Archive for Thursday, September 29, 2005

Restaurant owners pleased with first month of business

September 29, 2005

It's been one month exactly since the owners of Molly Maguire's, a new Basehor restaurant, hung their shingle in Basehor. And according to J.B. Gideon, restaurant manager, the buzz is starting to catch on.

"I think we're doing really good," said Gideon, who's part of the restaurant's management team. "We're meeting a lot of nice people."

The restaurant, 15306 Briar Road, is in the same space as the former Harbor Hop and The Dinner Bell, two eateries that eventually folded.

But, don't believe for a second that the location is hexed, Gideon said. The menu, which includes traditional favorites such as sandwiches and hamburgers and specialties such as Italian, Mexican and seafood dishes, has been a hit with area customers.

Gideon said visitors to Molly Maguires have particularly taken to "taco Tuesday," fish and chips on Fridays and Mexican dishes throughout the week.

Sundays and Mondays have been slow, Gideon said, because it's been difficult drawing the football-watching crowd, but he isn't fretting. Neither is he concerned that business between 8 p.m. and midnight seems sporadic.

No one is hitting the panic button, said Gideon who reiterated comments made in the past that his restaurant is here to stay.

"We're here, and we'll get there," he said. "It'll all start to catch on."

Molly Maguires is open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Set hours on Sunday may vary. The kitchen remains open until 1 a.m.

The restaurant offers entertainment throughout the week and Gideon said those wanting to let their hair down this Halloween should take part in a '70s and '80s retro-party for adults set for Friday, Oct. 28.

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