The Plainfield pub shut its doors after seven months.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
After seven months, the Irish pub is out of business.
A week after announcing it was cutting back hours due to slow business, Mickey O’Neill’s has closed for good. The Irish pub and restaurant, 24102 W. Lockport St., opened June 4, 2012. Get Plainfield news delivered straight to your inbox – sign up for the Patch newsletter. On Tuesday, a representative for Mickey O’Neill’s confirmed via email that the pub, which hosted live music and events including a regular trivia night, had called it quits. “We have unfortunately closed our doors for good,” the email said. Owner Chuck Rizzo did not respond to a message left by Patch on Tuesday. The restaurant was the latest venture for Rizzo, who also owns Rizzo's in downtown Naperville and Charlie's Bar & Grill in Elmhurst. Mickey O’Neill’s had recently…
Friday, June 1, 2012
A new Irish pub will open up in the old Finnegan's location on Lockport Street.
Downtown diners will have more options starting Monday, according to staffers at the new Mickey O'Neill's Irish Pub. The bar and eatery is scheduled to open June 4, filling the space vacated last September by Finnegan's. "We could not be more excited," said Caroline Koch, marketing director for Mickey O'Neill's, which joins the family of restaurants owned by restaurateur Charles "Chuck" Rizzo. Rizzo's other establishments include Rizzo's in downtown Naperville and Charlie's Bar & Grill in Elmhurst. The Plainfield venture is named after Rizzo's grandmother, Mickey O'Neill Ryan. "She's my mom's mother, and she asked her, 'Are you OK with (Chuck) naming the bar after you?'" Rizzo told Patch in April. The answer was a resounding yes, he said…