ever imagined

    • Hope Moffitt

      Okay so I can go on with more stuff so why not LOL? So the place would get inundated with University of Scranton students and just about every single one of them had a fake ID from Connecticut. So I don’t know what happened but there’s a good chance there is lots of LCB involvement here

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