Pirates Departure Affects Local Bars and Restaurants

Today’s Press Herald reports on the impact of the Pirate’s departure from the Civic Center on local bars and restaurants.

At Binga’s Stadium, a sports bar directly across Free Street from the civic center, the return of the hockey team after the civic center’s $34 million renovation was seen as “the light at the end of the tunnel,” said its general manager.

For months, the bar has dealt with the noise and dirt of the renovation, as well as the closed streets and lost parking spaces, said Rob Kolodzej. But the Pirates always brought in many fans for pre- and post-game chicken wings and beer, he said.

Today’s paper also has a follow-up on restaurant inspector Michele Sturgeon’s resignation.

2 comments on “Pirates Departure Affects Local Bars and Restaurants

  1. I’m sorry for this, but I’m going to get all grammatical on you. First, you don’t need that apostrophe in the headline. Second of all, “impact” doesn’t really work as a verb–“Pirates Departure Affects Local Bars and Restaurants” is lovelier. I apologize for nit picking, as I really love Portland Food Map!!

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