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Coakley’s Irish Pub in New Cumberland will go up for a judicial tax sale in July.


MML Bridge Street LLC announced Wednesday in a news release it purchased the former Coakley’s Irish Pub in downtown New Cumberland. The closing took place on Nov. 8.

Owners of the partnership include James Mellon of Broomall, the Liddell Real Estate Equity, and Doug Morrow of New Cumberland, according to the news release from New Cumberland Borough Councilman Don Kibler.

The vision for the property is to condense the multiple rooms of the old Coakleys Pub and create a microbrewery in conjunction with a restaurant in the primary space.

The news release says an assortment of shops is envisioned for some of the adjoining spaces in the building. Leases have already been signed with Funtastic and Dead Lightning. Funtastic is a skateboard and snowboard retail shop. Dead Lightning is a retail rum and vodka distillery, and will include a sit down establishment.

Opening dates for the new enterprises are targeted for Funtastic on Dec 15, and Dead Lightning for Jan. 15.

Kibler’s news release said an initiative to revitalize New Cumberland has been in the works for the last year and will include the upcoming development of a revitalization plan.


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